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Useful posting and packaging guides

At ipostparcels, your parcel is our priority and we strive to do everything we can to ensure it arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was sent. We employ the best people to take care of your delivery – however parcels are handled at many stages of their journey and may pass through fully automated sorters and conveyor systems.

As the sender, it’s your responsibility to make sure your parcel is addressed and labelled correctly, adequate packaging is used and that the contents are safe to be sent by post. So before you drop your parcel off at one of our depots or arrange collection of your parcel, we recommend you take a look at the guides available here to help you prepare the parcels to send.

From posting advice to packaging hints and tips, whether your parcel is staying in the UK or being sent internationally, there are a number of things you can do to make certain it stays intact and arrives safely and in good time.  

 
 
 
 

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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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