Royal Mail introduces new international services

Royal Mail business customers sending parcels abroad can now have their parcels collected free of charge at weekends. In addition, Royal Mail has extended its International Tracked product to customers sending their parcels to Lebanon, Russia and Cyprus.

Businesses using the free weekend collection service can now submit items for delivery up until 1900 Saturday and 1600 on Sunday. The minimum amount of parcels that can be sent is 50, though this can comprise of a number of Royal Mail business products.

Now, with the thre4e added countries, International Tracked parcels can be sent to up to 44 countries.

In addition, Royal Mail has announced that it has enhanced its Track and Trace function on its website. Customers will get direct access to tracking information from the destination country, while customers using the International Tracked and Signed products will also be able to see the name of the person who signed for the parcel.

The national postal operator has just announced it has joined forces with the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council to launch a three year programme that is aimed at encouraging UK SMEs to export to the Commonwealth. If Brexit comes about this could well be a very good move for all companies that export…

Speaking of this, Nick Landon, Managing Director Royal Mail Parcels, said, “Helping UK SMEs to grow their business through exporting to international markets is a big priority for us. Our focus has been on making it easier to ship internationally by continuously improving convenience and the range of services available. We will continue to innovate to help our customers realise their growth ambitions.”