I'm in the final stages of launching the website for my fair trade crafts business Chicken Bus. I'm looking at methods of delivering the goods to my customers and was wondering if anyone had any advice on postal delivery companies used in this area. I would need a company that either picks up the items from me or is in the London Bridge area for drop off. I may well end up just using Royal Mail but would be grateful for any suggestions on alternatives. Thanks.
Not for parcels, but excellent for letters, I use Viapost (www.viapost.com). It's only just launched, but you can send letters/invoices/promotional material direct from your PC and save on the cost of the printing, envelope, stamp, etc. It's also environmentally friendly.
Zip Mail is a government-licensed postal operator specialising in deliveries for SME's. Postage costs the same or less than Royal Mail but they do all the weighing and franking for you. Zip Mail collect every day from Southwark Street SE1 and could pick up outgoing mail & packages. See www.zip-mail.co.uk or call 020 7405 7547. Harry.