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ParcelForce size tolerance? 61x61x61

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My parcel is 61x61x61, ParcelForce max size is 60x60x60 - will they still take it? Read More
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
My parcel is 61x61x61, ParcelForce max size is 60x60x60 - will they still take it?
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
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#1
I don't really think they'll get a tape measure out and size it. To be honest it will be taken to the local hub, scanned and straight onto the trailer to the main sorting hub and then to another trailer to the destinations local hub and gets sorted
#2
caironjake
I don't really think they'll get a tape measure out and size it. To be honest it will be taken to the local hub, scanned and straight onto the trailer to the main sorting hub and then to another trailer to the destinations local hub and gets sorted
Awesome thanks, given it's more like a £60 difference after compensation I think I'll risk it.
#3
Parcelforce maximum size is bigger than 60x60x60!!
From Parcelforce website -
Maximum length: 1.5 metres
Maximum combined length and girth: 3 metres
Upto 30kg in weight
#4
amis1975
Parcelforce maximum size is bigger than 60x60x60!!
From Parcelforce website -
Maximum length: 1.5 metres
Maximum combined length and girth: 3 metres
Upto 30kg in weight
I booked via Parcel2Go, that'll be why then :-) thanks
#5
With PF, it come down to the staff, I have had a parcel refused because I booked it as 2.0KG (actual weight was 1.90KG), and their (uncalibrated) scales said it weighed 2.002KG.

Yes, that is right - 0.1% over.
#6
caironjake
I don't really think they'll get a tape measure out and size it. To be honest it will be taken to the local hub, scanned and straight onto the trailer to the main sorting hub and then to another trailer to the destinations local hub and gets sorted

Every PO I've been to within the past year or so have empty boxes for each of there prices brackets and they put the parcel to be posted into the empty box to check which size band it comes under, not quite getting out a tape measure but as good as!
#7
I sent a parcel by PARCEL HERO who use UPS as one of their couriers. I measured it and took a picture of all the dimensions. I also weighed the items going in plus the weight of the carton and added 2 kilos. It was 46 kilos all in. They did a real good job with collecting next day and delivered the day after. Great job or so I thought.

About 2 weeks later they emailed me to say that UPS had routinely taken my parcel and measured it and my sizes were incorrect. I told them they were not and sent them the pictures. They then emailed me back and said as my pictures didn't show both the beginning and end of the tape then it didn't prove my measurements. I wrote back and said that if I had to show the pictures of beginning and end of the tape then they should provide the same proof from UPS. And by chance the box I used was for a large piece of garage equipment and was still for sale on Amazon which showed the dimensions identical to mine. I said whilst it was possible that an individual could make a mistake it was highly unlikely that the largest online retailer would do the same.

A bit of internet searching and it would seem that I was not the first to have a parcel randomly checked for size by this company. Bit of a sham really as we ship a lot of parcels at work and was going to recommend this company. Not any more.
#8
They took it fine, just for the record they don't normally take parcels 20kg+ at the post office, you have to get them collected now apparently. Took a lot of persuading
#9
meagain0
They took it fine, just for the record they don't normally take parcels 20kg+ at the post office, you have to get them collected now apparently. Took a lot of persuading

I dont know why they are telling you that! Probably coz it's £1.50 more expensive if you get the item collected from your home address rather than dropping off, or maybe your post office staff are just plain lazy!!
I am posting out parcels via parcelforce every week & the boxes weigh up to 28KG, never had them say anything to me regarding this.
#10
amis1975
meagain0
They took it fine, just for the record they don't normally take parcels 20kg+ at the post office, you have to get them collected now apparently. Took a lot of persuading
I dont know why they are telling you that! Probably coz it's £1.50 more expensive if you get the item collected from your home address rather than dropping off, or maybe your post office staff are just plain lazy!!
I am posting out parcels via parcelforce every week & the boxes weigh up to 28KG, never had them say anything to me regarding this.
I always try to use myHermes as ParcelForce service has gone downhill lately, but they don't take huge servers! Collection isn't an option for me as I'm at school when they'd come, and they don't do weekend collection from the looks of it.
#11
meagain0
amis1975
meagain0
They took it fine, just for the record they don't normally take parcels 20kg+ at the post office, you have to get them collected now apparently. Took a lot of persuading
I dont know why they are telling you that! Probably coz it's £1.50 more expensive if you get the item collected from your home address rather than dropping off, or maybe your post office staff are just plain lazy!!
I am posting out parcels via parcelforce every week & the boxes weigh up to 28KG, never had them say anything to me regarding this.
I always try to use myHermes as ParcelForce service has gone downhill lately, but they don't take huge servers! Collection isn't an option for me as I'm at school when they'd come, and they don't do weekend collection from the looks of it.

Are they not the company who sign your signature in your absence, leave parcels in bins and hedges. It's only hearsay but I have been asked in the past not to send ebay parcels via them.
#12
Smartguy1
meagain0
amis1975
meagain0
They took it fine, just for the record they don't normally take parcels 20kg+ at the post office, you have to get them collected now apparently. Took a lot of persuading
I dont know why they are telling you that! Probably coz it's £1.50 more expensive if you get the item collected from your home address rather than dropping off, or maybe your post office staff are just plain lazy!!
I am posting out parcels via parcelforce every week & the boxes weigh up to 28KG, never had them say anything to me regarding this.
I always try to use myHermes as ParcelForce service has gone downhill lately, but they don't take huge servers! Collection isn't an option for me as I'm at school when they'd come, and they don't do weekend collection from the looks of it.
Are they not the company who sign your signature in your absence, leave parcels in bins and hedges. It's only hearsay but I have been asked in the past not to send ebay parcels via them.
Strange, our local driver is great and everything I send arrives OK. They use self-employed drivers I think that are paid by the delivery.
#13
I am sure most of them are but I have had two cases now where a prospective buyer on ebay has specifically asked if they win my auction would I send by a different courier. I thought the first one was a wind up so I did a search and it would appear quite common by couriers. Anything of value I send by Royal Mail now.
#14
For anyone who has found this with a similar question - yes it was delivered with no fees even though it was 30kg+ and 61x61x61, and I paid for less than 60x60x60 and 25kg

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