Already hard-pressed business and residential customers now have an extra rise in costs to contend with, following the introduction of VAT on the price of sending many items by post from January 31.
Imposed as a result of a European Union ruling, the changes mean that the 20 per cent standard rate of VAT is payable on sending packages via Royal Mail.
With the changes likely to hit already hard-pressed businesses heavily, parcel and mail services broker Parcel2Go is taking the opportunity to remind companies that they can shop around to find a better deal on their parcel delivery costs.
“We have had deregulation of the parcel delivery market in the UK for a few years now, but many people are unaware of the potential it can bring for cash savings,” said Richard Mercer, Parcel2Go.
“The addition of VAT to the cost of sending a parcel is an ideal time for them to discover just how much they could save by shopping around.
“At Parcel2Go, we help thousands of people every day save precious money on these costs. And when large numbers of parcels, or large consignments are being sent, those savings can soon add up.”
It’s simple to track down a better deal, whether it’s just one parcel or 1,000 which need to be sent. Visit www.parcel2go.com and enter the details of the package being sent, to get a quick quote.