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How to Find a Good Courier Service

With Christmas just around the corner, many people are looking for reliable courier services. This could be because they’re selling things on eBay to make a bit of extra money before the holidays or due to sending Christmas presents to relatives who live in other parts of the UK or even in different countries. Whatever the case, finding a reliable courier that you can use can make your life much easier. Below are some of the most important things to consider when looking for a good courier service. Range of services One of the first things to look for with any courier is the range of services they offer. Most couriers will at least have a couple of services but there more services the better since it gives you more options. For example they’ll be times when you want to make sure a parcel gets there next day and other times they’ll be no hurry and so you’ll want to save money using a budget service. Always be sure to comprare prices for comparable services for other couriers to see if you’re getting a good deal. Any good courier should offer a way to track your parcel. A lot of couriers now give you the option to have text alerts sent to your phone so you can see each of the stages that the parcel goes through on the way to its destination. Customer reviews Knowing what other people say about a courier service is a very good way to gauge how reliable they are. Sites like Trustpilot are excellent for getting unbiased reviews from real customers. Be sure to look at the good and bad reviews so you can get a clearer picture of what sort of problems the company has and how they deal with them. Here is a list of the top scoring courier services in the UK. What if something goes wrong? You should have a clear picture of what happens if something goes wrong with your delivery. Any good courier service will include a certain amount of compensation for lost/damaged parcels as standard (usually between £50-100) but if you are sending a valuable item then you need the option to add additional insurance. Any good courier services will have goods in transit insurance included in their courier insurance policy so they should be able to offer you the insurance you need to cover any…

Buying Your First Minibus

If you’ve never owned a minibus before and are considering buying one for the first time, then you should find the guide below extremely useful. What to look for Size – Minibuses can vary quite a lot in size so this is something you definitely need to consider before making a purchase. Think about what you’ll use your minibus for and buy accordingly. Generally the larger the vehicle, the more it will cost. This includes running costs and insurance too. Age – The age of the vehicle is also an important thing to consider. Generally older vehicles that have done a greater amount of miles will be more prone to faults and breakdowns. A new vehicle would be the ideal but you can also find used minibuses that are in good condition with low mileage. Condition – When looking for a minibus, you should inspect the vehicle carefully inside and out for damage and other issues. Where to buy Where you buy your minibus from is important. Although buying privately will often allow you to save money on the initial purchase, you won’t get any guarantees so if something goes wrong it will be up to you to fix it. If you buy from a garage then be sure to find out exactly what guarantees you get and if there are any additional costs. Getting insurance Getting minibus insurance is one of the first things you’ll need to do after you’ve bought your vehicle. There are many excellent sites where you can get minibus insurance quotes easily. Getting quotes is one of the best ways to save money on minibus insurance. A couple of other good ways to save money are – Get a limited mileage policy – If you don’t plan to use your minibus as an everyday vehicle then you can reduce the price of your minibus insurance by getting a limited mileage policy. This is where you agree with your insurance provider to stay under a certain number of miles in a given period of time. Get charity minibus insurance – Providing you can show you have the correct permits, you can get a charity minibus insurance policy for a much discounted rate. …

Why Have Coffee Shops Become So Popular in the UK?

If you walk down any high street in the UK these days then it will become immediately apparent just how popular coffee has become in this country. Britain is often associated with drinking tea but coffee has become the drink of choice for millions of people across the country.  There are many reasons why coffee, and in particular coffee shops and cafe culture have become so popular in the UK. Shows like Friends in the 90s had a big impact on the popularity of coffee shops in the UK as many people sought to emulate the lifestyles of the main characters. Another big influencing factor was the surge in popularity of mobile digital devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Most coffee shops now provide free wifi and as a result they’ve become a very popular place to work, socialise and relax for millennials. Have you ever thought of starting a coffee shop? Given how popular coffee has become in the UK, a lot of people think of opening their own coffee shop. Of course, the popularity of coffee shops alone is no guarantee of success. In order to run a successful coffee shop there are many things you have to consider such as – A good Location – A good location is essential for any type of shop and this certainly applies to coffee shops. A good location can be the difference between a business thriving or going under after just a few months. This is why most coffee shops are located in prime areas where there’s plenty of other shops around and therefore plenty of foot traffic. Good staff – Well-trained and friendly employees are another essential component of a successful coffee shop. It’s important to remember that people go to coffee shops not just for the coffee but for the experience too. A good insurance policy – One of the most important things that any coffee shop owner has to think about is protecting their business. This is done by getting coffee shop insurance.  A coffee shop insurance policy will provide protection for the building itself as well as things like liability claims, theft and tools and cash.…