Parcel courier services have really stepped up in recent years to offer a professional reliable service.  Although not every parcel courier is the same so you need to do a bit of digging to ensure you get what you want when sending a parcel by a courier service.

Here’s a list of useful questions to ask when arranging a parcel delivery:

  1. What delivery specification do you require? Do you need a Timed product, Next Day Delivery, or a longer delivery window?
  2. Where is your parcel going? Is your parcel staying within the UK or is it going abroad? As a side point do remember that parcels being delivered overseas are subject to customs rules and regulations. This blog contains some useful information –
  3. Is your delivery address in a postcode exclusion zone? Deliveries to some UK postcodes take longer to arrive due to their geographical location (e.g. the Scottish Highlands etc).
  4. When is your collection deadline? Do you need a Sameday collection service (different couriers have different cut-offs) or can you wait until tomorrow?
  5. Do you need to minimise your delivery costs? Couriers must compete on price. It’s worth shopping around each time you post as different couriers will be cheaper dependant on the size & weight of parcel that you want to send.
  6. Are you happy to chop and change your parcel courier provider depending on what you send? This is a good tactic for saving money.

A really quick and easy way to get quotes from a range of couriers is to use and let them compare the courier quotes instantly for you. They also have a live chat facility where you can ask questions about what different couriers provide and get some help to choose which courier is right for you.

Make your parcel delivery easy!


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