Category: International shipping

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

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

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 do couriers deliver?

Banner matrix depicting parcel deliveries

Planning to use a courier service? It is important to know what they can deliver and, more importantly, what they will not.


Posted by Neil Miller at 11:37 am, January 8, 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

How much does international shipping cost?

DHL courier delivery van parked outside international destination

When it comes to international delivery, understanding the costs involved is a good place to begin the process of choosing the right service.


Posted by Neil Miller at 4:02 pm, October 23, 2020

Do couriers scan parcels?

Courier depot staff using handheld barcode readers to scan parcels

Most reputable couriers offer real-time tracking of your parcel by using a scanning process. However, you should always check the details of the tracking service being offered.


Posted by Neil Miller at 4:27 pm, October 9, 2020

How much does sending a parcel cost?

Sending a parcel by courier image matrix banner

The cost of sending a parcel is affected by several factors including parcel size and weight, the value of the items, and the courier service you choose.


Posted by Neil Miller at 2:37 pm, September 25, 2020

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