Courier Services for Books

Send books by courier today by booking parcel delivery services through Parcel2Go


Shipping Advice For Sending Books By Courier

What are my collection and delivery options when using a book courier?

If you are a frequent book seller, then our ecommerce integration tool Smart Send could be a perfect option to offer you the cheapest delivery, with includes integrations with Amazon, eBay and many more. When sending individual books, you can easily use our price comparison tool to find the best courier for you by clicking the Quick Quote tool above.

We also offer shipping services for book delivery from business marketplaces like AbeBooks, along with individual book delivery.

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When considering a book courier service, take into account the following:

  • Different book sizes - are you sending an individual book on its own or a box of many books? Single books are good options for small parcel delivery, while boxes of books are best sent in a large or heavier delivery option. Carefully measure and weigh your books to get your parcel measurements to find the best option.

  • Package them carefully - a single book may just need a padded envelope, while a sturdy cardboard box is recommended for multiple book delivery.

  • Delivery options - choose an appropriate delivery option – whether you want your book courier to deliver your items the next day, or if signed for delivery is important to keep your recipient updated.

  • Prohibited items - before you send your books or related bookmarks, double-check if they're allowed for shipping (view our list of prohibited items).

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Convenient Pick Up and Drop Off Services

We offer many delivery service options, including parcel collection and drop off delivery. With many collection services and drop off locations near you, you can choose the most convenient option for you.

Small, Large and Heavy Parcels

Small, large items or heavy parcels aren't a problem for our couriers - we can handle any non-prohibited items of many sizes, shapes and weight! Use our quick quote tool to find out more.

Free Parcel Tracking Included

We offer free parcel tracking with every delivery you book through our courier services. We don't like to leave you wondering where your returned items are - so book through our quick quote tool and know we place great importance on your parcel security and your peace of mind.

International Shipping

We also have international parcel delivery options for sending books abroad. Please check the prohibited items section and the country restrictions for more when booking online with Parcel2Go.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to package a book for shipping

Packaging a book properly for shipping is essential to guarantee it arrives without any damage. To ensure the book arrives in the same condition it was sent, it is important to select the right sized packaging such as a padded envelope. For valuable books, you may want to consider purchasing recorded delivery.

Can I send a book overseas?

Yes, you can post a book abroad, however, international shipping regulations often have guidelines about transporting printed material. It is important to ensure that the content abides to the destination country’s regulations.

What is the best courier service for books?

The best courier for shipping books often depends on the specific requirements of the shipment, such as the size and weight of the book, the destination and the speed of delivery.

If you want to find out which courier would be best for your book delivery, simply get a quote above. Prices start from just £2.15.