ipostparcels Stamps Down on Parcel Prices

Small online retailers, eBayers and consumers alike have today received a boost from ipostparcels who have lowered their prices to increase market share in this growth market. Ipostparcels, part of UK Mail the Midlands based parcels and logistics company, announced today they have lowered their prices on their consumer website ipostparcels.com.

Next day collect & delivery service reduced by 50p*

The online next day collection and delivery service, ipostparcels, has applied a 50p reduction across all five parcel sizes and distance zones, making them the cheapest next day parcel service in the UK.

The repositioned pricing structure comes after a review of the market place and as a response to research predicts a 12% increase in online retailing. With more eBay businesses and small e-tailers competing in the online space a recent study by Royal Mail shows that 49% of small retailers said key challenges for 2013 are pricing goods competitively and building customer loyalty to drive repeat purchases from existing customers (36 per cent).  In response to the challenges one quarter of SME retailers will be focusing on improved delivery and returns processes.

UK Mail’s CEO, Guy Buswell, said “We want to be able to offer our customers attractive services and prices, so therefore after a review of the market place and with studies showing home businesses and small retailers are on the rise we decided to make substantial price cuts to provide an even better offering to our customers. Our lowest price for next day delivery is £4.49* making ipostparcels the cheapest in the UK as well as the cheapest for extra-large deliveries; this will allow us to strengthen our competitiveness in the market as well as enabling smaller online businesses to have a professional yet affordable delivery service”

Parcel delivery from £3.49*

The new pricing structure that went live today at 7am will see ipostparcels’ 2-3 day service lower to £3.49* whilst their standard next day service is reduced to £4.49*.

UK Mail Launched ipostparcels an online next day collection and delivery service back in 2011 to serve the consumer, eBay and SME market. The service doesn’t require customers to have a minimum shipping volume and can be used as an ad hoc service with all collections and deliveries going through parent company UK Mail’s network.

*Prices correct as of January 2013

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* £2.49 from price based on a next day XS parcel size with a UK depot drop off and UK depot collection service. Delivery to British Isles, The Highlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and can incur further costs. £8.74 price based on a parcel weight of up to 25kg (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) on a UK depot drop off and economy delivery service to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg or Austria. All prices quoted on content pages (outside of the quick quote and booking form) will be based on the depot drop off discounted price for UK deliveries and on a 0.5kg parcel with dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm for all international air countries. The size and weight of your parcel affects the price you’ll pay so it’s important to weigh and measure your parcel correctly to ensure your parcel arrives on time without any delays. Use our quick quote for all pricing options.
The £1 saving on every additional consignment sent in a UK order is exclusive to home collection orders only - this discount will not be added in addition to the depot drop off discount or depot collection discount. If you do not select the "signature required" delivery option, UKMail will not be liable should your items be subsequently lost or damaged after the delivery (see clause 5.2.2 of the Terms & Conditions). We define a "Parcel" as a package with dimensions up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm or up to 120cm x 50cm x 50cm or up to 140cm x 35cm x 35cm. **’Was’ pricing based on the previous fixed collection and signature price for XS and collection price for small. ‘Now from’ pricing based on the new prices for XS and Small with the depot drop off discount applied.

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