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Business customers can now send urgent packages to reach American cities by 12 noon the next day thanks to a new service on trial from Parcelforce Worldwide.

The boost to International Datapost has been developed in direct response to customers' business requirements.

Currently being tested in the Oxford area, next-day delivery is guaranteed by 12 noon to all major US cities and 80 per cent of American business addresses.

Parcelforce Worldwide North American market sector manager John May said: "Business customers are increasingly demanding next-morning delivery to the US and this new service is designed to meet that need at a highly competitive price.

"Parcelforce continually seeks customers' views about its products and is always looking at ways to further improve the services available."

This new service is part of a joint venture with the United States Postal Service.

The enhancement of International Datapost follows hot on the heels of improvements to Parcelforce's European service, where there is a choice of delivery, to Paris for example by 8.30am.

A 'by 9' service is also being launched in the UK by Parcelforce Worldwide. Contract customers will be able to use the service - guaranteed delivery next-day by 9am - in August, with the service available to all in September.

John May said: "This wide range of express delivery services demonstrates our commitment to meeting proven customer needs and underlines our position as market leader."

For more information about the range of services both UK and International offered by Parcelforce Worldwide - freephone 0800 224466.

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SOURCE Parcelforce

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