While firms struggle to deliver

Posted by North London Today on 18/02/2014

BUSINESSES are bracing themselves for the fallout from the ongoing national postal strikes.Simeone Salik, who set up Blindsinabox with two business partners after securing investment on BBC show Dragons’ Den, said the firm was already feeling the effect.Although the company’s instant window blinds are dispatched by Parcel Force, the firm relies on Royal Mail for sending out mailings.Mrs Salik said: “The ordinary post is just hopeless now. If we have to send out things like samples we’ll use the post but it’s a waste of time.“People are using email more, but there are very few other options.We are doing really well at the moment and we’re supplying our product out to Germany, Spain and South Africa now, but times are tough for other business and this won’t help.It’s definitely costing us money but the worst thing about it is that there isn’t any redress, you just can’t get anything back.”