What Are the Benefits of Recorded Delivery?

With so many delivery options available knowing which service you need, or should offer as a business, can be difficult. As the UK’s largest courier comparison site, Parcel2Go make it easy to choose the delivery service that suits your needs best.

Let’s look at the benefits of using recorded delivery and what you can expect from the service. Our signed for deliver costs start at just £2.34 exc VAT.


What is Recorded Delivery?

Recorded delivery is one of the safest ways to send important or valuable items, like jewellery, golf clubs, and mobile phones.

Sometimes called 'signed for delivery' or 'signature tracking', this delivery method requires the recipient to sign for the item on receipt. The digital signature will capture the time, date, and place of delivery, as well as details of the person who received the package.

This is ideal for giving the sender peace of mind, as well as for resolving any disputes that could arise. Which will come in handy to protect you as a business shipper.


How Does Recorded Delivery Work?

When someone receives a recorded delivery parcel they will be asked to sign for it. The parcel cannot be delivered unless the recipient is at the delivery address to sign for the parcel.

This makes recorded delivery an ideal service for sending important documents such as passports and driver's licences, or valuable gifts. We offer free recorded delivery tracking on all services.


How Long Does Recorded Delivery Take?

Like all parcel delivery services, recorded delivery can take different times to reach the recipient depending on the type of postage you buy.

Get a quote for next day recorded delivery services with both Evri and FedEx. Or, if you’re happy to wait a little longer, we have 3 day+ signed for delivery services with Evri and Yodel Direct.


How Much Is Recorded Delivery?

Our cheapest recorded delivery service starts at just £2.23 exc VAT with Evri ParcelShop Postable, or choose next day signed for delivery from as little as £2.74.

At Parcel2Go, it's our mission to keep delivery costs down while providing a quality service. You’ll always find the cheapest signed for delivery cost when you book with us, and you can have peace of mind that we work with the UK’s most trusted couriers.


Is Recorded Delivery the Same as Signed For?

Recorded delivery is sometimes also referred to as 'signed for delivery'. Both terms are used for the same service – where letters and parcels require a signature upon delivery.


Is There an Option for Recorded Delivery Tracking?

Sending with Parcel2Go means you’ll get built-in recorded delivery tracking on all your signed for delivery parcels.

With us, not only can you be confident your recorded delivery will arrive at the correct address exactly when you need it to, you can track it every step of the way. Even better - your recipient will also receive a tracking link, so they can be home at the correct time to receive (and sign for) their parcel.


Book a Recorded Delivery Service

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