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Parcel2Go: The Best Despatch Bay Alternative

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Postage costs from £2.15 exc VAT

UK's largest and cheapest parcel broker

Free tracking with every parcel


What Happened to Despatch Bay?

If you’ve been a Despatch Bay customer, you might know that the parcel broker stopped trading as of 22nd Jan 2024. For more information on the Despatch Bay closure, read our blog or get a quote to find an alternative courier service.

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Over 100k businesses around the UK trust us with their business shipping

Smart Send

Automate your shipping from our free ecommerce management platform to save bags of time! With Smart Send, you can:

  1. Link marketplaces like eBay as well as your own website to import all your orders into one dashboard

  2. Manage your deliveries in bulk with discounted shipping rates

  3. Process labels quicker with picking and packing tools and update customers in seconds

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Your Account Topped Up

Add funds to your account with PrePay for faster payment with every parcel. Unlike Despatch Bay, we will never put a time limit on spending your PrePay or any funds in your account.

And when you top up by £100, we’ll add an extra 2% for free!

Open a Business Account

Send over 25 parcels a week with Parcelforce, DPD or Evri? You could save up to 42% on collection services when you open a business account with us. 

Discounts are automatically applied, because we’re dedicated to saving you time and money.

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Parcel Collection from £2.25 exc VAT

Arrange parcel collection from your home or place of work with the UK’s cheapest courier services. Choose from Royal Mail, DX, DHL and more to be sure your parcel will be picked up and delivered when you need it to. Our next day and timed delivery services mean our couriers work around you - not the other way around!

Easy International Delivery

Ship internationally with couriers such as Parcelforce, FedEx, UPS and more. Use a trusted courier service and free parcel tracking whether you’re shipping to the US or Germany! You can work out import taxes in our simple booking process and we’ll email you all the customs documentation you need. For more information, check out our International Shipping Hub.

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Largest Range of UK and International Couriers

From large letters to pallets, collection to drop off - Parcel2Go have a courier service to suit your business needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Despatch Bay?

Despatch Bay was a parcel broker offering services with Royal Mail, DX and Parcelforce for ecommerce businesses. The parcel comparison site ceased trading in January 2024. 

If you’re looking for an alternative way to compare delivery services, try Parcel2Go - the UK’s largest and cheapest parcel comparison site.

What time does DX deliver until?

DX stops delivering at 6pm on weekdays, though you can arrange a delivery slot for before midday at a premium price. When you send a DX parcel with Parcel2Go, you can see when DX delivery will arrive on our DX parcel tracking page.

Where is my nearest Parcelforce drop off?

Find your nearest Parcelforce locations by entering your town or postcode here. With 11,500 Parcelforce drop off points around the UK, you can be sure you’ll find a location near you. 

And Parcel2Go has a range of Parcelforce collection services to choose from too.

What is Despatch Bay Express?

Despatch Bay Express was a bespoke delivery services provided by parcel broker, Despatch Bay before the company ceased trading in January 2024.

If you're looking for express delivery, Parcel2Go has a whole host of next day delivery options from couriers such as Parcelforce, Evri, and more. Get a quote to compare costs and arrival times for your shipments.