Clothing is one of the most popular items shipped via Parcel Monkey services, with customers using our parcel delivery quote engine as a way to save on booking a clothing delivery service. Clothing can be sent in bulk in heavy boxes, so rather than paying out huge costs at the Post Office, you can save by using our discounted rates. We also allow you to drop off your parcels at a local store or Post Office, or if you would prefer have the goods collected from your home or work address.
Our cheap UK domestic services are hugely popular as more often than not consumers in the UK require a parcel to arrive as quickly as possible. Next Day delivery can be booked in the UK using our discounted services such as Parcelforce 24 or UK Mail Next Day so you can ship to a customer who has bought your goods online or to friends and family, both quickly and cheaply.
When you use our quote engine, you will be able to simply put in your parcel details and get the next day UK parcel delivery service collected from as little as £6.85 + VAT with DX Next Day our cheapest collected service, or in just 1-2 days via DPD Pickup, where you drop off at any one 2,500 Pickup shop locations from as little as £5.95 + VAT.
Another option booked by our customers is our Cloud Shipper business rates, which is perfect if you are sending clothing in the UK and moving 5 or more items at a time. You can then get a delivery service from as little as £2.99 + VAT as long as you are getting five or more items collected from one address.
Even though clothing isn't typically fragile there is still some advice it would be worth taking note of such as placing them in jiffy or plastic bags so that they come to no harm whilst in transit with the courier.
If shipping goods to a customer a first impression is key in terms of repeat business, especially if you sell on eBay and want to maintain your great feedback. Parcel Monkey tracking can also be shared with the recipient so they can keep tabs on the movement of the items. It's very interesting to see the number of parcels we send throughout the year from our eBay-seller customers who sell clothing within the country and especially abroad when Christmas comes around.
Get the clothes you’re selling or giving to reach their destination safely and securely
We do have a generic help page about packaging but specifically for those people looking to send clothing via a courier, there are things to consider:
If you're sending items to friends and family and it's worth considering what else you're packing with the clothes if anything. We don't allow liquids, paint, aerosols, food, wine, etc. as they can damage other parcels going through the system and your parcel could be stopped.
Have a good think about the robustness of your packaging. Typically A4 envelopes won't survive the parcel delivery process because the odd shape of clothes generally creates areas where it can easily catch, while padded envelopes and mailing bags should be fine. We suggest, however, that you use strong cardboard boxes and ensure that they're well-taped.
Think about any buttons etc. It would be a good idea to secure the clothing well as fashion buttons and any other additional bits and bobs may knock about inside the box.
Can you send clothing abroad? We've established that the Argentinian customs authorities restrict the importation of clothing and Antigua won't allow you to import camouflage clothing. You might which to explore any restrictions before you send a parcel abroad with the customs in the country you are shipping to.
Sending clothes overseas can be done cheaply using our discounted international courier services. Large and heavy boxes full of t-shirts, shoes, dresses and more are frequently shipped to all corners of the world but for a fraction of the cost, you could obtain direct with a courier or at the Post Office. Not only this, many of the Parcel Monkey services are collected from your home or work address, so you do not have to queue at the Post Office with a big box.
A popular way to send clothes to a long haul destination is via Parcel Monkey Air Express, as this express courier service comes with full tracking and a quick transit time for half the price of DHL. The only difference is generally it takes one day longer, so for competitive pricing for a full box of clothes, this is often the go-to choice.
IMPORTANT- When you send clothes overseas there may often be checks in Customs, so be sure to provide a detailed overview on your Customs invoice not just listing clothing, but an in-depth overview of the colour, type and number of items in your box to avoid any hold-ups or delays.