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AllanChester

AllanChester

UK Postbox - Founder and Managing Director. He has brought postal mail into the 21st century, with the UK's first Online Post Office Solution...... iPostalMail - Founder and Managing Director. He has developed and launched the mail digitization data management system which provides powerful, scalable solution to the future of Postal Mail management, sending and delivery.... He can be emailed at allan@ukpostbox.com, allan.chester@ipostalmail.com and is @allanchester on Twitter.

 

 

Scheduled system upgrade tomorrow | 23 July 2014 @ 17:00 GMT

You can get the latest information on the upgrade status 
Status page | http://status.ukpostbox.com
 Twitter support channel |  

There are some great new features coming, so watch this space :)
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Today see's the launch of our Twitter support page and service status page

Twitter support channel | offering support for UK Postbox accounts, keep you up to date with the UK Postbox services status and the most popular postal and courier services like Royal Mail, UPS and DHL. 

Status page |  to keep you informed about the mail platform services http://status.ukpostbox.com
 
 

 

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How can you access your scanned mail in Evernote?

- Simply log into your Uk Postbox account
- Click EDIT on you profile page
- Add your Evernote email address to the CC email box
- Change scanned email settings
- Click Save

And thats it. Now, when we upload scans to your account they will also be sent as emails direct to your Evernote account and well as your email inbox!
 
 
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As summer approaches, the question remains: shut up shop, or take your business with you?

Summer is upon us. Your fortnight away is marked in the calendar, and the countdown has begun. But can you really leave your business to look after itself? Until now, it might have been a choice of closing or taking your work with you. With UK PostBox, the choice is clearer than ever!

Taking a break from work for a few days is essential to rejuvenate and so you can return with renewed vigour and new ideas. Apart from a break from working it gives you the chance to spend time with your family, new experiences or perspectives and the opportunity to reflect and think.

But many business owners still worry about what’s happening while they are away.

You could miss new order opportunities, lose key customers, and have heaps to deal with you when you get back as well as a pile of post.

Also working on holiday never goes down well with the family and it doesn’t look good to your customers either. No wonder it’s hard to relax

  

Keeping connected with UKPB:

Using UK PostBox while abroad, you can manage your snail mail as easily as your email. Your post will be available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. With your own secure UK Postbox account you will be able to easily view scanned images of all your post online, choose to have your mail securely scanned into a PDF document, then recycle, shred, archive or forward to you or someone else. With UK Postbox you don’t even need to let on you are away.

  

5 Tips for working abroad: 

. Have a fixed time in the day for working – agreed with your family

. Read and process your mail via UK PostBox

. Ensure you have Wi-Fi or a data card in your tablet

. Check your phone tariff allows for calls and data wherever you are

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The days we are closed over the Easter Holidays
Closed - Friday 18th April - Good Friday
Closed - Saturday 19th April - Easter Saturday
Closed - Sunday 20th April - Easter Sunday
Closed - Monday 21st April - Easter Monday

We are expecting a very busy Tuesday after Easter and have made allowances in the mailroom to deal with the additional post.

Did you know that you can now follow us, keep up to date and get support via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Click on the links below now so that you can keep in touch via your favorite social media service.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Google plus icon

 

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We have been working hard developing our Fully Interactive Mobile web application


This new application gives you a fully interactive experience, offering access and navigation from all tablets and smartphones with no app to download. 

It does not matter whether you use an Apple, Android or Windows device, they will all work the same. 

The screen size and content will automatically adjust to fit your device screen in both portrait and landscape modes.

To try out the Interactive Mobile BETA site please goto - https://beta.ipostalmail.net

 

We look forward to your comments and feedback, which you can submit via the 'Beta Feedback' button in the Message Centre.

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UKPB Christmas 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for your continued business and support this year.

Next year we have some exciting launches, including an all new new mobile app and a referral scheme offering up to £100 per sign up.

If you have any suggestions on how we can develop the platform or add new features that will make your life easier please click on the link below. We would love to hear from you.

Finally, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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Mailroom opening hours over the Christmas period are:

23rd December open 9:00 to 16:00
24th December open 9.00 to 14:00
25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th December closed
30th and 31st December open 9:00 to 16:00
1st January closed

Our telephone desk is closed during the Christmas period and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January.

Email support is available (the same hours that the mailroom is open) for technical, service and sales enquiries, please goto our contact page

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Want to shop online, have your gifts professionally wrapped, sent to any address worldwide, including your own Christmas card ?.... It's really easy with "Christmas wrapped up".

Take the stress out of Christmas this year, without losing the personal touch.

  • Order you gifts online and have them sent to your UK Postbox address which will accept all deliveries 5 days a week. No more "you were out" cards.
  • Write your own Christmas cards and send them to just one address, your UK Postbox address.
  • View your parcels and cards online, match them up, and tell us the address that they are going too.
  • We will wrap the gifts, remove all invoices/delivery note paperwork, securely package them up with their Christmas card and send out for you to both UK and worldwide addresses.

 

Remove the stress this year with "Christmas wrapped up" @ UkPostbox.com

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We have replaced our 0845 474 0812 with the new mobile friendly 0333 210 0812.

Calls to 0333 numbers are charged at the same rate as dialling a local or national number. If your fixed line or mobile service has inclusive minutes to local or national (01/02) numbers, then calls to 0333 are counted as part of this inclusive call volume.

International callers please continue to use +44 203 397 0812

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the smell of coffee and cakes, this Friday 10am at @ukpostbox for @MacMillan Cancer Support all are welcome

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From Monday 23rd September we will be posting all system upgrades, service status and insider tips on our Facebook page, Twitter and this Blog. To make sure you keep fully up to date please click here

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How can you access your scanned mail in Evernote   

  • Easy, log into your Uk Postbox account
  • Click EDIT on you profile page
  • Add your Evernote email address to the CC email box
  • Change scanned email settings
  • Click Save


That's it, now when we upload scans to your account they will also be emailed direct to your Evernote account and well as your email inbox

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Spring Bank Holiday | This Monday 27th
I just wanted to let you know on Monday 27th May, the UK will be enjoying the Spring Bank Holiday.

There will be no postal or courier deliveries, so UK Postbox will be closed.

We are expecting a very busy day on the Tuesday (28th) and therefore we have made allowances in the mailroomto deal with the additional post.


Do not forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with everything we are doing....
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Due to the adverse weather conditions, UK Postbox will be running a reduced level of service today. We will be available for any deliveries but notifications have been sent by the Courier companies advising that they will not be making and deliveries or collections today.

We expect all services will resume on Monday 21st January.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

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Our opening hours are:

  • 24th December open 9.00 to 2pm
  • 25th and 26th December closedChristmas_open_hours-2
  • 27th and 28th December open 9.00 to 4.00
  • 29th and 30th December closed
  • 31st December open 9.00 to 4.00
  • 1st January closed

Our telephone desk is closed during the Christmas period and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January. Email support is available during this period, for technical, service and sales enquiries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tuesday 18th December Second Class and Recorded Signed For

Thursday 20th December First Class and Recorded Signed For

Friday 21st December Special Delivery™

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Want to shop online, have your gifts profesionaly wrapped, sent to any address worldwide, including your own Chritmas card ?.... It's really easy with "Christmas wrapped up".

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This week we have seen potentially fraudulent credit card transactions/topups being made on our site.

We take security very seriously, with regularly monitoring for signs of suspicious activity and taking immediate action when necessary.
From today only 3-D Secure enrolled cards will be accepted via our site.

What is 3D Secure?
3D Secure stands for Three Domain Secure - the payment industry's internet authentication standard which has been developed by the major card schemes. Visa has called their version of the scheme 'Verified by Visa' and MasterCard have called their equivalent initiative 'MasterCard SecureCode'. These are both collectively referred to as 3D Secure. 3D Secure authentication requires the cardholder to register their card to take advantage of this service. This is a one time process involves the cardholder answering several security questions to which only the card issuer and cardholder will know the answer. The cardholder selects a password and agrees on a secret phrase, which will be used by the card issuer during each online transaction.
3D Secure can be thought of as an online version of 'Chip and Pin' technology, whereby the cardholder has a personalised password registered with their card that is entered during the checkout process.

If your card is not 3D Secure enrolled there are other payment options - Cheque, PayPal or Bank transfer.

Cheques (sterling GBP only) -
Made payable to UK Postbox

Postal Address:
Accounts team
UK Postbox
Unit 13
Freeland Park
Wareham Road
Poole, Dorset
BH16 6FH
UK

Bank Transfer -
Bankers: HSBC, 165-167 High Street, Poole, BH15 1AU. UK
Name: UK POSTBOX LIMITED
Sort: 403736
Account: 02047535
IBAN: GB62MIDL40373602047535
BIC: MIDLGB2111P
SWIFT: MIDLGB22

Please include your Uk Postbox customer ID number in the payment reference field

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The whole team have been working very hard to update our interface with a host of cool new features. So what have the guys been working on ?

New faster platform -­ This has been completely re-­written to ensure faster performance and a smoothewhats_newr interface that is completely secure.

New mailbox layout -­ user friendly with single click navigation. We wanted to keep the same feel and look but make it easier and quicker for you to manage your mail through the website.

Move multiple mail items at once -­
This allows the selection of multiple items and then you can request to scan, recycle, shred, store or forward in just a couple of mouse clicks

New Internal message center -­ You can now send secure messages to customer services or message the mailroom about a specific piece of mail. We have also added a new archive message facility that makes it easy manage your messages.

Delete item and scan facility -­ The ability to delete items and scans completely from the system. This gives you complete control of your online mailbox and security of your private and sensitive letters

Added tagging -­ What is tagging ? Tags are a simple and effective way to assign relevant words to mail items. For example you could tag all your bank statements with the tag "bank", then when you search "bank", all mail items will be displayed. You can add and edit your tags whenever you want.

Archive replaced with digital and physical store

What is digital store ? "The FREE cloud solution if you want to store your mail digitally”
If you want to keep just a digital copy of mail, your mail item scans can be stored in your "Digital Store" FREE OF CHARGE for as long as you want and your account is active. The files are stored as PDF files so that you can download them to your local computer or upload to another cloud storage system like Dropbox or Evernote. The actual physical piece of mail is shredded, for your security. This is the solution if you want to keep the digital copy but not the physical mail, and best of all it’s FREE !

What is physical store ? "Cost effective mail and parcel archive solution”
If you want to actually archive physical mail items so that you can retrieve and forward at a later date, you can move your mail into "Physical Store". The mail item is then archived into our storage facility for the length of time required. You can then at any time request for mail items to be retrieved from the archive storage and forwarded onto you. There is a price associated for items in Physical Store, this is dependent on your mail plan. Both parcels and letters can be Physically Stored which can save valuable space in you home or business.....Your mail is safe and secure, just a mouse click away.

Everyone in the team hopes that you enjoy the new interface and features we have installed to make it easier and more enjoyable to manage your mail . As always, we are continually listening to you, the user, to ensure that the features you want, get developed. We look forward to your comments about the new interface and any great new ideas you have the future development.
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