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How to Send a Parcel Anywhere in the UK

Sending a parcel, especially a bulky one, can be quite a challenge, and it is particularly daunting when you need to ship important documents that you really depend on. The abundance of courier services can appear like a quest when searching for and choosing the most cost-efficient company one after another. The booking process seems to be not only time-consuming but also exhausting.

Packlink offers the solution to this issue - the online comparison tool. It is a platform where you can select a destination, input parameters of your package, and choose a reliable delivery company to carry out the order.

Read on to learn how you can book fast and affordable delivery services from reputable couriers.

Cheap Parcel Delivery Service

Packlink offers you the opportunity to choose from various parcel deliveries with additional features. The final price depends on the location, and the size of the parcel, together with the service. There are three main types of deliveries you can book:

Standard delivery applies to both small and large parcels, and you can ship your parcel anywhere in the UK. This delivery model takes approximately 3 working days, including pick-up and drop-off. If you plan to send a parcel abroad, the delivery time can be longer due to customs and other factors that can affect the speed of delivery (e.g., weather conditions, traffic). The delivery can also take longer if the location is remote and not frequently visited by couriers.

Express delivery is a perfect option for those who need to have their parcel delivered quickly, even on the next working day. Express delivery is good for any international business to satisfy customers with the undamaged item and rapid service. You can send a parcel with express delivery domestically in the UK or abroad. Packlink offers great prices for this service that is cheaper compared to competitors and highly convenient for business owners. You save both time and money and earn loyal customers that will continue using your services.

Economy parcel delivery takes a bit longer for your package to reach the location; however, courier service providers take great care of your item and deliver it undamaged. This service comes at a lower price, making it a nice cost-efficient delivery service.

For every parcel delivery, you will receive a tracking number, and you will be able to track your item on the Packlink website or the courier's official website.

Among additional features, you can also get:

If you plan to send large and heavy parcels, you could greatly benefit from a door-to-door parcel delivery service. This way, you will not need to carry a heavy package to the post office or a nearby local shop that accepts parcels. Instead, you can wait for a courier to arrive at your home or office and collect the package; it is particularly convenient if you send a big item on pallets.

If you plan to send a fragile item or important documents and are worried about it being lost or damaged (which happens very seldom), you can purchase Packlink insurance. The insurance covers the following:

  • Damage to the shipment
  • Partial loss of shipment
  • Total shipment loss

Before sending a parcel, make sure you pack it properly in a durable carton box or safely attached to a pallet.

Parcel Delivery Companies

Packlink has partnered with some of the most reputable leaders in the shipping industry. The partnership benefits both parties and ensures the lowest and most cost-efficient pricing for every parcel delivery option.

You can have your parcel delivered by:

Using the Packlink comparison tool, you will be able to get up to 70% lower prices on international shipments and up to 50% on national ones.

Parcel Delivery Prices

The final cost of your parcel delivery depends on a few factors:

  • Location
  • Weight and length
  • Courier collection and drop-off

Ensure accurate measuring of your package to avoid miscalculations, input the parameters to the comparison tool, select the location with the correct postal code, and click "Ship now". You can also add more than one parcel and request a quote for each of them. You can receive a quote almost instantly and later decide which courier suits your needs and budget the best.

Packlink Pro for eCommerce Owners

If you are a regular shipper and own an eCommerce business, you must know the struggle of arranging parcels, checking the deliveries, and requesting refunds, if needed. It gets complicated when you have over 50 parcels to send, print the labels, and ship them all at once.

Packlink Pro was created to aid entrepreneurs' business needs; it is free of charge, and there is no contract to sign. Our business tool allows you to monitor and manage parcels, use various delivery services, and handle large amounts of parcels at once.

In order to access the platform, you need to create an account to start using it. The platform is user-friendly and intuitive; additionally, you will receive help from us to assist you in finding the best offers.

Once you set up your account, you can link your eCommerce platform with your Packlink Pro account. This will help you check the locations of the parcels, delivery time, and other essential information.

Besides fulfilling your business needs, your customers will be happy with your speedy delivery and continue ordering from your shop. In case of any issues or questions, you will have separate customer service agents to attend to your concerns. The customer support can be reached by an individual phone number or chat support.