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In today’s world sending a parcel can be a confusing and expensive process, but it does not have to be. Whether you are a small business sending products to customers globally or looking for a domestic delivery service in Herefordshire, whether that be in Hatfield or Kington, our comparison site can help you to find cheap parcel delivery in Herefordshire.
We have put together a step by step guide to help you prepare your parcel for Herefordshire parcel delivery, because at Parcel Delivery, we care about you having the most stress-free parcel delivery experience possible. In addition to this, we are devoted to ensuring that you have the cheapest parcel delivery in Herefordshire on the market, to guarantee that we can provide a quote to match every budget. Sourcing the right Herefordshire parcel delivery service for your needs is as simple as ever. Find out more about how to obtain cheap parcel delivery in Herefordshire, below!
1. Efficiently pack your items
To begin efficiently packing your items for delivery, wrap each individual item you wish to post in protective wrapping. Use plastic bubble wrap to protect valuable and fragile items. Although some unusual items may require different types of packaging, nearly all items should ultimately be placed in a brand-new double-walled cardboard box. Try to avoid reusing cardboard boxes as these do not provide as much protection as new boxes and are liable to damage during transit. Most boxes state the maximum packing load on the side of the box to help you select the most suitable packaging for your items. If there are any gaps in your box, use polystyrene chips or scrunched newspaper to prevent the items from moving.
2. Accurately measure your parcel
In order to obtain a free quote for the parcel delivery in Herefordshire, you will need to provide accurate measurements of the parcel, detailing the specific dimensions and weight. This will help us to find a cheap delivery service in Herefordshire for you. Be sure to measure the entire package and not just the individual items contained within. Failure to provide accurate measurements may result in expensive and unexpected costs further down the line. If you are in doubt as to the measurements of your parcel, it is better to be generous, although this can impact your chances of finding the cheapest parcel delivery in Herefordshire service for your requirements.
3. Choose your Herefordshire delivery service
Once you have prepared your parcel for delivery it is time to decide which parcel delivery in Herefordshire service is best for you. Thoroughly check our available options before making a decision. The cost of sending your parcel in Herefordshire will depend upon several factors including: the size of your parcel; the security required for sending; the destination address; and the time you have to send the parcel in.
4. Print your postage labels
Once you have decided which Herefordshire parcel delivery service to use, it is time to book, pay for, and print your posting label. If you are unable to access printing facilities, don’t worry! Instead clearly write the posting details on the side of your parcel in marker pen. It is best to create two labels – one for the box and another copy to place inside the parcel. If the outside of the parcel becomes illegible, the copy inside the box will help the courier to continue your delivery. If you are a commercial client and need to send an invoice with your parcel, it is advisable to attach the pro forma in an envelope to the outside of the box. If customs need to open the parcel, they can check the pro forma invoice and potentially avoid further disruption to your delivery.
5. Send the parcel
Your parcel is now ready to be delivered. Depending on the parcel delivery service in Herefordshire you have chosen, you may need to drop the parcel off at your nearest drop off point or wait for the local courier to collect it from you. There are various, easily accessible drop off points throughout Herefordshire to leave your parcel, and our couriers are able to reach even the remotest of locations. Your parcel will shortly be on its way, and you can track the progress of your delivery using the tracking reference number provided.
The exact price you can expect to pay for cheap parcel delivery in Herefordshire will vary depending on several factors: the value and size of the items you are sending, the destination address, the security required to send the items, and the time you have to send it in. If your parcel contains an item of low value and you are not restricted to prompt time constraints, a cheaper delivery service will be available for you. Our comparison site aims to help you find the most affordable parcel delivery in Herefordshire, whatever your parcel size may be.
If you need your parcel to arrive quickly, you should select next day delivery. This is a great option for commercial customers offering a fast delivery service or for domestic individuals sending a last-minute gift to a loved one. Using next day delivery will ensure that your parcel arrives the following day it is sent.
If you are wishing to send a parcel to an overseas destination, you should select an international delivery service in Herefordshire. The cost and process of this service may vary depending on the regulations of the country you are sending to.
If you are sending an unusual item, the delivery process may at first seem a little more difficult, even if you are using the cheapest parcel delivery in Herefordshire option on the market. We have listed below some useful information to help you send unusual items from Herefordshire.
Plants can be posted from Herefordshire to anywhere else in the UK, including other counties such Cheshire and Suffolk. If your destination address lies outside of the UK, be sure to check the local regulations of the country you are posting to. Plants are listed as restricted items within the UK; therefore, most couriers will deliver on a no-compensation basis. If the security of your item concerns you, it is best to seek independent insurance for the item before sending. Make sure your plant is well watered before placing it in a brand-new double-walled cardboard box and safely securing it in place to avoid movement. It is best to select a next day delivery option where applicable to ensure your plant arrives in good condition.
Sending a bicycle in the post can be a challenge. Begin preparing your bike for delivery by dismantling some of the parts such as the wheels and pedals. Once dismantled, individually wrap the parts in protective packaging. Use plastic bubble wrap to protect the bicycle, before placing it in a strong double-walled cardboard box and tape shut with parcel tape. Weigh and measure the dimensions of the entire parcel to determine an accurate free quote for delivery.
Items listed as prohibited will not be accepted for delivery by most couriers. Before deciding whether to post your items, check whether or not they are listed as prohibited to avoid disappointment. Examples of prohibited items include aerosol cans, explosives or fireworks, animals, furs, animal skins, ivory, and currency of any kind, including scratch cards, payment cards and negotiable items (stamps).
If the items you wish to send are listed as restricted, most couriers will accept to deliver on a no-compensation basis. Therefore, if your parcel becomes lost or damaged during transit, you will not be able to make a claim for compensation against the courier. If the items you wish to send are valuable, consider seeking independent insurance to provide protection for loss or damage. Examples of restricted items include cosmetics, clocks, watches and jewellery, furniture, paintings or artwork and televisions and other electrical goods including desktop computers.