What is a Courier Service?

A courier service is a service that allows someone to send a parcel or consignment from one location to another. They can be booked and paid for online. 

Senders have the option to have their parcels collected by a courier or drop their parcel off at a nearby location to be picked up later by the courier.


What are courier services useful for?


Courier services are known for their superior speed and tracking capabilities when compared with national mailing services.

Courier services are particularly useful for people that sell products online and need a shipping solution for sending multiple parcels. This can range from online marketplace sellers, such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon, to established national and international online businesses.

Many large-scale ecommerce businesses will arrange to have a dedicated courier for their deliveries. By arranging a contract with a courier, businesses can get bulk discounts.


How many courier services can I choose from?


At Parcel2Go, you can select from over 20 different couriers to find a price and a service that’s right for you.

Some of the UK’s most popular courier services that we work with include:

  • Hermes
  • Yodel
  • DPD
  • Parcelforce
  • UPS

Most often, a courier service will offer both national and international shipping services. International deliveries often require the service to be concatenated between two or three different courier services in order to complete the shipment.

To learn more about the courier services we offer, click the link below.


Learn More About Our Courier Services


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