Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Postman Pat!!

Christmas, when you run your own business, means one thing - long post office queues, audible sighs and tutting from the growing line of people waiting behind you and a wasted hour of your day! I have mumbled on about this before!

When you start to get piles of parcels that amount to few bags every day - things have to change - and change they did, when one day I received a phone call from Royal Mail, who noticed we were obviously posting out a lot of parcels.

We received a home visit from our Royal Mail area manager who talked us through our options and signed us up to a new online business postal system. We weigh the parcels we send out in total and divide by the number of parcels we send.

A few calculations and numbers typed into the computer later and we are good to go.....

.....straight to the sorting office in the morning.
No queues, no waiting, no tutting - just a cheery thank you at 8.30 in the morning and the days postal duties done!
I highly recommend it!


hello gorgeous said...

hurrah!...and no rushing round, no bundles being carried back and forth to the car and best of all no guilt about the waiting masses behind you! ha!

How fabulous!! ;o)


hello gorgeous xxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Wonderful! What a way to run an online business ;o)

We didn't manage the coffee this year, but hopefully 2011 will give us a little breathing space - long enough for a quick hello at any rate!


OhSoVintage said...

Oh how brilliant that must be. I struggled to the post office with a 9kg box yesterday, queued for 20 mins then their scales couldn't weigh it because they are jammed into a corner so I had to carry it to another post office and queue there again! I hate those tutting customers too.


WOW! now this I would love to do, maybe next year coss fingers and toes when sales double again! Kxx

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