Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:55

Mail Rail

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From 1927 to 2003, Royal Mail in London had its own Underground rail system, dubbed "Mail Rail".

The line ran from the Paddington Head Sorting Office to the Eastern Head District Sorting Office in Whitechapel.

It operated 19 hours per day for 286 days per year and carried around 4 million letters a day.

You can now visit the museum and ride the train, check out.

Monday, 31 July 2017 14:13

Direct Mail VS Email

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Why use Direct Mail? - Some interesting facts...

70% of the UK say "I feel that I receive too many emails"

13.8 Billion Letters are sent every year - 12,098,630 a day are direct mail.

74 Trillion emails are sent every year.

The average lifespan of a #DirectMail item is 17 days.
The average lifespan of an Email is around 2 seconds.

Only 44% of people could recall the brand directly after seeing a digital ad, whereas 75% could directly after receiving Direct Mail.

79% of consumers act on direct mail immediately compared to 45% who act on email straightaway.

Direct Mail generates a 4.4% response rate, compared to email's average response rate of 0.12%
Direct Mail generates 10% more customers than email (34% direct mail and 24% email)

50% of companies report using direct mail in their marketing
82% of B2B and B2C companies use email #Marketing.

Email is more widely used, perhaps due to low startup costs.

Whilst email works well for some situations, there are others where direct mail is much better suited and more effective.
57% of abandoned email addresses are because of too many emails.


For further information, or to discuss your distribution requirements with us, please call us on 01252 333500 

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:21

Don't live with Dirty Data!

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Don't waste money using Dirty Data!  Ask us about our free Data Audit Report.  We can identify house movers, gone aways, deceased and incorrect address information.

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:22

Daily Product Fulfilment

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Apex offer a flexible range of product fulfilment options for your business.  We have customers with online businesses that send anything from cosmetics, homeware and confectionery right through to business products such as packing tape and industrial gloves. 

We put together a tailored system in place to handle the picking, packing and distribution of these products.  Most product orders are handled daily and we use a wide range of postal and parcel services to suit the clients requirements. 



If you have an online business, however big or small, Apex can help you.  

Services we offer:

Secure Product Storage

Bespoke packaging supply

Online order handling and processing

Product collection and packing

Online stock control

Re-ordering of stock

Bespoke postal service options

Overnight UK parcel delivery

Worldwide Airmail post and courier services.

If you'd like further information about our product fulfilment service, please get in touch.



Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:33

Royal Mail Price Increase - January 2017

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Please note we have been advised by Royal Mail that they intend to change some pricing next year for both domestic and international mail. The changes will become effective from January 3rd 2017. The changes usually amount to an increase but not necessarily to all areas. We will advise you again once we know more about how the changes will impact the services we provide to you.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:53

Join us for cake and coffee

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Join us at Apex in Aldershot tomorrow Thursday 13th October between 10am and 4pm for coffee and cake.  

This is our first event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:16

Apex Christmas Opening Hours

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Christmas Opening Hours

Apex Christmas opening hours are as follows:

Friday 23rd December 8am - 12pm
Saturday 24th December - CLOSED
Sunday 25th December - CLOSED
Monday 26th December - CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December - CLOSED
Thursday 29th December - CLOSED
Friday 30th December - CLOSED
Saturday 31st December - CLOSED
Sunday 1st January - CLOSED
Monday 2nd January - CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January - 8am - 5.30pm

Please note that these opening times may change.


Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:09

Get ready for Christmas 2016

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To beat the Christmas rush, make sure you post before the recommended latest posting date.

Apex are very busy from now until Christmas, so make sure you give us plenty of notice when booking in mailings.

The following dates are published by the Royal Mail and are subject to change.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Client Services Team.

Last Recommended Posting Dates

UK Services

Tuesday 20th December - 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed-For
Wednesday 21st December - 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed-For
Thursday 22nd December - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
Friday 23rd December - Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

International Airmail

Sunday 3rd December - Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 7th December - Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 8th December - Caribbean, Central & South America
Saturday 10 December - Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 14 December - Czech Republic, Germany, Itlay, Poland
Thursday 15th December - Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 16th December - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Saturday 17th December - Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg.

Please note: dates shown are the published Royal Mail dates and therefore, we recommend allow an extra couple of days for us to process and consolidate your mail.


Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:39

Southampton Boat Show Comes To Life

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On Friday, the Southampton Boat Show will open. and many of our clients will be exhibiting at the show. Tomorrow we shall be delivering exhibition material as well as leaflets and magazines, so our clients have everything they need for a great show.

This film gives you a behind the scenes look at how the show comes to life.


Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:50

Supporting the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

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Apex specialise in handling publications and logistics for the marine industry, and this year is no exception 

We have a number of clients attending this years Cannes Yachting Festival, and we assist them with the transportation of publications and exhibition stands etc.

Apex are often asked to store exhibition stands and material for shows.  Once the show is over, we then arrange to have the stand and material transported back to Apex in the UK for storage.

At this time of year it can be busy, before Cannes has even finished, we are supporting clients at the Southampton Boat Show in Hampshire. 


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