Random Questions: Cheapest UK Courier?


Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

8 Feb 2009 19:28
need 2 items collected from london, about 15kg each, small dimensions, whats the cheapest online courier these days?
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

8 Feb 2009 19:37
parcel2go apparently
OnlyOneStop
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2813 posts since 3/8/08

22 Oct 2009 17:20
I need to send something guaranteed to reach its destination by Monday morning…is Parcel2go still the courier of choice round these parts?
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

22 Oct 2009 17:33
parcel2go is simply a go between, you still get to pick the courier.

A word of warning, if you choose parcel to go and pick the cheap DHL options, they will sell on the parcel to a 3rd party delivery company. I had bad experiences with parcel2go and DHL.

If you go with them choose FedEX(£7.99+vat), all prices are listed here:

https://www.parcel2go.com/parceldelivery-uk.aspx

andymakesglasses
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20148 posts since 26/1/06

23 Feb 2011 14:54
Anyone sent anything with Hermes before?

Seems to be cheaper on their own site than Parcel2Go, and quite a bit cheaper than City Link on Parcelmonkey.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

23 Feb 2011 15:20
Never sent anything with Hermes but ASOS and Topman use them, so make of that what you will
andymakesglasses
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20148 posts since 26/1/06

23 Feb 2011 15:23
Cheers robii. Pretty bad reviews but it's just a magazine so I might give it a shot.

I employed this company to deliver a basin to a client, the basin weighed 12 kilos, so i paid as requested, the " delivery driver" that turned up was an older lady in a car!

unfortunately a member of my staff mistook this lady for a customer and loaded the basin into the back seat of the car (the so called "delivery driver" couldnt manage it!)

A few days later we had a call from our client to say the courier company had phoned to say that they couldnt deliver the basin as it was too heavy for the "driver" to lift

Laughing out loud
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

26 Aug 2012 14:03
Anyone have any recommendations for large parcels sent abroad? Parcelforce is rape and DHL still seems very high.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

26 Aug 2012 14:09
Where exactly?
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

26 Aug 2012 14:10
Canada and US, I'm looking for.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

26 Aug 2012 14:11
Tried interparcel?
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

26 Aug 2012 14:18
Cool, thanks mate - that helps. That site just shows the ridiculous range of prices you can pay!
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

26 Aug 2012 14:33
I sent some trainers to France the other day and I think the most expensive option was over £100. Cheapest was £15, which I used, and they got there in two days
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

26 Aug 2012 14:47
I use transglobal.org.uk to book via UPS. Never had anything take more than 2 days to get to the US, provided no customs delays. Sent a pair of trainers the other week, was £23.95
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

26 Aug 2012 14:50
Thanks Bill.

My quotes are ranging from £50 to £120… dimensions are fucking it up for me rather than weight
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

11 Feb 2017 10:02
Who are people using these days?

Need to send a sizeable car part via courier within UK?
Rirawin
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9212 posts since 17/7/05

posted 11 Feb 2017 10:25, edited 11 Feb 2017 10:25
www.interparcel.com
www.parcel2go.com
www.parcelmonkey.co.uk

Usually use UPS, DPD, Parcel Force or FedEx with the above.
illwill
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3499 posts since 17/5/04

posted 11 Feb 2017 10:56, edited 11 Feb 2017 10:56
How big/heavy is it? Enough for a pallet?

Mate is always sending engine parts around and puts the job out to tender via http://www.shiply.com

Should be about 60 quid for a pallet.
2925mark
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1988 posts since 18/10/07

11 Feb 2017 12:43
Thanks, Rira. I looked at Parcel2go again.

It's a front grill. Probably up to 20kg when packaged, I'm guessing…