Many of the UK's great ports such as Plymouth, Southampton, Newcastle, Dover, Bristol and Glasgow have at least one courier depot located close by, and that's no different for Poole which has a Parcelforce depot to the north of the town where the A3049 meets the A350, by the Wessex Gate Retail Park. This makes it particularly handy for customers that aren't able to wait in for a parcel, but can make a quick trip to drop off their pre-booked parcels at a depot before or after work, or even on a Saturday morning.
We have worked with both of these courier companies to allow customers to book deliveries online and receive the correct delivery labels via email (or download from our system) and then take them to a depot. With Parcelforce this process is available regardless of whether you are sending parcel within the UK or abroad.
Recently we have further extended this offering to international deliveries with Parcelforce in that you can now take your pre-booked and labelled parcel to any branch of the Post Office and they will receive your parcel from you and give you a receipt. This can be booked very easily by the system as we show you a list of the closest branches to your location. There are plenty in the town and surrounding villages.
An alternative, of course, you could simply arrange a courier to visit you at your home or work and collect your parcels from you.
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Unit 1to3 Alpha Centre, 15 Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG
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Comments from customers who have sent parcels from Poole.
Given the madness of Brexit with the million and one different codes and prices one has to research and fill in everything went well up to now. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars is because it stated that the customs form should be in an envelope firmly attached to the outside of the parcel. When the parcel was taken to the Post Office the lady there said quite emphatically that unless the signed customs declaration was OUT of the envelope and affixed to the outside of the parcel (for all to see!) the parcel would be immediately returned to the sender. I think this should be made clearer. Its not even the case of being in a clear envelope, they wont bother to open any envelope they just want to grab the box, read the form and then send (throw) it along.
Excellent service will use again no problem
Great service every time. thank you
In these frustrating Brexit times getting a parcel into Europe from the UK was never going to be straightforward but at least Parcel Monkey had links to the governments interminable lists of second-hand or new socks! and what each was worth!! The only hiccup was when the parcel was taken to the Post Office for dispatch and as per PM instructions the customs form was in a clearly marked envelope taped to the outside of the box. The lady in the PO insisted that the customs form be taken out of the envelope and stuck directly onto the box (where everyone and his wife could see the contents) otherwise she said "they" would not bother to look inside the envelope theyd just send the whole box back.
polite and efficient delivery
Delivered on time, good communication ,item undamaged and good price for increased insurance .What more could you want ?