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While you may not be planning on visiting Bangladesh any time soon, you might want to send parcels to loved ones or simply conduct some business with parties over there. Whatever the reason, you'll need to read our guide to posting to Bangladesh first.
Estonia frequently out-performs many of its bigger and more established neighbours at both economy and quality of life. It should be no surprise, then, that business owners across the UK look to Estonia as a potentially lucrative export market.
While the number of Brits visiting Cameroon is limited, and very few actually live there, the country has a growing consumer market that you may want to tap into as a retailer.
If you need to send parcels to family members or business customers living in Kazakhstan, you'll want to know the rules and regulations.
El Salvador borders Honduras and Guatemala, and is the most densely populated country in the Americas. In fact, it's home to 6.3 million people!
Although it technically straddles both Europe and Asia, Georgia is widely considered to be part of the former. That said, it's not a member of the European Union (EU), so you'll need to attach the appropriate customs papers before you send anything.
Taiwan is a small island east of China with a population of 23.3 million. While it has enjoyed independence since 1950, China is keen to persuade Taiwan to re-join the republic, whether its people want to or not.
Political talk in recent months has rightly been dominated by the UK's membership of the EU. With the Cameron-promised referendum creeping ever closer, everyone's asking "should we stay or should we go?"
The mountainous nation of Nepal sits landlocked between China and India in the heart of South Asia. Known as being home to the highest point on earth
Located in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country with an ethnically diverse population of around 13 million people.
Thanks to ipostparcels' fantastic delivery services, you can send things pretty much anywhere in the world these days. You can post products to people in Poland, or get gifts to your grandma in Greenland.
Make sure your pet is delivered safely through our newest service, send any animal of any size through ipostparcels. Find out more.
The beautiful nation of Slovakia is actually one of the world's newest countries, having been a part of the 'velvet divorce' with the Czech Republic back on January 1st 1993.
Many people know Panama because of its canal - a 48-mile stretch of water that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. An epic feat of engineering and labour, it took 75,000 workers more than a decade to build in the early 1900s.
With British Summer Time approaching (the clocks go forward at 1am on Sunday March 27, by the way), excitement is building around the country as kids and adults alike look forward to moderately better weather and a whole load of Easter treats.
The Caribbean is considered paradise by many people around the world (particularly those of us living in countries with 'temperamental' climates!). As such, it's become much more than just a luxury holiday destination; it's now a dream retirement location
The vast majority of companies know that they're at risk of an attack, so not putting proper security in place isn't laziness or ignorance, it's all about what they can afford.
The idea of an algorithm-based Twitter feed has been horrifying users of the social platform for some time now. In fact, comments on the subject go back to 2014 and even earlier.
You know that relative who, in every music chat, starts reminiscing about the "good old days of vinyl"? We've all got one. They're right, though, vinyl is something to cherish.
When a huge, pervasive piece of technology hits the mainstream, it goes through a number of phases. First comes the hype, where it's being touted as a world-beating game changer that anyone who's anyone simply has to get on it early.
Known for its culture, history, arts and beautiful scenery, Romania is the largest of the Balkan countries in Eastern Europe; with a population of 21.4 million, it's easy to see why!
Had enough of Star Wars yet? Nope, us neither. The seventh and latest instalment of the space epic has surpassed expectation for most fans, and the hype surrounding it seems to keep building.
Being in Asia, Israel is not a member of the European Union (EU). This means you're required to complete and attach the appropriate customs documentation to anything you send there.
As countries go, Monaco is pretty much as small as it gets. Beaten only by the Vatican to the honour of 'world's littlest', this microstate - anchored by France - covers just 0.78 square miles of land.
Love is a universal thing; it transcends borders, languages and even time zones. That's not to say we don't all celebrate it in our own special ways, though.
The Maldives is a popular tourist destination, and it's easy to see why - the South Asian country is blessed with blue lagoons, impressive beaches and an agreeable climate.
The British community in Paraguay is tiny, and given the popularity of other destinations nearby, few make the trip from the UK. That said, businesses do have the opportunity to target a growing Paraguayan consumer market.
There are a few items that you are prohibited from sending to Greenland, meaning you cannot post them under any circumstances.
Hundreds of small islands make up the Oceanic sub-region of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean and are all part of what is known as the Federated States of Micronesia.
Did you know that eBay's global user-base is bigger than the population of Japan? With 157 million people currently active on the pioneering auction site, products are being bought and sold at some speed.
Situated in Southeast Europe, the Republic of Croatia has had an interesting history to say the least. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, it became independent in 1991 and has continued to flourish since - building its economy and its status as an international tourism hotspot.
So you've set up shop on Etsy, eBay or Handmade at Amazon, you've uploaded your carefully chosen photos and created item descriptions, and are now ready to sell your crafty wares.
As with many countries, there are a number of things you are prohibited from sending to Syria, but some of the limitations are rather unusual. For example, you can't send live animals in the post except leeches and bees.
Back in the 1980s, the primary crime concern for retail business owners would have likely been shoplifting. Fast forward to today and the biggest threats come in the form of hacking and data theft.
Despite everyone’s best efforts, there are always some Christmas gifts that fail to live up to expectations.
Sales are getting earlier and earlier, with many retailers slashing their prices even before Christmas Day in a bid to pull in shoppers.
Talk of the Seychelles and most people will think of a postcard paradise - a world of white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and perfect palm trees.
Morocco is a fast-growing nation and has a strategic position - ideally situated for access to Europe and Africa. Thanks to a good communication network, excellent global transport connections and an Open Skies Agreement with the EU, sending parcels to Morocco has never been easier.
With Christmas fast approaching, the UK's high streets are starting to get busier. Shoppers are whipping themselves into panicked frenzies as they look for the best gifts at the best prices for the best people in their lives.
Traditionally the second Monday in December, Green Monday was coined by eBay in 2007 after record sales. Much like Cyber Monday it is seen as one of the busiest online shopping days in the year.
Bolivia, like all countries, has a list of things it doesn't want you to send across its borders, and the rules are strictly enforced by the government's customs team, so it's not worth the risk.
The reason is Black Friday, an American-born event that arrived on British shores back in 2010. Now, every November, many of the retail world's biggest names handpick a bunch of products and drop the prices, much to the excitement of shoppers across the UK.
The United States and Canada have something that a lot of other countries are particularly jealous of: a national holiday besides Christmas where you get the whole family together to eat a lot and be merry.
Is the customer always right? It's an interesting question when you're talking about something like eBay.
It's a method used frequently by ecommerce sites that deal with larger items such as flooring, flat pack furniture and the like, but is not exclusive to these industries.
After an emphatic win over Australia in the Rugby World Cup 2015 final, New Zealand are once again the world champions - and the first team in history to retain the Webb Ellis trophy.
Last year, ChannelAdvisor published research showing that 95 per cent of retailers in the UK sell their products through online marketplaces.
The landlocked East European country of Belarus has a tumultuous history.
One of the biggest producers of glass in the world, the Czech Republic manufactures everything from industrial glassware to sparkling beads for the jewellery and craft industries.
It's often said that word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool out there. It's true too, but this extends beyond friendly chats between friends at the pub.
Is it better to spend time and money on setting up an integrated ecommerce platform, or should you simplify things and have a separate web store on a well-known platform?
Costa Rica is situated between Nicaragua and Panama, in the middle of Central America.
As a business owner, it's impossible to please everyone, no matter how hard you try.
Whether you're running a business or just shifting some unwanted items, selling on eBay can be very profitable.
With the general election now a distant memory, political talk has turned to the UK's membership of the European Union (EU), with an in-out referendum scheduled for 2017.
The act of giving physical money in exchange for goods goes back thousands of years. Now, various new technologies are revolutionising the way we pay for things.
The act of giving physical money in exchange for goods goes back thousands of years. Now, various new technologies are revolutionising the way we pay for things.
There are plenty of online marketplaces out there for those who look, it doesn't start and end with eBay.
The sovereign island nation of Saint Lucia is known to many as a wonderful holiday destination - full of palm tree-lined beaches and incredible volcano-tipped landscapes.
With 2014 a record year for new business registrations, it appears people across the UK are in full entrepreneurial spirit.
Famous for its rich-flavoured vanilla used in cupcakes and baked goods worldwide, Madagascar is a country with equally rich and unique wildlife, some of which is found nowhere else on earth.
Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, home to just over 420,000 people. To many Brits, it's known as a stunning holiday location, with around 450,000 visiting every year to enjoy a mix of sun, sea and stunning scenery.
Made up of 118 islands and atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is - as its name suggests - part of the French Republic.
The internet has undoubtedly revolutionised retail. No longer are would-be shop owners required to invest big money in bricks and mortar stores before they can start selling - now all it takes is a few minutes to set up the digital equivalent.
The Spanish speaking Dominican Republic can be found on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Nearly 10 million people call the island home, many of whom live in the capital city of Santo Domingo.
Have you heard the news? Earlier this month, UKMail fulfilled its one millionth order. That's one million parcels picked up from and delivered to destinations around the UK and across the world.
Our drivers work extremely hard to make sure parcels get to their destinations on time.
The parcel delivery industry has existed for some time now, with its roots traceable to ancient Egypt when grains and other materials would be carted from location to location - sometimes even out of the country.
Parcel delivery and the advance of technology have gone hand in hand over the years, and it's fair to say that the delivery and shipping industry has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of technological advancements.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory situated on the southern coast of Spain. Stretching just three miles from top to bottom and 1.3 miles east to west.
Straddling the equator on the west coast of South America, Ecuador's name literally means just that; 'equator'.
When shipping with ipostparcels, your package can head off to its destination pretty much immediately. Once we've collected your parcel it will begin its journey that very same day, travelling to one of our many depots around the UK.
Iraq has featured regularly in the western media over recent years, but rarely for positive reasons. The republic has endured a long turbulent period, with high-profile political struggles marring most westerners' perception of what is, in all reality, a fascinating country rich in culture and history.
While we all have different tastes, food is something that unifies people. Whatever it is that you like to get your teeth into, a care package filled with your favourite treats is one of the best things you could possibly receive in the post.
Postage plays a crucial role in the way we communicate and share - even after all these years. This is especially true in the UK.
Despite being separated by more than 1,600 miles of European land and sea, the UK and Greece have plenty of strong ties.
If you're forever sending items through the mail to friends, relatives or customers, you'll know the packaging process can be pretty tedious.
Home to more than 90 million people, Vietnam is officially the 13th most populated nation in the world.
We all know the sneaky trick question: 'What weighs more - a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks?', as well as the answer that they're both the same. Having comparisons, though, can help you determine an item's weight before sending it.
A German-speaking nation, Austria is a land-locked country in central Europe. Bordering Germany, the picturesque region and has been an EU member since 1995.
Helping keep costs down on your overall shipping fees enables you to stay competitive, especially in an arena like eBay where these prices can make or break a purchase.
Independent since 1917, Finland sits in Northern Europe, where it's bordered by Sweden to the west and Russia to the east. Despite its vast size (approximately 338,000km²), the country has a population of just 5.5 million
Sending fluids in the mail can be tricky business and you need to take care. Although it’s not a complete no-go, liquids aren’t always best suited to being transported this way. For this reason, there are many restrictions to consider.
The Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia is made up of around 18,000 islands, and has a population of more than 250 million - making it the fourth most populous country on the planet.
Situated on the north coast of South America, this Spanish speaking country is known officially as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Stretching just 84km from north to south, Luxembourg is one of the smallest sovereign countries in Europe.
China, the world's most populous country, is an undisputed favourite among British students looking for a culture-shock adventure.
It may not come to mind before Spain and France when discussing typical British holiday destinations, but more than half a million people travel from the UK to Norway every year.
The e-retail sector is an extremely busy place, with businesses both big and small constantly fighting for the attention of bargain-hungry consumers.
Providing a door to door delivery service means our drivers get up super early. In fact, to make sure we can offer flexible delivery times, many of our drivers set their alarms for around 4.20am.
There's plenty of pressure on people to be more environmentally aware these days, but how much of your life should you be dedicating to being 'green'?
The Republic of Philippines, situated in South East Asia, is made up of more than 7,000 islands. The capital of Manila is known as a megacity, although the most populous is actually Quezon City.
You may have noticed that there's a general election happening this week. Even if you've managed to miss the chatter on TV, it's likely you'll have seen numerous campaign fliers landing on to your door mat.
Keeping the cost of postage down is a major priority for consumers and companies alike. Although prices are predetermined, there are still lots of tricks and workarounds you can use to keep costs as low as possible.
Thousands of people have connections with Turkey and, according to Wikipedia, there are around 34,000 British expats living there. That means a fair few parcels travel between the two countries.
Of all the packaging materials out there, cardboard is probably the most versatile. It can be found in all kinds of places, serving all manner of purposes.
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and second largest in South America.
Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, after its neighbour, Russia - although the latter does cover numerous subcontinents and timezones, thanks to it being the largest on earth.
Home to the famous Nairobi National Park and the unique Masai Mara reserve, the Republic of Kenya is situated on the equator and has a population of approximately 44 million people.
There are plenty of poems and songs about Christmas - but very little for April Fools' Day, so we thought we'd give all the prospective pranksters out there a verse to call their own.
Find all you need to know regarding sending parcels to American Samoa covering prohibited items, packaging recommendations and what is required for customs.
Some 31 million people live in Peru, which probably doesn't sound like that many given a quarter of that amount equates to the population of London.
Despite popular belief, there's more to Jamaica than Rastafarianism, great food, world-beating athletes and reggae music.
It's important to be aware of potential restrictions when shipping goods, both within the UK and internationally.
If you find yourself heading to the same shops to buy the same gifts every Mother's Day, it's probably time to mix it up a little. After all, every mum is different!
We all lead busy lives, so it's fair to say you can't always be waiting around for a parcel collection.
Celebrating only its 58th birthday in 2015, Malaysia remains one of the youngest countries in the world.
Situated in Western Europe and bordering Spain, Portugal is known for its intriguing history, great food and idyllic scenery.
As much of the UK begins to settle down after a busy New Year, the planet's most populous country is still looking ahead to its own monster celebrations.
Air mail parcels have been winging their way across the skies since the early 1900s, and the number of flights containing letters and parcels climbed quickly after the Second World War.
Are you stressing out about what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day? Well spare a thought for those currently in long-distance relationships, for whom the pressure of finding the right gifts is even more intense.
Occupying half of the Oceanian island of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.
With the features outlined in this article, you dont need to always be in to have your parcel delivered.
Sending parcels to friends, relatives and even customers in Barbados is easy, but there are a few things you'll need to consider first.
Sending a parcel to Zambia? Here's the lowdown
Whether your item is financially valuable, irreplaceable to you or just of utmost importance - packaging it is key to ensure it survives any unavoidable bumps in the journey. Here's how to do just that.
It pays to bear a few things in mind before getting out the tape and scissors and sending a parcel to Colombia. Here is what you need to know.
We pick the top 3 things you need to consider when ordering something online
Here is what you need to know if you're sending any parcels to Bulgaria
Sending a parcel to Hungary? Here's some tips to remember to ensure your parcel arrives without a hitch
Saudi Arabia is also Great Britain's primary trading partner in the Middle East, but that's not to say there aren't things you need to consider before sending goods that way.
Christmas gets busier and busier each year, and so does Santa who delivers the presents to all of the children around the world.
If you add helium to the Christmas present you're about to send, will the package be lighter? The answer to this isn't quite as straightforward.
Whether you're a small business owner sending orders to customers, or an excited gift-giver looking to surprise a loved one with some festive treats, there are a few things you might need to consider before reaching for the tape and scissors.
Following these guidelines means that you can wave adiós to your parcel knowing it has a strong chance of reaching its intended Chilean destination without incidence.
Small Business Saturday aims to encourage the public to spend their money with independent business instead of large chains on just one day.
With many people turning to eBay for inspiration or for those hard to find gifts the company has launched its own Christmas shop packed full of seasonal ideas
Domestic parcel delivery in the UK has a long, interesting and somewhat confusing history, with organised delivery of parcels and packages dating back as far as the 1600s.
A tradition with roots firmly in the US, the popularity of Black Friday has been picking up pace on this side of the Atlantic ever since it was introduced here by Amazon in 2010
Close to 10,000 Brits permanently reside within the country's borders, so it's understandable that the time may come when you have to send a parcel or two to Mexico. Before you get wrapping, though, there are a few things to bear in mind.
Following these guidelines should mean that your package crosses the borders without incident and arrives at its Swiss destination quickly and easily.
Following these guidelines and adhering to the rules should mean your package arrives safely on the white sandy shores of Fiji without issue.
Sending packages to Sri Lanka doesn't have to be difficult, but there are a few things you may want to consider before you begin the process. Here is all you need to know.
In previous years (particularly the winters of 2010/11 and 2012/13) huge levels of snow found children jumping with joy but delivery companies or online retailers sinking their heads in their hands in despair.
Whilst every care is taken with all of the packages we send, it’s always advisable to make sure your fragile items are secured properly to protect them from bumps, vibrations and shocks
The Netherlands is one of our most popular destinations to send parcels to, so if you're planning on sending a parcel make sure you read our guide to avoid any nast suprises.
All you need to know about shipping to Thailand is right here, from parcel restrictions to the journey itself, make sure you read our guide before sending.
Making sure you are aware of restricted items and customs documentation when sending parcels to Japan will make things go alot more smoothly, but there are other things to consider.
It's understandable that people may want to send parcels to Demark givin its close proximity. For those who do, it's worth considering the following first.
There are few better ways to make your studying loved ones happy than to send them a perfectly planned care package. With delivery rates so low, you can get away with sending a sizeable stash of goodies, too. Here are a few of the best things to include.
South Africa possesses a long and intriguing postal past - which can be traced back 500 years to when a Portuguese ship captain placed a letter in a milkwood tree for other sailors to read. So if you're sending items to South Africa, here's what you need to bear in mind.
World Post Day - yes it actually exists - is commemorated every year on October 9. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874.
Whether you're sending a product to a valued customer or returning something to the seller for an exchange or refund, the quality of your packaging will be crucial.
We've introduced one-hour delivery slots, so you only need to be around when absolutely necessary. You now have the rest of the working day to do as you wish, and it's amazing what you can achieve in seven hours.
Brits may want to send packages to family members or customers in Cyprus. Before they do, though, there are a number of things to consider.
The Egypt Post was established in 1865 and is one of the oldest institutions in Egypt, but the sending of letters and important documents dates back to the times of the Pharaohs, when even then the country had an established service for sending mail!
Philately, the study of stamps and postal history, is something that interests people across the world. To some, stamps are just small pieces of paper designed to show evidence of postage payment; to others, they're highly collectable works of art.
It pays to know the duty, restrictions and prohibitions when it comes to mail in Hong Kong otherwise your parcel, package or letter could be confiscated before reaching its destination.
With a population of 8.2 million that continues to grow rapidly, the United Arab Emirates is becoming an increasingly important destination for both business and pleasure. Here is all you need to know about sending parcels there.
Selling on eBay can be a funny old business, so here are some of the strangest items that have gone on sale over the years.
Singapore and the UK are seeing increased mail traffic and senders need to ensure they are getting the best delivery rates on their shipments and ensure their letters, parcels and packages make it through customs safe and sound.
As Europe's ninth largest country, and with links between it and the UK becoming increasingly strong, it makes sense for couriers to ensure deliveries to and from Poland are better than ever. Here is all you need to know.
Last year Apple revealed the iPhone 5S and 5C models. As such, the next iteration of the phenomenally popular iPhone brand is set be the biggest yet. So, what exactly do we know - if anything - about the forthcoming reveal?
It's safe to say that the privatisation of Royal Mail has been a bumpy ride for all involved. So, just what is happening with Royal Mail and what does this mean for the future of the company?
China is the world's largest digital retail market, with shoppers emptying their bank accounts to purchase retail goods, clothes and technology. Last year alone this spend amounted to of RMB 1.3 trillion ($190 billion)
Here is a brief guide for anyone looking to send a parcel to Nigeria from the UK, looking at customs and prohibited items to addressing and labelling your parcel.
South Korea has gathered links with the UK through the years with people from both countries making the switch to study, work and become permanent expats. Find out the restictions of sending to South Korea here.
There is little thought about the people whose efforts have resulted in that mail landing at your door. Never do we think about how incredible the postal system really is. It's time we paid it a little respect and as such, here are a few of the key moments in global postage history.
As Sweden is believed to be one of the happiest countries in the world, it's no suprise British citizens often emigrate there. Whether you are sending parcels to loved ones or you are business sending something to a customer, here you will find greater insight and advice into sending to Sweden.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that the majority of consumers won't buy an item without seeing it first - either in person or bin the form of a photograph. Admittedly, it's not easy but here are a few tips to help you pap away and not make any embarrassing mistakes
It'll surely only be a matter of time before the German national football team are featured on stamps back home, in honour the team's worthy win at the 2014 World Cup. It has happened before!
Whether you're sending a parcel to a friend, a relative or an eBay buyer, it's important to be informed of Canada's postal rules and restrictions, so here's the lowdown on sending packages to Canada.
Not all users of the postal service can be described as 'normal', however, given the 'unique' items that some people have attempted to send - not all of which have been successfully delivered. Here are the top 5 strangest.
With over 1.2 billion people living in India, it's no wonder that the country's postal service is always busy. The postal service also works slightly differently from the UK's and since India's not in Europe, there are a number of restrictions you have to bear in mind when sending parcels there.
The spiritual home of football has a number of licensing requirements and restrictions that senders need to be aware of before they send letters, parcels and packages into the mail delivery system. Here's what you need to know.
A loss to a resilient Italy and a mistake in the final minutes against Uruguay ultimately cost England a place in the last 16 while a dead-rubber 0-0 against Costa Rica, the surprise package of the group, did little to quell the disappointment of England fans at home.
There may come a time when you realise you forgot to bring that essential item. What do you do? Get someone to post it to you, of course! Here's the low down on what you can have sent to you.
The journey from England to New Zealand is truly an adventure across the globe; you'd be hard pressed to find a longer one. However when you send a package or parcel, you expect your item to reach its destination with all the ease of hand-delivering a letter to your next-door neighbour.
Each qualifying country had to make its way to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup Finals, some would be going home a lot sooner than others, but who travelled the furthest?
Naturally, there are strict rules and restrictions in place to govern what is exported to the USA, ignorance of which results in thousands of seized and returned packages each year. Here's the low down on sending parcels to America.
Stamps, right - you put them on a parcel or an envelope without much thought. They're just tiny rectangles of expensive, adhesive paper - sometimes pretty, sometimes plain - but we don't tend to give them much thought. Unless, that is, the subject depicted causes consternation and that happens far more often than you might think.
Brazil is a long way from home. There are bound to be items that the players need and haven't thought to bring with them. Here are five (tongue-in-cheek) essentials that we think our roaring Lions could do with being sent
You'll probably have heard rumblings in the news that eBay was recently the victim of a cyber-attack - the online auction giant was hacked and information relating to an estimated 145 million users has been compromised. Here's a brief summay of what happened.
Something about your listing may not be connecting with buyers. So, what can you do? We've scoured the web far and wide, gathering five top tips on how to make your unsold eBay items much more appealing to buyers.
It's been over six months since the government privatised Royal Mail, yet it's rarely been out of the news since. So why is it continuing to roll on, and why has the Finance Conduct Authority (FCA) been forced to defend its decision not to investigate?
To sell on eBay and make a nice profit, your items need to stand out from the millions of bargains. One way to do this is stay ahead of the game and look out for fashion trends that buyers will be dying to wear. Here are the top five summer clothing trends to take advantage of.
May 4 is unofficially 'Star Wars' day, in which fans gather together to celebrate everything about the franchise. As you might have guessed, this particular date was chosen purely so that fans could say "May the Fourth be with you".