Cheap Parcel Collection
Can I have a parcel collected today?
That’s a question we get asked a lot when it comes to our cheap parcel collection service. We imagine that this is quite a common question that gets asked to all parcel couriers, especially on the run up to the busiest time of the year that we’re fast approaching. As we live in a world where we have everything at our fingertips at the touch of a button, we anticipate other services, like parcel delivery and collection, to be just as quick and easy.
The answer is that it all depends on the time. The usual practice across the various typical couriers is that there is a cut off time as to when they’ll stop receiving bookings for a parcel collection on that particular day. The likes of Parcelforce, UPS and Collect+ will all have a time when they stop receiving bookings for parcel collection. This can be seen in the table below;
|Carrier||Cut off Time||Collected from Sender||Dropped of by Sender|
|UPS Express (Sameday collection)||11:55am||Yes||No|
|Collect+||5:00pm||No||Yes (find your local store)|
|UPS Express (Drop off)||3:00pm||No||Yes (find your local store)|
|Parcelforce (drop off at Post Office)||3:00pm||No||Yes (find your local Post Office)|
The parcel collection service that you choose will completely depend on the characteristics of each individual parcel. This includes the size and the weight of the item as well as how quickly you want the item to arrive to the receiver.
If you’re looking for something quick and convenient, you can use Parcelforce who operate on a next working day service or 2 working day service. This is provided that your booking is organised before 12pm but the courier will collect from yourself. If 12pm is slightly too early, UPS also provide a next working day service in regards to parcel collection. However, with UPS you would have to find your local store to drop your parcel off at for collection.
Finally, if speed isn’t something you’re overly concerned with and are in no rush, Collect+ provide a 3-5 working day service. Giving you a cheap parcel collection option that is much more flexible. Their cut off time is 5pm and all you need to do is find your local store to drop off parcels, perfect to fit around your parcel deliveries around your personal time.
As the above table and descriptions show, you have lots of options when it comes to parcel collection and delivery. Here at collectmyparcel, we like to show you all of your possible options alongside quotes so that you can choose the best option to suit you and your lifestyle. There are no contracts that need to be put into place, this can be used on a one-off basis or repeated if you prefer.
Parcel Collection Quote
Whether you’re new to regularly sending parcels or you just want to shop for the best deal to suit you, you can receive a parcel collection quote today using our online calculator. All you need to do is fill in where it’s coming from, where it’s going along with any weights and dimensions and you’ll be met with a number of options for you to choose from.
These parcel collection quotes can be used for both single parcels and for multiple destination deliveries. You can also utilise your tracking system that allows you to follow your parcel’s journey. For any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.