Monday, 2 April 2012

Easter Parcel - Collection Times and Parcel Delivery Rates

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Easter is only a few days around the corner. Time to send your parcel but what if you are unsure about parcel delivery dates or low-cost rates? Since courier services do not deliver on the actual Easter bank holidays, there may be delays in your parcel delivery in case you leave it too late.

Easter Collection and Delivery Times

Collections times may vary according to your chosen courier service. 
  • For DHL services such as the DHL Europlus it is possible to collect your parcel on the same day as long as you have made your booking before midday. In general, parcels may be collected from 9 am unitl 5.30 pm.
  • UPS parcels can be collected between 2 and 5pm. 
  • The same counts for DPD and TNT.

Enhanced Transit Liability – Are you insured?

If you are not just send an Easter bunny but larger, more valuable goods such as art works, mobile phones or else, you can insure yourself by paying as little as £5 extra for an enhanced transport liability insurance. In general, all items send via courier services such as DHL, UPS or TNT are covered up to a maximum value of £50. 

However, the enhanced transport liability insurance will cover your Easter parcel for up to a value of £250.


How much to pay for your Easter parcel delivery?

Third-party courier companies can often offer you considerably reduced rates with a range of high quality carriers. Most of them will let you generate free quotes and compare parcel services directly on their websites. 

Using these courier services can also be hugely beneficial especially if you are thinking about sending a parcel abroad. Below you will find a list with examples rates and transit times** for 5kg parcels.

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Send a 5kg parcel to …

  • USA from £26.32 (1 to 6 days)
  • Australia from £32.13 (3 to 7 days)
  • Canada from £26.32 (2 to 6 days)
  • For domestic parcel deliveries, you may send your Easter parcel from just £9.38 + VAT.

Lastly, always remember to check with the carriers directly if you are not sure whether your parcel will arrive on time.

** approximate time range in working days

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