Parcel Motel during Christmas

I’ve been a fan of Parcel Motel since the very beginning. As I buy online a lot, I find the UK delivery address very handy. I also like the fact that it is a locker based system, which means I can collect at any time fo the day. Unfortunately, the locker based system has its drawbacks – there is a finite number of lockers in each Parcel Motel. To make the situation worse, Parcel Motel have recently closed my closest Motel. My closest Motel now is twice as far away. It is well documented that Parcel Motel (and pretty much…

Returning Parcels with Hermes and Parcel Motel

Parcel Motel allows you to return items to a whole bunch of retailers. Some of these retailers are actually couriers including Royal Mail, Collect+ and Hermes. A lot of online shops in the UK will provide a prepaid label to allow you to return the item free of charge. However, often this label is only valid within the UK. So with Parcel Motel return service, you drop off the parcel at a Parcel Motel, they collect it and bring it up to Northern Ireland where it is handed over to the courier. It is extremely good value starting at €3.50…

Returning to Asos using Parcel Connect

This was the first time that I sent a parcel using Fastway’s Parcel Connect service. I’ve used it several times to receive items and never had any real issues, however, I always found Parcel Motel quicker and the 24 hour lockers give it the edge over Parcel Connect for me. I needed to return some items to Asos. They offer three free ways to return items – a prepaid An Post label, prepaid Parcel Connect label or return via MyReturns.ie. I used An Post’s ReturnMyShopping.ie service to return another parcel  to Boohoo so thought I’d give Parcel Connect’s return service…

Returning a parcel using Parcel Motel and Collect+

It’s been a while since I’ve sent a parcel using Parcel Motel but in the last two weeks I’ve had to send a lot of parcels so I thought it would be helpful to do some posts. I’ve reviewed sending with Parcel Motel and Collect+ before as well as using the standard Parcel Motel Send to UK Service. In the last two weeks I’ve used the following services: Parcel Motel and Collect+ to return a package to Amazon in the UK Parcel Motel return to Next service Parcel Motel standard Send to Ireland service Parcel Motel return to UK with…

Free Shop Runner with N26 Black

I understand this will only be useful for a very limited number of N26 Black users. ShopRunner offers free 2 day delivery to the US with many retailers including American Eagle, Newegg and Bloomingdales. It is designed to compete with Amazon Prime. Normally ShopRunner costs $79 for the year however it comes free with many US credit cards. ShopRunner is now available for free with MasterCard World Elite cards which includes N26 Black Cards. I signed up and it activated straight away. As I’ll be heading to America shortly I imagine I will end up using it quite a bit.…