Parcel Delivery Guide for Value Shoppers

When you sell online, of course you’re going to wonder how you can save on parcel delivery while still getting a quality service. Whether you’re a business that ships parcels worldwide or an individual sending a gift to a friend - we all want to save money on delivery.

Your first thought might be to pop to the post office, but if you’re price-conscious and want to save money, using a reliable parcel comparison website like Parcel2Go means you can get free parcel quotes and find the cheapest delivery in the UK (which starts as low as £1.95 exc VAT, by the way!)

Being able to compare each courier in one place saves you time and money. Keep reading to find the cheapest courier services and for our top tips on avoiding extra charges.

 

Which Courier Should I Choose?

Picking a courier is the easy part. At Parcel2Go, you can choose from an extensive range of couriers at the most affordable prices.

Each courier will have a different set of skills and offers, but it is up to you to choose the service that is right for you - check the specification of each service to see if it meets all your needs.

 

*Based on parcels weighing 1kg

 

2 Day Delivery

Yodel Direct - £1.95

Or just £2.35 for parcels up to 2kg

 

Evri ParcelShop Postable - £2.15 

(Up to 1kg - 35 x 23 x 2.5 cm)

 

InPost Lockers - £2.19

Find InPost lockers near you

 

Cheapest Next Day Delivery

Evri Postable Next Day - £2.64

Findyour nearest drop off point

 

InPost Lockers - Next Day - £4.00

Find InPost lockers near you

 

Evri ParcelShop Next Day - £4.10

Find your nearest drop off point

 

Saving on International Shipping

At Parcel2Go, we also offer cheap international parcel delivery from the UK to over 200 different countries with an extensive range of parcel services.

No matter where you’re sending to or from, with our range of drop off and collection services you can choose a delivery option that’s most convenient to your lifestyle and spend time doing more important jobs.

 

Cheapest International Shipping

 

Global Packet Drop Shop - £8.20

Find your nearest drop shop

 

Global Packet Collection - £8.65

Collection as soon as the next day

 

Evri International Parcelshop - £9.15

Drop your parcel off at one of 5,000 Evri drop shops

 

When you send a parcel overseas, it’s important to check VAT and customs information to make sure you’re not sending any restricted items and that you won’t be charged any additional costs. For more information on sending a parcel to Europe, check out our International Shipping Hub or for worldwide parcel delivery, find the country you’re delivering to here.

 


 

 

Top Tips for Cheap Parcel Delivery

Time is money, so we know you don’t want to spend too much time hunting down a cheap service - so here’s our top tips for saving on parcel delivery all in one place:

Package Correctly

This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to accidentally package parcels in a way that costs you more. It’s important to package your parcels properly to protect the contents inside, but also to reduce unnecessary courier costs.

Postage costs are based on volumetric weight, so knowing the weight and dimensions of the contents in your parcel is a good start. Make sure you package your items as small as possible, as this will save you even more money on your parcels.

And if the contents of your parcel won’t fit into a small package, make sure you choose a box that is a suitable size to keep your contents safe and supported.

Here’s the best way to pack a parcel correctly.

Stay Up-to-date

When you create a Parcel2Go account, we’ll keep you up to date with the cheapest parcel delivery in the UK. We’re always excited to offer you new lower prices, so keep an eye on your inbox so you don’t miss anything - especially if you send parcels in bulk.

We’ve already saved our customers over £16,000,000 with our cheap UK and international shipping services.

Re-use Packaging Materials

You can reuse the packaging from other parcels you’ve received in the post or any online purchases you’ve made. Just make sure when you ship your parcel, you remove or cover any old barcodes and address labels.

Not only will this save you money on materials, but this is a great way to protect the environment by reducing the amount of paper we use. And here at Parcel2Go, we strongly support the choice of eco-friendly products and packaging.

Use Parcel2Go’s Low Price Guarantee

We check hundreds of prices every day to make sure that we offer our customers the best delivery prices available, with free parcel tracking on your deliveries. We are so confident that we won't be beaten on price by any of our competitors that if you find a comparable delivery service cheaper, we’ll match the price.

That’s our promise to you that we’re your best and cheapest parcel delivery option.

Keep costs low on your parcel delivery by sending with Parcel2Go today.

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