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How do I send a courier parcel as cheap as possible?

September 26, 2011

If you have an on-line retail business you probably rely on Royal Mail or a courier service to fulfil your orders. In addition you’ll want the cheapest delivery service possible because postage and packaging eats into your profits.

How do you get cheap parcel delivery?

There are a number of ways you can reduce your delivery costs. Here are three ideas:

1. Choose a 48 hour service.

Unless your customer urgently needs their item, they may not mind waiting an extra day to receive their purchase.

Therefore you could use a 48 hour express service as opposed to a Next Day delivery. Whilst these products maybe cheaper, they still offer tracking, delivery guarantees as well as insurance.

2. Compare prices and products from different couriers.

Surprisingly, dependent on the weight and size dimensions of your parcel, the cost of a Next Day delivery from one courier may be cheaper than a 48 hour service offered by a competitor. It’s always worth doing a bit of research. What’s more there are some great free on-line parcel quote and book services which let you compare a number of courier companies in one place.

3. Search on-line for “cheap parcel delivery”

Here’s a really easy way to save money. Instead of buying direct from the courier, use a courier booking service. You can find them by typing cheap parcel delivery into Google. There are a number to choose from so to help narrow your search browse the testimonials on Trust Pilot.

On-line middlemen could save you money because they offer household name courier services – only cheaper. That’s because they buy lots of collections and pass some of their bulk buying discounts onto the customer.

Next time you are looking to cut your business outgoings, see if you can make savings in your fulfilment costs by searching cheap parcel delivery.

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