If you have either arranged the delivery of a parcel to a UK address or abroad by Parcelforce then you have the option of having it collected from your address or, if it is more convenient, you can drop it off at the Parcelforce depot to the south of the city, just the other side of Bamber Bridge and located in the middle of the M6, M61 and M65 triangle.
If you have a parcel being delivered by Parcelforce you also have the option at dropping it off to a Post Office in Preston itself or around the city such as the North Road Post office or the one on Plungington Road, Ashton Lane Ends, Blackpool Road, by the Cemetery, Greenland’s, Ribbleton etc.
As of August 2015 you can now drop off your parcels at over 2,500 DPD 'Pick-up' locations around the country - with ten within 2.5 miles of Preston's centre. The closest ones are the Aston Phamacy on Ashton Street, the Hughes shop on Ribblton Lane, the Halfords store to the west of the centre by the marina, and the Rowlands pharmacy as you head out, south west on the Liverpool Road.
The address for the closest to the city centre is:
Updated March 2015: The Post Office Drop off option is now available for domestic parcels being sent via Parcelforce' 24 or 48 service.
Next day delivery by 6pm (1 days)
Delivery within 2 working days (2 days)
Unit 261Carnfield Place, Walton Summet Center, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AN
1-2 Day Delivery to the UK Mainland.
Take your parcel to any of the 2500 pick-up shops listed at the DPD drop off locator.
Have your item collected and delivered the same day by express courier in the UK. Learn more.
Comments from customers who have sent parcels from Preston.
My 4kg parcel was collected from my Lancashire home on 29th December and was delivered to my son in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd January intact and secure. Brilliant perfomance and service, well done, Id give more than 5 stars if I could!!! Thank you all. Ken Williams
Review a bit early as the parcel still not delivered. But price and pick up well received.
I have used this service for a few years now and it never fails to deliver
Great service to check the different delivery options & always a great price! Booked a parcelforce collection & delivery for less than direct!
Easy to use, gives you all the prices and the carrier too, saves looking around various sites