Just like letter services - the postage rate you will be given will depend on some factors.
For the smallest of parcels, or what the Royal Mail call "large letter", we're probably not the best shipping solution for you. But when it comes to larger parcels we can offer a significant reduction on traditional courier services.
Our Post Office prices for parcels are often cheaper than prices available at the Post Office counter due to the volumes of parcels we post with Parcelforce, which means we have discounted rates which we pass on to you.
To work out the postage costs for your parcel, whether you are posting it within the UK or abroad, just enter your parcel weight and dimensions to compare and book our low-cost parcel postage rates.
Essentially all calculations, with us or with Royal Mail or Parcelforce, are calculated by looking at the dimensions of your parcel and its weight and then using that to look to see which parcel delivery services are available and then displaying the price.
It's certainly no different than using, say, the Royal Mail's online postage calculator. Hopefully, we've streamlined the process so that the available options and prices are very clear, and cheaper of course!
When you drop off a letter or package at the Post Office, they'll check the dimensions of your item to ensure the correct prices are charged. If you are sending a parcel abroad, you might be surprised at how much you will need to pay, but by using our postage calculator, the Parcel Monkey quote engine, you can find out what other options are open to you.
This is useful for eBay sellers, or for anyone selling on an online marketplace, as you can see how much it is going to cost to post a parcel before listing the shipping fees. Likewise, if you are planning to post a gift, you can check up on the delivery costs before you book.
When you send a parcel via a courier with a collection service, we are reliant on being given the correct information to establish the which services are relevant and which prices to charge, and once you have this info you can decide if it is more convenient for the courier to pick up, or that you can save additional money by dropping off.
Most of our UK postage couriers deliver the next working day and all these services come with full tracking so that you and the recipient can follow the parcel until it is delivered.
This is where we can offer great postage rates, and where you can make the biggest savings.
We have a wide variety of large and heavy courier services that serve to offer our customers the range of choice they require. We can provide you with the cheapest prices for parcels from 15kg to those items like car parts that can weigh over 50kg and might even need to be transported on a pallet.
As we serve over 200 destinations around the world it would be a very long list if we chose to list all of our international postage rates for the different weight bands, all we can suggest is that you just add your details into the postage calculator above and see if our prices are cheap enough for you. We also offer an additional road service to European destinations to further offer a great choice.
We believe we do, just like the traditional mail service we can offer your parcel to be delivered next day, however, on a door to door basis. Even if you are looking for same day delivery we can help, and you can't get quicker than that! Bicycle couriers are available for those sending items in and around London too.
On a metaphorical basis we also believe we offer a first class service, if you wish to confirm this, you can check our unfiltered list of customer reviews.
No, you won't need any stamps. When you book online payment will be taken then, but for some of the services, you'll need to print off a delivery label that you'll need to secure to your parcel. A couple of our services don't require a printer as the courier will bring the label for you. This will be clear in the booking process.
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