Category: Courier services

What is a courier package?

Courier packages stacked for dispatch in delivery van

While an item sent via a courier may often be oversized, heavy or valuable, a courier ‘package’ could conceivably be anything that a sender needs to get to a recipient. However, there will be a reason for using a courier – they typically offer services other postal and parcel services cannot. What distinguishes a courier […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 2:46 pm, December 3, 2021

What does parcel delivery mean?

Parcel delivery handed over counter

Parcel delivery is the process of shipping an item from a collection point to a destination. Depending on the level of service required, and the type of item being sent, delivery will usually be handled via a parcel service, like the Royal Mail, or a courier company. Parcel delivery process Parcels are collected by a […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 3:23 pm, September 15, 2021

What size is a medium parcel?

A collection of medium parcel boxes

Sending a ‘medium parcel’ within the UK or overseas? The dimensions of your item will affect the postage or delivery costs. This in turn may affect the service you choose. However, different courier companies use different systems for calculating parcel size and costs. So what constitutes a ‘medium-sized parcel’ is likely to vary between carriers. […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 2:35 pm, August 19, 2021

How do I send a parcel in the UK?

Customer labelling a parcel

If you don’t often send a parcel in the UK, it can be easy to overlook important details. Follow these recommended steps to ensure safe, speedy delivery – no matter which service you use. Find out if you can send a parcel in the UK It sounds like odd advice, but bear in mind that […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 1:45 pm, July 14, 2021

Cheapest international shipping from the UK

Multiple forms of transport involved in international shipping deliveries

When sending items overseas, you may want to find the cheapest international shipping option. The good news is that a range of options exist. International shipping methods The speed of delivery and the destination of your item will directly influence the cost. Before considering your options, you will need to know: your parcel’s weight and […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 11:32 am, June 14, 2021

Which international courier is best?

DHL plane being loaded with packages

The best couriers can be identified through the range and reliability of services they offer, as well as the positivity of the reviews they receive. They will generally allow tailoring of certain service features to fit the needs of customers, while offering baseline budget options that are consistent and efficient. Services and features of the […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 1:21 pm, May 4, 2021

What companies deliver packages?

DHL van driving package delivery route

Almost as varied as the items that can be shipped are the services you can use to ship them. If you need to ship items in a timely and efficient manner, but don’t know where to start or which package delivery service is for you, here is a good place to start. Using a parcel […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 4:43 pm, April 6, 2021

Is a parcel a package?

Parcels packed into packages awaiting shipment

As the words parcel and package are often used interchangeably, the difference isn’t completely clear cut. However, one way to differentiate between the two may lie in the way an item is shipped. A ‘package’ could refer to a box of items personally delivered to another person, e.g. a ‘care package’. On the other hand, […]

Posted by Neil Miller at 4:45 pm, March 15, 2021

What is the difference between a parcel service and a courier?

Banner matrix depicting DHL delivery fleet

So you need to send a package, but you are not sure what the next step is or who to contact to set the process in motion. Maybe you are unsure about differences in terminology. Is a parcel service not the same as a courier?

Posted by Neil Miller at 12:12 pm, February 5, 2021

How do I send a parcel by courier?

Banner matrix depicting delivery journey

At Impact Express, we’ve years of experience delivering parcels across the world. Not sure what to expect or how the process works? We’re here to give you some expert advice.

Posted by Neil Miller at 9:59 am, January 22, 2021

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