Post Offices are traditionally the place you would think of when it comes to sending a parcel. As a result at Christmas time they become even busier than usual with people visiting to post a parcel.

How would you like to avoid joining that queue?

Well here’s a solution that could save you time and money. Next time you want to ship a parcel try booking a courier collection instead of popping into the Post Office. You’ll find it fast, convenient and perhaps most importantly affordable.

Here’s a four-step guide:

  1. Pick a courier.
  2. Choose the required delivery specification.
  3. Book your collection.
  4. Wait at your specified address for the courier to collect your parcel(s) and avoid a trip to the Post Office.


Yet there’s more! Couriers offer a range of different products. Choose between Next Day, 48 hour, Sameday, Saturday deliveries and even book collections for items to be despatched overseas.

In addition you could save money by booking through a parcel middleman service – simply Google “cheap parcel delivery” to see what prices are available. In the meantime here’s an example:

City Link Next day courier services are available from just £6.99 + VAT if you book with

The lead up to Christmas can be stressful. Choosing presents, wrapping them and getting them to their destination on time takes careful planning. Use a courier and you could save yourself a bit of hassle by avoiding those seasonal Post Office queues.

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