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Using a courier – the basics

September 12, 2011

If you’ve never used a courier before check out this blog and discover answers to some frequently asked questions.

1. What do couriers do?

Couriers offer an alternative to Royal Mail if you need a parcel collection or delivery. Couriers will collect your parcel, move it through their distribution network and deliver it to your recipient.

What’s more couriers offer choice.

You will discover a range of different delivery specifications and prices meaning you should be able to find a product that suits your needs and budget.

Couriers deliver parcels for businesses and consumers. Maybe you are a professional and have some important documents that need to be delivered by tomorrow morning, or perhaps you have a birthday present that needs to get to Scotland for next week. Whatever your delivery requirements there will be a product to suit you.

What’s more contrary to popular belief you don’t need to post in bulk to use a courier. Couriers will be happy to collect just one parcel as well as a pile!

2. Can I post anything with a courier?

No you can’t.

While couriers can handle most things including bulky items, awkward shapes, fragile parcels as well as valuables, some items are prohibited because of health and safety or legal reasons. Couriers usually have a list of prohibitions and restrictions on their websites but as a starter here’s a few common no goes.

  • Firearms
  • Live animals
  • Dangerous good

For a more comprehensive list check this link:

3. How can I find cheap parcel delivery?

The growth of parcel middlemen like has made it very easy to find a courier service that meets your budget. These businesses can offer you a discounted price – one that’s even cheaper than going direct to the courier because they buy collections in bulk and pass some of their savings onto you.

Meaning next time you have something to send you could benefit from using a courier.



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