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Send Parcels Internationally Cheap

Since 2003, Parcelhub and our sister company Mail Workshop have been working closely with some of the largest Amazon stores in the UK, providing courier services via multiple carriers, implementing our innovative multi-carrier shipping software.   Because Parcelhub works with such high parcel volumes (circa 400,000 per month), our rates are much lower than going direct to the carrier.   Parcelhub offers a wide range of carrier options to...

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How to improve e-commerce conversion rate for ebay and amazon

Conversion rate (the percentage of visitors who become customers by placing an order) is a key performance indicator for any e-commerce website. Even the smallest change in this all important percentage can have a massive impact on the profitability of your website.   Here are five e-commerce tips for improving the conversion rate on your website:   1. Streamline the checkout process   Checkout processes are getting shorter and shorter. Look...

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How will Amazon drones affect marketplace sellers?

Amazon's exciting plans for drone delivery may have been shot down in flames this week, but the company say they are still forging ahead with their octo-chopper designs. It is amazing to think that at some point in the future people will be able to order an item online and receive it just 30 minutes later. This sounds like the stuff of sci-fi, but Amazon...

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Courier for Online Business

  Customer Name: Colin Walton Company Name: Holcros Ltd Company Location: Attenborough, Nottingham Company Website:   Describe your organisation, and what did you find most attractive about Parcelhub as a shipping solution?   We are online retailers of a wide range of leisure products. Each order has specific shipping requirements and we need to minimise that cost by utilising the most effective shipping solution in each case. This means choosing from a...

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Carrier management system for high volume courier contracts use cases

  Customer Name: Fraser Company Name: Bike Wear Direct Company Location: Nottingham Company Website:   Describe your organisation, and what did you find most attractive about Parcelhub as a shipping solution?   We sell motorbike clothing and accessories online through eBay, Amazon, and our own website. Parcelhub have been able to offer us great postage rates for UK parcels and for overseas parcels, and their system has helped streamline some of the...

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Multiple carrier consolidator for parcels

David Ward-Webster, Key accounts administrator at Parcelhub, offers some valuable insight into how small businesses and large retailers alike can strengthen their delivery management through flexible courier consolidation:   Christmas 2014 was a turbulent time for courier and retailer alike, the weaknesses in UK courier networks uncovered, leaving many sellers under-prepared for the difficulties that followed.   In contrast, the main strengths of Parcelhub and other multiple carrier systems...

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How to optimise an eCommerce website for organic search traffic

Image source:   Ecommerce stores need a little extra SEO love than regular content sites. The competition for ecommerce stores is fierce. If you're just starting out or have a low marketing budget, you're up against huge brands with thousands of marketing dollars at the site's disposal. Here are a few tips to help you get a little more visibility from search engines than your competitors.   Always...

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How to optimise Amazon listings

Amazon's online marketplace attracts huge numbers of shoppers, juggling more traffic and search engine queries on your average business day than almost any other e-commerce platform. At last check, Amazon's profits had grown by 23%, generating a revenue of $19.74 billion, a healthy chunk of which comes directly from its marketplace Amazon sellers.   This is good news for Amazon sellers, but it also means that competition...

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Courier Comparison for Sending Large Parcels

Most eBay and Amazon sellers know that the bigger the item is, the more likely it is to get damaged during transit. So, before finding the best courier for companies sending large parcels, you need to know how to package your bulky items, equipping yourself with the knowledge needed to ensure they arrive at their destination in one piece. Of course, packaging bulkier, heavier items...

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