Category: Domestic shipping

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 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

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 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

What is the cheapest courier?

Courier delivering parcel with unknown contents

What makes a courier ‘cheaper’ mostly comes down what you are sending, where it is going and how soon you need it to arrive. But that's not all. We take a detailed look at some of the factors that affect courier pricing.


Posted by Neil Miller at 3:00 pm, November 20, 2020

What is the cheapest way to send a parcel in the UK?

Cheapest parcel shipping in the UK banner

Affordable courier delivery services exist for UK destinations, but you'll need to be mindful of physical size and weight before dispatch.


Posted by Neil Miller at 4:18 pm, September 11, 2020

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