tips-on-finding-a-good-courier-service-companyIn our modern world, there are few businesses able to thrive without a strong online presence. Studies show that 95 per cent of Britons buy via internet retailers, which means that if you’re not on the net, you’re failing to reach a huge portion of your target audience.

Most entrepreneurs are wise enough to work this out, but what can be a little harder is choosing a good couriering service. Selling online means sending goods to your customers via the post, and neither you nor they want to pay over the odds to do this. So, to help you pick the perfect courier for your business, here are three top tips…
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shippingIt’s easy to view shipping and handling as an after-thought in an e-commerce business. After all, the difficult part is selling the product to the customer. However, consumer trends show that delivery times and prices are now a key consideration in buyer decisions. This article takes a closer look at what customers want from shipping and how to meet their expectations.

Consumer Trends

Customers are increasingly heading online to make their purchases as they are always searching for the best deal. Digitally connected consumers from all over the world can access your items and they’re all looking for lower prices and greater convenience when making their purchases. This can open new markets and reach customers that would have previously been unattainable with just a brick-and-mortar store.
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Three Ways Your Business Can Save Money

by Pam on November 9, 2016

how-your-business-can-save-moneyAs a business owner, you’ll constantly be looking for ways to increase your profit margin. An effective way to do this is by reducing your business expenditure. There are simple ways that you can save money by keeping a close eye on your overheads, which could be unnecessarily eating into your profits. Here are three easy ways where your business can save money.

  1. Go Online

Get rid of your expensive marketing campaigns and go online instead. Traditional marketing techniques such as newspaper adverts, billboards and radio advertising can be incredibly expensive compared to using digital marketing. Use social media, blog posts and your website as marketing tools as buyers look for companies that are easily-accessible. By providing the customer with the option to buy online and read about your products, they can make more informed decisions about their purchases.

Keep everything saved to a cloud rather than filing hard copies. Not only is this more convenient but by encouraging your staff to go paperless, you can save on paper as well as the costs to run a printer – including maintenance, ink and toner.

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how-to-find-a-courier-for-your-businessWhatever your business, if you have an Etsy, eBay or Amazon shop, or whether you have a full eCommerce website, the chances are you will be sending a lot of parcels to a lot of places.

With a wealth of courier services on offer at all times, it can be difficult to decide who to go with. New services such as those entrusting parcels to members of the public are spring up every day, connecting people. However, the risks associated with this type of delivery are too great for business owners to seriously consider them.

We look at some key factors in helping you decide how to handle courier delivery in your company.
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ways-to-save-money-on-delivery-servicesBelieve it or not we are using postal services more than ever. One may have thought that in the age of all things digital, postal services may have started to encounter hard times – not so! We are still sending birthday cards and Christmas cards in the post, household bills and other types of correspondence are still posted in many cases, but the real reason we still use postal services so much is because of larger items – parcels!

Parcels are sent by postal services, in their millions, every single week of the year and while the likes of eBay users are, in part, responsible for some of this, it is businesses that use postal services the most by far.
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construction finance optionsThe UK construction industry is extremely important as a contributor to the overall economy. It is among the largest sectors and contributes around £90 billion a year to the economy, and is responsible for employing more than two million workers.

Construction companies of all sizes are involved in the construction of retail parks, new homes, industrial premises and leisure facilities. This means there is a constant requirement for financial resources for these companies in order to develop and complete such projects. While banks have been somewhat reluctant to lend in recent years, other financial service providers such as www.ultimatefinance.co.uk have moved in to fill this gap, offering dedicated construction finance to the construction sector.
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info about liability insuranceTypically an insurance is based on protecting a person from particular risks. This would include anything from disasters to theft and property damages, etc. Still when it comes to business, the kind of risk is far more significant and costly too, because under this circumstance, not only are you responsible for your own business and employees but also for the people with whom you do business. A general liability insurance covers these risks and protects your company from the sudden financial crisis. Professional liability insurance also covers those same risks but is more specific to certain professional fields.

Here are a few pointers that would help you understand these policies.

What is Professional Liability Insurance?

The professional liability insurance is also a policy that focuses specifically on the lawsuits that stem from your professional services. Though this policy is particularly important for service providers, most small-business owners can benefit from its coverage as well. That’s because Professional Liability Insurance covers you from third-party lawsuits that assert that you:

  1. Provided negligent professional services
  2. Failed to keep contractual expectation
  3. Provided incomplete or inferior work
  4. Made flaws in services

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