It is Pancake Day today! Many people get together to make their own pancakes or they buy them from available stores, but if you fancy baking some pancakes for a foreign friend or relative, here are some tips to getting them shipped fresh and ready to eat.
Make sure to prepare all foods immediately before packing and mailing to ensure maximum freshness, however let all foods cool completely before boxing them up and shipping, as hotter foods can cause condensation on the inside of the container used to post them.
To ensure freshness, choose the fastest shipping method available. You can even request urgent shipping from various companies.
Cookies and various other baked goods with sticky glazes and iced decorations can be protected by putting sheets of waxed paper in between each layer. Also avoid sending muffins and cookies with moist fillings or frostings as they can become sticky or soft at room temperature.
Make sure to check your local post office restrictions to see what types of goods can be posted internationally. At RAND Logistics we can ensure top quality postage at competitive rates. Contact us for more information.
In continuation with the theme of the Year of the Horse, a series of commemorative stamps has been printed to recognise the efforts made by horses in British society today. Although contribution by horses in British society has dramatically reduced since the invention of the motor car, horses are still used in day to day tasks such as pulling lumber, as members of the Queen’s guard, and in many leisure and sporting events.
Horses are incredibly trusting and affectionate animals. They can provide true support to those who need it, and are one of the most commonly used working animals in the UK. To commemorate this year of the horse, British post offices have announced a series of horse-themed stamps available in 2014. Traditional circus and fairground festivals often have horse-drawn carts and many farmers use horses to pull tilling equipment, so equines still have a huge role in today’s workplace!
If you were thinking of sending a package or a gift to a friend or relative abroad, or you were looking at setting up your business with regular deliveries between the UK and the rest of the world, look to RAND Logistics for first rate, competitive service.
Why not use your unwanted junk mail as padding for sending far more important, more delicate packages? Shred the junk mail and use it to pack bags, clothes or as extra padding for heavy consoles that you want to send by post. Or if you have an item that you want to send, but the box is too big for the item, you can thickly pack the item with junk mail (shredded, so that your recipient doesn’t get annoyed at your handouts!) so that the gift cannot move within the bigger box.
For even more delicate parcels, like glass or china, you can wrap them in junk mail and thickly pack junk mail around them by balling up the paper. You save a lot of money on packing paper, plus you are helping the environment by reusing your unwanted junk mail!
Or alternatively you can always donate your unwanted junk mail paper to a children’s craft library or nursery, so that they can put your cast offs to better use. Make sure to destroy or remove your address from anything you send on to another recipient, as this could be used against you, or to even send you more spam and junk mail.
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