Posted - 08/29/2022 : 04:27:20
A friend of mine runs her own retail clothing business from a street shop & also has her own website. All her orders are posted via Royal Mail. The largest/heaviest item sent out is a box containing shoes.
About six years ago I'd mentioned about the RMs Click & Drop service & she's been using that fine with the postie collecting from the shop every day. The service isn't cheap but when weighed up against closing shop, going 3 miles to the local sorting office etc etc etc, it's certainly cost effective. Convenience always comes with a cost, somewhere!
Anyway, a few weeks ago RM stated that as her spend per year is under £17,000 + VAT (Vodka And Tonic), then they are introducing a monthly charge of £120 + VAT for the postie to nip in the shop, scan the barcode & throw the mail sack(s) in the van, exactly as he does now. Her current spend with RM is £14,000 / yr. That also includes posting of items not only sold from her webstore & street shop. That's a lot of money for a sole trader! The collection is already part & parcel of the Click & Drop service she is paying for.
It's almost two years since she has stopped selling internationally.
Out of curiosity what do others postal services cost where you trade from?
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