Parcel delivery costs depend on where the parcel is going, how quickly you want the courier to deliver it and also how big and bulky it is. We all know how important cost savings are, so many of us will always question how much could we save by shopping around. Comparison sites are a great way to compare your options, plus you can also uncover huge savings on everyday things, like postage costs.
We have noticed over recent years a slight shift away from people being concerned about how quickly a parcel can get to its destination, to how cheap the cost to send that parcel is. A courier service is often cheaper to use than taking your parcel to the Post Office, especially at our discounted prices.
We pride ourselves on bringing you some of cheapest courier services on the internet. We believe you have a right to receive a fast, reliable, efficient and hassle-free service, at an affordable price and this is what our staff and agents strive for.
Feel free to compare our parcel delivery prices direct with the courier, or pop down to your local Post Office and ask them. Due to the volumes of parcels we send, our rates are cheaper than an individual or small business can get and we pass these on to you.
There is no need to pay a monthly fee or give us large volumes, you can send a parcel as and when you need to, using our cheap parcel delivery prices.
We might as well start off with covering our prices with parcels sent within the UK, and if you are wondering how to send a parcel - we make it nice and simple.
To find out the cost of your domestic delivery just add the dimensions of the parcel into the quote form. You will then be offered a range of prices.
We have courier services that can deliver in the UK from as little as £5.95 + VAT with DPD, which is simple as you book with us online to get a great price, print off your shipping labels, stick them to the box and take to any DPD Pickup Shop.
You can also save how much you spend at the Post Office by pre-booking a Parcelforce service online via our courier comparison site.
Courier collections allow you to send a parcel without even leaving the house or the office. The courier can come directly to you to collect the parcel meaning no need to queue at the Post Office. Our Next Day collected services can be purchased for under £7 + VAT, so not only can you send parcels from the doorstep, they will arrive the next day to the recipient!
If you are looking to send a parcel that is larger, perhaps 50cm x 50cm x 50cm and weighing 15kg our current collected service prices start from around £9.89 + VAT for Parcelforce to send a driver to come and collect your parcel and deliver it in 48 hours.
Cheaper still would be to drop off at the Post Office and use the same Parcelforce 48-hour service for just £7.65 + VAT.
The savings on bigger parcels are huge - booking directly with a courier would set you back over £20 and at the Post Office counter the price would also be over £20!
The amount you can save by booking a courier online goes up the heavier the parcel you send. A heavier parcel of around 25kg with dimensions of 70cm x 70cm x 70cm will only set you back £30 + VAT using Parcelforce 48 or just a tad more for the Parcelforce 24 Large.
You won't be able to send a parcel that large at the Post Office and if you book directly with the courier, you will be looking to pay around £50! If you have something like alloy wheels to send, you will realise having a courier come to collect is also much easier!
If you are considering a parcel of around 35kg, then you are likely only to have a large item specialist.
Luckily we have discounted rates with couriers who handle these types of items including DX or Tuffnells. These couriers handle those big, bulky or long items that are normally costly to deliver from under £25 + VAT!
As you can imagine with the distances being different for each country, then the prices will be different depending on where you would like your parcel shipped too and how quickly you would like it to arrive.
Our parcel delivery quote engine makes getting prices and delivery times easy to find. Just let us know where you want to send the parcel to, the dimensions and weight of your parcel and we will get you a list of couriers who can help, all for heavily discounted prices.
An example of how much you can save is a parcel to the USA weighing 20kg and dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm.
You can book Parcelforce Drop Off with Parcel Monkey for £42.69 and we provide the customs forms and shipping labels to print out and attach to your parcel, plus you can track it in full to delivery. The transit time would be just 3-4 working days.
The cheapest price available at the Post Office (Royal Mail Price Finder) would be over £110 with a longer transit time using a slower Parcelforce service. The direct courier price would be £158 and you would need to take to a Depot, not a Post Office- which is often more hassle.
We send so many parcels, the rates we are given are much lower than those one person can get at the Post Office. Our services are the same as booking direct, we still offer protection cover and tracking information - but we can offer you huge cost savings.
Find out more about sending to destinations around the world using Parcel Monkey.