Postage rates depend on where the parcel is going, how quickly you want the courier service to deliver it and how big and bulky it is. 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 into our quote tool.
All postage calculations, whether by Parcel Monkey, Royal Mail or Parcelforce, are calculated by looking at the dimensions of your parcel and its weight. This is then used to determine which parcel delivery services are best and then displaying the cheapest prices for you.
Our tool is certainly no different than using the Royal Mail's online postage calculator but hopefully, we've streamlined the process so that the available options and prices are both clearer and cheaper.
The tool is useful for eBay sellers, or for anyone selling on an online marketplace: 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.
Parcel Monkey offer UK Postage with DPD from as little as £5.95 + VAT. Booking with us is simple, go online to get a great price, print off the shipping label, stick it to the box, and take it to any DPD Pickup Shop.
Don’t use DPD? No problem! We work with lots of other UK postage operators including DHL, DX and Parcelforce too. 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.
You can beat high Post Office prices by pre-booking a Parcelforce service online via our courier comparison site. To find out the cost of your domestic delivery just add the dimensions of the parcel into our quote form and you’ll be offered a range of prices to choose from.
We serve over 200 destinations around the world and it would be a very long list if we showed you all of our international postage costs for all the different weight bands.
So, we suggest you add your details into the postage calculator and see if our prices are cheap enough for you (for those of you sending parcels to Europe, we also offer a road service to European destinations).
To give you an example, say you’re planning to send a parcel to the USA weighing 20kg with dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm. With Parcel Monkey Parcelforce Drop Off you can send that parcel for only £42.69. Plus, we provide you with all the customs forms and shipping labels so you can just print it out and attach to your parcel.
Whereas, the cheapest price available at the Post Office (Royal Mail Price Finder) would be over £110 with a longer transit time (ours only takes 3-4 days transit), and the direct courier price would be £158. Not to mention, you would still need to take it to a Depot (not a Post Office) — which is just more hassle than you need.
The amount you can save by booking a courier online goes up the heavier the parcel you send. Posting a large parcel of around 25kg with dimensions of 70cm x 70cm x 70cm will cost around £30 + VAT with us (when using Parcelforce 48).
You won't be able to send a parcel that large at the Post Office, and if you book directly with the courier, you will be looking to pay around £50. So if you have something like alloy wheels to send, you will soon realise that having a courier come to collect is much easier than lugging all your items to a depot or a post office!
If you are trying to send a parcel that weighs over 35kg, you’ll likely need a large item specialist. Luckily we have discounted rates with couriers who handle these types of items such as, DX or Tuffnells.
From under £25 + VAT, these couriers handle big, bulky, and long items that are normally costly to deliver.
If you are looking to send a parcel that’s quite large but you don’t have any transport of your own (something like 50cm x 50cm x 50cm and weighing 15kg). Our current ‘collect’ service starts from just £9.89 + VAT.
Alternatively, if you do have transport, just drop off your parcel at a Post Office and use the same Parcelforce 48-hour service for just £7.65 + VAT.
Courier collections allow you to send a parcel without even leaving the house or the office. How does it work? Well, the courier comes directly to you to collect the parcel, which means that there is no need for you to queue the Post Office!
Our Next Day collected services can be purchased for under £7 + VAT. So not only can you send parcels from your doorstep, but they will also arrive the next day to your recipient. If you would like a courier to come and collect your parcel or parcels, we offer DHL Parcel UK, DX and Parcelforce options for those parcels being sent within the UK.
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