If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about the upcoming Royal Mail postal strikes. We don’t want to alarm you, but we want to let you know that it’s important to consider the impact on postage times when choosing a shipping method.
Royal Mail has warned that households across the UK could face delays to both parcel and letter deliveries from today to 2 December as 115,000 postal workers walk out for 19 days during the period, which includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Dates that will be affected part of the strike – 4, 10, 16, 25 November and 2 December 2022
Royal Mail strikes are becoming an increasingly common occurrence, with the union balloting for industrial action over restructuring plans on a regular basis. This means that it’s important to think about how you can protect yourself as a seller from delays caused by postal strikes.
The first thing to do is to check whether your business is at risk of losing money due to delayed or lost post. If it is, then you should consider sending your parcels via a courier instead of Royal Mail. This will shield you from any issues with delivery because the courier will deliver on time and in good condition.
We know that for many smaller packets and letters there is no alternative to Royal Mail, but even here there are things you can do to mitigate disruption – Velocity Global Logistics offer fulfilment options that shield you as the seller from shipping delays. Our couriers service includes next-day delivery, which means that you can still get your parcel or letter delivered on time. If you’re selling on eBay or Amazon and need to send out a high volume of orders every day, this may be something worth looking into.
If you use Velocity Global Logistics for your shipping needs, we’ll make sure your mail is delivered on time. We’ve been in business since 2010, and we’ve got the experience and expertise it takes to get the job done right. So if you need to send something this season, rest assured that we’ve got your back!