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Parcel2Go offering deliveries from 99p + VAT through UPS
Send your parcel next day delivery from just 99p + VAT! on www.parcel2go.com This offer is valid for a limited time only. Get a quick quote now and send your parcels for even less than before! Parce… Read more
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bbbbbbbbbbb

What this 10 parcels per customer ? Is that 10 at a time or is 10 the … What this 10 parcels per customer ? Is that 10 at a time or is 10 the total amount you can ever send on a parcels2go account.


10 in total surely.

What this 10 parcels per customer ? Is that 10 at a time or is 10 the total amount you can ever send on a parcels2go account.

Not allowed from UK mainland to Northern Ireland

welshblob

For some reason I found it difficult to find the access point locator. … For some reason I found it difficult to find the access point locator. Here is a link for others struggling .... https://www.ups.com/dropoff?loc=en_GB



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I just used this for a late Christmas present. Got it for the 99p + vat as advertised, Would have cost me over £6 with Royal Mail.

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UPS Shop to Shop up to 20kg £4.99+VAT @ parcel2go
The UPS Shop to Shop service allows you to drop your parcel in to one of their many outlets. When the parcel has been collected by UPS from your local shop, delivery will be made within 1-2 working da… Read more
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Victoria: Hello, you're through to Victoria. How can I help you today?
hang: sent a parcel,booked delivery online put weight as 1kg as it was from my scale,n paid £2.60 then dropped off,everything fine, next day received an email saying delivery being held coz of overweight,p2g says actual weight is 1.1kg.. coz of the 0.1kg i have been ask to pay an extra of £4.27, WTF! if i had put 1.1kg or up to 3kg,it would've only cost me £3.70 ish.. now i end up paying £2.60+£4.27=almost £7. p2g says the underpayment includes handling fees of £2.50. makes no bloody sense! rip off. congrats P2G,you've lost another customer!
Victoria: I am very sorry to hear this.
hang: coz p2g is cheap and easy so i use it. if there was another company that is similar i'd be gone straight away without no hesitation
hang: i understand if its overweight but your charge is ridiculous on that!
Victoria: I understand
hang: 0.1kg overweight costs £4.27 are you serious? is this how you do business? is this how you rip ur customers off?
hang: to send a parcel that weighs twice as much only costs £3.70 ish... and 0,1kg overweight costs £4.27
Victoria: I can only advise that you email [email protected]parcel2go.com as that is the underpayment department
hang: you're sure going to lose more customers

Seems pretty good. Anyone have any experience of the Shop to Shop service?
UK to France in particular (or in reverse).
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Send a parcel in the UK using myhermes for only £2.75 +vat - £3.30 @ Parcel2go (Upto 1kg - 30cm)
Great for presents, ebay and small businesses ? If you check royal mail it would cost your about £4.30 for a packet and £5.30 for a parcel (up to 2kg is the first bracket) to send the same weight, pl… Read more
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For convenience I usually use royal snail, lost package claims with them have been easy for me in the past. Used others. Few times when drastically cheaper, without problems

kiefer

Never had a problem myself



I use them regularly and have never had a problem. Much prefer them to RM as well as being cheaper.
So yeah it is a deal
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freakstyler

I use myhermes via parcel2go on a regular basis and rate the service … I use myhermes via parcel2go on a regular basis and rate the service highly. I prefer it to royal mail and other courier services, have never had a problem and they even allowed me to change delivery address when there was a problem in delivery my parcels.



Maybe so, but the point people are making is that when things go wrong, it will be a nightmare to get it resolved and no doubt you will then change your opinion.

I use myhermes via parcel2go on a regular basis and rate the service highly. I prefer it to royal mail and other courier services, have never had a problem and they even allowed me to change delivery address when there was a problem in delivery my parcels.

Myhermes unreliable service
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3-5 day Hermes courier delivery service from just £3.30 (up to 1kg) @ Parcel2go
Pretty awesome price! Sending a parcel with us just got cheaper! Our Hermes UK Economy 3-5 day service is now available from only £2.75 + VAT, reduced from £3.99! For this amazing new low price, you… Read more
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Victoria: Hello, you're through to Victoria. How can I help you today?
hang: sent a parcel,booked delivery online put weight as 1kg as it was from my scale,n paid £2.60 then dropped off,everything fine, next day received an email saying delivery being held coz of overweight,p2g says actual weight is 1.1kg.. coz of the 0.1kg i have been ask to pay an extra of £4.27, WTF! if i had put 1.1kg or up to 3kg,it would've only cost me £3.70 ish.. now i end up paying £2.60+£4.27=almost £7. p2g says the underpayment includes handling fees of £2.50. makes no bloody sense! rip off. congrats P2G,you've lost another customer!
Victoria: I am very sorry to hear this.
hang: coz p2g is cheap and easy so i use it. if there was another company that is similar i'd be gone straight away without no hesitation
hang: i understand if its overweight but your charge is ridiculous on that!
Victoria: I understand
hang: 0.1kg overweight costs £4.27 are you serious? is this how you do business? is this how you rip ur customers off?
hang: to send a parcel that weighs twice as much only costs £3.70 ish... and 0,1kg overweight costs £4.27
Victoria: I can only advise that you email [email protected]parcel2go.com as that is the underpayment department
hang: you're sure going to lose more customers `

Newbold

A fair point about the introduction of fees, but £27000 as against £9000 o … A fair point about the introduction of fees, but £27000 as against £9000 over a three year course is in a bit of a different league.Brown may not have been the best PM ever (though he had an excellent record as Chancellor until world events changed everything across the world) - but by comparison with Cameron he was a genius. The failures and u-turns of this government defy belief, and the list grows longer every day. The Olympic G4S mess is just the latest example.





“Excellent record as Chancellor” Abolished the 10p tax rate sold Gold at record lows, tried to sell the Post office. And Spend, Spend, Spend.
The man was a bl**dy disaster.

And it was Labour who signed the contract with G4S
Edited by: "Geemac" 19th Jul 2012

Geemac

And who introduced fees in the first place? And as for incompetent = … And who introduced fees in the first place? And as for incompetent = Gordon Brown



A fair point about the introduction of fees, but £27000 as against £9000 over a three year course is in a bit of a different league.

Brown may not have been the best PM ever (though he had an excellent record as Chancellor until world events changed everything across the world) - but by comparison with Cameron he was a genius. The failures and u-turns of this government defy belief, and the list grows longer every day. The Olympic G4S mess is just the latest example.

Newbold

A reference to the Coalition's increase in university tuition fees from … A reference to the Coalition's increase in university tuition fees from £3375 pa to £9000 pa, about which the Telegraph recently commented:More than half of students starting university under a new tuition fee regime this autumn will still be paying off their loans into their 50s, a study has revealed.




And who introduced fees in the first place? And as for incompetent = Gordon Brown

SpamJavelin

Yodel are rubbish everywhere though.

A13

DPD UK are the best courier out there.



YODEL are Crap I sent 4 garden chairs in 4 seperate boxes very well pack all 4 came back to me, every chair had been broken so please dont tell me they are a good company
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Cheap Courier Services 48hr at parcel2go
I used to always go to post offices and pay £14 for 48hr parcel force, then i found out about this site, i have used them a few times and parcels always arrive safely. The price includes vat and its f… Read more
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snatch_master

Agree re ebay. i sold a phone and got posi feedback. the buyer then sold … Agree re ebay. i sold a phone and got posi feedback. the buyer then sold the phone on ebay THEN claimed i never sent it in the first place. i got his buyer to send me a photo of the imei which matched the box i still had so it was 100% that phone. I had no tracking no so paypal ruled in his favour despite me providing all the evidence.


So now you know to use tracking as it tells you on the Paypal site. You should have posted him an empty recorded delivery envelope when he opened the case.

Report the phone stolen so it gets barred. The buyer has your stolen property.
Edited by: "richto" 13th Feb 2012

I've used p2go a few times but stopped as I asked for 3 parcels to be collected and no one turned up, I now use p4d.co.uk they are brilliant.

I'll never use them again, I sent 12 parcels with them, 8 were 'lost' they wouldn't cooperate with the police. I believe the couriers themselves to have stolen them parcel2go declaimed all responsilibity saying they didn't manage the couriers they were just an intermediary.

I have also used MyHermes for the past year and sent over 60 parcels without a single problem and they seem to be quite cheap

I want a bike delivering but its really difficult getting a sensible quote, P2G wont dleiver anything more than 1.5 metrs long,,One firm quoted £100 from Derby to Bournmouth.......I have used P2G many times and never had any problems

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Parcel2Go send 3, 0-2kg items or more for as little as £3.99 collected
Excellent site, I've used them many times. Once you've been a registered customer you get 10% off.
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mmm never gotten the 10% as i recently registered, used one which was ok

kerol;8129264

I totally agree. PARCEL2GO is a company to avoid. I've used them quite a … I totally agree. PARCEL2GO is a company to avoid. I've used them quite a few times, when things go wrong, you will face a battle to get any result. There's a claim form on their website, I filled in the claim form, and got nothing from them, no reply, no follow up. In the end, I just gave up.Now I juse P4D.co.uk, same format as Parcel2go, but their customer service is miles better. You can actually speak to a person, even email correspondence is quick. Once I sent a parcel to France, and the delivery time was over their listed time period. I emailed them, quoted the overtime, and they paid a penalty fee to me straigtaway.



Thanks for the info, just bookmarked P4D:thumbsup:

I totally agree. PARCEL2GO is a company to avoid. I've used them quite a few times, when things go wrong, you will face a battle to get any result. There's a claim form on their website, I filled in the claim form, and got nothing from them, no reply, no follow up. In the end, I just gave up.

Now I juse P4D.co.uk, same format as Parcel2go, but their customer service is miles better. You can actually speak to a person, even email correspondence is quick. Once I sent a parcel to France, and the delivery time was over their listed time period. I emailed them, quoted the overtime, and they paid a penalty fee to me straigtaway.

pet2000;8128883

The way to do it: sign and write the word "unchecked" just obove your … The way to do it: sign and write the word "unchecked" just obove your signature. This way you can make a claim later after you have discovered the damage.Instruct your client that when there is damage visible on the outside of the package, to ask the driver to fill-in a damage report and keep a copy.



ooops what happen here?

quidditys_shore;8128823

only used once & will never use again. they made me go through the … only used once & will never use again. they made me go through the rigmorol of printing photos & sending them recorded, getting a letter from the reciever saying it arrived damaged only for them to say that because it hadnt been signed for as parcel damaged then there was nothing they would do!so if you do use, just sign for everything as damaged!



The way to do it: sign and write the word "unchecked" just obove your signature. This way you can make a claim later after you have discovered the damage.

Instruct your client that when there is damage visible on the outside of the package, to ask the driver to fill-in a damage report and keep a copy.
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Send Your Parcels for Only 99p with Parcels2Go on Monday 8th Feb
A one day only deal. On Monday the 8th Feb you can send your parcels for just 99p with Home Delivery Network. Thanks to REXISMY DOG for pointing out £4 Quidco for new customers. Terms: The offer is… Read more
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Up until recently I had no problems with this service, but they lost one … Up until recently I had no problems with this service, but they lost one of my parcels a couple of weeks ago, and it's been an absolute nightmare trying to make a claim. The amount of forms, proof and evidence I have had to provide is ridiculous. The tracking clearly shows that the item was not delivered, and they have even admitted that my parcel is lost. So why do they have to make it so hard? After reading all the complaints on the internet about parcel2go and the Home Delivery Network, I really do not hold to much hope of getting any compensation, but I shall have to wait and see.



Parcels with tracking don't get lost. They get stolen

I have no hope for this outfit. I believe they contract their drivers on an individual basis, and seem to have talent for attracting the worst sort. Ordered something off play 6 days ago. No delivery, no card to tell me they had attempted delivery...Only by chance I thought to visit their website and arrange re-delivery. If I hadn't, parcel would get stolen if left in their depots a few more days...I mean "lost".
I used them once with Amazon 2 years ago, and awful experience. Item arrived like it had been dropped from heights, as outer box was ripped, rain damaged and inner contents damaged.
Will they ever get better? Perhaps put webcams on driver hats and let customers monitor them?

"96% success rate according to Parcel2Go"

So 1 in 25 goes missing/dies en route?!

This doesn't expire until midnight tonight, and the bit in the description about the weight limit is wrong.

The service is called "HDNL Standard 24 - 72 Hours":
Restrictions:
- 25kg maximum parcel weight
- 120 cm maximum parcel length
- 6 cubic feet maximum parcel size

96% success rate according to Parcel2Go which is the same as their DHL service ("Economy Delivery 24 - 72 Hours").

Should read 'TRY to Send your EBAY ONLY parcels' OP

Should read 'Send your EBAY ONLY parcels' OP
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Parcel2Go send up to 25KG Parcel for £7.04 + £4 cashback (quidco/topcashback)
Need to go via topcashback / quidco for cashback - new customers only but just keep on using a new email address. This is via HDNL 24-72 hours Description Parcel delivery within 1-3 working days th… Read more
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What a nightmare using their service as DHL keep missing my collection even after 3 attempts. P2go just keep saying due to severe weather condition they can promised it will be collected on that day. Never going to use them again! Rubbish company.

Some real feckin' eejits posting about this!:p

P2go are just a delivery service broker - they offer parcel delivery at very low prices, which most people could not otherwise organise on an ad hoc basis.

Brilliant:thumbsup:

do you get online tracking with this service?

Used this deal at the weekend and they picked up my package today. Quidco tracked quickly too. Thanks OP, heat and rep added.

den169;7698439

Someone who can read unlike you.



If i cant read then i cant understand what youve put and therefore your post is pointless :whistling:
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Parcel Delivery Parcel2Go Lite for 5+ Parcels £6.88 inc VAT
The earliest available collection date is Wednesday 14th Oct 2009. There is a collection surcharge of £10 on this service. You must have at least 3 DHL UK parcels in your order. This service is not… Read more
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pet2000;6572649

I use another agent now: http://www.pharosparcel.com/ They use UPS, offer … I use another agent now: http://www.pharosparcel.com/ They use UPS, offer insurance, never any issues. National and Intenational, good prices.


Have you claimed on pharos yet ?

I used to use parcel2go, but now use parcel monkey... much better service...

The courier DHL is very good but Parcel2go is a terrible company. I had huge problems when things go wrong. They offer no insurance over £40 and even that will be difficult to recover. Never again for me. Cold for this reason.

I use another agent now: pharosparcel.com/
They use UPS, offer insurance, never any issues. National and Intenational, good prices.

I will investigate collectplus.co.uk/, so thanks for the info mairey

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mairey;6572305

if you want to send a parcel for £3.99, try … if you want to send a parcel for £3.99, try http://www.collectplus.co.uk/it will send a parcel upto 10kg to a local store for the person to collect at their leaisue (within 10 days of arrival) i use it for my ebay stuff and it is quick and cheap



Yes, but then the buyer has to collect a heavy parcel from a shop. Not everyone has cars.

if you want to send a parcel for £3.99, try

collectplus.co.uk/

it will send a parcel upto 10kg to a local store for the person to collect at their leaisue (within 10 days of arrival) i use it for my ebay stuff and it is quick and cheap
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Cheap Parcel Delivery Service: Collection and delivery for as little as £4.99 + vat
This deal is very good especially if you need to post a lot of stuffs that can fit into boxes. Ideal for moving as well if you dont have furniture or large items. Can only be book up to 1 week in adva… Read more
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equalityforall;6144597

puts me right off, and £10 + £4.99+vat seems a long way off from only £ … puts me right off, and £10 + £4.99+vat seems a long way off from only £4.99, which I assume is £15.74



Err its a bulk rate so if sending one you would use the single rate :roll:

'Day Definite collections are not guaranteed but currently enjoy a 96% success rate'

puts me right off, and £10 + £4.99+vat seems a long way off from only £4.99, which I assume is £15.74

so, there's no definite day that they will collect your parcel, you just take your chances, maybe not

s-j-cooper;6141357

I think that's just for a first order though - the quidco one is every … I think that's just for a first order though - the quidco one is every parcel.




every order if you use a different email addy each time

deanos;6137364

Cashback Kings give £4 C/B for Parcel2 Go makes them cheaper :-D



I think that's just for a first order though - the quidco one is every parcel.

Ok if you send lots at one time and also if they turn up, which they didnt last time we used them!!! Interparcel are much better and dont cost much more!

interparcel.com/
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Parcel2go.com for large & heavy items via DHL from £7.27p (Get £5 possible quidco)
If you are looking to send a parcel or ebay item - i stumbled across this deal which i think is a no brainer. Parcel2go.com send large & heavy items via DHL from as little as £6.19p + vat. For y… Read more
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shame quidco is no longer available :x

schism123;2766328

You can get a 5% discount aswell by entering "gift" into the code box … You can get a 5% discount aswell by entering "gift" into the code box :thumbsup:



Cheers will give this a try next time I use them

schism123;2766328

You can get a 5% discount aswell by entering "gift" into the code box … You can get a 5% discount aswell by entering "gift" into the code box :thumbsup:



Thanks! Worked for me.

You can get a 5% discount aswell by entering "gift" into the code box :thumbsup:

Guys - Just an update on Parceltree, used them twice last week and although the packages arrived safely enough (via DHL), The first collection was a day late and the 2nd Parcel which was down for A Saturday delivery did not arrive until the Monday - Not necessarily there fault but my dealings direct with Parceltree left me feeling that they were exceptionally amateurish. There is no contact number on the website for them, though the chap who runs it phoned me about my issues and gave me a mobile number for future issues. I don't think that I will need it though as price isn't everything, I think I will be going back to using p2g as at least you can get hold of someone on the phone.

All in all, the reason that these guys are this price is because the service isn't guaranteed, if you want the guarantees then you need to book with the big boys or pay £13.99 + Vat with P2G to use city link.

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DHL UK 1-2 Day service Half Price + possible £5 Quidco @ Parcel2Go (£5.08 Delivered - LOL)
I Posted this in vouchers, but on reflection it's really a deal. *Credit to taylope1 for pointing out the £5 quidco for new customers (Half price is for all customers, new and existing) DHL UK 1-2 d… Read more
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24 hours left guys!

Thanks again. Just got mt second half price collection in a week. After quidco for the first, I've spent a total of £5.16 for two deliveries. NICE!

i find these gd if you keep within measurements. but anything outside you get clobbered. they wanted £25 to send my exhaust back box, parcelforce only charged me £14.99 minus the 15% code:thumbsup:

so not hot or cold for me

well ive just used them 7 times since this voucher and all i have to say is great service picked up on time and their online help service is really good.
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10% off international parcel collection / delivery with parcel2go.com
Saw this advertised in uni and thought i should post it for those of you out there who might send things internationally 10% saving on all international parcels and also £5.99 for other parcels (weig… Read more
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Victoria: Hello, you're through to Victoria. How can I help you today?
hang: sent a parcel,booked delivery online put weight as 1kg as it was from my scale,n paid £2.60 then dropped off,everything fine, next day received an email saying delivery being held coz of overweight,p2g says actual weight is 1.1kg.. coz of the 0.1kg i have been ask to pay an extra of £4.27, WTF! if i had put 1.1kg or up to 3kg,it would've only cost me £3.70 ish.. now i end up paying £2.60+£4.27=almost £7. p2g says the underpayment includes handling fees of £2.50. makes no bloody sense! rip off. congrats P2G,you've lost another customer!
Victoria: I am very sorry to hear this.
hang: coz p2g is cheap and easy so i use it. if there was another company that is similar i'd be gone straight away without no hesitation
hang: i understand if its overweight but your charge is ridiculous on that!
Victoria: I understand
hang: 0.1kg overweight costs £4.27 are you serious? is this how you do business? is this how you rip ur customers off?
hang: to send a parcel that weighs twice as much only costs £3.70 ish... and 0,1kg overweight costs £4.27
Victoria: I can only advise that you email [email protected]parcel2go.com as that is the underpayment department
hang: you're sure going to lose more customers

Merkins your lucky then i wouldn't use them if they were free, wait till you get something missing or damaged they don't want to know.

I've just used parcel2go and have got to say it was awesome service, all in the space of 4 hours:

10:00am - Booked for 2 x parcels to be sent DHL 1-2 days service, collection for today
12:45am - Confirmation that order was sent to DHL
1:15pm - Confirmation that order was accepted by DHL
1:52pm - DHL chap has just picked up parcels!

Obviously there's one last step to this, delivery within 1-2 days. So far, though, I'm massively impressed. This saved me I reckon at least £10 on similar services from the Post Office, and I didn't have to go anywhere

Mada06

Couldn't agree more, the post above was pointless and serves no purpose … Couldn't agree more, the post above was pointless and serves no purpose other than to increase his post count by +1.



Well I havent used them before, but there was a thread some time ago talking about the company's bad CS... so I wouldnt say the post was completely irrelevant.

Nice spot nonetheless and thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

Diekund

might just give up posting deals. Seems i am wasting my time when every … might just give up posting deals. Seems i am wasting my time when every one of them gets shot down



Couldn't agree more, the post above was pointless and serves no purpose other than to increase his post count by +1.
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Parcel2Go DHL 2-4 day service £5.99 + VAT
Description Parcel delivery within 2-4 working days throughout the most of UKs mainland. Day Definite collections are not guaranteed but currently enjoy a 96% success rate. Features: Great value res… Read more
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Victoria: Hello, you're through to Victoria. How can I help you today?
hang: sent a parcel,booked delivery online put weight as 1kg as it was from my scale,n paid £2.60 then dropped off,everything fine, next day received an email saying delivery being held coz of overweight,p2g says actual weight is 1.1kg.. coz of the 0.1kg i have been ask to pay an extra of £4.27, WTF! if i had put 1.1kg or up to 3kg,it would've only cost me £3.70 ish.. now i end up paying £2.60+£4.27=almost £7. p2g says the underpayment includes handling fees of £2.50. makes no bloody sense! rip off. congrats P2G,you've lost another customer!
Victoria: I am very sorry to hear this.
hang: coz p2g is cheap and easy so i use it. if there was another company that is similar i'd be gone straight away without no hesitation
hang: i understand if its overweight but your charge is ridiculous on that!
Victoria: I understand
hang: 0.1kg overweight costs £4.27 are you serious? is this how you do business? is this how you rip ur customers off?
hang: to send a parcel that weighs twice as much only costs £3.70 ish... and 0,1kg overweight costs £4.27
Victoria: I can only advise that you email [email protected]parcel2go.com as that is the underpayment department
hang: you're sure going to lose more customers

stingersplash

its a bit more than that though



That's why I put for example in nice bold letters above

Your notion of settling at the end of the month does seems like a reasonable approach as well, especially with the international services.

In any case, they must be making enough profit for them to consider continuing as long as they have. I'm guessing that it's probably only 2-3 people that actually work there in order to keep overheads down.

fi3nd

same ere i have package for 1.9 tonne from oxford to york.. anyone can … same ere i have package for 1.9 tonne from oxford to york.. anyone can help ?:santa:



You need a Pallet service for this, obviously. :roll:
I would use one of thee:-
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[COLOR=black]The NCA are very helpful, could be worth a call:-[/COLOR]
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I have a bigger list, but it's on my ebay posting ID and ebay links don't work on here now. This is the name:- ][COLOR=#0000ff]yorkie_says_naff_off[/COLOR]

its a bit more than that though - i mean i just did a test run and for a normal size package on the DHL site, it would cost me £20 - but they are doing it for just £5.99 on ebay. surely they cant be getting that much of a discount! if they are doing it for say £3 each and have to buy 1000 - then thats a very big saving of £17 per parcel.

payperdrop are the leaders really on ebay - they started with 90, then 990 and now i see one of their ebay auctions has 1000s left, and they will sell a lot of them. they have to be raking it in.

and i doubt they pay up front either - because they have a lot of world services, and i doubt they ever get anyone buying them (3000 quid to send something to afghanistan) so i guess they must settle up at the end of the month.

fwibble

how are these ebay people doin this, surely they are the "middleman" … how are these ebay people doin this, surely they are the "middleman" can't be alot of profit in it for them. or could there be a way for us to save more money some how



I don't exactly know for sure so this is total speculation on my part...

The eBay seller essentially buys 1000 collections + delivery bookings in bulk from DHL. Obviously he, nor DHL, can anticipate when the eBay seller's buyers are going to need the service so DHL just charge him for example £1000 and say that he has 30 days to use the 1000 bookings as and whenever needed**. After 30 days, any unused booking slots are lost.

Here, buying the bookings in bulk mean they work out as £1 each whereas a customer going direct to the DHL website might find that purchasing a one off booking costs £5.

In the space of 30 days, that eBay seller then sells on as many of those bookings as possible at, again, for example £3 each. This is cheaper than going direct to DHL and buying a one off and so customers choose the eBay seller's service instead. The seller still makes £2 per booking and so everyone wins. If he manages to sell all 1000 bookings then he get's back £3000 which makes a profit of £2000 having spent £1000 to get those bookings in the first place.

This is the only way I can see that the eBay sellers make money from this kind of reselling. It has to be bulk selling by companies, such as DHL, of bookings at a lower per booking cost and the sellers then resell at higher price whilst still undercutting the delivery company at their advertised rate for one off bookings.




** Imagine this being like the free minutes a telco gives you on a monthly basis for your mobile phone contract. The telco doesn't say you can only use 10 minutes each day of the month out of the 300mins they supply. You can use them all up on the first day given to you, or the last day or spread them out.
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Half Price Parcel Delivery Day for bookings made Saturday 19th August Applies to UK Next Day Delivery Service
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When it works they are fine.....if it doesnt (and I have had 3 problems with them) then they are absolutely horrendous!!!!! Long queues on the phones (wonder why), very slow email response and trying to get a refund for a failed pick up took 2 months, 3 phone calls, 4 emails and one letter!

Ive gone back to them after each problem thinking it may have been an isolated incident but NEVER again.

I now use [url]www.parcels4delivery.com[/url] after recommendations on the eBay board. Cheaper than Parcel2go (except this Saturday obviously), never failed to pick up and excellent customer service. If you select their own delivery service then it tends to be Parcelforce that collect.

ive used parcel2go(DHL) before and have had absoloutley no issues at all:confused:

steffcip

I sent with P2G to IrelandNo problems at all


How much and what are the weight of the boxes you send?

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I sent with P2G to Ireland
No problems at all

P2G have a very bad reputation on ebays P&P board.
I'm not knocking them, just informing you.

Hell would freeze over before I send anything with P2G.

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