Since we started tracking orders in late 2006, we have seen exponentially to become the UK’s leading parcel comparison website by some distance.
Continuing to hit milestones such as 60 million orders in 2019 since 2006, has allowed us to reflect on our journey so far - and in particular, the exciting initiatives and innovations that have contributed to our accelerated growth over that time.
Today, we've got the widest range of couriers and parcel delivery services out there, all available on our award-winning comparison site. Because we work with all of the industry’s biggest and best couriers - including UPS, Hermes and Parcelforce – we can provide a range of top-quality service options unmatched anywhere else. From collection and drop-off to premium, oversized and expedited delivery, we've got everything in one place... and at the lowest prices online - we guarantee to have the cheapest parcel delivery quotes in the UK. Plus, with over 20,000 drop-off points throughout the UK, our customers can drop their parcels off at a time and place that's convenient for them.
Parcel2Go's Key to Success
Our recent success can be attributed to strong growth in international parcel delivery, partly driven by UK businesses exploiting opportunities brought by the weak pound. Parcel2Go’s market position - providing the cheapest delivery rates to anyone sending domestically or internationally - has been particularly helpful to small and micro-businesses who have benefitted from the emergence of a lucrative export economy.
The company, founded by former ‘Secret Millionaire’, Fil Adams-Mercer, now employs over 230 staff in the local area, and in recent years have risen to become one of Bolton’s biggest employers. For the North West - where unemployment rates sit comfortably above the national average - our evolution and investment in the community from which they came echoes a positive message in uncertain times that expertise can be found and nurtured locally.
Our Managing Director, Adam Harris puts our success down to a long-standing commitment to listening to customers and providing desirable services at ultra-competitive prices.
“Our parcel rates are the cheapest in the industry and our domestic headline price of £1.99 ex VAT is over 17% cheaper than Royal Mail’s equivalent service.”
Mr Harris continued:
“We also make sure our technology is the best in the industry - allowing our customers to send and track their parcels as easy as possible. The launch of our new App for iOS and Android and our improved Smart Send tool, which saves time for anyone selling on marketplaces when sending their sold items, are great examples of this.”
The release of the Parcel2Go iOS app has been a crucial part of their recent innovation. Available now from the App Store, the Parcel2Go App was designed to simplify and expedite the parcel delivery process for iPhone users - allowing customers to easily compare prices, book couriers and track their domestic and international deliveries on the go.
Mayfair Backs Parcel2Go
A new investment from Mayfair Equity Partners in 2019 has shown support so that we can continue to accelerate our growth and continue to serve our customers with the most affordable postage costs in the industry. We will continue to keep responding to the market and ensure our customers are satisfied with our services.