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Whats The Difference Between a Parcel Carrier And A Courier?

Friday 22nd November 2019
Apollo Distribution Cardiff

It's a common misconception that parcel carriers and courier services are exactly the same. However, the two are actually slightly different. So, before you decide which company to select for your parcel delivery needs, it helps to know the difference between the two services. What are parcel and courier services? Parcel carrier services are typically designed to deliver small individual parcels to customers and clients. Courier services on the other hand provide a much wider range of services. They specialise in bulk and heavy parcel orders. It is a more bespoke service.The reason many people get confused is because many local courier services like Apollo Distribution also offer parcel delivery and collection services. So, what exactly are the differences between the two? Understanding…

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Apollo Holiday Planning

Thursday 21st November 2019
Ensure your collections and deliveries for the holidays

How are you dealing with Brexit ?

Thursday 17th October 2019
Are you ready for Brexit?

Uncertainty still exists regarding the UK's departure from the EU, and it is difficult to tell how this will affect the general public and business, especially with movement of goods within the EU. Here are a few basic things that you can do to prepare 1. Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. These need to be obtained if you are exporting or importing any goods outside the EU. This relates to any taxes or duties that will be paid relating to the import/export. If you do not have an EORI number, you can apply via the Government portal [] which is free. 2. It is highly likely that customs documents will be required for all exports and imports. Apollo…

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Guidelines to Packaging

Friday 12th January 2018
How would you package your parcel to send?

Guidelines For Packaging Items Safely and Securely For Transport Whether you are sending a package for business or personal reasons, domestic or international, whether it arrives on time shouldn't be your main or only concern. Making sure it arrives in one piece with no or minimal damage to the packaging should be something high on your priority list. There are a number of issues that could arise from an incorrectly packaged parcel. The contents could be damaged, an item may become lost from the packaging breaking open, or the package may not be deliverable at all. Remember, your package gets handled by multiple people, arriving at several depots along the way, and although great care will be taken in handling your parcel,…

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Christmas Opening Schedule

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Christmas Opening Schedule

Check out our Christmas opening time. We are open 24/7 for same day deliveries!

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Why would you use Apollo?

Monday 2nd October 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 4th May 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 1st March 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 20th January 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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