Expedited delivery is when a parcel is sent via a premium express courier service and arrives more quickly than if it was sent using a standard shipping service.
Parcels sent via an expedited courier are prioritised over standard parcels, and can be delivered in the UK as early as the next day, the following morning, or if you wish on the Same Day as the collection. You can also book expedited international delivery - allowing you to send a parcel overseas very quickly.
We offer expedited services that are collected from your home or work address, or you can book expedited delivery online through our quote engine and drop off your parcel at a local Post Office or DPD Pickup shop.
Expedited delivery services in the UK can be a quick as a Same Day delivery service. Many of our customers in major cities such as London and Manchester make use of Same Day couriers for time-sensitive documents or parts, whilst other customers often use Same Day couriers for local movements, such as the collection of an item sold online.
You can also book Next Day couriers who can deliver the morning after the parcel has been collected or just the next working day.
International destinations take longer to deliver to, but we have expedited international services available to book that will ensure your parcel is shipped overseas in as little as 2-4 days to most major locations.
You can book expedited services for everything from small parcels to large pallets, as our quote engine compares multiple couriers based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your parcel.
The majority of the couriers we work with offer expedited delivery, plus they often provide a choice of whether your parcel is collected from your home or work, or to Drop Off.
For expedited shipping in the UK, we have domestic delivery services with;
For those who need international expedited delivery services, we offer a selection of couriers, plus we have some hybrid services too which are collected by Parcelforce and delivered overseas by DHL, branded as Parcel Monkey Air Express.
Delivery times are the main difference between standard shipping and expedited delivery services. If you have an urgent or time-sensitive parcel and need it to arrive as quickly as possible, you should look to use an expedited courier. You will also enjoy full tracking and can share this important information with the recipient too.
The Parcel Monkey shipment number can be used on our site and we will show all the tracking events the couriers report back to us, whilst you can also take a note of the tracking number on the shipping labels and track directly on the courier website.
Expedited shipping costs will vary depending on which courier your book, how quickly the item will get delivered and where you are shipping to. If you want to send a parcel abroad, it will cost more than sending one in the UK.
You can get multiple shipping prices in seconds via our courier comparison quote engine and you can then see which expedited service suits your budget and required transit times.
One thing is for sure, booking expedited delivery online can save you a lot of money, we have huge discounts compared to those rates available at the Post Office counter - we are even cheaper than booking a courier directly online as we provide the couriers with a vast number of parcels in return for favourable delivery prices.
If you need a reliable expedited delivery service for your Amazon or eBay orders, we can help. We have discounted shipping rates with the premium expedited couriers due to the volumes of parcels we ship with them. With Parcel Monkey you don’t have to pay any monthly fees or have a certain volume to access better prices, you can use our quote engine as and when you need it but enjoy cheaper shipping.
We also offer free protection cover on some services, full tracking so you can check your parcel has arrived with the customer and low costs always on a range of expedited services, You can choose whichever expedited delivery option you want based on price for your destination.