In terms of a directly competing for the UK-wide Large Letter service delivered by the Royal Mail - no. The size restrictions for this service (as of 06/12/13) are 35.3cm x 25cm x 2.5cm and a weight limit of 750g. None of our current services is focused on parcels that are of this weight and size. We specialise in parcels that are generally over 2kg - where our prices start from £9.49+vat
Prices for the service you can buy in the Post Office, even with "signed for" tracking should be below £3. Our postage rates just cannot go that low.
We do offer a same day service that not only caters for heavy items but also small packages delivered locally. This, however, in many circumstances will still be more expensive than the alternatives. The CIty Sprint Same Day delivery service is extremley useful for those parcels that have to arrive on time. You can choose a time slot for it to be collected, and the courier will collect it, with no need for a label to be attached. This is cheaper than booking direct with the courier as our customers can enjoy our special rate with City Sprint.
Well yes, there are. If you have many parcels, such as Christmas presents, it may be economical to have them collected if you do not want to, or can't get to the Post Office.
There was talk of implementing a restriction on commercial entities using the Large Letter service, but this hasn't been confirmed.
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