Whilst you want to ensure your parcel gets safely and securely from A to B, you’re probably a little reluctant to spend valuable time making it happen.
So how can you make parcel delivery a hassle free experience?
Here are three top tips.
1. Decide what delivery specification you need
In short, when must your parcel arrive? It’s pointless searching around for the cheapest deal if you have a delivery deadline to achieve. Here are your main options.
- A timed service: This premium option guarantees delivery before a particular time – and assuming you’ve met the collection cut-off, you’ll get delivery the next working day. The most popular options are by 9am, by 10am and by 12 noon.
- Next day: As the name suggests, this option promises delivery by close of play the next working day (again assuming your parcel has been collected before the cut-off).
- 48-Hours: This is usually the cheapest option and may be preferable if you’re in less of a rush and budget is more important than speed.
2. Search online
You don’t need to spend time ringing around couriers to find out the best price. Instead you can look online. Even better, you can use the free, no obligation quote and book service provided by parcel re-sellers such as collectmyparcel.com. Here you can type in your parcel dimensions and delivery postcode and instantly see quotes for a range of services from the big brand couriers.
3. Use a courier
You could send your parcel via the Post Office but you may find it’s less convenient. After all, it means popping out and maybe even queuing.
Instead, arrange for your parcel to be delivered via a courier. As well as being an affordable alternative, they’ll collect from an address you specify. It means you can stay at home or carry on with your work and still get that important parcel sorted.