Get The VAT Rise Licked By Using A Parcel Price Comparison Service

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.

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Online Shopping Has Saved Britons £27,024 EACH Over The Last Ten Years

A survey published yesterday revealed the astonishing figure that on average every online shopper is saving £2,702 every year by bagging top deals on the internet.

“Online companies have lower overheads than high-street operations and can pass on those savings to their customers,” said Fil Adams-Mercer, who is the founder of the UK’s largest internet parcel delivery company Parcel2Go.

The survey, of 3,000 shoppers conducted by an online internet insurance firm, discovered that the savings were made in deals for holidays, insurance, clothes, music, books, toys and electrical goods. Nearly three-quarters of those polled made said that they made most of their purchases on line.

The biggest saving was to be found in weekly supermarket shopping. 10 years ago the average in-store-spend was £71.22. Online shopping has seen that figure fall to£48.98. Over ten years, that would be a saving of £11,564.

Internet millionaire Mr Adams Mercer put his support squarely behind the Coalition Government’s plans to get 10 million more Britons to use the internet last month.

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