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Next Day UK Parcel Delivery

UK Parcel Delivery

Next day delivery to more UK postcodes than any other courier - from only £2.99

£50 free insurance on every order

Collection or drop-off at a local shop anytime

Track your parcel from door-to-door

Send bulky or heavy items weighing up to 1,000kg

ParcelHero makes sending a UK parcel delivery, quick, easy and cost-effective. We offer reliable UK courier services from the best domestic delivery companies, including UPS, DHL UK, TNT and DPD at a fraction of the cost of booking direct. ParcelHero offers same day collection across almost all UK postcodes at no extra cost, you can book as late as 4pm in many areas and we can still deliver next day.

With UK shipping for only £2.99 our cheap parcel delivery services even beat UK mail prices for heavier packages. But unlike UK postal services, every ParcelHero service offers door-to-door real time UK parcel tracking and signed for delivery. Even with our cheapest UK standard delivery service.

There are a lot of cheap UK couriers whose delivery services utilise freelance 'lifestyle couriers' which can result in less reliable delivery. ParcelHero only partners with the best, most efficient and most reliable UK couriers, so if you need to send a parcel in the UK you can trust us to deliver.

Sending a parcel in the UK is easy with ParcelHero®. Just get a courier quote and select from our wide range of UK courier prices. We have a service to suit every budget, from urgent pre 9am timed delivery, to our standard next day delivery options.

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Our UK Courier Services

ParcelHero offers a comprehensive range of flexible UK parcel delivery services. Whether you need an urgent AM business delivery, or want UK next day delivery to a home address, ParcelHero's smart technology will compare the best UK couriers and the cheapest prices. ParcelHero also offers delivery services to Belfast and courier services across Northern Ireland and off-shore locations nationwide.

Express UK Courier Services

From only £8.50

Timed UK Courier Delivery

Guaranteed pre 9am, 10:30am and 12pm priority delivery.

Large & Heavy UK Parcels

Next day delivery for large items weighing up to 1000kg

Courier Collection

We offer same day UK collection at no extra cost, with online booking up to 3pm for most UK postcodes and up to 4pm for our London courier service. Whilst we can't offer a guaranteed or specific collection time, we do offer collection after a nominated time. For example, you can request a collection after 3pm (all collections are done before 7pm).

Delivery

UK Parcel Deliveries are made on working weekdays between 9am and 7pm. We also offer Timed AM and Saturday Delivery upgrades nationally for most UK postcodes.

We include three free delivery attempts for the majority of our UK delivery services. For some UK parcels under 20kg we make a single attempt. If our UK courier is unable to deliver the package, your goods will be taken to a local UPS Access Point for convenient collection. The UPS Access Point is usually a nearby local retailer, offering pick-up outside normal office hours.

Learn more about UPS Access Points

We provide a signed for delivery service for most of our UK parcel deliveries. However, if the driver is unable to deliver your parcel then they may deliver it to a safe location such as a neighbouring property. If you absolutely require a signed-for delivery at the specific delivery address, please contact our customer care team.

Delivery to Remote Locations

ParcelHero also offers UK courier delivery to remote and offshore locations. For remote locations, UK Parcel Tracking information can sometimes take a bit longer to update and delivery can take a little longer to get there. The transit time we display for our UK parcel prices includes any additional remote area transit times.

Learn more about collection and delivery

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Enhanced Cover

ParcelHero automatically provides £50 free insurance on every shipment to cover against loss or damage. You can also purchase additional cover up to a maximum of £20,000. Read more

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Money Back Guarantee

ParcelHero is the only online courier that offers you a money back guarantee upgrade option on every UK parcel delivery. The money back guarantee means we refund you if your shipment is delivered late due to a service failure. Read more

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Shipping Labels

Once you have completed your booking, ParcelHero will generate your UK parcel labels for you. Simply print the labels and affix one to each parcel, either using a documents enclosed pouch or by taping the label to the parcel using clear packaging tape. It's important that you don't cover any of the barcodes with tape as this can make them difficult to scan. If we can't scan it, you can't track it.

Tracking Your Delivery

Because we use only the best UK parcel couriers, we're able to provide state-of-the-art real time UK parcel tracking. From the moment your package is collected, you can track its location and progress throughout its journey. Once your package is delivered you can view the signature online. We also send a complimentary email to confirm final delivery. If there are any delays with your shipment, your tracking information will tell you what type of delay your shipment has encountered and whether anything is required from you to get it moving again.

ParcelHero also emails you and your recipient to notify of any delays and what is being done to resolve it. If you are a ParcelHero member you can track all your deliveries directly from your online dashboard. You don't even need your tracking number.

Learn more about tracking your UK parcel delivery

UK Courier Prices

Getting a ParcelHero quote for cheap UK courier services is quick and simple. Just enter your shipment details into our Quick Quote tool, compare UK parcel delivery prices and select the best UK courier service for your requirements.

Please ensure the size and weight info you provide is accurate as your quote will be based on these details. When sending parcels in the United Kingdom, all quotes include any applicable surcharges, with the exception of the home delivery surcharge. This is applied once you enter the full address details.

Read more about our surcharges

Large and Heavy UK Courier Deliveries

ParcelHero can send any heavy UK parcels via our specialist Large and Heavy services, and we also offer UK pallet delivery. We can handle large and heavy items up to 1000kg. For items weighing more than 50kg each, we require 24 hours advanced booking and you will need to provide lifting assistance to the driver.

Shipments over 70kg and very large items, such as white goods or furniture, must be palletised prior to collection. Courier networks are not suitable for transporting large and heavy items that are not on a pallet, as there is a greater risk of damage. Please get in touch with our customer care team if you need help or advice sending a large or heavy item.

Learn more about sending large and heavy items

Safely Packaging Your Items for UK Delivery

If you need to send a parcel in the UK, please ensure you have packed your items well. When you use a UK courier service your shipment will be handled multiple times, be loaded on and off vehicles and may have other packages placed on top of it. They can also be subject to vibration or impact when being transported. It's therefore really important that your packaging is sufficient and strong enough to protect your items.

Always make sure you use a strong box that doesn't have any creases, dents or holes. The more a box is used, the weaker it becomes so choosing a good strong box is really important. If in doubt, use a new one. It's equally important that the items inside are sufficiently cushioned so please ensure you fill the box with internal packaging materials so the items inside cannot move around during transport. Last but not least, always ensure you use good, strong packaging tape and apply the tape to the box in both directions. The more tape the better.

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Box strength

Use a strong box that's capable of supporting the weight of your items. We recommend using a double lined box for any items over 10 kg in weight.

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Internal Packaging

  1. Wrap each item individually
  2. Use at least 7cm of internal cushioning (such as polystyrene peanuts) before placing your items inside the box.
  3. Each items should be placed near the centre of the box, and not be touching each other, or the external walls of the box.
  4. Once your items are inside, fill the whole box with packaging material, there should be no movements at all inside the box.
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Labelling and Taping

  1. Make sure you remove any old labels from the box.
  2. Use proper packaging tape. The tape is really important as it gives the box extra strength.
  3. Tape both ways around the box, at least three times each way, making sure you cover all the joins and corners of the box.
  4. Place the labels on using a documents enclosed wallet (The courier can normally provide) alternatively tape a label onto each box, ensuring you do not cover the barcode with tape.
  1. Make sure your box is strong enough and doesn't have any creases or dents. If your goods weigh more than 10 kg, or are fragile, we recommend using a double lined box.
  2. Make sure you wrap each item individually, and fill the box with internal packaging materials such as packaging chips so the items inside cannot slide or move around in transit.
  3. Apply strong packaging tape three times around the box in both directions, and cover any seams or joins. Make sure your label is securely attached to the box and the barcodes are not covered by tape.

FAQ

What if I don't have a printer to print the shipping label?

Your courier is only able to collect packages with the shipping label attached. Please ensure you are able to print the labels and affix them securely to the package prior to collection.

Why can't you collect at a specific time of day?

Couriers generally make deliveries in the morning and collections in the afternoons. As couriers don't know in advance how many deliveries they will be making the next day or exactly where they will be delivering to, it's impossible for the routes to be planned in advance which is why we cannot offer a specific collection time for UK collections.

For your convenience, however, we give you the option to select a preferred collection time slot. For example, if the booking cut off time for your area is 3pm, then we can often offer the option of a collection slot between 3pm and 7pm.

Can I book late for a courier collection in London?

Yes. We offer later collection times than any other courier in London, with booking times as late as 4pm from most Greater London postcodes.

Do you offer an UK economy delivery service?

Because our services are already priced at Economy rates, we offer premium express UK delivery services, for the price of an economy UK courier service. You get the best of both worlds; fast service and low prices.

Do you offer MyHermes courier services?

Yes we do offer MyHermes delivery. Both door to door and Hermes Parcel shop services, which offer convenient drop-off locations across the UK. We don't however currently work with either Yodel or UK Mail, as we believe Hermes offers the best value economy UK Delivery services.

Why does it cost more to deliver to a home address?

Home deliveries are logistically more challenging for couriers as they deliver less shipments per location compared with a business centre or industrial estate. Home delivery costs the courier company more and can include multiple delivery attempts if no-one is available to accept the shipment. That's why most UK couriers add a small surcharge for shipments to a home address. However we still offer exceptional value with an exceptionally cheap UK delivery service.

Are there any hidden charges?

For items over 10kg, our charges are cheaper than parcel post prices, and a lot more convenient than using postal services and posting your parcels. No drop-offs with a ParcelHero® shipment. We come to you and all charges are included in the final quoted price. The only additional charge we apply is for residential delivery. If applicable, this is added during the booking process when you confirm the receiver address, and is clearly stated in your final quote.

Does ParcelHero also offer international shipping services?

Yes. ParcelHero offers domestic and International delivery services, we offer both export and import services to over 220 countries worldwide.