Parcel Monkey can help you compare couriers and book cheap parcel delivery services for items of all weights and sizes.
Whether you’re sending a 10-15kg parcel internationally, sending a 30kg parcel in the UK, or have a whole pallet for delivery, just enter the weight and dimensions of your parcel into our courier quote calculator and we'll provide you with a list of courier services to choose from and prices tailored to the weight and size of your parcel.
We've put together the following information on parcel sizes to help you select the right service for you.
Courier companies use volumetric weight to determine the ‘bulkiness’ of a parcel and therefore the price to transport it. Obviously, the destination is taken into account too, as sending an item of the same size within the UK will be cheaper than sending it internationally.
To get an accurate price to send your parcel, all you have to do is enter the weight and dimensions of your packaged item into our clever courier quote calculator and it will calculate the volumetric weight for you, so we can provide you with a list of prices and services to choose from.
You can send parcels of all sizes with Royal Mail, but you don't need to go to the Post Office to book Parcelforce services. You can save time and money by booking discounted Parcelforce services online with Parcel Monkey. Our low-cost Parcelforce services can cater for small, medium and large parcel deliveries in the UK and internationally.
|Max Weight||Max Width||Max Length||Max Depth|
|Small parcel size||2kg||45cm||35cm||16cm|
|Medium parcel size||20kg||61cm||46cm||46cm|
|Large parcel size||30kg||1.5m||3m length and depth combined|
Hermes is a cost-effective UK delivery service for small to medium-sized parcels.
Ideal for 5kg parcels and 10kg parcels that require fully tracked delivery in the UK, this service is popular with both individuals and businesses looking for tracked and signed for services on a budget.
Hermes max weight is 15kg and they won't take parcels longer than 1.2m, so this is not a suitable service for really large parcels.
Through our courier quote tool, you can get prices and book discounted Hermes services for parcels up to 15kg. Anything larger will need to go via another courier. By entering the dimensions of your parcel into our quote calculator, you'll be able to find services which are available for the size and weight of your parcel.
Using our courier quote calculator, you can book DHL Parcel UK, DX Next Day, Parcelforce 24 and Parcelforce 48 to send parcels up to 25kg. Parcelforce services can be booked as drop off or collection and will cost you less when you book with Parcel Monkey than it would if you went to the Post Office.
You can compare the prices available at the Post Office to see the savings that can be made.
Sending a parcel that’s 30kg or more? No problem. Whether you’re sending within the UK or internationally, we can help you find the cheapest rate available.
For parcels up to 30kg, Parcelforce 48 Large is an economical option and you can book this at a discounted rate with Parcel Monkey. For items over 30kg, enter the weight and dimensions into our courier quote calculator and we’ll give you a list of prices to choose from. Our large parcel couriers include DHL, DX Freight and Tuffnells.
Both Tuffnells and DX Freight handle a lot of heavy and 'ugly' freight, they have a max weight limit of 500kg and max combined dimensions of 549cm. This more than likely will be a palletised delivery which they can handle, but you will need to have the item prepared on a pallet.
We offer a wide range of international shipping services, including Parcelforce Priority Global, which allows you to send items up to 30kg fully tracked to an extensive list of worldwide destinations.
If you’re looking for the cheapest rate for sending parcels up to 40kg overseas, find out about our Parcel Monkey services, Europe by Road and Air Express. These both provide affordable options for sending large parcels internationally.
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