UK courier services - posting advice

Sending parcels to anywhere in the UK and Ireland with ipostparcels is easy, affordable and quick – we pride ourselves on keeping our prices low without compromising our service and offer collection from your home or work address, £25 cover for items (upgradable if required) and a ‘parcel tracker’ service as standard for UK and Ireland deliveries.

By employing the best people to take care of the items in our care, we’re able to reassure you that your parcels will arrive intact and in the same condition they were sent.  

There are, however, several things you can do to ensure this happens; right from the start when you decide what to send (is it allowed in the post?), to collection (is my ‘safe place’ safe?) and more - see the guides below for posting help and advice for UK parcel delivery with ipostparcels.

Prohibited items – UK

Sending gifts in the post

Make your ‘safe place’ safe

A guide to: Sending fluids in the post

A guide to: Sending large and heavy parcels

A guide to: Sending food and drink in the post

A seasonal guide: Thanksgiving gift ideas

A seasonal guide: Popular gifts for Father’s Day

A seasonal guide: 25 Christmas gift ideas for children

A seasonal guide: Sending Christmas presents in the post

A seasonal guide: Sending gifts to your Mum on Mother’s Day

A seasonal guide: Sending gifts for Valentine’s Day across the miles

A seasonal guide: Gifts to send at Easter (that aren’t just Easter eggs!)

A sellers guide to: Sending craftware in the post

A sellers guide to: Cutting postage and packaging costs

A sellers guide to: Making your parcel stand out from the rest

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* £2.49 from price based on a next day XS parcel size with a UK depot drop off and UK depot collection service. Delivery to British Isles, The Highlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and can incur further costs. £8.74 price based on a parcel weight of up to 25kg (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) on a UK depot drop off and economy delivery service to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg or Austria. All prices quoted on content pages (outside of the quick quote and booking form) will be based on the depot drop off discounted price for UK deliveries and on a 0.5kg parcel with dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm for all international air countries. The size and weight of your parcel affects the price you’ll pay so it’s important to weigh and measure your parcel correctly to ensure your parcel arrives on time without any delays. Use our quick quote for all pricing options.
The £1 saving on every additional consignment sent in a UK order is exclusive to home collection orders only - this discount will not be added in addition to the depot drop off discount or depot collection discount. If you do not select the "signature required" delivery option, UKMail will not be liable should your items be subsequently lost or damaged after the delivery (see clause 5.2.2 of the Terms & Conditions). We define a "Parcel" as a package with dimensions up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm or up to 120cm x 50cm x 50cm or up to 140cm x 35cm x 35cm. **’Was’ pricing based on the previous fixed collection and signature price for XS and collection price for small. ‘Now from’ pricing based on the new prices for XS and Small with the depot drop off discount applied.

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