One of the downsides of selling products online is having to go the Post Office and spend precious time waiting in line to dispatch orders.
Royal Mail have recognised that this might deter custom, and have introduced a FREE fast-track service called ‘Drop and Go’.
The service basically allows you to take your batch of parcels and drop them at the Post Office. They will process them and post them.
Who is this service suited towards? I am sure online sellers and other types of small business can certainly benefit.
Here is what Royal Mail has to say about the service: ‘Drop and Go is a free fast-track service for small businesses, online sellers or anyone regularly sending mail. Now available in over 97% of Post Office branches across the UK. Save time at the Post Office so you can focus on the more important parts of your day.
‘The free mail service is designed for small businesses, online sellers and high volume mail customers.
‘Whether you are an online seller, run a small business or simply send post regularly, we recognise the importance of making the most of your time. Our new Drop and Go service has been developed specifically with your needs in mind – saving you valuable time and allowing you to focus on the important aspects of running a business.’
The sign up process for a Drop & Go account is easy. Just go to your nearest participating branch and fill in the form – it only takes a few minutes to complete.
You will be required to register for the service: to do this you need two types of ID/address and another proof if ID, for example, a passport.
You pay a sum of money into your account, and you will then receive a card, similar to a debit card, which you top up to suit your circumstances.
Then, next time you’ve got mail to send, simply visit the fast-track counter at your local Post Office, and drop off your mail. They’ll do a few quick checks to make sure everything looks fine – checking you’ve enough money in your account for example.
There’s no queue and there’s no need to hang around waiting for them to process your mail.
The Post Office staff then take care of the mail later in the day, taking the cost from your prepaid card as they go. If you’re sending anything tracked or if you need any certificates of posting, that’s no problem – they’ll keep those receipts ready for you to collect the next time you come and see us.
In fact to encourage your custom, Royal mail has a special offer running to 12 April: ‘A £10 credit on postage with Drop and Go. Just spend a total of £75 or more by 12 April with our free fast-track service.’
If you feel this service will benefit you, go ahead and find out more on www.royalmail.com or go to your local Post Office and pick up a free leaflet.
Recently, in past ezines, you may have noticed the promotion of my brand new course Copy Paste Profit (CPP).
One thing for sure is that with CPP you will not have to join up with any service such as Drop and Go… Why? Because you won’t have to go to the Post Office at all: others carry out this work on your behalf.
In fact, you don’t have to wrap or pack anything, because you don’t actually handle any goods yourself. No standing in queues or spending time placing products in envelopes, printing off address labels and packing slips: this is all done by others.
With CPP, there is no need to feel worried with the impending postage cost rise, or worry about weights and large letter or packet sizes.
If you like the idea of starting your own home business venture without meeting customers, CPP is for you.
If you are looking for a way to make money from the comfort of your home, with hours to suit you, CPP is for you.
If you would like to start a new venture, but have very little upfront cash, CPP is for you.
Conversely, if you are looking for a get-rich-quick scheme or you actually love taking parcels to the Post Office, CPP is NOT for you.