If you have a small parcel to post either in the UK or internationally, don’t pay the first postage price quoted to you, Parcel Monkey can help you make big savings on your small parcel costs and you won’t even have to shop around.
In just seconds our price comparison service will help you find small parcel couriers in the UK and compare prices so you can find the cheapest way to send a small parcel and book discounted services all in one place.
The price of sending a small parcel can be surprisingly expensive, but small parcel postage costs will vary depending on the courier you choose, the destination and how quickly you need your parcel to arrive, so it’s worth comparing small parcel prices and services before you make a decision.
To find out how much to post a small parcel in the UK or internationally, simply enter the weight, dimensions and destination into our courier quote tool for an instant quote. You’ll be able to compare prices and transit times all in one place, so you can choose the best price and service for your needs.
The Royal Mail small parcel size is restricted to 2kg with a maximum length of 45cm, width 35cm and depth 16cm. Anything over these dimensions and weight is considered to be a medium parcel, which is where prices can become a lot more costly.
The table below shows the difference in price between Royal Mail’s medium parcel prices (anything over 2kgs with a maximum weight of 5kg) and Parcel Monkey. Please note that all our discounted courier services benefit from online tracking.
|Parcel Size||Service||Royal Mail Price||Parcel Monkey Price||Savings|
|3-5 kg (Royal Mail Medium Parcel Size)||Royal Mail First Class (1 day delivery aim)||£19.02||£8.99 (DHL Parcel UK Next Day)||£10.03|
|3-5 kg (Royal Mail Medium Parcel Size)||Royal Mail Second Class (3 day delivery aim)||£16.50||£7.19 (DPD Pickup, 1-2 day delivery)||£9.31|
All prices shown include VAT. Prices updated November 2019.
DPD Pickup – This is one of our cheapest small parcel delivery services, providing fully tracked delivery in 1-2 working days, with a maximum parcel weight of 20kg. Drop off your parcel at your nearest DPD Pickup Shop.
Hermes Drop Off – Fully tracked delivery within the UK in 2-3 working days. Maximum parcel weight 15kg. Drop off your parcel at your nearest Hermes Parcel Shop.
DPD Direct – This is one of our cheapest international delivery services for small parcels. Suitable for parcels up to 5kg, this service is available to most major destinations in Europe.
DPD Pickup Classic – With a maximum weight of 20kg, this service is ideal for small to medium packages and provides comprehensive geographic coverage for sending goods to destinations worldwide.
Please note that services will vary in availability for international deliveries, but our courier quote tool will help you find and book a service that’s suitable for your parcel’s weight, size and destination.
Just because your parcel is small, it doesn’t make it any less important, so if you’d like that extra peace of mind, you can book one of our small parcel recorded delivery services, which guarantee a signature on delivery.
Hermes Tracked & Signed is our cheapest signed for delivery service, offering the flexibility to drop off your parcel at any myHermes ParcelShop, with the added peace of mind of full tracking and signature on delivery.
If you require a next day delivery for a small parcel, our discounted DHL Parcel UK service is a great option. Including a courier collection from your home or work address, you’ll be able to track your parcel throughout and a signature will be obtained on delivery.
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