Monday, 15 October 2012

How much does a next day delivery by courier cost?

Imagine you want to send important business documents to a client, or surprise a friend with a present. Sending a parcel via next day delivery may cost you a slightly more than sending it via a standard service, but it will get your parcel to its destination in less than one working day.

Before you book your collection, you should consider the following factors:


Most next day courier services will cover domestic deliveries rather than international ones. Depending on where you are sending your parcel to, you may be quoted prices for standard and express services.


Weight and dimensions of your parcel

The weight and dimension of your parcel play a major role in pricing. Non-standard items such as bulky goods or heavy shipments may be restricted to certain services. Make sure to measure your parcel and enter the exact dimensions into the quotation tool in order to avoid surcharges and delays.


Remote area surcharges 

Do you know if your receiver lives in remote location? If you are not sure, it is always a good idea to do a remote area check. You may do this during the quotation process. This way you will be shown any additional surcharges as well as availability of certain services. In some cases deliveries on the following working day may not be possible, so better check in advance.

Time of booking

All carrier work by so-called “cut-off times”. Depending on the time of your booking, you will be shown a selection of dates and times. Generally, the earlier during the day you book, the more likely you will be able to arrange a next day delivery. So get in there quick.

Express Services

Big carrier such as UPS and TNT offer various parcel services. If you book UPS Standard Single, your parcel is likely to arrive before 5.30pm on the next working day. TNT Express’ delivery times include deliveries by 9am, 10am and 12pm to name a few.
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