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Importing goods comes at a cost more often than not.

Despite multiple cross-border trade deals and free trade zones, importing goods from overseas is still a complex task for many. Not only do sellers/buyers have to deal with costs of shipping, insurance and packaging they also have to deal with import costs such as duty, tax and other customs charges. One of the big issues is being able to classify goods as every good has a trade tariff commodity code…

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Broughton Boots Of England

Broughton Boots: A Case Study In British Export Excellence

In April 2014 Tom Broughton of Broughton Boots contacted ParcelWorks after receiving information we had sent to his other business Cubitts. Bringing back to life the English, handmade boots that his Great-Grandfather founded in 1907 provided a great back story which clearly appealed to international investors. Tom had just successfully completed his Kickstarter campaign, to the sum of £67,522, and needed to fill 400 orders as quickly as possible. After…

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Baby Boutique

Baby Boutique Goes State Side

A while ago Edward and his wife, Jane contacted ParcelWorks as their eBay store for baby clothes was getting a lot of orders from the US. Given their product types, they needed a retail solution rather than an express and or mail solution. The eBay global shipping program was one solution but the duty administration charges seemed high, and the shipping costs could not be negotiated. With ambitions of developing…

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International Delivery Working For You

Collect+ and ParcelWorks Connect

It is no secret that ParcelWorks and Collect Plus have signed an agreement which will allow a shipper to send a parcel internationally on a delivery duty paid basis by way of dropping the parcel off into one of the many Collect+ partner stores. This is a truly unique service which will also trigger the launch of ParcelWorks’ self registration system which has been in the pipeline since the start…

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Unleash the Potential of the USA

We all love America. Disneyland, the NFL (GoPats!!), Vegas, New York City, the list goes on. However, when it comes to sending parcels to the US the love affair can stop for some people. This simply because of the issues with duty and taxes. With the United Kingdom being part of Europe sending items with in the EU is very straight forward. However, when you ship outside the EU to…

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Free Shipping

Free Shipping Helps Your Business, So Offer It!

Free Shipping Works “Delivery” is highly significant part to any business & when making eCcommerce sales there are many studies that indicate that handling fees are one of the main reasons why shoppers abandon their shopping cart. ComScore released results in December 2011 of a holiday survey, which reported that “36% of online shoppers would not make a purchase online unless they are offered free shipping”. “42% said that shipping…

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Our Favourite Christmas Ads 2014

Our Top 3 John Lewis – Monty the Penguin This advert focused on young boy’s friendship with penguin. Monty longs for another penguin to love so little boys gets another toy penguin for Christmas. The avert ends with the text phrase “Give someone the Christmas they’ve been dreaming of.” Boots – Special Because This advert is about a family all coming together from all over to surprise their mum. She…

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Volumetric Pricing

ParcelWorks Makes Parcel Maths Simple

Recently the BBC reported on the minefield that are the various methods used by parcel carriers to calculate the cost of your shipment. Some carriers charge by ‘volumetric’ weight meaning they take into account the physical size of the parcel not just the weight. The theory being the larger the parcel the less of them they can fit on any one mode of transport on any single journey. This made…

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Going Global

Going Global

Over the last few months we at ParcelWorks have been attending all the various ‘going global’ events which sprouted from the Government’s push for exporting for growth. UK Trade & Investment have been attending and hosting multiple events across the country throughout 2014 in a bid to encourage UK businesses to export more. Naturally we fully support this endeavour. As ParcelWorks helps businesses to ship internationally we have been engaging…

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ParcelWorks Contract

Signed For, Soon To Be Delivered

ParcelWorks is very pleased to announce that the development of our carrier platform has been signed off and was started on Monday 23rd June. Our multi-level solution will allow users to ship internationally in a cost effective manner. We will be offering some of the best tools on the market. Users will be able to track their shipments end to end and pre-pay duty where necessary. Auto-schedule manifest uploading will save…

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