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Nowadays sending a parcel can be expensive and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are a commercial client sending products to customers, are looking for a domestic service to return an item you recently bought, or are sending a gift to a loved one, our Berkshire parcel delivery comparison site can help to find you cheap parcel delivery in Berkshire. From historical market towns such as Windsor or quaint villages such as Crowthorne, there’s a delivery service suitable for your needs.
Here’s a step by step guide for parcel delivery in Berkshire.
1. Efficient packaging
Start by efficiently packaging the items you wish to post via an efficient parcel delivery in Berkshire service. The way you package your parcel will depend upon the items contained. Whilst some more unusual items may require additional packaging and protection, always ensure you use a brand new double walled cardboard box to package your items in. Reused boxes do not provide as much protection and can be liable to breaking during transit. Most boxes will detail the maximum load they can contain, so be sure to check this when deciding which box to use. However, don’t overpack your parcel, as this can result in a heavier item and therefore a much pricier package to send. Use lightweight yet durable packaging materials to enjoy cheap parcel delivery in Berkshire.
2. Provide accurate measurements
You will need to provide accurate measurements of the parcel including the specific dimensions and weight. This will enable us to help you find the best deal available to you, helping you to enjoy the cheapest parcel delivery in Berkshire. Make sure you measure the entire package and not just the items contained within. Failing to provide accurate measurements may incur hidden costs later down the line, so, if in doubt, be a little generous with your measurements – it’s better to be safe than sorry!
3. Check your options
Once you have prepared your parcel you can start to determine the Berkshire parcel delivery service that is right for you. Have a thorough look through our available options. The cost of your parcel delivery in Berkshire will vary greatly upon the size of the parcel you wish to send, the security required, and the time frame you have to do it in.
4. Print your postage labels
Your parcel is packaged and ready to go, and you have selected the Berkshire parcel delivery service you wish to use. Now, you can book, pay for, and print your label. If you don’t have access to printing facilities, don’t worry! Simply choose the no printer option when entering your parcel details and clearly write the details on the parcel in marker pen. It is best to print out two labels – one for the box and an additional copy to place inside the parcel in case the outside becomes illegible.
If you are sending an invoice with your parcel, it is a good idea to attach the pro forma in an envelope to the outside of the box. Should customs need to open the parcel, they can first look at the pro forma invoice, helping to stop the box from needing to be opened.
5. Send the parcel
Now, it is time to send your parcel. Depending on the cheap parcel delivery in Berkshire you have selected, you may need to drop off your parcel at the nearest drop off point or wait for the courier to collect it from you. There are plenty of drop off points in Berkshire to choose from and our available couriers cover the area thoroughly. Your parcel will soon be on its way, and, in many cases, you can track the progress of your delivery using the parcel reference number provided.
The price you can expect to pay to send a parcel in Berkshire can vary greatly depending on the value and size of the item you are sending and the time you have to send it. To enjoy the cheapest parcel delivery in Berkshire, you will need to ensure that you have kept to all of the points listed above. If you have an item you wish to send of low value, or one that you don’t need delivered within a limited time frame, a cheap parcel delivery service in Berkshire will be available for you. We always endeavour to make your parcel delivery Berkshire affordable and cost-effective, whatever size parcel you’re sending, by finding the best deal for you.
If you need your parcel delivered quickly you should opt for next day delivery. Whether you are a small business offering a fast delivery service or sending a last minute birthday gift to a friend, next day delivery ensures that your parcel will arrive the following day. You can choose to have your parcel collected from your home by the courier or to take it to your nearest drop off point in Berkshire.
If you are sending a parcel from Berkshire to overseas you should select an international delivery service. This service allows you to send parcels to countries within and outside of the EU, although the process may differ slightly for the two.
You might be looking to send an item that it a little more difficult to package than a hardback book. In which case we have a listed below some information that might help you.
You can post plants from Berkshire in England across the UK, but check the regulations on posting plants if your destination lies elsewhere. Plants are also listed on the restricted items list, so whilst you can send them within the UK, the majority of couriers do not cover you for compensation if the plant becomes lost of damaged in transit. Package your plant in a strong box and safely secure it inside before adding your delivery label. It is best to send your plant using next day delivery to ensure it arrives in good condition.
To prepare your bike for posting, you will need to dismantle some of the parts including the wheels and pedals. These parts should be wrapped separately to provide them additional protection. Use bubble wrap to protect the frame and separate parts before packaging the whole bike in a large sturdy cardboard box ready for delivery. To determine the price of delivery, measure the dimensions and weight of the box.
Posting personal items can be a worrying process. Ensure your items are safely packaged within a double walled cardboard box. As personal effects differ from person to person, check the prohibited and restricted items list to ensure your belongings are parcelled correctly. If you are posting personal effects of significant value that are on the restricted items list many couriers will not cover you for compensation in the event of loss or damage to the parcel. If your package contains anything that is fragile be sure to wrap the item securely in bubble wrap before placing it in the box.
Prohibited items will not be accepted for delivery by most couriers. You should check whether or not the items you wish to post are on this list, to avoid disappointment later on. Examples include animals, animal skins, furs and ivory, aerosol cans, explosives or fireworks, currency of any kind – including scratch cards, negotiable items (stamps) and payment cards – perishable food and some leather products.
A restricted item is one that can be sent through most couriers on a no compensation basis. This means that if the items are lost or damaged in transit, you will not be able to make a claim for compensation. Examples of restricted items include cosmetics, drones, clocks and jewellery, desktop computers, furniture, paintings or artwork and televisions and other electrical goods.
So, why not view our courier comparison to arrange the cheapest parcel delivery in Berkshire at Parcel Delivery today?