Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Royal Mail strike update

Negotiations between Royal Mail and the CWU have proved to be non conclusive with the two day strikes going ahead on 22nd and 23rd October.
There is also talk of two further strikes next week, which are, as yet, unconfirmed.

Fear not, we will still be posting while the strikes are on. As always, our standard postage is free (worldwide is free for orders over £30).
We have decided to not use a courier due to the cost and delay in delivery (up to 5 days), but
during the strikes we will be reducing the cost of Special Delivery to £3.50, offering you a £2.00 saving on the normal cost.

Royal Mail has advised that they will prioritise the delivery of Special Delivery items on strikes days, though they cannot guarantee the normal next day delivery normally offered for this service.

If you are concerned about the delivery of your order, but do not require it urgently, we also offer Recorded Delivery for just £1. Items sent through this service may be affected by the same time delays are standard mail, but you will be provided with a tracking number so you can see where on your journey you item/s are.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Postal Strikes

Unfortunately Royal Mail workers have taken the unwelcome decision to strike next week.

On Thursday 22nd October drivers and mail center staff are due to walk out for 24 hours, then 78,000 delivery workers will strike on Friday 23rd October.

We will continue to post out orders as normal and hopefully the strikes shouldn't have too much of an impact, though orders may be delayed by up to a week.
Royal Mail has advised that items sent by Special Delivery will still continue to be delivered. This service is available for £5.50 and your order is guaranteed to reach you by 1pm the following day.

If you need something urgently, please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.