Although many things have been digitized to keep up with the technologies of the modern world, stamps are and will continue to be, essential when it comes to sending parcels both across the country and internationally. Even though nowadays we type our letters out on the computer, and send emails and messages regularly, physical parcels still need to be sent by ‘snail mail’. So stamps are as essential now as they were when they were first introduced.
The first documented case of letters being sent and received on a long distance basis was in the 12th century, when Henry I assigned special messengers used to carry letters for the government. However the first unofficial ‘stamp’ was not conceived until the 1660’s, when following complaints made about delayed letters, Henry Bishop the first Postmaster General introduced the ‘Bishop Mark’ which consisted of a small circle with the day and month marked inside, to show when it had been sent.
This quickly became popular as the Postal system expanded to covering the entire country, whereby every city and town then had its own individual postmark. Shortly after this, in 160, William Dockra became the founder of a delivery system that would deliver both letters and parcels to the city of London and the surrounding areas; the London Penny Post. This system would deliver any package or letter weighing up to a pound for a single penny.
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As well as the Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year Festival having its own original set of postage stamps, nowadays you can even personally design your own stamps on various postage sites, and the creativity is endless.
Personalising a custom stamp on a parcel to China or elsewhere in the world could be your way of marking your business, or a cute way of making your envelope seem a little more personal, when sending gifts to a relative. If you are an emerging new business, a personalised postage stamp would be an excellent way to establish yourself as a reliable seller.
Modern day technologies allow customisation on a variety of levels, and postage stamps are just one of the many examples of these. Because of modern printing technologies, there are ways of customising everything from key chains to mugs to t-shirts, and giving a friend or relative a customised gift, no matter how small, makes a great, personal gift that they can cherish.
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Junk mail is an issue that most people have to deal with nowadays. Even if you subscribe to a removal service, there is still the odd occasion where a leaflet or two about TV licensing for example, can slip through. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a use for all this junk mail? Well with a bit of imagination, we here at RAND have thought of a whole week’s worth of different uses for junk mail. Starting with:
If you have any kind of small animal, shredding up some of the paper leaflets can make a great alternative to buying paper bedding. Just be sure that you don’t use anything too colourful, as some younger or smaller animals tend to eat the paper, and the ink may be harmful.
Budget confetti may seem like a half hearted attempt at celebrating, but nobody can fault your ingenuity, and your recycling prowess. Plus so many advertisers nowadays use brightly coloured designs and shiny paper, so shredding some leaflets and junk mail together could create some really colourful confetti. Try it!
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Everybody gets junk mail. Some of it is just slightly annoying however some junk mail can prove insensitive to the individual receiving it. For example a person who has recently suffered the loss of a loved one to a car accident would not be too happy to receive an advert for cheap car insurance. It seems unnecessary and insensitive. However there are measures you can take to prevent companies and businesses from sending you unsolicited mail and junk mail.
Send them a stern letter
Sometimes all it takes is a little communication. If you send them a letter back kindly but firmly asking them to remove your address from their mailing lists, they are legally required to do so. Keep in mind that this doesn’t apply to bank companies to whom you owe money, or to international mail.
Register for a Catalogue service
If you don’t want thick, heavy catalogues thumping onto your doorstep, you can register for a removal service. There are various companies that will provide you with the removal or prevention service for free or for a small charge, so that you don’t have to worry about having to get rid of large catalogues.
If you want to be taken off the ‘subscribe’ list, you can sometimes do it online, but these only tend to last around 5 years. For peace of mind indefinitely, write a letter.
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The first pillar boxes designed by the Royal Mail were in fact green, not red, to blend in with the landscape so as not to be an eyesore. However they blended in a little too well and the Royal Mail office was flooded with complaints from people who couldn’t actually find their local post box. The decision was then made to paint them red in 1874, which took around ten years for the repainting of all the post boxes to actually take place, so the iconic red post box was not actually fully recognised until the late 19th century. Although their design has not changed one iota since.
It is actually possible to send dead animals as well as live ones, so long as the packaging or animal itself does not violate local postal laws about shipping biohazard materials. If the animal has been cleaned and preserved properly, and is kept in an air tight container then it is perfectly legal to be allowed to ship it.
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We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve created a new mobile app so that you can use our services and get advice about sending your parcels abroad with RAND on the go! The app offers the same easy to use style as the full web version to make it even more straight forward to organise your courier deliveries when you can’t get to a computer.
Get quotes, book your courier delivery and track the whereabouts of your parcels wherever you are so that you don’t have to wait to get into the office or get home to find out where your parcels have got to. This makes our service more flexible than ever before. You will always have the most up to date information about your delivery for added peace of mind, and you can stay on top of things at all times.
Even better, it’s completely free! Get yourself over to the Google Play Store now to find out more and to download the app.