Parcel2Go reminds first-time eBayers to take care when sending off unwanted gifts
Released on: December 28, 2011, 2:15 pm
Industry: Transportation / Logistics,
Internet & Online
Hundreds of thousands of people are likely to go onto the
internet over the Christmas period in an attempt to dispose of their
unwanted presents. Gifts from aunties and uncles that simply don't cut
it will be auctioned off quicker than you can say gift receipt, but
online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go is warning first-time sellers not to be too hasty.
Last year, eBay estimated that 550,000 people would go onto the internet either on
Christmas Day or Boxing Day to sell their unwanted gifts online. New technology such
as iPads, laptops and smartphones mean it is easier to get onto eBay than ever
before, and the opportunity to get cash for unwanted gifts is likely to appeal to a
large number of people this year.
Parcel2Go is urging those people who haven't sold items over the internet before to
take their time if they want the process to go smoothly and prevent their Christmas
Day celebrations turning into a Boxing Day hangover. The company's marketing
director, Richard Mercer, said while the process of listing goods might be very
straight forward, there are a few things sellers should remember.
"Making your goods appeal to as wide an audience as possible is very important and
can make a significant difference to the amount of interest your auction attracts,"
he said. "For example, failing to make sure that you offer a range of delivery
options such as international shipping through leading courier companies can put off potential buyers.
"It's also vital to ensure that any items you send off are well wrapped and will
not become damaged in transit. The last thing a buyer wants is to unwrap their
purchase and find that it is broken. This can cause all sorts of problems and so it
is much better to do everything possible, such as using quality packaging and a
leading UK courier,
to avoid such a situation."
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise London,
Birmingham and Manchester courier service deliveries for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates
a cost-effective collection and delivery service using couriers such as City Link
and DHL throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
For further information contact:
Telephone: 08713 308066
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