Parcel Monkey can help you compare courier and book cheap parcel delivery prices for items of all weight and size. Royal Mail UK Standard parcel prices can be a bit steep when it comes to shipping heavier parcels within the UK or internationally, so this is where our courier comparison quote engine can help keep your delivery costs in check.
If you know the weight and dimensions of your parcel then just put them in the very short quote form and Parcel Monkey will give you a list of courier services to choose from. Parcel weight and size will impact the price of delivery, but by making use of our discounted shipping rates, we can help you pay far less than booking a courier directly or at the Post Office, no matter the size of the box you wish to send.
All parcels booked via our courier quote system have to have their volumetric weight calculated. This establishes a value that all courier companies use to determine the 'bulkiness' of a parcel and hence set prices. A very small item that weighs 25kg may not cost the same to ship as a big 5kg parcel.
Add your requirements to our courier quotes form and we can give you an idea if your parcel is too heavy to go through our parcel courier suppliers.
We can only give indicative weight limits. If you're looking to send parcels that are 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 5kg and 10kg you should be fine. Even parcels that are 12kg and heavy items such as boxes of books at 20kg should, generally, be no problem.
It is important to remember, couriers price their services based on volumetric weight so you will need to provide not only the weight of your item but all the dimensions. Our clever quote engine will then do the hard work, calculate the correct price for your parcel with the couriers we offer, even if you are sending something tricky like wheels.
We have you covered for 30kg parcel delivery services, from Same Day to Next Day, collection to drop off, just add your details and take your pick!
Have a parcel that weighs more than 30kg? No problem, we can still help with the UK or International shipping just put your dimensions in the parcel delivery quote engine to get your price. You can compare and book discounted couriers who can carry parcels in this weight category online through our quote engine and they will also collect from your home or work address.
Tuffnells and DX Freight, have very competitive pricing for sending large parcels sizes and heavy packages that exceed 30kg, whilst Parcelforce offers very good prices for items up to 30kg. Large, heavy parcels can be difficult and expensive to send, so being able to compare courier prices is important in sourcing a value for money solution.
Long parcels can be just as tricky to post as heavy ones. Couriers only accept certain dimensions so some fishing gear, for example, can be difficult to post. We work with couriers who can deliver not only heavy boxes but those longer items too. In fact, you can send items that are as long as 5m!
Some of our most popular delivery sizes include 1kg, 5kg, 15kg. Our best UK domestic price is £5.95 + VAT with DPD Pickup and you can send up to 20kg.
Up to 25kg parcel delivery, UK to UK can be booked from £7.69 plus VAT if you drop off and just £9.95 plus VAT if collected by Parcelforce 48.
However, a lightweight fishing rod, for example, might cost more if the length is over the couriers standard delivery size limits.
Parcelforce 48 is a firm favourite amongst our customers, as you can send up to 30kg for a great price. Even if your parcel is not only heavy but large too, they have a 'Large' service for this kind of item. You can now also book a 24-hour version of this service.
Both Tuffnells & 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.
There is more than just weight to consider when sending overseas from the UK. A 20kg parcel price to France, will, of course, be different to that of sending to Japan. Likewise, express delivery will be more expensive than an economy.
For heavy items, considering our own brand Parcel Monkey services whether that be Europe by Road or Air Express. These hybrid solutions are collected in the UK by couriers like Parcelforce, sent to a freight forwarder at Heathrow, dispatched overseas and delivered in the country more often than not by DHL.
The benefit of this is cost, we can be up to 50% cheaper than booking the DHL service, with the only compromise being a one to two-day delay in transit time.