Send Large & Heavy Parcels

You can send parcels up to 25kg across the UK or Internationally through the ipostparcels network. 
Don’t struggle taking your heavy and large items to the post office – we’ll collect from your door!

Large or heavy parcel delivery across the UK or to Republic of Ireland 

We offer cheap next day parcel collection and delivery on all large parcel sizes:

Medium 10kg (45cm max dimensions)    £6.49 + VAT (£5.24 depot drop off)
Large 15kg (60cm max dimensions)    £7.99 + VAT (£6.74 depot drop off)
XL 20kg (70cm max dimensions)    £10.99 + VAT (£9.74 depot drop off)
XXL 25kg (80cm max dimensions)    £12.99 + VAT (£11.74 depot drop off)

All prices excluding VAT.

Sending large or heavy items abroad?

You can send large parcels up to 25kg to over 160 countries worldwide. All you need to do is make sure it doesn’t exceed the maximum dimensions we can ship through our network. When sending abroad make sure you read the prohibited and non-compensation items list and have all the necessary paperwork for the country you are sending to.

Avoid sending heavy and large items through the Post Office

Having to carry a large or heavy parcel to the post office definitely won’t be the highlight of your day, especially if there are long queues. Let us take the hassle out of posting large items across the UK or Internationally by collecting your parcel from your home or business address. There’s no extra cost for one our drivers to collect either – It’s all part of the ipostparcels service.

What can you fit in an extra-large parcel?

Many large and bulky items can be sent through our network as long as they don’t exceed our maximum dimensions of 120 x 80 x 80 or the 25kg max weight. You can send up to 20KG in our XL parcel size and the parcel should not exceed the max dimensions of 70cm or 120 x 50 x 50 or 140 x 35 x 35

Medium parcels can fit items such as laptops.
Large parcels can fit items such as a computer monitor, printer or microwave.
XL parcels can fit items such as a small TV or speakers.
XXL parcels can fit items such as a flat pack furniture or a large TV.
Remember, if you are posting large items of high value take out extended contents cover for the value of the item or items in the parcel – we offer free £25 contents cover on all UK orders and free £50 contents cover on all international orders. Also, make sure you package your items and parcel correctly to avoid any damage during transit - see our handy guide to packaging and waterproofing your parcel.

How heavy is an extra-large parcel?

Did you know that 2kg is the same weight as 2 Litres of water? If you’re sending an extra-large parcel which is 20-25kg, you could think about it in weight of 2L bottles of water. We would always advise that you weigh your parcel with scales to ensure you get the cheapest delivery rate and avoid having your parcel returned to you if you have under-declared the weight of the parcel.

The size and weight of your parcel matters

Our quick quote will give you the best price available based on the weight and dimensions you enter. Pricing is based on an actual weight of up to 25kg but if the volumetric weight of your parcel exceeds the actual weight, you’ll be charged the volumetric weight. That means if your parcel is larger than it is heavier then we’ll price your parcel based on the volumetric weight which is the width x height x length divided by 5000. 

Read more about volumetric vs actual weight

How to package a large or heavy item for delivery

Packaging and waterproofing your parcel correctly is essential to ensuring your parcel arrives at it’s destination as you packaged it. Heavy and large items are often manually handled at several stages throughout the shipping process as they’ll be too big to go through our automated sortation hubs.

Included on all orders

  • Free £25 contents cover on all UK and ROI orders
  • Free £50 contents cover on all International orders
  • We'll collect your parcel from your home or business address
  • Fully tracked online service and delivery notifications for you and your recipient

Ways to make sending your parcel even cheaper

  • Save £1 on every additional parcel you send in a UK order
  • Save £1.25 on every parcel you send if you drop off at one of our 50+ depots
  • Save £3 if you drop your parcel off at a depot and your recipient collects from a depot
  • Save up to £35 by using our top up service

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ipostparcels have the cheapest next day delivery prices in the UK from 2 - 25kg. See price comparison prices here. * £1.99 (ex VAT) from price based on a next day XS parcel size with a UK depot drop off and UK depot collection service. Delivery to Northern Ireland, Ireland, The British Isles, The Highlands, Islands and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and incur additional costs. £7.74 (ex VAT) 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 will 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. 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.

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