Parcel Delivery Service Warns of Postal Disruption amid Royal Mail Strike Rumours
The owners of the UK’s leading parcel delivery service, Parcel2Go, have warned customers that with the possibility of more postal strikes on the way, any urgent parcels or important documents should be sent via another method in order to guarantee safe delivery.
Post Office workers will be balloted between February 18 and March 4 on whether to strike over pay. The rate of pay for Crown Post Office workers has been frozen for the second year running, which has brought about the latest period of unrest, and prompted the Communications Workers Union to speak out ahead of the ballot.
Consumers will no doubt remember a similar event in 2007 where a dispute over pay at the Crown Post Office Network led to strike action, causing disruption to the Royal Mail delivery network. What it means for customers is that parcels and letters could end up being delayed as the backlog of mail builds up. Online parcel delivery service Parcel2Go has urged people to consider organising a courier delivery instead, in order to make sure their important delivery is made on time.
Les Yates at Parcel2Go said: “The last time strike action threatened to delay deliveries it was during the crucial period in the run up to Christmas in 2009. Disruption this time around wouldn’t lead to quite as many urgent deliveries such as Christmas gifts being delayed, but there are still plenty of customers that would be inconvenienced.
“Businesses send confidential documents and other urgent materials every day, and a delay or lost shipment could be catastrophic for that business’ reputation and relationship with its clients and partners.
Les added: “By using a courier service, individuals and businesses can make sure they receive a quick and secure delivery service from one of the world’s leading parcel delivery experts. Here at Parcel2Go that has been our aim for more than 20 years - helping match people with the parcel delivery services that they require, at a great price.”
Parcel2Go is the UK’s leading courier service, helping customers to arrange collections and deliveries with international parcel delivery experts such as FedEx, UPS and DHL amongst others. With an easy to follow online quotation and ordering process, many people who have had concerns about courier deliveries in the past have been pleasantly surprised with the ease and convenience of ordering a delivery online with Parcel2Go.com.
Parcel2Go has struck partnerships with the world’s leading worldwide courier companies, including FedEx, DHL, UPS and City Link in order to offer customers a cheaper and more flexible parcel delivery service.
The company was founded in 2000 by Fil Adams-Mercer following the successful sale of a video rental business to Blockbuster. The business was borne out of a magazine distribution interest which operated out of a stairwell of one of the video stores in Bolton. The company developed an online presence during the first dot.com boom and has since steadily grown to be one of the UK’s leading parcel delivery services.
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