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Parcel Delivery delays

Due to the extreme weather most of Britain and Europe is experiencing there are some delays in collecting and delivering parcels for the next few days. Read here to get updated information

Due to the extreme weather most of Britain and Europe is experiencing there are some delays in collecting and delivering parcels for the next few days. Read here to get updated information

City Sprint Same Day Delivery Service

If you need a document biked across town or a valuable parcel picked up and delivered door to door our new same day service with CitySprint fits the bill. Parcel collection and delivery 24 hours a day 365 days a year for when time is precious.

If you need a document biked across town or a valuable parcel picked up and delivered door to door our new same day service with CitySprint fits the bill. Parcel collection and delivery 24 hours a day 365 days a year for when time is precious.

Recommended Last Posting Dates for Parcel Delivery for Xmas 2017

With Christmas being on Monday this year there will be no parcel deliveries Saturday and Sunday. Here's a simple list of last recommended days to post your Christmas Post and Parcels.

With Christmas being on Monday this year there will be no parcel deliveries Saturday and Sunday. Here's a simple list of last recommended days to post your Christmas Post and Parcels.

Parcel Delivery for Antiquarian Booksellers

When selling valuable books abroad here's some friendly advice from it a parcel delivery company that has years of experience and uses the best courier companies to ensure your parcel arrives safe and sound.

When selling valuable books abroad here's some friendly advice from it a parcel delivery company that has years of experience and uses the best courier companies to ensure your parcel arrives safe and sound.

Enviar paquetes a España en castellano

Para nuestros apreciados clientes españoles, aquí tienen unos cuantos consejos útiles para enviar paquetes a España en castellano

Para nuestros apreciados clientes españoles, aquí tienen unos cuantos consejos útiles para enviar paquetes a España en castellano

Students shipping stuff home for the holidays

10 easy tips to make sure you ship your stuff safely and it gets delivered all in one piece.

10 easy tips to make sure you ship your stuff safely and it gets delivered all in one piece.

Sending Parcels and drinking Tea

Why do we try so hard to make sure your parcels are delivered? And what keeps us going when things get hectic, well tea of course!

Why do we try so hard to make sure your parcels are delivered? And what keeps us going when things get hectic, well tea of course!

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Customs forms and how to fill them in

Brexit will impact on logistics and sending parcels within the EU and worldwide. Everyone sendsing abroad will need to know how to fill in a customs form correctly

Brexit will impact on logistics and sending parcels within the EU and worldwide. Everyone sendsing abroad will need to know how to fill in a customs form correctly

Calculate Your Dimensions

Many people remember to check how much their parcel weighs, but forget to measure the actual size and without this information, the parcel may be delayed or cost more than you thought.

We explain in more detail why the length and girth of your parcel is so important and how you can get the measurements more accurate.

Many people remember to check how much their parcel weighs, but forget to measure the actual size and without this information, the parcel may be delayed or cost more than you thought.

We explain in more detail why the length and girth of your parcel is so important and how you can get the measurements more accurate.

Secure Shopping Online making sure you are safe when buying online

With Christmas coming up avoid the nightmare of being hacked or your details stolen and used by hackers. We all love to shop online but when was the last time you checked that the website you used is safe?

With Christmas coming up avoid the nightmare of being hacked or your details stolen and used by hackers. We all love to shop online but when was the last time you checked that the website you used is safe?

Students Sending Parcels Home

Every year thousands of students studying all over the UK return home and use Pharos Parcel to help them ship their belongings home in the UK, to Europe and all over the world.

Every year thousands of students studying all over the UK return home and use Pharos Parcel to help them ship their belongings home in the UK, to Europe and all over the world.

Sending Parcels within Europe

Will coming out of the EU benefit or hamper businesses in the UK?

Will coming out of the EU benefit or hamper businesses in the UK?

Pressure on the Parcel Industry

The market shift towards E-retailing has been so great no industry could have predicted it. The logistics industry has started to adjust to this pressure, but time will tell if it can keep up with the vast demand.

The market shift towards E-retailing has been so great no industry could have predicted it. The logistics industry has started to adjust to this pressure, but time will tell if it can keep up with the vast demand.

Moving to Uni - and back

Parcel companies can help when you move to Uni

Parcel companies can help when you move to Uni

Importing food into the UK

Fruit and veg can be safely and legally imported to the UK for personal use from EU countries.

Fruit and veg can be safely and legally imported to the UK for personal use from EU countries.

Labels on parcels

How to make sure your parcel does not get lost when posting.

How to make sure your parcel does not get lost when posting.

Photographic parcels to go

Photographers Services From Pharos Parcel

Photographers Services From Pharos Parcel

Delivering Christmas Hampers

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Parcel Delivery for Independent Delis and Farm Shops

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Parcel Delivery for Independent Delis and Farm Shops

Neighbours signing for Parcels

If a delivery company leaves your parcels with a neighbour and they are missing or get damaged, then you will be entitled to make a compensation claim, just as you would if your items went missing or got damaged during any other stage of their delivery process.

If a delivery company leaves your parcels with a neighbour and they are missing or get damaged, then you will be entitled to make a compensation claim, just as you would if your items went missing or got damaged during any other stage of their delivery process.

Parcel Forwarding

If you are looking to save money on your e-commerce transactions, you may want to consider using a parcel forwarding service. Here we will explain what a parcel forwarding service is and how using one can benefit you.

If you are looking to save money on your e-commerce transactions, you may want to consider using a parcel forwarding service. Here we will explain what a parcel forwarding service is and how using one can benefit you.

Technology Innovtions

Technology Innovations which are Transforming the Parcel Industry

Technology Innovations which are Transforming the Parcel Industry

Augmented Reality Technology

The Use of Augmented Reality Technology in the Parcel Industry

The Use of Augmented Reality Technology in the Parcel Industry

Industry standard Parcel Box Sizes

Although you can use your own packaging to send goods, using standard parcel boxes can be a particularly secure method, making it easier for the handlers and providing you with peace of mind.
We take a look at the industry standard options and what limitations are in place.

Although you can use your own packaging to send goods, using standard parcel boxes can be a particularly secure method, making it easier for the handlers and providing you with peace of mind.
We take a look at the industry standard options and what limitations are in place.

What Does Attempted Delivery Mean?

Sometimes, if you were not at home to receive your parcel, the delivery person will have taken an alternative approach, preventing you from having to re-schedule.

Fed up of missing parcels? Here are our top tips for organising a successful delivery.

Sometimes, if you were not at home to receive your parcel, the delivery person will have taken an alternative approach, preventing you from having to re-schedule.

Fed up of missing parcels? Here are our top tips for organising a successful delivery.

What are the Symbols on Packages?

Using symbols on packaging helps parcel handlers understand special instructions, so parcels arrive undamaged. Here is an overview of the type of symbols you might see on packages

Using symbols on packaging helps parcel handlers understand special instructions, so parcels arrive undamaged. Here is an overview of the type of symbols you might see on packages

One Hour Delivery

The idea of a one hour delivery window is that customers will be given notification of when their item will arrive. This allows them to make use of the rest of the day, without being forced to just wait at home hoping the parcel will arrive imminently.

In some cases the time slot can be chosen in advance, whilst in other cases the parcel delivery company notifies the client on the morning the delivery is due what time to expect their item.

The idea of a one hour delivery window is that customers will be given notification of when their item will arrive. This allows them to make use of the rest of the day, without being forced to just wait at home hoping the parcel will arrive imminently.

In some cases the time slot can be chosen in advance, whilst in other cases the parcel delivery company notifies the client on the morning the delivery is due what time to expect their item.

Parcel Delivery Boom

This boom in e-commerce has had a knock-on effect, not just benefitting internet entrepreneurs, but parcel delivery companies too. 

We take a look at how the change in buying habits has created a positive effect for parcel companies everywhere.

This boom in e-commerce has had a knock-on effect, not just benefitting internet entrepreneurs, but parcel delivery companies too.

We take a look at how the change in buying habits has created a positive effect for parcel companies everywhere.

New EU consumer rights rule

Starting from 13th June 2014, consumers who buy online will have much longer to return their goods if not satisfied, and if sellers don't comply with the rules, they could end up forced to bear the cost.

Starting from 13th June 2014, consumers who buy online will have much longer to return their goods if not satisfied, and if sellers don't comply with the rules, they could end up forced to bear the cost.

Receiving deliveries at work

Have You Ever Tried Delivering Home Shopping Parcels to Your Workplace?

Have You Ever Tried Delivering Home Shopping Parcels to Your Workplace?

Consumer Rights

The majority of couriers and parcel delivery companies, including Pharos Parcel, run a tight ship, using state of the art equipment that normally guarantees the items arrive at their destination in a timely fashion. However, there are times when items go missing for many reasons, which means you need to know your rights when parcels get lost in transit.

The majority of couriers and parcel delivery companies, including Pharos Parcel, run a tight ship, using state of the art equipment that normally guarantees the items arrive at their destination in a timely fashion. However, there are times when items go missing for many reasons, which means you need to know your rights when parcels get lost in transit.

Sub Contracting Your Logistics

With more and more SME businesses getting involved in e-commerce the need for reliable and trustworthy delivery services has increased. Finding the right company to work with can prove rather challenging. 

Here are the basics to think about when considering your postal requirements

With more and more SME businesses getting involved in e-commerce the need for reliable and trustworthy delivery services has increased. Finding the right company to work with can prove rather challenging.

Here are the basics to think about when considering your postal requirements

 

Weighing up Alternatives to Royal Mail

If you send out parcels on a regular basis you need to know you are getting the best deal on your postage costs. Since the Royal Mail was privatised, the cost of sending parcels through their service has seen several dramatic prices and this in turn has seen many courier services appear on the scene.

Sending Hazardous Items

Certain items which cannot be sent through the mail or with a courier service for safety reasons and as such there are strict rules which have to be adhered to at all times.

Certain items which cannot be sent through the mail or with a courier service for safety reasons and as such there are strict rules which have to be adhered to at all times.

Reduce Parcel Weight

Tips to Reduce the Weight of Parcels You Send

Tips to Reduce the Weight of Parcels You Send

 

What Determines the Price of Parcel Post?

There are quite a few factors that determine just how much you'll have to pay to send out a parcel.

If you opt to use a courier service, you may find the prices companies charge for their parcel service varies quite widely. However, the type of parcel and the type of delivery service you would ideally like will also have an impact on the final postage cost.
We discuss the main factors that determine how much you'll pay to send a parcel.

Speed, Price, Quality

For businesses that send out a large volume of parcels and packages on a regularly basis, using a top courier service is essential. However, even private individuals who need to send out an occasional parcel could benefit from contacting a courier service because if the package is over 2kg in weight, the chances are it will be a lot cheaper to use them than sending it out by the Royal Mail.

For businesses that send out a large volume of parcels and packages on a regularly basis, using a top courier service is essential. However, even private individuals who need to send out an occasional parcel could benefit from contacting a courier service because if the package is over 2kg in weight, the chances are it will be a lot cheaper to use them than sending it out by the Royal Mail.

Behind the Success of Online Ventures

It goes without saying that online and e-commerce businesses rely on getting their brand noticed by a targeted audience. Once this is achieved, it's crucial for the company to get goods purchased delivered to their customers in record time without any unnecessary delays and hold-ups.

It goes without saying that online and e-commerce businesses rely on getting their brand noticed by a targeted audience. Once this is achieved, it's crucial for the company to get goods purchased delivered to their customers in record time without any unnecessary delays and hold-ups.

Outsourcing Parcel Distribution

Why Outsourcing Your Parcel Distribution Makes Great Business Sense

Why Outsourcing Your Parcel Distribution Makes Great Business Sense

UK & European Pallet Size Guide

Why it is important for a business to choose the right pallet size to suit their shipping needs.

Why it is important for a business to choose the right pallet size to suit their shipping needs.

Packaging Materials for the Perfect Parcels

If you need to send parcels regularly, these are some materials that will make the process of shipping secure and carefully prepared packages much easier.

If you need to send parcels regularly, these are some materials that will make the process of shipping secure and carefully prepared packages much easier.

Packaging Materials for the Perfect Parcels

If you need to send parcels regularly, these are some materials that will make the process of shipping secure and carefully prepared packages much easier.

If you need to send parcels regularly, these are some materials that will make the process of shipping secure and carefully prepared packages much easier.

Shipping Alcohol

Tips and Advice When Shipping Wine and Other Alcoholic Drinks

Tips and Advice When Shipping Wine and Other Alcoholic Drinks

Protect the Enviroment

Ways in Which the Parcel or Courier Industry can be Environmentally Friendly

Ways in Which the Parcel or Courier Industry can be Environmentally Friendly

Big Savings on Small Parcels

If your parcel weighs more than 2 kg, your best option is to contact a courier or parcel delivery service because their rates are usually a lot cheaper. However, you need to check out a few because rates do vary from company to company.

If your parcel weighs more than 2 kg, your best option is to contact a courier or parcel delivery service because their rates are usually a lot cheaper. However, you need to check out a few because rates do vary from company to company.

 

Tips For Avoiding Online Fakes

It is important to be cautious when buying anything on the Internet. You have to check out the address in your browser to make sure it is the correct one.

Online business help

Here at Pharos Parcel we specialise in providing first class parcel delivery services to eBay business owners. Find out the benefits of using our parcel delivery service.

Here at Pharos Parcel we specialise in providing first class parcel delivery services to eBay business owners. Find out the benefits of using our parcel delivery service.

Pharos Parcel on Money Saving Expert

It is great when our business gets a mention on any form of media but to get recommended by Martin Lewis website was a real treat, and for the second year running.

It is great when our business gets a mention on any form of media but to get recommended by Martin Lewis website was a real treat, and for the second year running.

Shipping Art Work

The 3 Golden Rules of Shipping Works of Art, paintings, ceramics and antiques.

The 3 Golden Rules of Shipping Works of Art, paintings, ceramics and antiques.

Quote Me Calculation

Try the Quote Me Calculation Service from Pharos Parcel

Try the Quote Me Calculation Service from Pharos Parcel

Importance of Shipping to e-commerce

Order fulfillment is a crucial part of any e-commerce business, it's the blood line that ensures you stay afloat and your clients happy and loyal to you which is important in these troubled financial times. However, you have to ensure you choose to work with a reliable and trustworthy shipper because you are effectively putting the success of your business in their capable hands.

Order fulfillment is a crucial part of any e-commerce business, it's the blood line that ensures you stay afloat and your clients happy and loyal to you which is important in these troubled financial times. However, you have to ensure you choose to work with a reliable and trustworthy shipper because you are effectively putting the success of your business in their capable hands.

7 Essential Qualities in a Courier Service

You need to know that your parcels are being expertly handled in a professional manner and that you are able to tell where each item is at any given moment in time through a tracking system. As long as a parcel delivery service ticks all seven Essential Qualities you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with true professionals.

You need to know that your parcels are being expertly handled in a professional manner and that you are able to tell where each item is at any given moment in time through a tracking system. As long as a parcel delivery service ticks all seven Essential Qualities you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with true professionals.

Essential Qualities in a Delivery Company

There are certain qualities to look for in a great parcel delivery service apart from an easy to navigate website which are listed below.

There are certain qualities to look for in a great parcel delivery service apart from an easy to navigate website which are listed below.

Choosing Transit Cover for Parcels

It can be frustrating when you have spent time ordering a parcel to be collected from you, only to find out when it arrived at the recipient it was damaged. It is equally as frustrating when parcels go missing in the post and never end up at their destination. To make sure that you do not lose out, we highly recommended taking out compensation insurance. Today we will talk you through the various insurance deals available, helping you to decide on which you need when ordering a parcel online.

It can be frustrating when you have spent time ordering a parcel to be collected from you, only to find out when it arrived at the recipient it was damaged. It is equally as frustrating when parcels go missing in the post and never end up at their destination. To make sure that you do not lose out, we highly recommended taking out compensation insurance. Today we will talk you through the various insurance deals available, helping you to decide on which you need when ordering a parcel online.

Recent Technology Advances in the Post and Parcel Industry

The world around us is changing at incredible speed. We once projected flying cars into the future, the invasion of Martians, and robots that serve our every need. While only the latter has some resonance with the world we live in today, technology has still revolutionised each and every area and industry that it is involved in.

The world around us is changing at incredible speed. We once projected flying cars into the future, the invasion of Martians, and robots that serve our every need. While only the latter has some resonance with the world we live in today, technology has still revolutionised each and every area and industry that it is involved in.

Sending Christmas Parcels

Why you should use Pharos Parcel for your Christmas parcels

Why you should use Pharos Parcel for your Christmas parcels

Parcel Industry Jargon Guide

When it comes to technical jargon, the parcel industry is no different to any other, with a lot of terms and phrases bandied about that most of us don't understand. So if you're planning a foray into the world of parcel sending soon, here are some terms and phrases to watch out for.

When it comes to technical jargon, the parcel industry is no different to any other, with a lot of terms and phrases bandied about that most of us don't understand. So if you're planning a foray into the world of parcel sending soon, here are some terms and phrases to watch out for.

Expected Timescales Globally

Expected Timescales Globally

Expected Timescales Globally

Tips and Advice

Though millions of parcels are delivered worldwide every day without any hiccups, occasionally mistakes do happen, and often this is down to both the sender and the delivery company.

So in order to ensure that every parcel you send reaches its destination safely and soundly, here are a few pieces of general advice to follow.

Though millions of parcels are delivered worldwide every day without any hiccups, occasionally mistakes do happen, and often this is down to both the sender and the delivery company.

So in order to ensure that every parcel you send reaches its destination safely and soundly, here are a few pieces of general advice to follow.

Pharos Has Moved

Pharos Parcel have moved

Pharos Parcel have moved

How to Measure and Weigh

When measuring and weighing your parcel it is extremely important that you are accurate and honest.  The length, girth, height and weight of your parcel are all used to determine the best possible service and best possible price for you.  Here at Pharos Parcel we're passionate about ensuring you receive both of these!

When measuring and weighing your parcel it is extremely important that you are accurate and honest. The length, girth, height and weight of your parcel are all used to determine the best possible service and best possible price for you. Here at Pharos Parcel we're passionate about ensuring you receive both of these!

Trading With Small Companies

We trust ourselves and our own judgement. The companies who are growing in this recession are the small people friendly organisations who when you phone you talk to a real person who can make a decision there and then for you.

This is why SME's are growing even when the banks aren't lending, people want to deal with people.

We trust ourselves and our own judgement. The companies who are growing in this recession are the small people friendly organisations who when you phone you talk to a real person who can make a decision there and then for you.

This is why SME's are growing even when the banks aren't lending, people want to deal with people.

Packing for a safe arrival

Your parcel will travel down automated sorting systems and can be turned onto its side or upside down. It will be handled on average by seven people all of whom are working under very exacting time constraints to get your parcel delivered on time.

Your parcel will travel down automated sorting systems and can be turned onto its side or upside down. It will be handled on average by seven people all of whom are working under very exacting time constraints to get your parcel delivered on time.

Shipping from the UK

Shipping Parcels from the UK what forms do I need

Shipping Parcels from the UK what forms do I need

Cheap Courier Services

Money makes the world go round, right? So when a global recession strikes, the impact can be massive. And after the big spending seen in decades of the eighties and nineties, the economic downturn of the past few years has proved to be a massive wake-up call. Overnight big high street names went bust - Woolworths, Habitat, Jane Norman to name just three. And as business struggled, it was a case of the survival of the fittest and the battle for customers cash began.

Money makes the world go round, right? So when a global recession strikes, the impact can be massive. And after the big spending seen in decades of the eighties and nineties, the economic downturn of the past few years has proved to be a massive wake-up call. Overnight big high street names went bust - Woolworths, Habitat, Jane Norman to name just three. And as business struggled, it was a case of the survival of the fittest and the battle for customers cash began.

Why we are doing it for ourselves

All we need now is an enterprising, innovative Government to recognise that the majority of businesses in the UK are what are termed as micro businesses and find ways to support them and help them grow, not impose outrageous taxes and rules to stand in our way and then yesâï¿Åàâï¿Åà

All we need now is an enterprising, innovative Government to recognise that the majority of businesses in the UK are what are termed as micro businesses and find ways to support them and help them grow, not impose outrageous taxes and rules to stand in our way and then yesâï¿Åàâï¿Åà

Cut off times

Cut off times for shipping parcels

Cut off times for shipping parcels

Worldwide Courier Deliveries

Ship a parcel for easy parcel delivery worldwide

Ship a parcel for easy parcel delivery worldwide