When you need to send a parcel for next day delivery, you’ll probably be looking for a cheap, reliable and fast courier to do the job. At ipostparcels, we understand that you won’t want to compromise service quality just because you want to get a good deal – that’s why we aim to give you both! As well as this, we know your time is also incredibly important and if you’re not already using us to send your parcels, you’ll most likely want to compare parcel delivery prices and next day courier prices before you select your delivery company.

That’s why we’ve done the leg-work for you; comparing our ipostparcels services with some of the most popular courier services in the UK so you can see at-a-glance how we stack up against the competition. From DPD Local to TNT – we’ve used a standard parcel weight and size with comparable delivery and cover amount options to give the fairest and most similar service comparison to help you when looking for the best parcel delivery quote.

Depot to Depot prices (ex VAT):


Up to 2KG

Up to 5KG

Up to 10KG

Up to 15KG

Up to 20KG

Up to 25KG

ipostparcels £1.99 £2.69 £3.73 £5.23 £8.39 £17.43


Depot drop off prices (ex VAT):

ipostparcels £4.25 £4.95 £5.99 £7.49 £10.65 £19.69
  73p cheaper than the next cheapest 80p cheaper than the next cheapest 24p more expensive  than the next cheapest 50p more expensive  than the next cheapest £36.00 cheaper than the next cheapest £36.36 cheaper than the next cheapest
DPD Local £5.75 £5.75 £5.75 £6.99 - -
My Hermes £4.98 £7.02 £5.83 £7.98 - -
Yodel Direct - - - - - -
DX - - - - - -
UPS £4.99 £6.14 - - - -
Parcelforce £8.15 £8.15 £8.15 £20.80 £46.65 £56.05
Royal Mail £8.90 £15.85 £21.90   - -
TNT - - - - - -


Home/Business Collection prices (ex VAT):

ipostparcels £5.55 £6.25 £7.29 £8.79 £11.95 £20.99
  £1.67 more expensive  than the next cheapest 54p cheaper than the next cheapest 50p more expensive  than the next cheapest £2.21 cheaper than the next cheapest £1.55 cheaper than the next cheapest £4.49 more expensive  than the next cheapest
DPD Local £7.49 £7.49 £11.49 £13.00 15.49 16.74
MyHermes £3.88 - - - - -
Yodel Direct £6.24 £7.24 £9.99 - - -
DX £6.79 £6.79 £7.29 - - -
UPS £7.00 £7.00 £9.00 £11.00 £13.50 £16.50
Parcelforce £9.35 £9.35 £9.65 £23.30 £49.15 £58.55
Royal Mail - - - - - -
TNT £7.45 £9.75 £12.45 £32.90 £40.40 £48.90

*All prices compared are based on a UK, next day parcel delivery service only from Birmingham to Leeds using the maximum weight and dimensions of the pre-defined domestic parcel sizes on ipostparcels.com. All prices have been compared on parcels2Go.com comparison website or individual seller websites on 31.10.19. Delivery to Northern Ireland, Ireland, The British Isles, The Highlands, Islands (Scottish Isles, Isle of Man) and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and incur additional costs. ‘-‘ Indicates that a comparable service cannot be found directly on a comparison site or the individual sellers site. Prices are updated each month.

A helpful service

We collect directly from your home or business address
One hour collection windows on all UK and International orders so you don’t have to wait in all day.
Fully tracked service for you and your recipient with lots of ways to get in touch, should you need us.
More than 3,000 DHL drivers across the UK to ensure your parcel is delivered the next working day.
Fast and reliable International delivery via our DHL network to over 160 countries worldwide.

Many ways to save

Save £1 on every additional UK parcel you send when you have a home collection in the same order.
Save £1.30 on your UK or International parcels when you drop off at any of our 50+ UK depots.

Save up to £35 when you use our pre-pay, top-up service.

So, which is the best next day courier service?

Well, that all depends on what’s the most important aspect of parcel delivery to you, be it price, speed, reliability and quality of service, customer reviews or possibly the number of available drop off points. We decided to compare even further…

Cheapest courier price - In all the comparisons above, ipostparcels have the cheapest courier prices for both Depot Drop Off and Home or Business Collection delivery services. Our Depot to Depot prices are cheaper still, offering our customers the best savings on courier services. Would you like a Quick Quote now?

Fastest delivery service - All comparisons made above were for next day delivery; as you can see not all were able to provide a comparable service across the same weight bands offered by ipostparcels. And some of the price differences are huge - as much as £50 for a 25kg parcel.

Drop off points available - As part of UK Mail and DHL, ipostparcels have over 50 depot drop off points around the country, there’s probably one near you. We discount for depot drop off which makes this option appealing for the price-conscious. Our comparisons were based on a drop off service – many courier services also have plenty of drop off points, so this alone will probably not be the only reason to use any particular one.

Most generous parcel cover amount - A point to remember is one everyone hopes not to need, but is good to know is there; cover for your parcel. To compare next day courier prices accurately, we checked that the couriers were able to offer parcel cover – and they all do to some extent – but not many offer the £25 level of cover that we include without charging extra. Beware though: some couriers only give £10 cover.

Quality of service / customer reviews - With over 10,000 customer reviews given to ipostparcels via Trustpilot, you can trust us to provide great service – just take a look for yourself! Unsurprisingly, not all courier services provide such transparency when it comes to reviews, but maybe that's because not many have a four star rating like we do.

As you can see, ipostparcels is one of the best next day couriers in the UK when looking at price, service, speed and convenience, and thinking about your own requirements, you might find it worth trying us for your next delivery – not only for the reasons we’ve given, but also for the many still to mention!

Parcel collection and delivery service - The next time you flinch at what the Post Office charges for parcels – while also wishing you didn’t have to stand in the queue when you’ve got so many better things you could be doing – remember ipostparcels provide a collection service. We come to right to your door, or a designated safe place if that suits you better, pick up your parcel and deliver it next day, easy as that! See our page on parcel collection and delivery for more information.

We collect and deliver Internationally to over 160 destination countries. For many countries, you can choose from DHL Parcel Connect, DHL Parcel International, Road Economy Delivery and Worldwide Air Delivery options which affect the cost to send your parcel, but still offer the same great service of door to door parcel collection and delivery to Europe and worldwide. See our list of countries we deliver to for more info and to get a quote now.


Parcel tracking - This might seem like a given when you send a parcel these days, but not so. It mightn’t be the most important part of courier services for some, but if you’ve bought something online like clothing, soft furnishings or other homewares and need to make returns – My Hermes isn’t the only service you need to use to get value for money, tracked deliveries to return items back to the retailer. At ipostparcels, we give you access to our online parcel tracking system as part of our standard UK and Ireland parcel delivery service. We provide this for our International Deliveries too, at no extra cost.

Gold customer status - At ipostparcels, we feel our customers should be rewarded when they use us – and by doing so, we hope to always be your number one choice when it comes to parcel delivery. If you post with us regularly, you can become one of our Gold Customers; our elite customers who spend over a certain amount every month and in turn receive money off vouchers to spend on their orders:

Spend more than £3,000

Spend more than £2,000

Spend more than £1,000

Spend more than £500

Receive £50 off

Receive £30 off

Receive £15 off

Receive £10 off






What’s more, there’s no lengthy application process - if you’re registered with us and have opted in to receiving our emails, you’ll automatically be enrolled.

And it’s completely free! Find out more about becoming a gold customer.

Help and guidance for you at every stage - All our customers have different needs when it comes to parcel delivery, and carries through to the kinds of help, guidance and advice they need. We don’t have a contact phone number to reach us on, because we offer so many other ways to get in touch, but that doesn’t mean we take our customer service responsibilities lightly. In fact, our customer service teams always endeavour to get back to you within 3 hours when contacted during business hours. If your query is sent to us out of hours, we'll respond during opening times.

ipostparcels customer service team is available Monday to Friday - 7am until 10pm to answer any queries you have. Get in touch with us.


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