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Package your parcel perfectly: Check out our posting guides

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Here at My Parcel Delivery, we don’t just offer great discounted rates, we also offer handy advice for packaging more unusual items. Not every parcel you send is a regular shape, things like guitars are a bit more tricky to package and post. You might be wondering if it’s difficult to post a homemade cake, or even how to post a potted plant. Don’t worry, as we’ll show you exactly how to do it! It doesn’t matter if you’re sending your used household items to a buyer from  eBay, or just posting something to a friend, it’s wise to do everything possible to make sure your item arrives in tip-top condition. 

Preparation is key

When it comes to super-tricky things like posting bikes, our “how to post” guides will give you top tips on how and when to dissemble them prior to packaging. For example, with bicycles you’ll need to remove the wheels and pedals from the frame, and then protect them in bubble wrap.

On the other hand, you might have a family member who has recently had a baby, and you’re interested in the best way to post a pram. Our posting guides cover all you need to know about folding them up before posting, as well as how much it will cost to get it to its destination as quickly or cheaply as possible.

No box, no problem

If you don’t have the original box for the item you want to post (for example what if you're missing the boxes for your old video games or small appliances) we’ll guide you on what you can use to package them, and also which couriers will and won’t accept unboxed parcels.

It’s super-important that your items don’t move around too much inside the box. We’ll give you all the tips you need to keep your items as secure as possible while they’re on their journey.

Can you find me the cheapest ways to post my parcel?


Whether you’re sending your son a brand new laptop for his university term, or you’re sending him those freshly ironed clothes he left behind at Easter, you’ll be able to find all the essential information for sending that parcel in our guides. Alongside tips on preparation, packaging, weighing and measuring, all our individual posting guides will tell you the cost of posting each item, with links to the most popular couriers.


So if you're sending something unusual, be sure to check out our posting guides today