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Send a parcel delivery to Scotland with a quick, easy and great value for money service through Parcel Delivery. It couldn’t be simpler to arrange a cheap parcel delivery to Scotland to a UK or worldwide address. Just make sure you have all the details to hand and your parcel will be delivered in next to no time.
Before you start looking for cheap couriers to Scotland, you’ll need to know a few things first. You’ll need to know about the parcel you’re sending and where it needs to go. Firstly, you need to ensure you measure your item to get its exact dimensions. This is in order to benefit from a cheap courier to Scotland service. The size of the package can affect the speed and cost of your cheap shipping to Scotland. You’ll need to make sure you know exactly how large it is before you start looking for quotes. Secondly, you need to weigh your parcel delivery Scotland package. Find out the exact weight in kilograms of each package before looking for cheap parcel delivery to Scotland.
Once you know how big and how heavy your parcel is, you need to know where it’s going. Whether it be Nair, Loaned or King horn, you can find the postcode of both the sending and receiving address. This is so you can find accurate quotes for cost and help the speed of delivery.
Next, you need to decide when you need your parcel to arrive. You’ll also need to think about any special delivery you might require. Does it need to be there the next day or is it less urgent? Will somebody need to sign for it at the other end? Do you need to be given access to tracking information so you can see where the parcel is at all times? The answer will affect your decision when it comes to choosing a courier to handle your parcel delivery to Scotland. It may be that a cheap courier to Scotland doesn’t include the services you require. So, you need to make sure you have a good idea of what you need before you start comparing quotes.
Knowing this information in advance will be helpful. This will make the process of finding quotes for cheap parcel delivery to Scotland much faster and smoother.
As Scotland is part of the UK, prices to send a parcel are as cheap as sending a parcel anywhere else in the country. Prices to send a parcel to Scotland start at just a few pounds for small, lightweight packages. For most addresses in Scotland and the rest of the UK, it’s possible to get a package to arrive the next day. In some cases, even the same day a parcel to Scotland can be sent. However, as some parts of Scotland are remote they can be difficult to get to. Some companies can charge a premium for delivery to and from these addresses. The Islands and Highlands, as they are often referred to, are much more remote than other destinations within the UK. Sending parcels to or from these locations can make a difference to both the cost, speed and efficiency of the parcel delivery Scotland service offered.
Some postcodes are extremely remote and difficult to get to. They require putting parcels on ferries or driving well out of the way of other delivery routes. The following postcodes are some of the most remote. They are the most likely to affect the speed and cost of cheap shipping to Scotland:
IV3 to IV40, IV52 to IV54, IV63, KW1 to KW14, PA20 to PA40, PH19 to PH40, PH50
Scottish Islands (Skye, Arran, Millport, Orkney, Gigha, Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Muck, Eigg, Rum, Canna and the Shetlands)
HS, IV41 to IV51, IV55, IV56, KA27, KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA41, PA42 to PA49, PA60, PA61, PA62 to PA76, PA77, PA78, PH41, PH42, PH43, PH44, ZE
Sending parcels to these locations can be expensive compared to the rest of Scotland. It is often not as expensive as sending parcels to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Isles of Silly. When comparing quotes to have your parcel delivered, look out for companies who don’t charge a premium for these addresses. For example, Royal Mail charges the same price to send a parcel to Scotland no matter where. This is because it includes the Highlands and Islands at the same rates as the rest of the United Kingdom. Many couriers will offer the same speedy, cheap and efficient service to the Islands and Highlands addresses. You’ll need to look out for these when comparing quotes in order to benefit from a cheap courier to Scotland.
There are a few restrictions on what you can and can’t send in a parcel to Scotland. In other cases, you may be allowed to send certain items, but there might be conditions attached. For example, you can’t send aerosols to Business Response or Free post addresses. If your package contains any of the following:
It’s a good idea to check with the sender if these are permitted. You may not be able to send for the type of delivery you have selected. All the above are classed as dangerous goods and therefore require special care and handling when inside packages. Not checking your goods are permitted could cause serious delays for your parcel delivery Scotland service. It could even end up causing harm.
There are strict guidelines about sending dangerous goods abroad. If your package does not contain any restricted items, then it’s easy to arrange cheap delivery to Scotland. Make sure you have an accurate address for the end destination of your parcel before you check for quotes. This is so you get an accurate price to deliver your parcel. You can still ask for tracked and recorded delivery for worldwide parcels. Some addresses abroad are even eligible for next day delivery.
Post boxes in Scotland are bright red, just like the rest of the post boxes across the United Kingdom. Most post boxes only have a slot wide enough to take letters and very small parcels. For large packages, you’ll need to arrange a courier to Scotland online. You can also do so by visiting a courier office or post office. For special services, such as tracked, recorded or next day delivery, you can check quotes online. This makes cheap parcel delivery Scotland convenient.
If a package is small enough to fit in a post box you can affix the correct number of stamps and post this way. The post box will state the time of the next collection on the front of it. Post offices are open from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday to Saturday. On Saturdays, post offices are generally open until 12 pm or 1 pm. All post offices close on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Other parcel delivery to Scotland services are open much later. If using online, you’ll be able to arrange your parcel delivery Scotland service at a time which suits you.