Sending a large parcel can be a complex process. It can be difficult to know exactly which delivery option to choose when sending a heavy or bulky item, especially if you want to keep costs low. Most couriers charge by weight and size of the parcel, so this is one of the more expensive parcel delivery options available. However, if you have no choice but to send a large parcel, whether it is an item of furniture, a piece of artwork, or any other unusually shaped item, you’ll need to find a courier to cater to your needs. At Parcel Delivery, we compare the costs of a range of large parcel delivery UK providers with a number of the leading parcel delivery services in the country. This will help you to find a cheap large parcel delivery solution to suit your needs and your budget.
Cheap Large Parcel Delivery
When you’ve chosen to obtain a large parcel delivery quote, you may be mentally preparing yourself for a large bill. However, large parcel collection and delivery doesn’t have to be expensive. When you use Parcel Delivery’s comparison tool, you can find a cheap large parcel delivery to suit your needs, whether you are an individual sending a single item or distributing a bulk order for your business. Most of the UK’s leading couriers offer generous size and weight limits, ranging between 30KG and 50KG for individual items and no maximum for multi-item delivery. In terms of your item size, it will usually need to be between 2.5m and 5m in length as a maximum. The cost of your large parcel delivery will vary depending on the size of your parcel.
When you’re in need of the best large parcel delivery UK, it’s unlikely that you will want to transport it to your local Post Office yourself. For this reason, it is common for a large parcel courier to offer a collection service from your home or business. Alternatively, some couriers provide drop-off points which may be more convenient depending on your circumstances and the weight of your item. As with other delivery services, when you arrange large parcel collection and delivery, you will be given the option to track your parcel so you can keep an eye on the progress of your delivery. You will also be sent an email confirmation of your large parcel collection and delivery, so you know exactly when your parcel has reached its destination.
Large Parcel Delivery Prices
So, exactly how much is it going to cost to send a large parcel? This can vary dramatically between couriers and a variety of other factors, but at Parcel Delivery we aim to provide you with a cheap large parcel delivery solution, every time. To determine exactly how much your parcel is going to cost, you will need to consider the following factors:
The size of the large parcel – The bigger your parcel the more room it is going to take up in the couriers vehicle and the more difficult it is going to be to transport. For this reason, large parcels tend to be charged at a higher rate. To establish the cost of your parcel accurately, you will need to measure its height, length and width. It’s important to make sure that your large parcel doesn’t exceed the maximum limits set by your courier or it may not be collected.
The weight of the large parcel – As with size, a heavy parcel costs more to transport. For this reason, delivery costs are higher. To work out exactly how much it’s going to cost to send a large parcel, be sure to accurately weigh it beforehand. Again, you want to ensure that your parcel falls comfortably within the weight limit.
The distance you are sending a large parcel– The cost of large parcel delivery UK can vary, depending on how far it is going to travel. Sending the item from one end of the country to the other, from England to Scotland, is going to be more expensive than sending it a short distance between neighbouring cities. In addition, international parcel delivery is more expensive.
There are a number of different delivery items available when you choose to send a large parcel.
Special delivery – A recorded delivery service which will ensure that your item arrives safely to its destination. This is ideal for expensive large items as it provides additional reassurance. Special delivery usually requires the recipient to provide a signature, so it is worth considering whether you will need to contact them to ensure they are available.
Next day delivery – If you need your item to arrive quickly, then next day delivery may be the best option for you. Some couriers even provide a scheduled next day delivery service, allowing you to pick the exact time at which your delivery will arrive.
Standard delivery – The more affordable delivery option is standard delivery, which generally takes between 3 and 5 days. This is a great solution if you do not need your parcel to be dispatched immediately.
At Parcel Delivery, we compare a wide range of large parcel delivery services and couriers to help you find the ideal solution for your needs.
Useful Information About sending Large Parcels
Completing our quick quote form online will take the hassle out of finding an ideal large parcel solution. Fill in as much detail as you can provide about your parcel, including exact length, height and width measurements and an accurate weight, to receive a relevant quote. We will also need to know the collection and delivery address to establish an accurate large parcel delivery quote.
Most couriers will be happy to accept orders for large parcel collection and delivery seven days a week, twenty four hours a day. Collection could be as soon as the next working day after the order has been placed, although this can vary from courier to courier. It’s important to know that due to health and safety laws, many couriers will not be able to carry your large parcel up and down stairs. So, if you live on the top floor of a flat you will need to bring your parcel downstairs for collection. If you are concerned about security, organising to have your parcel collected from the couriers own collection point could be a better alternative.
When it comes to large parcel delivery, you have the benefit of being able to choose a wide range of different delivery options to suit your needs. So, whether you would prefer to pay more to get your parcel delivered quickly and securely via next day delivery, or you are looking for a cost effective 2 to 3 day delivery service, there is a courier to suit your needs. Complete Parcel Delivery’s quick and easy online form today for a large parcel delivery quote.