Monday August 3, 2015
Are you looking for the cheapest way to send your parcels, without compromising on good service? In addition to a range of delivery couriers, such as Hermes and Collect+ who offer economy services, there are a few other things you can do to cut your parcel sending costs.
Send more parcels to get cheaper preferential rates
When it comes to courier companies and parcel delivery, as a general rule, the more you send, the more you can save. With member schemes like MPD+ you’re automatically start to receive benefits if you send over 20 parcels in a calendar month.
For anyone that doesn’t send enough parcels to qualify for a bulk discount, you can still get a cheaper service by using parcel price comparison websites like ours. We’ve negotiated some great parcel delivery discounts which we pass onto all our senders, even those who only send a few parcels a year!
Don’t limit yourself to just one courier
It might seem convenient to send all your parcels directly with the same courier, but if you’re sending items of different weights and sizes, it’s worth comparing delivery quotes before you book your usual service. You could find it cheaper to send some of your parcels with a different courier and it’s worth looking out for limited offer price drops and discounts.
Factor in your travel for drop off services and time for collection services
If you’re looking to get the best value from your parcel delivery, then it’s also worth factoring the type of service you use into your cost equation. Are you making multiple trips to a drop-off point when it could be more cost effective to use a collection service? Or would you be better off using a drop-off service because the location is somewhere you travel to regularly anyway? To truly find the cheapest parcel delivery option, explore all the options to find the service that’s the most cost and time effective for your lifestyle.
Be as accurate as possible with your parcel weights and sizes
In our guide to weighing and measuring parcels, we advise people who are estimating the weights and sizes of their parcels to “be generous”, so that you avoid any surcharges you could face if you’ve underestimated.
However, to make sure you get the cheapest quote, it’s worth getting out those scales and tape measures and submitting your exact parcel dimensions and weight. You never know, you may find your parcels are actually lighter than you thought, giving you a cheaper parcel delivery price!
Hopefully these tips will help you keep your costs down and get the best possible price for your parcel delivery. When you’re ready to book, be sure to take a look at our cheapest parcel delivery services.