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Can I send a parcel to the post office for collection?

Jul
22

Parcel companies are both a cost effective and popular means of delivery due to the customer’s ability to track and receive confirmation of the parcel delivery once sent. As such, delivery to a post office isn’t possible from the outset as the parcel can’t be signed for. Having said that, some parcel companies will redeliver […]

Can I send a parcel to a PO box?

Jul
21

The short answer is no you cannot send a parcel to a PO box. As parcel companies are primarily used to track and confirm delivery of their assignments, as well as for guaranteed delivery at specific dates and times, sending a parcel to a post office box is impossible. With no one to sign and […]

How much does it cost to send a parcel overseas?

Jul
20

Sending a parcel overseas isn’t as expensive as you might think, although the actual fee does depend on a variety of things, such as weight and size of the parcel you need to send. Parcel companies will require that you properly protect and package the contents of your parcel to withstand the rigours of international […]

I want to send a parcel overseas, what do I need to know?

Jul
19

When looking to send a parcel overseas there are a number of things you’re likely to be required to do by the parcel company to ensure that it reaches its destination safely without being held up by customs. Firstly, ensure that your package doesn’t contain anything listed on the dangerous goods list, most parcel companies […]

I’ve received a non-delivery card. Where do I collect my parcel from?

Jul
13

One of the most common questions relates to customers who have received a non-delivery card asking “where do I collect my parcel from.” If you’re not home when your parcel is delivered your non-delivery card should have the full address of your local depot for collection included, as well as a contact telephone number should […]

Can you collect my parcel on a Saturday, or Sunday?

Jul
12

Can you collect my parcel on a Saturday, or Sunday? No, parcel companies will deliver but not collect at the weekends. If you work full time it’s understandable that you may be concerned about arranging a collection that’s convenient for you without requiring you take a day off work. If collection isn’t possible from your […]

Can I collect my parcel without a non-delivery card?

Jul
11

Can I collect my parcel without a non-delivery card? Non-delivery cards are ridiculously easy to lose, often getting mistaken for junk mail and binned, or simply misplaced when put in a ‘safe’ place; should you receive a parcel non-delivery card and then lose it, don’t panic, all is not lost, you can still collect your […]

Can you collect my parcel from where I work?

Jul
10

Can you collect my parcel from where I work? Arranging for a parcel company to collect your parcel can be problematic when you have a full time job, but your collection address doesn’t necessarily have to be the same as your billing address. Parcel companies are generally happy to collect packages from alternative addresses, or […]

Can I collect my parcel from the local depot?

Jul
9

Can I collect my parcel from the local depot? Yes, if you’re not home when your parcel is delivered the courier company will leave a non-delivery card with details of where to go to collect your parcel; along with a contact number should you have any questions. Most companies will attempt to deliver on up […]

Cheap isn’t always best – the perils of cheap parcel delivery

Jul
6

When looking for a parcel delivery service it’s wise to remember that cheapest isn’t always best. Before you accept that cheap delivery quote or make any booking, always remember to run online checks on the company to make sure they’re reputable; there are plenty of forums for customer reviews that will pop up in a […]