20% off selected parcel postage with Post Office Drop and Go
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20% off selected parcel postage with Post Office Drop and Go

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Found 1st Sep 2013
Hi all,

I have a Drop and Go card at my PO for convenience - will be looking forward to this as a bonus. I know other companies are a lot cheaper but if you do post frequently at your local PO, this will be of interest.

Unfortunately no 0-1kg discount for small parcels.

20% off selected parcel postage - exclusive to Drop & Go customers. Look at some of the savings you can make!

2nd class Small parcel (from 1-2kg) Was £5.40 Now £4.32 Save £1.08
1st class Small parcel (from 1-2kg) Was £6.85 Now £5.48 Save £1.37
2nd class Medium parcel (up to 1kg) Was £5.20 Now £4.16 Save £1.04
1st class Medium parcel (up to 1kg) Was £5.65 Now £4.52 Save £1.13
2nd class Medium parcel (from 1-2kg) Was £8.00 Now £6.40 Save £1.60
1st class Medium parcel (from 1-2kg) Was £8.90 Now £7.12 Save £1.78

postoffice.co.uk/dro…r03

Off to lurk quietly again. lol

32 Comments

This post office have killed themselves with their increases to parcel prices. Are these permanent reductions? Shows how quick they've realised they got their pricing wrong!!

Sounds like a good idea ,I'll just sign up as it saves queuing- just pity there is not a 20% for 0-1KG

disgusting prices even with discount tbh

" I know other companies are a lot cheaper " sums it up.

I used to use them for all my ebay parcels. Now I don't use them at all.

Even with discounts, still a lot dearer than using Hermes - who offer drop & go OR home collection for less.

If you just "drop and go" without queueing you'll forgo your proof of postage which will stop you making a claim if the posties lose or pinch your consignment on-route. Don't underestimate how often this happens, about 1 in 80 of my large letters/small packets went missing when I used to ebay a lot. Compensation now though is a woeful £20 from £46 (used to be 100x the cost of a first class stamp).

monkeyhanger75

if the posties lose or pinch your consignment



Just watch as the prices drop and service levels improve once they are privatised.

I don't use them for parcels anymore, rip off!

monkeyhanger75

If you just "drop and go" without queueing you'll forgo your proof of … If you just "drop and go" without queueing you'll forgo your proof of postage which will stop you making a claim if the posties lose or pinch your consignment on-route.



Post Office website

If you’re sending anything tracked or if you need any certificates of p … If you’re sending anything tracked or if you need any certificates of posting, that’s no problem – we’ll keep those receipts ready for you to collect the next time you come and see us.

Post Office website

If you’re sending anything tracked or if you need any certificates of p … If you’re sending anything tracked or if you need any certificates of posting, that’s no problem – we’ll keep those receipts ready for you to collect the next time you come and see us.



Which only works if you trust the Royal Mail staff, and given their historic track record..........

Am I missing something here? I frequently send first class small parcel recorded delivery 1kg and it only costs £4.10.

Boobooboo your parcel is small recorded up to 1 kg £3 parcel + £1.10 signature

these are for over 1 kg

azmahhafsa

these are for over 1 kg



Thanks :-)

Royal mail have really caused me problems with the new prices and sizes. I always use first class recorded but now it costs me £4.10 to send and item that measures 3cmx3cmx7cm ! Yet i can send someting a4 size x2.5cm for £2.00


Just watch as the prices drop and service levels improve once they are … Just watch as the prices drop and service levels improve once they are privatised



No guaranteed on that...Just what's really improved for most of us and prices dropped so far...Gas, Electric, Water, Trains???

cb-uk

Which only works if you trust the Royal Mail staff, and given their … Which only works if you trust the Royal Mail staff, and given their historic track record..........



I often just drop parcels and Lady at Post Office do them when she's free - never had any problems

Even with 50% off they would still struggle to be competitive oO

Post office and Royal Mail are two different companies now. Post office accept the parcel for Royal Mail and Royal Mail sets the prices and does the delivering.

If your an Ebay/Amazon Seller Royal Mail will only refund you what you paid for the item,not what you sold it for,and only then if you have proof a purchase such as an invoice etc

OK, so where ius cheapest to send eBay parcels please?

cb-uk

Even with discounts, still a lot dearer than using Hermes - who offer … Even with discounts, still a lot dearer than using Hermes - who offer drop & go OR home collection for less.


and always use random people in cars who steal and lose your parcels

RedStarBelgrade

This post office have killed themselves with their increases to parcel … This post office have killed themselves with their increases to parcel prices. Are these permanent reductions? Shows how quick they've realised they got their pricing wrong!!



No only 20% off until 15th September, looked into it a few days ago, shame as may have used if it had a longer introduction discount rate

yozzas

and always use random people in cars who steal and lose your parcels



I've never had a myHermes parcel go missing and I send around about 5% of my stuff with them. Royal Mail on the other hand lose 1 a week. I've been running this business for over 2 years, so it's not isolated incidents or lack of, in the case of Hermes.

For the Post Office stuff, I pack and put stamps on all packets (bought from Costco), I produce a bulk certificate of posting automatically from my system, pop to the PO, the ladies stamp and sign it, I drop the parcels at the end of the counter, usually less than 2 minutes to process up to 50 packets at a time, much better bet once the 20% goes and I have proof of posting in my hands straight away.

mike

yozzas

and always use random people in cars who steal and lose your parcels



First hand experience or word of mouth?

No problem with Hermes here either and I use them a lot.

Pay over the odds and then drive to the Post Office and then spend 10mins queueing with all the pensioners and benefit claimers.
-or-
Pay less and wait at home with your feet up and a cuppa, until someone comes to you to pick up the parcel.

It's a no brainer.

I have just looked at this and they are cheaper than the rest on most of them, especially with all the horror stories I have read about Hermes - including people having something left in their wheelie bin and then it was emptied before they found it! Think I will stick with using Post Office as 1 in 80 is a lot better than every other one being lost by Hermes!

It is not Post Office who set the prices, they are separate to Royal Mail, they just act as the front end like they do for DVLA, they set the car tax price with government...

philbean

No problem with Hermes here either and I use them a lot.Pay over the odds … No problem with Hermes here either and I use them a lot.Pay over the odds and then drive to the Post Office and then spend 10mins queueing with all the pensioners and benefit claimers.-or-Pay less and wait at home with your feet up and a cuppa, until someone comes to you to pick up the parcel.It's a no brainer.



You forgot to mention the online status tracking, and actual confirmed proof of delivery (time & date)

RedStarBelgrade

First hand experience or word of mouth?

ordered from debenhams and hermes lost it

mbuckhurst

I've never had a myHermes parcel go missing and I send around about 5% of … I've never had a myHermes parcel go missing and I send around about 5% of my stuff with them. Royal Mail on the other hand lose 1 a week. I've been running this business for over 2 years, so it's not isolated incidents or lack of, in the case of Hermes.For the Post Office stuff, I pack and put stamps on all packets (bought from Costco), I produce a bulk certificate of posting automatically from my system, pop to the PO, the ladies stamp and sign it, I drop the parcels at the end of the counter, usually less than 2 minutes to process up to 50 packets at a time, much better bet once the 20% goes and I have proof of posting in my hands straight away.mike

well they lost my parcel but i have lost a few on royal mail also

yozzas

well they lost my parcel but i have lost a few on royal mail also



So if Hermes and the PO both lose parcels what's our solution? If they're both going to lose them I'd sooner pay less to take the risk!

great for me not about other i used some cheap company before like hdnl,hermes and they deliver my parcel in my garden or in my bin.
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