Whistl buys Parcelhub

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Whistl has acquired Parcelhub and its sister company Mail Workshop. The value of the deal has not disclosed. Following the purchase of the business, Rosenberg will remain as Managing Director and continue to operate the business from Nottingham.

Mail Workshop was launched in 2003 and provides ecommerce shipping and fulfilment, printed matter fulfilment, picking and packing. Parcelhub followed in 2010 and provides a multi-carrier shipping and ecommerce customer service solution for small to medium sized e-tailers who cannot access large scale discounts available to large volume mailers.

Distributing over 6m parcels annually across the UK on behalf of hundreds of ecommerce, eBay and Amazon retailers, the company employs 90 people at it its headquarters in Nottingham.

We are delighted to welcome Parcelhub and Mail Workshop into the Whistl family. It is a business that shares the same values as Whistl – providing excellent customer services cost effectively and also identified a gap in the market providing solutions for clients that could not access the services and discounts available to large volume mailers. Working together we will be able to optimise our current parcels services to customers and build upon our expertise and presence in the fulfilment market.
– Nick Wells, CEO Whistl UK

Parcelhub is a nifty little business offering useful shipping services to online merchants, so it is hardly surprising that it has proved to be a target for acquisition, and Whistl is a good and forward-looking delivery company that will be previously familiar to you as TNT Post UK.

When acquiring the a company like Parcelhub the secret is to interfere as little as possible so it can continue to operate successfully: that’s why it was bought in the first place.

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