Send up to 3kg parcels for £3.59 inc. VAT @ Parcel2go
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Send up to 3kg parcels for £3.59 inc. VAT @ Parcel2go

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Found 23rd Nov 2015
*** If this is your first time using Parcel2go you can use the code P2GFREEH for a free service.

At Parcel2Go, we like having the lowest prices. In fact, we like it so much that we’ve gone and reduced costs even more on 1-3kg parcels with InPost.

A 3kg parcel sent within the UK costs:

- Post Office Price £12.98
- Parcel2Go’s exclusive InPost price £3.59

That means you can send a parcel 72% cheaper than the Post Office when you book through Parcel2Go using InPost! **

If you don't like waiting in for a collection or can’t stand queuing at your local collection depot, then InPost has the answer.

Simply drop your parcel off at an InPost parcel locker when it suits you and it'll be delivered to your recipient within 2-3 working days. Whilst every effort will be made to do this, collection and delivery cannot be guaranteed.

Please ensure you're aware of the location of your local Inpost locker before completing your order. You can only drop your parcel off at an Inpost locker. However, each Inpost station only contains 42 lockers so we would recommend processing no more than 20 orders a day unless you are comfortable dropping your parcels off at multiple locker locations.

Maximum Parcel Weight - 15 kg
Maximum Parcel Length - 0.64 m
Maximum Parcel Width - 0.41 m
Maximum Parcel Height - 0.38 m

41 Comments

Just paid £12.98 this morning :'(

Original Poster

BigOrkWaaagh

Just paid £12.98 this morning :'(


Shocking to see Royal Mail is ripping the nation off like this, lol.

Anyone used these before I normally use Hermes or post office but I'm having to open a case with Hermes seem to have lost two parcels so it's a pain in the **** now want proof of anything before refunding me the cost of the items as luckily I insured them a total waste of time won't use Hermes again

Original Poster

tammyaw82

Anyone used these before I normally use Hermes or post office but I'm … Anyone used these before I normally use Hermes or post office but I'm having to open a case with Hermes seem to have lost two parcels so it's a pain in the **** now want proof of anything before refunding me the cost of the items as luckily I insured them a total waste of time won't use Hermes again


Hermes has been dodgy for many years. I used Inpost before. They have got a digital locker in the city centre area of my town. You just take your parcel there, scan it yourself and one of the lockers opens and you drop it in and close it and that's all.

You are not getting like for like with the post office - please understand this and the risks. The service is all down to the individual in your area as all the people you interact with are self employed.

These low cost delivery companies are "fine" when they work, however what happens when your recipient is not in? There`s no sorting office to leave the parcel, the drivers are not mandated to leave sorry you were out cards, and trying to claim anything via their compensation on damage is impossible (apparently a double wall box, filled with void filling was insifficient packaging).

What if your destination address has a house name rather than number? Well you parcel will be returned to you as the driver cannot find the address.

The latest problem are drivers signing their package off as "Delivered" when waiting for the customer at communal doors. When they do not get in your package shows as "delivered" yet its still on the van. Try getting your ebay buyer protection then.

And be very careful with parcel2go as their cheapest 1kg delivery with Hermes has zero copensation if lost - direct with hermes is actually cheaper if you want the protection.






Edited by: "smala01" 23rd Nov 2015

lots of people seem to have problems with hermes etc and I guess it is down to the drivers working in your area. I have had loads of parcels and not one has gone missing and they always try to leave in a safe place etc if I'm not home. only the post office has ever lost a parcel of mine. I would be interested to give this company a shot with a small low value parcel first as the prices seem good x

Parcel2go works out more expensive compared to going direct when it comes to cover

InPost is rubbish. Don't bother with them. Of the last 6 parcels I sent with them , they've all got lost. Either drivers failing to pick up from the lockers or just getting lost. If you do use them, make sure you use the insurance as you will need it. The service is even worse now that they're using UK Mail vans...it was just about passable when they used City Link, but of course, they went out of business last Christmas. If you're an eBayer, avoid InPost like the plague as you'll just get annoyed buyers who haven't got their parcels.

Hermes is OK actually, with the usual caveat that there's no insurance...I'd say 1% of mine goes missing and that's enough to cover the (very expensive insurance). Anything over £70 and I just use UPS.

I always use p2g, currently making a claim for a damaged parcel but there isn't much else you can do when royal mail prices are extortionate for anything over small parcel

blue-note

InPost is rubbish. Don't bother with them. Of the last 6 parcels I sent … InPost is rubbish. Don't bother with them. Of the last 6 parcels I sent with them , they've all got lost. Either drivers failing to pick up from the lockers or just getting lost. If you do use them, make sure you use the insurance as you will need it. The service is even worse now that they're using UK Mail vans...it was just about passable when they used City Link, but of course, they went out of business last Christmas. If you're an eBayer, avoid InPost like the plague as you'll just get annoyed buyers who haven't got their parcels.Hermes is OK actually, with the usual caveat that there's no insurance...I'd say 1% of mine goes missing and that's enough to cover the (very expensive insurance). Anything over £70 and I just use UPS.


seconded....InPost are terrible!

Had 3 parcels arrive smashed to bits....yes they were packed well....they had been stood on and jumped on!....the boxes had footprints all over them.

I use Hermes all the time....never had a problem with them yet and i have send over 200 10-20kg parcels with them

Be wary, just lost out with parcel2go as the courier left a parcel outside the letterbox in a communal flats and I had no recourse to compensation. Very arrogant attitude in that it was my fault for not purchasing additional insurance. They also state the courier can leave parcels where they deem appropriate!!!!!!!! It's a shame as previously all my parcels were delivered fine but will be avoiding parcel2go for the time being, they must be the first to legalise daylight robbery.

Regarding insurance, if royal mail lose it they still require proof of value, just like all the rest. So no different from myhermes

It's worth noting that Hermes is only £2.60 inc vat for untracked < 1kg.

I used in post on 4 or 5 occasions and twice the parcel went missing and one took 2 weeks to get deliver! Never again. Hermes all the way!

manfrom

Be wary, just lost out with parcel2go as the courier left a parcel … Be wary, just lost out with parcel2go as the courier left a parcel outside the letterbox in a communal flats and I had no recourse to compensation. Very arrogant attitude in that it was my fault for not purchasing additional insurance. They also state the courier can leave parcels where they deem appropriate!!!!!!!! It's a shame as previously all my parcels were delivered fine but will be avoiding parcel2go for the time being, they must be the first to legalise daylight robbery.




I use interparel who have provided me good service when making claims.

great compnay arr last xmas was great i used them city link wemt bump they didnt give a toss

never again

I've used Hermes since the post office put their prices up, find them very good and convenient no problems so far

grimboj2

It's worth noting that Hermes is only £2.60 inc vat for untracked < 1kg.


It's tracked I think - just no signature.

I will NEVER use them again. Not even if it were free.

Are there any good deals on postage to Australia?

I know these get slated everytime they get posted but this is from my experience. I use parcel2go for all my business post parcels - around £2k per month (30 parcels a day roughly) This year I must have 2 or 3 which have got lost. Comparing it to Royal mail which I send all large letters and low cost air mail I have had a lot more problems.
And parcelto go is all tracked. If you're sending a one off parcel then insurance maybe worth considering but for high value usage don't bother as you'll save in the long run. I'd recommend 100%. Hope that helps

Has anyone tried the code? It's not working for me

tammyaw82

Anyone used these before I normally use Hermes or post office but I'm … Anyone used these before I normally use Hermes or post office but I'm having to open a case with Hermes seem to have lost two parcels so it's a pain in the **** now want proof of anything before refunding me the cost of the items as luckily I insured them a total waste of time won't use Hermes again



Don't use Hermes they are useless, I'm using dispatch bay pro similar price and next day delivery by parcelforce:-)

auran666

Has anyone tried the code? It's not working for me



Not for me either

Edit: got it to work, it's £3 off
Edited by: "OneGloveOnTheFence" 23rd Nov 2015

This company lost my parcel recently and only found the packaging. What happen to the contents? The driver/depot took them!
Edited by: "moamin1" 23rd Nov 2015

Ive used hermes for over 2 years and last xmas was a nightmare as they said they lost the packages, then about two weeks later they turn up. So my suggestion is to only use sign for option this time of year otherwise things will go missing for a while as delivery people cant hack how much they can deliver.

Avoid these jokers!!

READ THIS
Edited by: "tazeembi" 23rd Nov 2015

I use Collectplus... Pretty good when things go wrong.

Buyer beware with these. I had to take Parcel2Go to court - bought a photocopier on eBay, arranged for Parcel2Go to collect & deliver with optional delivery insurance upto £500.

When the single driver dropped it on the way into my house; it shattered the glass. They then refused to pay any compensation or insurance due to it being a "glass item" which is on their exclusion list. On checking this list, glass items were listed but photocopiers were not... and naughtily, they took the insurance money from me knowing it wouldn't be covered- so a judge ruled in my favour and I won everything back; the cost of the photocopier, court costs & the delivery charge. But they had to be forced to do it...

Edited by: "esclad" 24th Nov 2015

Never understand why people bother with others when Royal Mail thankfully changed second class to be up to 2 kg, which covers the vast majority of deliveries I'd guess ..
Even bulkier items are still only £5.99 for a big box ( medium)

Second class signed all day long for me

whatyadoinsucka

Never understand why people bother with others when Royal Mail thankfully … Never understand why people bother with others when Royal Mail thankfully changed second class to be up to 2 kg, which covers the vast majority of deliveries I'd guess ..Even bulkier items are still only £5.99 for a big box ( medium)Second class signed all day long for me



For me personally royal mail is a pain, there is no post office near me so means a long drive plus pay for parking when I get to the nearest one. Hermes either collect or I can drop it off at my local corner shop.
I always use royal mail for anything I can fit in a letter box but Hermes for everything else.

Plus I have sent over 350 parcels with Hermes and they have lost or damaged 5 of them, managed to claim back for 2 of those.
I have sent approx 50 parcels with royal mail and they have lost or damaged 4 of them, they wouldn't pay me back for any of them (although they did send me a book of stamps as an apology once lol).

So for convenience and a better hit rate, hermes wins out.



I've sent around 500 parcels with royal mail only ever had one go missing...not bad if you ask me! Their larger parcel prices need to come down a bit though.

I have used this company in the past and in terms of posting within the UK are far better and cheaper than the Post Office and also much easier to use.

Something that isn't clear (to me) about Parcel2Go: their website indicates that they are simply a price comparison company, insofar that they offer a number of different delivery options from different companies. However, a lot of what I read I on the Interweb indicates that they are (also?) a delivery company? Can someone clarify how they operate, please?

Also, I was a bit concerned that whilst I was buying a third-party service through their website, it kept nagging me to buy £5 of additional insurance. I declined, on the basis that the third-party delivery company would have its own cover and the £5 insurance smelled a bit fishy. In fact the whole Parcel2Go operation just didn't smell right so I went elsewhere.

Amazing deal. Heat. Thanks just used

hermes do not cover electronic items. So if anyone knows cheaper option to send low priced option?
Full list of exclusions and prohibited items here.
myhermes.co.uk/RWD…tml

can anyone suggest the cheapest way to send an camera worth around £550 and is also insured please?

paggy123

can anyone suggest the cheapest way to send an camera worth around £550 … can anyone suggest the cheapest way to send an camera worth around £550 and is also insured please?


I'd send that Special Delivery Royal Mail- automatically insured upto £8.55. You don't necessarily want the cheapest when it comes to valuable stuff.

funjunglejim1

I know these get slated everytime they get posted but this is from my … I know these get slated everytime they get posted but this is from my experience. I use parcel2go for all my business post parcels - around £2k per month (30 parcels a day roughly) This year I must have 2 or 3 which have got lost. Comparing it to Royal mail which I send all large letters and low cost air mail I have had a lot more problems.And parcelto go is all tracked. If you're sending a one off parcel then insurance maybe worth considering but for high value usage don't bother as you'll save in the long run. I'd recommend 100%. Hope that helps




All is good until you have a problem. Their cs is crap in my numerous experiences. The couriers themselves are good on the whole except in post. But when you have a problem you have to go through parcel2go which is where the fun begins!

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.. paid 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
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