Dorchester faces a similar issue to many towns across the country: most residents are going use the internet to book a courier company to collect a parcel from them at their place of work or where they live - purely because the local options aren't that suitable or are too costly. Using the 'send a parcel' link at the top of this page, for instance, you can put in your specific requirements and get prices from a wide variety of couriers.
One new option we have is the DPD Pick Up service, where you can drop at over 2,500 stores across the UK, including some in Dorchester and the surronding area. Just print out the labels at home and drop off at your convenience.
If you did want to drop off a parcel outside of traditional 'office' hours then this wouldn't be a problem - if you can make your way to the north of Poole where you can find a Parcelforce depot which you can use if you have previously booked your parcel online here and received your label. If you sending your parcel abroad and wish to make use of Parcelforce then you can also make use of the nine Post Office depots within five miles of the centre of Dorchester. For instance the ones on Trinity Street and Maud Road will be happy to process your pre-booked parcel if it is going abroad. Alternatively, you could have either DHL, Parcelforce, TrackPak or our own service visit you and collect your parcel from you.
Next day delivery by 6pm (1 days)
Delivery within 2 working days (2 days)
Unit 1to3 Alpha Centre, 15 Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG
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Comments from customers who have sent parcels from Dorchester.
Parcel force 48 was my choice and it took them 4 working days to deliver the parcel which was a bit disappointing.
Service worked well. List of prohibited items very long, and included a lot of unexpected items. Worth checking carefully before sending. Small point was that the bar code labels would only print at full A4 size which meant they were a bit large for parcels unless they are square and flat!
Good price for Pick up from home service (DHL). Would have been fast delivery (next day) if not for Easter holiday. Would use again.
Excellent service, prompt delivery, very good prices.
Excellent service as usual. I dropped my parcel at the parcel force depot on friday lunchtime and it was delivered to Copenhagen Monday. Quick service and a very reasonable price 8kg for just over £17.