Post by bodieanddoyle on Aug 26, 2008 19:29:45 GMT
I have a DHL account. economy works out to about £15 for 48hr delivery, upto 30kgs and 4 cubic feet. although what they don't say is that it can't be more than 1 metre in any given direction. great. had amtrak before, if its under 15kgs and fits in a bag its about ~£10 overnight. run by a shonky cowboy operator tho, complete useless on helplines and accounts. good old parcelforce? funny enough I've never had a problem with their deliveries. never sent anything with them tho.
parcel2go rocks 8-), well - more like DHL via parcel2go rocks. I've used their £8 service many many times and even if it's over 25 kilos they still take it most often aswell it gets there in 24 hrs instead of advertised 48! sent a 16v head to portugal or something last year and it was much over 25 kg's - got there no problem only snag is that if you read their "prohibited" list, pretty much everything is a no. So any insurance is basically null and void, at your own risk mostly.
I've been using Parcel2go recently. They are a go-between and arrange things with the Fedex/DHL/Parcelfarce type couriers on your behalf. The advantage they seem to offer is carriage of goods that are larger than what the individual carriers would allow if you went to them directly. This is done on a subsidy (penalty) basis I think.
I've been quite impressed by the service so far, including range of services and pricing.
Maybe... just maybe... we would be able to negotiate a RR discount. Food for thought...
Parcel2go are my carriers of choice also. I send bicycles all over the uk for under a tenner and are usually delivered next day. Also the booking is so simple and very efficient. I've booked stuff at 11pm and had it collected the next day.
I've used Paisley freight for loads of stuff over the last 12 months and would recommend them. The other week they took a 7 foot tall a Manta chassis rail from Lancashire to Devon for 12 quid, i thought i'd done the online quote wrong so i rang them up, got though within a couple of rings and was told the price was correct on the item i needed taking. It was collected Monday, delivered Tuesday Fantastic service Kev
Anyone got any suggestions for sending stuff overseas. I got a quote from parcelforce for sending some seats to Holland but the postage was WELL in excess of the value of the seats. I think it was going to be over £200 postage for 2 seats!
Try the usual suspects - Interparcel, Parcelmonkey and Parcel2go, they are all brokers for parcel companies. I mostly use Interparcel within the UK, and the others for stuff going abroad. If you set up an account with Interparcel, you get an extra 5% off... no terms or conditions or minimum spend to do it, just have to spend 5 minutes and it saves time each time you send a parcel as well.
I work at Geopostuk and we are DPD and interlink, try interlinkdirect.co.uk gimme a shout and ill pm you a discount code for £5 off each shipment!! each parcel is insured to £75 as standard and if the recipient turns out to be a tool we have full GPS accurate to ten feet of where parcel delivered.