was a 2.1kg parcel being shipped to sweden. parcel force website said £20, monkey said £15. well good
do feel like I have been ripped off for years now though
whats up with parcel monkey? I use it last week and saved me a fiver on a parcelforce shipment. unsure how the fuck that works but it did
Just a broker innit.
If you can't send it as a small parcel with royal mail international Tracked/Signed then definitely loads of money to be saved using a parcel broker site
Every time I use them about a week later I will get "as per our terms, your shipment was too heavy / a different size, we are debiting you for an extra £5" and it starts to add up. I'm definitely not weighing / measuring it wrong either since I don't have the issue with anyone else. They are good apart from that but I just find it a scammy business practice.
I had that with Parcel2Go with a parcel sent to Hong Kong via Parcel Force. Parcel Force said it had a volumetric weight of 42kg or something silly - I sent a pair of trainers. They slapped a surcharge of £72 and said I had to pay it before I could use their services again. Fortunately the recipient helped me out, measured the parcel his end took photos and sent it to me, I also had a receipt from the post office when dropping it off that confirmed the actual weight. Sent them to Parcel2Go and after two months Parcel Force admitted it was a mistake and Parcel2Go dropped the charge.
Since then, with Parcel Force parcels I've taken photographic evidence of the measurements and weight before posting to cover myself.
Never had any issue with the hundreds of parcels I've sent with UPS, FedEx or DPD via Parcel2Go/Parcel Monkey/Interparcel. it just feels like Parcel Force can't weigh/measure things properly their end.