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
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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
How can you access your scanned mail in Evernote
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
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
Our opening hours are:
Tuesday 18th December Second Class and Recorded Signed For
Thursday 20th December First Class and Recorded Signed For
Friday 21st December Special Delivery™
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
Bank Transfer -
Bankers: HSBC, 165-167 High Street, Poole, BH15 1AU. UK
Name: UK POSTBOX LIMITED
Please include your Uk Postbox customer ID number in the payment reference field