You may wonder how so many small businesses which have sprung up in recent years can build a pathway to success, when they rely so heavily on having to post goods to their customers. After all, the cost of posting letters and parcels is rising rapidly, and they are impossible to avoid, surely? Well, thats not necessarily the case.

The simple answer is that they have been able to take advantage of the potential for savings which have been opened up to them by the deregulation of parts of the mail and parcel delivery service in the UK.
And what has happened so far is likely to be only a small step on a long road.

Third party companies can now negotiate with mail and parcel delivery service suppliers for a contract to deliver goods for them. These third parties are making use of excess capacity which exists on the vehicles of all the courier companies they deal with, and as running a delivery vehicle as close to capacity as possible maximises its efficiency, and therefore the cost of running it, it is one of a delivery companys prime aims to have as many of its vehicles as possible carrying the maximum potential loads.

Running near or half-empty delivery vehicles severely hampers the efforts of any business involved in delivering goods to make money out of carrying out those deliveries. It is the same principle which applies to bus companies the more passengers they carry on their routes, whether they are paying the full fare or taking advantage of some form of discounted ticket, the more sustainable is the future of that route in the long term.

Ultimately, this means that every one of us, and every business, can shop around to find the company which is prepared to carry out our deliveries for the lowest possible price. Naturally, other considerations will enter the picture, such as the track record of the company concerned. Here, the internet is a great help, as it lets people post feedback about a company which they have used, which can be read by others, and used to influence their buying decisions.

That is just what every business which makes at least part of its livelihood from delivering goods should now be doing. And if it is not, there is every chance that its competitors are, and so they are gaining a real competitive advantage.

Comparing Royal Mail postage costs with those of other available suppliers is quick and easy online. A business owes it to itself to check the deals available from rivals such as UK Mail, and find out whether it can quickly start saving money.

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