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Discover the latest news from Apollo Cardiff, plus key issues influencing the logistics industry.

Why would you use Apollo?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

You've seen the advert - Man with van! - What more could you want? It has taken a lot of hard work to produce your consignments for your clients. All you need is it to be delivered in one piece, safe, dry, intact and on time. Well, if your consignments are important to you, if your deadlines need to be respected, it's worth using the services of a well-respected, reputable provider that has been in the market place for over 22 years. Take a look at some of the considerations - all of which we have covered here at Apollo Distribution Solutions: Our vehicles are •Safe and suitable for the roads •Regularly serviced up to date models •Fuel efficient for more cost effective…

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Whats in a Name??

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Your company name - it says a lot about you - or at least it ought to. And we were just talking in the office this week about some of the names of our clients, and how they came about. And then we started to talk about more famous names - like Lego (Derived from the Danish words leg got, or to "play well") or IKEA (It's an acronym standing for Ingvar, Kamprad, Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd. Ingvar Kamprad is the name of the founder, Elmtaryd was his family's farm and Agunnaryd was the village where Kaprad grew up.) Then there are other companies choosing names that can't be pronounced, or are often misheard over the phone - how much time is spent by…

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How difficult is it to Import and Export?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Why is it important to have the correct tariff classification on Exports and Imports? All goods imported and exported are subject to taxes and duties, although harmonisation codes are not required for items shipped within the EU at the moment. All items outside the EU are required to be classified in accordance with the harmonized schedule of the UK and each tariff number has a corresponding rate of duty. These rates will vary depending on the country of origin. Based on the goods you are importing or exporting customs determines which harmonization schedule to apply to your goods which will determine the applicable duty rate. The Tariff database is an interactive data base that will enable you to get an approximate idea…

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Uncertainty - why take risks?

Friday, January 20th, 2017

We are all facing uncertain times with Brexit, a new American President, fluctuating currency markets and poor business confidence is there anything we can be sure of anymore? Commercial properties, especially in London are on the decline , caution may well spread throughout commerce and industry, which means we should all do what we can to be prepared. One way is to take a look at overheads. Apollo could provide driver cover on a part-time, full-time or ad hoc basis, urgent deliveries. It saves employers the cost of employing a driver (pensions, paye, holiday paye, sick paye etc) together with the cost of a vehicle. What do customers get if they order a same day courier? At Apollo, a driver in a…

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Apollo delivery service Christmas opening times

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Find out when your items can be delivered safely! Same Day Dedicated Open 24/7 365 days a year from Small Van - Artic …

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Are you ready for Christmas? - Apollo Courier Service is ready to help

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Its 6 weeks before Christmas and it is essential to get your planning right for the festive period, to ensure stock levels and make the most of your marketing campaigns. There is usually an influx of sales orders online and through the market place, so you must ensure a good system is in place to handle the extra demand. You need to forecast your needs in advance, update figures and re-stock so that levels do not dwindle. This can be achieved with a stringent system in place, historic usage and clear and up to date supplier lead times together with a precise delivery date and time. Many companies have either been stock piling items ready for Christmas or have a…

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How do you stand out from the rest?

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Many businesses spend thousands of pounds trying to make, import and sell their products without considering how they will get these items delivered to their clients and the overall customer experience. Every business tries to control the customers experience via ads, websites and services - However, do you know what happens to the goods once they leave the warehouse? Do you know how the items are protected? Many companies don't understand the basic facts of packaging, tracking, paperwork and profitability. So be Careful! Choosing the wrong shipper can mean your customer may suffer a poor experience, resulting in the cancellation of an order! This can reduce repeat business and generate negative reviews and comments on social media platforms. Packaging and Marketing With the…

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How can freight forwarders save you money and time?

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Companies always stick to the same carrier they have always used, but as the market is so volatile these days how would a specialist freight forwarder save you time, hassle and cost to export? When you contact a specialist forwarder they provide you with specific knowledge that no call centre can provide. Before the shipment is sent, each client is aware of what information is needed to facilitate the smooth delivery of each consignment. As a freight forwarder, Apollo would complete all relevant paperwork and commodity codes to reduce clearance times and often can utilise their accounts through a brokerage service to pay any duties for shipper or receiver to get the items released immediately. Most carriers expect their clients…

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Why would you pick Apollo as a Delivery Service?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Established in 1995, we have demonstrated 21 years of expertise in the logistics field. We provide a bespoke and robust logistics plan to suit your every need, from same day dedicated vehicles through to international shipments Worldwide. We can also help you to archive any files with our secure Cardiff storage facility. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year we can guarantee a time-definite and dedicated service to ensure that your items are delivered "on time every time". From small vans to artics we have a vast range of vehicles available to our clients. Apollo also considers more cost effective way of sending less urgent items with our combined fleet and chosen partners. From overnight door to door deliveries to…

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