When it comes to posting a parcel, there are many factors involved in the price.
Parcel Monkey can help you evaluate all of these factors in one go, through our parcel delivery comparison quote engine, so that you not only get a cheap price, but you find the right service for you.
Keeping postage costs down is very important for small businesses and individuals, but at the same time, you still want to post your parcels with a reliable courier company that will deliver your items securely and on time.
We are able to provide our customers with cheap parcel delivery with some of the UK's most trusted and reputable companies at more affordable prices, as we send so many parcels they can provide us with better rates and we pass these savings on to our customers. Compare prices from our range of couriers to find the cheapest way to send your parcel.
No matter the size of your parcel, you can use our quote engine to get a delivery price. We help customers deliver everything from 1kg packets right up to pallets over 100kg and more!. Our cheapest courier services for a lightweight item is DPD Pickup, which you need to drop off whilst the best price for a collected courier service is UK Mail Next Day.
If you are booking a courier, it normally means you want a quick delivery so we provide a range of Next Day delivery options or you can even book some of the best prices with us for Same Day delivery too.
What many courier comparison sites do not offer including in their price is any type of extended liability. With Parcel Monkey, most of the services come with FREE cover up to £20 and Parcelforce services come with £60, again for FREE.
Not only this if you want to have that insurance that your items are protected against loss or damage, you can add further cover for a small cost. When looking around, don't underestimate this cover if you are looking for the cheapest price, as in the unfortunate event something with the delivery goes wrong, at least the value is covered.
There are plenty of small packet courier services allowing you to post your parcel for next to nothing, however where the costs start to mount up are for items that are 3kg and upwards in weight.
Our prices excel when it comes to heavier or longer boxes, as for an individual to post this kind of items can be costly. Where we send so many items, our rates for large parcels are very cheap all the way up to 30kg.
Anything over 30kg is going to need a specialist courier, so we use DX Freight and Tuffnells, which are popular for those looking for a business courier for spare parts and the items that cannot be sent using a normal courier service.
International postage costs at the Post Office remain very expensive, despite the huge numbers of parcels being sent to Europe, North America, Asia and beyond. One of the most requested prices is for international delivery and the cost savings our customers can make are huge. Rather than being stung at the Post Office counter, you can check out a range of international couriers all in one place using our courier quote engine to find the best deal.
If your parcel is not time-sensitive or urgent, tracked mail postal services are often best value for money. We recently launched eTrak a mail service that allows you to send to popular locations like Greece, Australia and the USA for seriously low prices. The transit times may be a little slower, but for low value and less important items, it can help you reach loved ones with mail or sell the new eCommerce markets. TrakPak is a similar product available to a number of locations and was actually designed for eCommerce.
Sending heavier items by Road rather than air can really keep the costs down into popular locations in Europe.
When you use our quote engine when looking for international postage you will soon appreciate that some couriers are cheaper than others to certain destinations, so rather than spending hours searching for cheap parcel delivery overseas, we can automate this process for you so that you always get the best deal.
Another smart way to save money and send your parcel the cheapest way is to book online and Drop Off. When the courier does not have the expense of coming to collect from your home or work address, this cost can be removed from the process.
Many of our customers use the traditional Post Office method, by dropping their parcel at the local Post Office, but by pre-booking online and printing the shipping labels you can enjoy cheaper prices.
Likewise, for DPD Pickup, the rates are cheaper than collected services as the DPD driver collects multiple parcels from one store location, so uses less fuel and time, meaning lower costs.
Reusing packaging materials can save senders more money too. Internal packaging can be recycled and used again as long as you protect the contents of your parcel sufficiently. Although new boxes are preferable, old ones in good condition can be reused. Be sure to move any old labels, stickers or addresses to avoid any courier confusion.
We offer further advice on packaging but by using a correct size box, and not a bigger one than you need, the price you get based on the parcel dimensions will be reduced. However, you should always ensure that you declare the box dimensions accurately as you won't want an additional charge from a courier for sending a box larger than what you have paid for.
Sometimes customers have been known to provide inaccurate values for the parcel contents on Customs Documents too, which is more headache than it is worth. Customs Officers in each destination will check what is being sent and know the true market value of it and Customs Duty will be payable on this. Misdecalring can end up causing you more delays and additional charges too.
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