With more snow expected to hit the UK in the coming days, online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has called on companies to ensure they keep customers expecting deliveries informed.
Forecasters have warned that the cold spell currently gripping Britain could last until the end of the month, with very cold temperatures leading to hard frosts in the coming days. Severe weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across many parts of England and Wales, and Parcel2Go, which helps individuals and businesses to organise more than two million international and UK mail shipments each year, has warned that delays are possible.
In order to help customers stay on top of the latest developments, Parcel2Go has added a new weather warning information link to its homepage which is being updated as necessary with news of the latest weather-related developments affecting postcode areas across the UK.
Parcel2Go’s marketing director, Richard Mercer, has called on businesses to check the site for important updates and where necessary, communicate these to customers who are expecting domestic and international parcel deliveries.
He said: “Temperatures have been well below freezing and unsurprisingly this is playing havoc on some of the country’s roads.
“Parcel delivery services and collections will continue as normal if it is deemed safe for drivers to reach addresses, but to a large degree we are at the mercy of the elements and as we have seen over the past week, conditions can change extremely quickly.
“We’re asking people who are expecting parcels to be collected to bear with us if weather conditions are preventing a driver from calling, and for companies to let their customers know that consignments could be delayed as a result.”
Organisation is one of those things that many people struggle with, especially men! But Parcel2Go, the UK’s largest online parcel delivery company has laid down a challenge to both sexes ahead of Valentine’s Day 2012 – get organised and score some serious brownie points.
The online parcel delivery specialist is reminding all couples that with just a matter of days to go until Valentine’s Day on February 14, it’s vital to get prepared now and make sure that if you are planning something special for a loved one, everything goes to plan. Making grand statements and splashing some cash is always going to be appreciated, but lots of people are feeling the pinch at the moment and small gestures that come from the heart can say just as much as lavish ones.
Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “Surprises are what Valentine’s Day is all about, but let’s face it, no one wants a nasty surprise, which is why it really does pay to get everything planned well ahead of time.
“Having a gift fail to turn up is the worst possible result, which is why it makes absolute sense to ensure that you make sure your present is being shipped with a reliable courier company.”
Many couples won’t be able to spend Valentine’s Day together for various reasons but that doesn’t mean that the man or woman can’t make a romantic gesture and let their other half know how much they care. Finding a special gift and organising for it to be delivered with a professional carrier through Parcel2Go’s website takes just a few minutes and the range of UK courier services available means there is an option to suit every budget.
Richard added: “The reality is that most people won’t change the habit of a lifetime and will end up sending things at the last minute! Thankfully the couriers we work with are highly experienced at delivering packages and meeting deadlines so any last-minute romantics will be able to relax if they send their loved one a gift with the help of Parcel2Go.”
Via EPR Network
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