Secure it properly:
- Make sure you strap the pallet securely to the base in both directions and use corner supports where possible.
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Service Rating:4.6 out of 5 based on 13224 user ratings
The website was easy to use, offering the cheapest quote I could find. UPS were great, collecting and delivering the package on the requested dates. I was pleased to follow the progress of the package through Parcelhero's tracking service.
An excellent service. An outstanding web site which makes it easy to order, print out necessary documents and track parcels. The pick up of parcels was efficient too. A faultless service
Such an easy website to navigate. A good choice of services and prices. Would definitely use again.
I used ParcelHero for the first time to ship a very large, expensive collectible from the US to the UK, and the turnaround time was very fast. I was able to ship via DHL Express and drop it off at a designated pickup location (ended up being a UPS Store) and the package arrived at UK Customs less than 24 hours later. The only thing that could have been improved was communication with the DHL Express courier. Even though I dropped off the package and had it scanned, the DHL courier was not aware and still arrived two business days later to pick it up. It would have avoided the hassle for the courier if the drop-off package scan would automatically update their system. At the end of the day, the collector in the UK was very pleased with the package conditions and delivery speed, and that's all that matters.
A first class service, and great value for money. My parcel was picked up in France and delivered to the UK, it was in perfect condition on arrival. The whole experience was so easy. I will always use ParcelHero for any international parcels and I will recommend it to my friends and family. Thanks x
Very impressed by how easy the process was. I booked and paid on-line and dropped the parcel off at a local collection point on Saturday. It was collected, as promised, on Monday and delivered on Tuesday. I was notified of delivery by the carrier - something that has never happened with Royal Mail. Great service,
The website background does not have enough contrast. I find it difficult to see the text. The grey is hard to see.
Parcel picked up same day, fast and easy booked in at a 'bery fair price' will now use every time ??
Shipped a parcel from the UK to a friend in America via Fed Ex using Parcelhero. My package was picked up was around 3pm on Friday afternoon and delivered at 10am on Monday morning. Couldn't ask for more. Will continue to use this service :).
To date I have found their service and choice of carriers to be first class. I usually use UPS who I find to be very professional and operate a timely service at a good price.
ParcelHero offers air freight forwarding and cargo services through the world’s biggest logistics companies, including DHL Freight, UPS, TNT and Kuene & Nagle. Our comparison site offers instant quotes and excellent discounts, with savings on shipping costs of up to 60% against booking direct.
ParcelHero specialises in Parcel, Pallet and Freight Distribution. We offer Express air freight solutions to over 220 countries with a complete range of services, including time-definite Express delivery to Economy shipping options, where cost is the main criteria.
Regardless of delivery location or budget, ParcelHero offers cargo services for consignments of all shapes and sizes. And unlike most air freight services, all of our shipments come with Real Time cargo tracking from door-to-door, committed delivery dates and a money-back guarantee option.
Because we partner with the industry’s leading transport companies, we can provide a more diverse range of services. These include expedited Next-Day air freight delivery across the US and Europe and fast delivery to other worldwide destinations, along with urgent timed AM delivery for time-sensitive consignments. We also offer Economy freight delivery, with transit times ranging from 3 – 7 days depending on destination. Getting a quote is easy, simply enter your shipment information into our Instant Quote booking tool and select from a range of delivery services and shipping rates.
In addition to our export services, ParcelHero also offers import services for collections abroad returning to the UK.
Whilst our standard air-freight services are door-to-door, if you do require airport-to-airport delivery, or the receiver wishes to organise their own customs clearance, contact our expert customer care team for a special bespoke air freight quote.
If your air freight shipment contains items weighing in excess of 50kg, then 24 hours advance notice is required for collection. When obtaining a freight quote, we will also let you know the next available collection date and delivery due date for each service, before you select the price and service you want.
We can collect pallets weighing up to 1,000kg in weight and 270cm in length. It is important to note that the delivery driver cannot collect the goods from inside your premises, so it is best to have them awaiting collection outside or in a loading bay area. You must also provide the facilities needed for loading and unloading the shipment. The collecting driver will however have a tail lift, however if you also require the driver to have a pallet pump-truck for collection or delivery, then please contact us prior to collection.
Unlike most freight forwarders, we don’t push a long list of surcharges onto our customers. All of our cheap cargo prices include door-to-door delivery with no separate charges for collection, war risk or customs clearance.
The only reason the cost may vary is if your weights and dimensions are inaccurate, so to ensure accurate rates, please take care when entering your shipment information into our quote tool. ParcelHero® also offers enhanced cover for high-value goods and the option to upgrade to a money-back guarantee - if speed is of the essence.
When you send air cargo outside the EU a customs invoice is required to expedite clearance. We recommend when sending commercial goods that you also include harmonisation codes for each product you’re sending (sometimes referred to as tariff codes) to ensure clearance is not delayed and import duties and taxes are assessed at the correct rates.
Most freight forwarders offer limited tracking and visibility. This is due to their use of airlines and charter services via different providers as well as their use of agents in each country to deliver their goods.
ParcelHero however works with the world’s leading logistics companies, such as DHL Freight so all of our services come with Real Time tracking door-to-door. This ensures a transparent delivery process, whether you’re sending an urgent air freight movement to the USA, or importing Cargo from China you can monitor your goods no matter where it is in the world.
It’s also useful to note that ParcelHero® offers pro-active shipment notifications when important shipping events occur, such as a delay or proof of delivery confirmation. All you need to do to access this service is provide the email address for the shipper and receiver when booking online.
When sending palletised air cargo abroad it’s important the goods are prepared properly for transportation. Remember your pallet will be loaded and offloaded multiple times along its journey, and may also be exposed to environmental pressures such as transportation vibrations, weather and impact when being offloaded.
Some useful guidelines when shipping pallets abroad:
Make sure you check the destination country’s regulations in regards to shipping wooden pallets: some countries will not permit their use unless they have certification to confirm they have been fumigated.