Sending parcels with Parcel Monkey is very simple. Let us know how much your parcel weighs and where you want to send it to, and we will find you multiple courier services to choose from.
Maybe you have sold something online or maybe you are sending a gift - no matter the reason you can use Parcel Monkey to find the cheapest way to send a parcel. Find out much it is going to cost, how quickly it is going to arrive and book a reliable courier service that suits your needs in just a few minutes.
You will need to prepare the parcel you want to post correctly so that it reaches the recipient in perfect condition. Have a read of the Parcel Monkey packaging guidelines for an in-depth guide of how to do this properly and check also that the item you want to send is not prohibited. Liquids or fragile items such as cakes or glass, for instance, are not suitable to be sent via a courier service. By taking the time to package your box correctly, you will avoid any headaches further down the line.
Once you have your item packaged, it's time to get a parcel delivery quote. It's best to package your item before you get a quote, then the measurements and weight will be correct when you enter them into the Parcel Monkey quote engine.
It only takes a couple of clicks before you can view the best courier services for sending your parcel. We can help you send a parcel inside the UK or overseas. All we need are a few details including:
Hit the 'Get Quote and Book' button and then it's up to you to choose how you want to send the parcel as we will provide a range of courier services suitable for your exact needs.
When thinking about how to send a parcel you should consider a few things before you choose the courier you want to book.
If you are wondering how to send a parcel in the UK, we have a selection of delivery services from urgent Same Day delivery to the specialist pallet and heavy goods courier services.
We offer cheap parcel delivery no matter the size or weight of your box using well-known courier services such as Parcelforce, DPD, UK Mail, DHL and many more.
If you want to post a parcel internationally, we can help you send that too, we collect all the required customs information in the booking process so shipping overseas is seamless.
In order to complete the booking, we need to collect a little more information from you about the recipient and the size of your parcel, as well as the contents which will take just a minute or two to complete.
Once we have all of this information - hit 'Book Now' to complete the order process. When payment is confirmed - we will send you over any shipping labels to attach to your box. Some domestic services do not need a printer - but we will send an optional label for you.
For international shipments, you may be required to print out the Customs Documents and attach them to box. Take the time to ensure you complete customs docs carefully and give full details of the items you are shipping. We offer further advice on sending parcels abroad here.
NOTE - Always provide a contact number for the recipient in case the courier or Customs need to contact them about their parcel.
For many of our customers posting a parcel at the Post Office is still the easiest method. What you can do, however, is send a parcel at the Post Office for a cheaper rate by booking a Parcelforce courier service online with Parcel Monkey.
Use the Parcel Monkey courier comparison quote engine and choose a Parcelforce Drop Off service, complete your order, print the labels and drop off at your local Post Office. As we send so many parcels with Parcelforce, you can use our discounted rates - which are cheaper still if you drop off at a Depot!
You can also book a collection from your home or work address with Parcelforce if you prefer to avoid the hassle of going to the Post Office.
DPD has become one of the most popular courier services and you can book them online with Parcel Monkey at a discounted price.
There are two methods for sending a parcel with DPD -
DPD Pickup - where you drop off your package at a local store
DPD Collections - where a courier will come and collect your parcel from your home or work
Courier collection services make sending a parcel very simple as you can send a parcel to almost anywhere in the world without even stepping out of the front door! It saves you a trip to the Post Office and all you need to do is book the courier to come on your preferred date and they will come and collect from you.
Not all parcels are small and easy to send, so collected services for big, bulky or heavy items are very popular with our customers. Not only this, we offer huge savings on moving large parcels as we have excellent rates with couriers such as Parcelforce, DX Freight, and Tuffnells.
Start saving money on courier services and make your first Parcel Monkey order today!