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What's your favourite courier? I don't mean the cheapest

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Hi guys, I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling it on ebay etc.I don't have any post offices near my house nor office, so I want to use a courier that gives me a tracking numbe…
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi guys,

I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling it on ebay etc.I don't have any post offices near my house nor office, so I want to use a courier that gives me a tracking number and let me arrange a collection at my office.

I see parcel2go is kind of popular here, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions or a preference among the couriers that partner with p2g...

Thanks!
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Interlink for me. Good tracking and one hour slots.
#2
interlink and dpd are great, steer well clear of Hermes
#3
If you have a MyHermes drop off point near you they've been good and never let me down. They do a collection service too I believe if you need it.
banned#4
DPD/CityLink/UPS are mine for sending and receiving, they will be more expensive but I find you get less "lost" parcels,less breakages and a nicer service on the whole.

although everything I order recently seems to turns up with Yodel or Hermes,

I ordered something on eBay yesterday and paid extra for next day delivery , and helpfully today (delivery day) Yodel have delayed by 24hrs......useless and not very helpful.

Parcel2Go are definitely a good site to compare and book deliveries with

Edited By: Holly1985 on Dec 03, 2014 15:03
#5
Jim, he was a really good tennis player! (_;)
banned#6
There's a guy down the road from me who's cheap.
#7
DPD by far. Mostly because of the way they give a 1 hour delivery slot. You can also track the delivery driver so get a more precise delivery time.
#8
Yodel :)
#9
collect plus or royal mail.

if using parcel2go , If you can go direct to the company the quote is with it makes problems easier to handle. (parcel2go take ages and suck)
sometimes parcel2go will let you quote and send something much bigger than normal courier would take , but still let you send it , so can be great for that.
#10
mattriggy
Jim, he was a really good tennis player! (_;)

lol X)
#11
dpd ......that is all
#12
DPD
#13
DPD by an absolute mile, avoid yodel and hermes
#14
ups if money doesn't matter.
#15
Another vote for DPD. Not had any major problems with the others, but I always choose DPD for expensive (or delicate) items.
banned#16
Rico Logistics.

No wait, they are a bunch of liars and incompetents.
#17
DPD for text message with 1 hour delivery slot and UPS. Had issues with most of the others these 2 seem the best for me
#18
khodos

Hi guys,
I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling it on ebay etc.I don't have any post offices near my house nor office, so I want to use a courier that gives me a tracking number and let me arrange a collection at my office.
I see parcel2go is kind of popular here, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions or a preference among the couriers that partner with p2g...
Thanks!

Hi.

My favourite is inpost with city link coming in as a very close second.

Inpost:
Book the delivery via parcel2go
Print the label
Stick it on your parcel
Drop off at your local locker
In post collect from the locker and deliver next day
Fast, efficient, professional and cheap
(The courier is city link)

City link:

Book the delivery via parcel2go
Hand write the address on the parcel
City link collect from your desired location
And
Drop off usually next day
(City link a bit more pricey)

I have used both services (inpost many many times) and have not had any issues. Very pleased

Edited By: speedy2014 on Dec 04, 2014 10:08
#19
Thanks guys,

P2G doesn't do DPD, anywhere I can do it for cheap?
#20
I always use parcel2go, I have had 2 parcels go missing (left in porch, etc) but parcel2go have been very quick to refund each time. They will refund by bacs or credit your parcel2go account, I opt for the latter as they always give extra. 1st lost parcel was for £15.99 they credited my acc with £21, 2nd missing parcel was worth £27.49 they credited my acc with £35, each claim took under 5 days to sort.
#21
As others have said here, Interlink (sister company of DPD). I sell high value electronics so it's essential to have a courier you can rely on.

I was using UPS but they lost an item and were hardly helpful in trying to retrieve it. It also took a while before they paid out the compensation.

Since then, I set up an account with Interlink Express. So far, they've been outstanding. Even a few customers have contacted me to let me know that's how all couriers should be. The thing I like about Interlink is they (for me) deliver by 12 and include a 1-hour window to my customers email and SMS, with other options such as being able to hold the package for a few days if necessary. You can set up an account by giving them a call, otherwise you can use the website and be quoted a price:
http://www.interlinkdirect.co.uk/

I guess it depends on what you're sending and the worth of said items. Despite my experience with UPS, I still think they're a decent outfit and you can get a parcel sent from £9-dd using these guys who I used before and found to be cheap and helpful (my boxes were generally big in volume and heavy at up to 30kg and it was always £9-odd plus charges for added insurance):
http://clickandsendparcel.com/

Hope it helps.

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