Alternative postal services the way forward for SMEs
The recent increase in postal charges is yet another burden facing Small Medium Enterprises amidst reports of a double dip recession, however smart business bosses have now found a simpler way to send their letters for less than the price of a new second-class stamp.
They are using the newly launched Click&Post service offered by City Link which will print and fold a letter, insert it in an envelope and deliver it for less than Royal Mail postal charges, saving both money and time.
Click&Post customers simply compose their letter, send it over on a secure, data encrypted service at any time of the day or night, and City Link does the rest, with a choice of first or second-class post.
The cost for sending a single letter in black and white in a C5 envelope comes out at just 39 pence plus VAT which not only includes the postage but also the stationery and labour costs providing substantial savings.
Click&Post is free to set up, requires no major IT installation, is quick and easy-to-use and gives a company more control over corporate branding and quality as the correct presentation is used every time.
Companies enjoy peace of mind that their communications are secure, and Click&Post offers full audit trail via a web-based tracking system and also keeps an archive of all of a company’s communications.
Tim Brown, Sales and Marketing Director of City Link said: “Our Click&Post Service is a clear example of City Link's strategy to develop a portfolio of services which not only meet the needs of its customers but deliver tangible benefits. The service has been developed following the announcement by Royal Mail that it was putting up charges to 60p for a first-class letter and 50p for a second-class letter – the largest percentage increases since 1975.
“Click&Post offers far more than delivery – it takes the hassle out of sending mail. It is ideal for small businesses, freeing up their staff from time consuming admin work to concentrate on the core business.
“Whether you have a single invoice or a complete mailshot, Click&Post can handle all the strain – all you have to do is compose the letter.”
Click&Post is accessed on the web, and customers can pay as they go, using Sage Pay, after creating their account online.