July 27, 2012 07:18 ET

ipostparcels.com Prepares for the Olympics

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) - Parcels and Logistics company UK Mail and their consumer parcel delivery brand ipostparcels.com has been preparing for the Olympics for the past 12 months and has put together a robust contingency plan to continue their service throughout the Games.

As 24 venues across London will be used during the Olympic Games there will undoubtedly be severe congestion from mid-July to mid-September. To minimise disruption to their parcel delivery services UK Mail have drafted in extra personnel to respond to any disruptions should it occur. Opening times at collection points have been extended and have additional facilities in and around the London area have been made available to be opened at short notice should further capacity be required. Alternative delivery methods including smaller vehicles, cycles and foot couriers will also be utilised.

UK Mail's consumer parcel delivery company ipostparcels.com, has also announced the launch of a brand new promotion ahead of this summer's highly-anticipated Olympic Games. Their 'Parcel Pete's Golden Treats' competition will award twitter followers £5 off their next shipment for every Gold medal won by Team GB.

To take part in the competition customers of the parcel delivery service will have to follow @ipostparcels on twitter and retweet specific messages ipostparcels tweet every time Team GB wins a gold medal. Customers will automatically be entered into the draw by retweeting the message and at the end of the Games all the winners will be picked out at random for each Gold medal won.

During the 2008 Beijing Olympics Team GB won 19 Gold medals and with the London Games tipped to be a winning year for British athletes there is expected to be large numbers of winners for the 'Parcel Pete's Golden Treats' competition.

ipostparcels.com was launched by UK Mail in 2011 offering a next day collection and delivery for consumers, eBay users and small businesses.

Notes to Editor:


ipostparcels, a subsidiary of UK Mail, is an online consumer parcel collection and delivery service which has been operating since August 2011. An alternative to Royal Mail's over-the-counter parcel service, ipostparcels spells a convenient and cost-effective way to send a tracked parcel anywhere in the UK for next-day delivery - without having to leave the home or office.

Visit www.ipostparcels.com.

UK Mail Group:

The UK Mail Group is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK, offering quality, yet affordable, delivery solutions both locally and worldwide. With a national network of 55 sites and 3,500 drivers, it is able to offer customers a unique integrated service with a full range of time-sensitive and secure delivery options for letters, parcels and pallets. UK Mail is committed to pushing the boundaries of the post and express parcel delivery markets and continues to launch product innovations that deliver commercial advantage to customers.

Contact Information