Category: Package dimensions

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

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

Is a shoe box classed as a small parcel?

Wrapped shoe box used as packaging for parcel

Shoe boxes provide perfect packaging for sending smaller packages. Surely it should make sense that a shoe box would automatically be considered as a small parcel?


Posted by Neil Miller at 12:08 pm, December 4, 2020

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 sending a parcel cost?

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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

How do I package a parcel?

It's important to think carefully when you package a parcel for dispatch. An item that is not prepared properly for transit could end up being lost or damaged.


Posted by Neil Miller at 3:38 pm, August 14, 2020

How expensive is international shipping?

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International shipping rates vary due to a number of specific factors. We take a closer look at the key considerations you'll need to think about before shipping.


Posted by Neil Miller at 12:31 pm, July 31, 2020

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