When sending your goods or gifts, you want to make sure they arrive on time and that you don’t pay over the odds for it. The Easter bunny might be the flavour of the month, but the Parcel Monkey still has a key role to play for in finding the best courier service for you.
First things first, Easter is a well-loved bank holiday meaning if sending anything over this period you need to be on the ball.
For delivery in the UK prior to Easter, we would advise sending on a next day service at the start of Easter week, commencing 26th March, such as Parcelforce 24 or UK Mail. The priority services we offer, such as the pre 9 am, 10 am and 12 pm to ensure any gifts you send for Easter in the UK will make it there.
The last collection date available would be the Wednesday for a delivery the Next Day before Good Friday before the bank holiday kicks in and the couriers have a well-earned rest.
Of course, sometimes you can overlook these deadlines, and then you are going to need a get out of jail free card! This comes in the form of City Sprint, who offer collection 24 hours a day, every day of the year so they can always be relied upon to collect at your convenience.
Should you need an urgent delivery to be made over the Bank Holiday, just head to our website and book a Same Day service. City Sprint can also be a good choice to send more delicate gifts with, such as Easter Eggs, as they are taken from A to B fully tracked, without needing to be sorted at a depot.
For international delivery, grab an early quote and make a note of the estimated delivery time using our quote engine and be sure to have them collected with plenty of time to reach the destination.
We have a wide range of International Services from big-name carriers such as DPD, DHL, Parcelforce and Parcel Monkey International, so we can compare quotes for over 240 destinations meaning we can get your parcel sent, fully tracked to relatives or customers in time for Easter at a great price.
When sending into Europe, you can now provide your customer or recipient an hour delivery slot with DPD Predict.
Parcels can arrive in the majority of destinations in Europe in just 2-3 working days, but the estimated transit time is advised next to each service on our easy to use quote engine.
We at Parcel Monkey resell courier services, meaning we never actually handle the goods booked with us. We always advise packing the goods well to ensure they do not encounter any damage when being sent in the UK or abroad. Whether you book a drop off service with DPD Pick Up, Parcelforce Drop Off or you book a courier to come and collect from you, the goods need to be well wrapped up in suitable packaging inside the box.
Spending another five minutes using bubble wrap and polystyrene to fill all the voids inside your sturdy double layered cardboard box can make all the difference.