If you need a cheaper courier price than the express Next Day options, the more economical two-day service, Parcelforce Express 48 is a great value. The beauty of booking online via the Parcel Monkey quote engine is that you can save money on the 48-hour service, without losing any of its premium quality.
The parcel is collected and handled by Parcelforce themselves, exactly the same as if you booked directly or sent from a Post Office, but for a fraction of the price. The driver will bring a shipping label to the collection address, so you can use this service even if you do not have a printer.
Parcelforce 48 is aimed at people who want to have their parcel delivered around the UK, for less. The service is fully tracked, comes with FREE protection cover up to the value of £60 and can also handle large and heavy parcels.
Make sure you book before 10:30 am for a collection on the same day as you book.
You can make further cost savings by booking Parcelforce 48 as a drop off service, allowing you the convenience of dropping the parcel off at a suitable time for you to any one of the 11,000 Post Offices or one of the 54 depots.
Parcelforce 48 Drop Off is popular with customers who don't want to wait at home for a collection or require a time slot due to work commitments.
Whenever you book for a parcel to be delivered with us, we'll give you access to the full tracking facilities from with your Parcel Monkey account. You can either use our full PM order number provided to you at the time of booking, or you can use the Parcelforce tracking number on their website.
Many of our customers are eBay sellers, so tracking is key, which is why we provide all the tracking details you need and the option to add protection cover on your booking.
Generally your parcel will be delivered within 48 hours within the Parcelforce zones 1 and 3 which are England, Wales and Scotland excluding parts of the Highlands and Islands (IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE), and Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly (with the postcodes BT, IM, TR21-25), this doesn't include the Channel Islands.
Deliveries to those Highlands and Islands addresses take 3 to 4 working days.
Check your delivery Post Code and see what zone it falls in to be certain of your delivery time using this handy Parcelforce Post Code guide.
Send a large parcel with Parcelforce
Sometimes correspondence is late for parcel collection through booking online. Parcel weight and size can be an issue, but is always resolvable. If a plastic box is less weight than metal, sometimes postage costs can be excessive, especially when they say volume weight, but the seller and buyer might not know the weight. I got a box that got damp, contained water, which does add to weight especially when there is foam in a box. If two identical plastic boxes can be ordered for collection, which is cheaper, booking them separately, or taping them together and book for more than 1 metre which is slightly awkward in lifting plus at twice the weight. Plastic is light and cardboard, but if the person selling cannot determine weight, then is it fair on the buyer who has tried to balance both seller and courier service. Just some thought as to what happens during postage delivery and collection, some couriers just charge extra in spite. for a plastic box I got quotes for collecting a Pond Filter and I have the photos, in excess of £200 and some couriers locally looking to charge more than £130. Many thanks for your help, I still like Parcel Monkey logistics. Take care kind regards from Christopher McGonigle
Unit was delivered in working order to the Western Isles for an unbelievably cheap price!! had to track it myself and was informed it had arrived by customer before it was updated on the system.
excellent service every time i use them
on time, reliable and best prices out there! would definitely recommend their service!
Easy to use website. Fast and efficient service. Value for money.
great as always!
Fast and easy to use / would definitely use again
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