UPS Small parcel for all of UK, Next Day, with Signature and Insurance - £4.58 @ UPS
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UPS Small parcel for all of UK, Next Day, with Signature and Insurance - £4.58 @ UPS

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Posted 16th Sep 2020
A good, reliable courier with next day delivery in most of the UK (Including Northern Ireland and Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands), £50 insurance, signature. Drop of to local UPS drop of point.

USE CODE SMB2020E to get offer price.

For an extra-small parcel the volume can be up to 10,000cm3
Maximum volume examples:
40 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm = 10,000cm3
30 cm x 30 cm x 11 cm = 10,000cm3
50 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm = 10,000cm3

To find you local access point: ups.com/dro…_GB
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sheffield78816/09/2020 20:57

I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me …I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me £4.10. It was with £50 insurance and signature required. If I am not mistaken, the size was 40x30x16 and up to 2kg. So, for a small-medium parcel, Royal Mail had a better price.However, for the 2nd parcel I've sent, about 3.5kg, bigger but not by much, £150 insurance and signature, Royal mail price was about £21. Hermes and DPD prices about £11 while UPS was £17.I don't really know if UPS is more reliable, but if you send it insured and it costs less, why use UPS? If they are more reliable than others (BTW who is not more reliable than Hermes), I guess they are good if you want to make sure the items arrives. Otherwise if you're happy to get the insurance money can't see why not go with a cheaper courier.



I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, other than one delivery took 10 days as it went to the wrong hub! Some have arrived next day and most within 2 to 3 days. For the price, I cannot fault them and again, not one single problem. Very easy as their size allowance is very big and so you just base it on weight - no measuring the dimensions of your parcel, unless it's huge!

For anything over 2kg and valuable i.e., more than say £50, I send with UPS. Again, no problems and almost every one gets there next day - had one took 3 days to NI, but then others to NI have arrived next day too.

As for extra insurance, I never bother. I have sent well over 150 parcels this year (Hermes, UPS, Collect+, Parcelforce, DPD, RM etc.) and I have saved several hundred pounds by not paying for additional insurance over and above the standard rate. I have in effect now built up my own financial 'cushion' from the savings should I suffer a big loss, but the main reason is that most couriers will not pay out for any insurance, let alone enhanced insurance. Read up their T&Cs and you'll see just how many hoops you need to jump through to get a pay out.

From proving you packaged the item up properly (e.g., take pictures of every parcel as you pack it!), to pictures of the damaged packaging at the other end (relies on the recipient taking pictures of any damaged packaging BEFORE they open it - virtually never going to happen) and then proof of its value - most will not take into account what you sold it for on Ebay - they will want receipts for its original purchase from you. Yes sometimes they may pay out, but overall they make it as hard as possible. Seriously, it's not worth the hassle. They have ONE JOB - to deliver a parcel. They should DO THAT ONE JOB!! I am NOT paying them any more to do the job I'm already paying them for!!
I work for UPS and wholeheartedly recommend DHL
txb0116/09/2020 20:04

Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he …Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he could posted the "not in"card.Did not ring the doorbell , did not knock , just buggered of as quick has he could.I was 4 meters away in the lounge waiting for him to get out of van and ring the bell.Then he took it to a ups point 3 miles away . Not the one that is 1/2 a mile away .Complained to ups , all they could offer was a re-delivery in 2-3 days and round and round we go.Look on you tube , so many video's of the same thing.


I am sure, sometimes, they have bad drivers, poor service, ect. But so does every courier in the UK, and everyone has their own horror story with various companies.

However on average, I believe they are one of the better ones.
I'd recommend DHL, might be £1-2 more but service is good. For collection they text you in the morning with 1-3h timeslot unlike UPS its all day I think.

Use code DHL20 on it for 20% off.
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nearest point to me is 8 miles away...
txb0116/09/2020 20:04

Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he …Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he could posted the "not in"card.Did not ring the doorbell , did not knock , just buggered of as quick has he could.I was 4 meters away in the lounge waiting for him to get out of van and ring the bell.Then he took it to a ups point 3 miles away . Not the one that is 1/2 a mile away .Complained to ups , all they could offer was a re-delivery in 2-3 days and round and round we go.Look on you tube , so many video's of the same thing.


Why would they do that ?
txb0116/09/2020 20:04

Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he …Latest delivery from ups. Walked up to letter box and as quietly as he could posted the "not in"card.Did not ring the doorbell , did not knock , just buggered of as quick has he could.I was 4 meters away in the lounge waiting for him to get out of van and ring the bell.Then he took it to a ups point 3 miles away . Not the one that is 1/2 a mile away .Complained to ups , all they could offer was a re-delivery in 2-3 days and round and round we go.Look on you tube , so many video's of the same thing.


I am sure, sometimes, they have bad drivers, poor service, ect. But so does every courier in the UK, and everyone has their own horror story with various companies.

However on average, I believe they are one of the better ones.
charlie1216/09/2020 20:07

Already …Already postedhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/10-off-shipping-at-ups-small-medium-business-3535430


So technically, every deal on hotukdeals, that has a voucher code shouldn't be posted on here?


Poor customer service via email. 1 reply a day, then after 3 days they ask you same question they already asked. Then the email says we will phone you at 8am tomorrow. Yep you guessed it. No email.
Edited by: "garbage456" 16th Sep
I'd recommend DHL, might be £1-2 more but service is good. For collection they text you in the morning with 1-3h timeslot unlike UPS its all day I think.

Use code DHL20 on it for 20% off.
Used to send big, heavish items using them a good few times a week (always collection) . Driver was always grumpy but he was good and trustworthy.

Had a few issues over the years but generally good. Cs was poor and very vague.
DingIs16/09/2020 19:52

nearest point to me is 8 miles away...


Once you get your tracking go to wwwapps.ups.com/pic…_GB and schedule a free pickup. If you have a valid tracking they do free collections
asbs16/09/2020 20:42

Once you get your tracking go to …Once you get your tracking go to https://wwwapps.ups.com/pickup/schedule?loc=en_GB and schedule a free pickup. If you have a valid tracking they do free collections


Be careful, I believe they charge you for it separately afterwards, as they authorised your card when you buying the label. (They will do the same the same if your parcel is larger then stated).
anouj16/09/2020 20:05

Why would they do that ?


Same happened to me but I did not even get the card. It’s because you pay peanuts you get monkeys
AlphaDelta16/09/2020 20:45

Be careful, I believe they charge you for it separately afterwards, as …Be careful, I believe they charge you for it separately afterwards, as they authorised your card when you buying the label. (They will do the same the same if your parcel is larger then stated).


Been doing it for over 6 months.
asbs16/09/2020 20:50

Been doing it for over 6 months.

Awesome! I stand corrected.
I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me £4.10. It was with £50 insurance and signature required. If I am not mistaken, the size was 40x30x16 and up to 2kg. So, for a small-medium parcel, Royal Mail had a better price.

However, for the 2nd parcel I've sent, about 3.5kg, bigger but not by much, £150 insurance and signature, Royal mail price was about £21. Hermes and DPD prices about £11 while UPS was £17.

I don't really know if UPS is more reliable, but if you send it insured and it costs less, why use UPS? If they are more reliable than others (BTW who is not more reliable than Hermes), I guess they are good if you want to make sure the items arrives. Otherwise if you're happy to get the insurance money can't see why not go with a cheaper courier.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 16th Sep
sheffield78816/09/2020 20:57

I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me …I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me £4.10. It was with £50 insurance and signature required. If I am not mistaken, the size was 40x30x16 and up to 2kg. So, for a small-medium parcel, Royal Mail had a better price.However, for the 2nd parcel I've sent, about 3.5kg, bigger but not by much, £150 insurance and signature, Royal mail price was about £21. Hermes and DPD prices about £11 while UPS was £17.I don't really know if UPS is more reliable, but if you send it insured and it costs less, why use UPS? If they are more reliable than others (BTW who is not more reliable than Hermes), I guess they are good if you want to make sure the items arrives. Otherwise if you're happy to get the insurance money can't see why not go with a cheaper courier.


With UPS you can post up to 70kg, there no extra fee. Only the size matters. For £17 with UPS it would be a gigantic box I assume?

£1000 insurance for UPS is only £5.

In addition UPS is next day delivery. And is fully tracked. (Basically the same as Special Delivery which is around £8-£9.)
AlphaDelta16/09/2020 21:01

With UPS you can post up to 70kg, there no extra fee. Only the size …With UPS you can post up to 70kg, there no extra fee. Only the size matters. For £17 with UPS it would be a gigantic box I assume? £1000 insurance for UPS is only £5. In addition UPS is next day delivery. And is fully tracked. (Basically the same as Special Delivery which is around £8-£9.)


Yes, and that's good, but I was referring strictly to this deal, for small-medium others seems to have better prices. Unless next day delivery is important. Also, sometimes the insurance does not matter if you send things of sentimental value and you don't want your parcel to get lost, clearly a reliable courier is more important than the price.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 16th Sep
Ups prices always change online. No idea why but if I change browser it’s ok loo
Avoid. Seriously. Unless the items of low value. They lost an Alienware laptop I sold in May and I’ve not been paid the insurance yet.
I've had really bad service from UPS so won't use them again.
sheffield78816/09/2020 20:57

I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me …I recently sold something on ebay and sent it with Royal mail. It cost me £4.10. It was with £50 insurance and signature required. If I am not mistaken, the size was 40x30x16 and up to 2kg. So, for a small-medium parcel, Royal Mail had a better price.However, for the 2nd parcel I've sent, about 3.5kg, bigger but not by much, £150 insurance and signature, Royal mail price was about £21. Hermes and DPD prices about £11 while UPS was £17.I don't really know if UPS is more reliable, but if you send it insured and it costs less, why use UPS? If they are more reliable than others (BTW who is not more reliable than Hermes), I guess they are good if you want to make sure the items arrives. Otherwise if you're happy to get the insurance money can't see why not go with a cheaper courier.



I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, other than one delivery took 10 days as it went to the wrong hub! Some have arrived next day and most within 2 to 3 days. For the price, I cannot fault them and again, not one single problem. Very easy as their size allowance is very big and so you just base it on weight - no measuring the dimensions of your parcel, unless it's huge!

For anything over 2kg and valuable i.e., more than say £50, I send with UPS. Again, no problems and almost every one gets there next day - had one took 3 days to NI, but then others to NI have arrived next day too.

As for extra insurance, I never bother. I have sent well over 150 parcels this year (Hermes, UPS, Collect+, Parcelforce, DPD, RM etc.) and I have saved several hundred pounds by not paying for additional insurance over and above the standard rate. I have in effect now built up my own financial 'cushion' from the savings should I suffer a big loss, but the main reason is that most couriers will not pay out for any insurance, let alone enhanced insurance. Read up their T&Cs and you'll see just how many hoops you need to jump through to get a pay out.

From proving you packaged the item up properly (e.g., take pictures of every parcel as you pack it!), to pictures of the damaged packaging at the other end (relies on the recipient taking pictures of any damaged packaging BEFORE they open it - virtually never going to happen) and then proof of its value - most will not take into account what you sold it for on Ebay - they will want receipts for its original purchase from you. Yes sometimes they may pay out, but overall they make it as hard as possible. Seriously, it's not worth the hassle. They have ONE JOB - to deliver a parcel. They should DO THAT ONE JOB!! I am NOT paying them any more to do the job I'm already paying them for!!
We usually send parcels via royal mail they've lost one and long delayed 2/3 to the point I lost the sale. but this is from like 200/300 parcels

These have all been under 2/3kg

For the heavier stuff I used hermes. Never had an issue with them.

Once I decided to use DHL for its 24 hour delivery. The customer wanted the items as soon as. the price was a bit more but I thought its a reputable company.

Dropped the parcel on Monday so Wednesday I get a message Where's my parcel I thought it might be late. Checked tracking and it says the item will be delivered Thursday. So I tell her this. Its cutting it a bit close but she's OK with it. Thursday 12pm still nothing. I wait on the phone for 30 minutes to speak to DHL as to where this parcel was. So the parcel woman does her thing and says OK the depot will send a driver to pick it up in the next 2 hours. They didn't even pick it up yet.

I lost a large order that day cost me alot of cash. I told them not to bother as the items had to be there today hence the 24 hour delivery and I would take the items back

Two days later I got a message from DHL saying the driver has just been to the shop and there's no parcel there.

Vowed never to use them again. Shouldve stuck to hermes.
Edited by: "mani" 16th Sep
I work for UPS and wholeheartedly recommend DHL
I use almost every courier, one way or another. Between size, weight, value, drop-off, contents the cheapest/best service could be any of them. Unless you have a favourite you'll whatever they're asking, it's a bit of a pointless argument. And even then, you may find only one service is able to take a particular package.
AlphaDelta16/09/2020 21:01

With UPS you can post up to 70kg, there no extra fee. Only the size …With UPS you can post up to 70kg, there no extra fee. Only the size matters. For £17 with UPS it would be a gigantic box I assume? £1000 insurance for UPS is only £5. In addition UPS is next day delivery. And is fully tracked. (Basically the same as Special Delivery which is around £8-£9.)


Please can you tell me how you get £1000 of insurance for £5. On their website it is always a lot more expensive than that when I try
Pilsbury1216/09/2020 22:38

Please can you tell me how you get £1000 of insurance for £5. On their w …Please can you tell me how you get £1000 of insurance for £5. On their website it is always a lot more expensive than that when I try


Click on the link, as you go though the process it will ask you if you want to upgrade the insurance.
AlphaDelta16/09/2020 22:40

Click on the link, as you go though the process it will ask you if you …Click on the link, as you go though the process it will ask you if you want to upgrade the insurance.


I do that and it normally shows an extortionate price.
benz1ne16/09/2020 21:25

Avoid. Seriously. Unless the items of low value. They lost an Alienware …Avoid. Seriously. Unless the items of low value. They lost an Alienware laptop I sold in May and I’ve not been paid the insurance yet.


With something like that I would of just done royal mail special delivery like £25 thats if its like a grand laptop
King_Homer16/09/2020 21:30

I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, …I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, other than one delivery took 10 days as it went to the wrong hub! Some have arrived next day and most within 2 to 3 days. For the price, I cannot fault them and again, not one single problem. Very easy as their size allowance is very big and so you just base it on weight - no measuring the dimensions of your parcel, unless it's huge!For anything over 2kg and valuable i.e., more than say £50, I send with UPS. Again, no problems and almost every one gets there next day - had one took 3 days to NI, but then others to NI have arrived next day too.As for extra insurance, I never bother. I have sent well over 150 parcels this year (Hermes, UPS, Collect+, Parcelforce, DPD, RM etc.) and I have saved several hundred pounds by not paying for additional insurance over and above the standard rate. I have in effect now built up my own financial 'cushion' from the savings should I suffer a big loss, but the main reason is that most couriers will not pay out for any insurance, let alone enhanced insurance. Read up their T&Cs and you'll see just how many hoops you need to jump through to get a pay out. From proving you packaged the item up properly (e.g., take pictures of every parcel as you pack it!), to pictures of the damaged packaging at the other end (relies on the recipient taking pictures of any damaged packaging BEFORE they open it - virtually never going to happen) and then proof of its value - most will not take into account what you sold it for on Ebay - they will want receipts for its original purchase from you. Yes sometimes they may pay out, but overall they make it as hard as possible. Seriously, it's not worth the hassle. They have ONE JOB - to deliver a parcel. They should DO THAT ONE JOB!! I am NOT paying them any more to do the job I'm already paying them for!!


I noticed that Hermes sticks out of the crowd nowadays as a good company (at least in my area anyway) . Also I noticed we have a regular driver in the area and he is very friendly nice person which also makes a lot of difference.
Read their terms carefully, particularly what is excluded from being insured - it’s a surprisingly large list. This is similar to most other carriers except Royal Mail. As almost everything that I sell falls into those exclusions (new vehicle parts), I now don’t bother going anywhere else but the Post Office.
The customer service person said to me why are you wasting your money calling me it will cost you more than getting your £2 back I was shocked and yes they will always overcharge you either by under declared weight or size always scam scammers
King_Homer16/09/2020 21:30

I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, …I have sent 80+ parcels this year with Hermes - not one single problem, other than one delivery took 10 days as it went to the wrong hub! Some have arrived next day and most within 2 to 3 days. For the price, I cannot fault them and again, not one single problem. Very easy as their size allowance is very big and so you just base it on weight - no measuring the dimensions of your parcel, unless it's huge!For anything over 2kg and valuable i.e., more than say £50, I send with UPS. Again, no problems and almost every one gets there next day - had one took 3 days to NI, but then others to NI have arrived next day too.As for extra insurance, I never bother. I have sent well over 150 parcels this year (Hermes, UPS, Collect+, Parcelforce, DPD, RM etc.) and I have saved several hundred pounds by not paying for additional insurance over and above the standard rate. I have in effect now built up my own financial 'cushion' from the savings should I suffer a big loss, but the main reason is that most couriers will not pay out for any insurance, let alone enhanced insurance. Read up their T&Cs and you'll see just how many hoops you need to jump through to get a pay out. From proving you packaged the item up properly (e.g., take pictures of every parcel as you pack it!), to pictures of the damaged packaging at the other end (relies on the recipient taking pictures of any damaged packaging BEFORE they open it - virtually never going to happen) and then proof of its value - most will not take into account what you sold it for on Ebay - they will want receipts for its original purchase from you. Yes sometimes they may pay out, but overall they make it as hard as possible. Seriously, it's not worth the hassle. They have ONE JOB - to deliver a parcel. They should DO THAT ONE JOB!! I am NOT paying them any more to do the job I'm already paying them for!!


I guess is down to the driver you have with Hermes. Last year before Christmas, out of 5 parcels I was supposed to receive from them, 3 got lost and another one was left 'safe' in my bin, except it was my bin day and ended up without the main Christmas present for my wife. It was a performance to contact them and after the first 3 failed deliveries, I put a complaint against the driver. Not only I have never heard the outcome of my complaint, but 2-3 days later, the driver failed me again. I will say was bad luck, but 4 parcels all within 2 weeks is a bit too much.
Also sometimes they left my parcel to the collection point but they either put the wrong address, or an incomplete address, so was a performance to find where they left my parcel. We also ordered a pair of school shoes from Clarks, again Hermes suppose to deliver it. It took them 2 weeks to do the delivery. By that time we were in Spain. We received a message with the first attempted delivery, we rang the driver and asked him to put the delivery on hold for about 4 days until we were back in The UK, and guess what? We found 3 attempted deliveries and the shoes were sent back to Clarks. We could not place another order, as they did not have that size in stock.
Call it bad luck, but I really had bad experiences with them. I actually do not order items when I see Hermes is involved in delivery. But...could be worse, long time ago Yodel lost our washing machine and in their generosity, delivered a vacuum cleaner instead
MYHERMES seem to damage parcels due to they literally fill a lorry trailer to the brim when it's moved from hub to hub If your poor little parcel is on the floor of the trailer it's pretty much game over for it
Seems like a great price.
£5 for insurance up to £1000... makes parcel2go seem like complete rip-off!
Thanks for posting OP
No ones mentioned parcelforce
Avoid them
2 deliveries and a collection booked this week with UPS, all 3 didn't arrive on the day they should have.
Just as a general warning, all of my local UPS drop off points have closed due to Corona (still, I know!). These were still listed on the site as being points though even after ringing them and asking if they're accepting UPS packages, so make sure to check this in advance before buying the postage
My local UPS drivers always deliver a day late, it has happened 4 times now. I always get a message “out for delivery “, then “sorry your package is delayed” then they deliver it late the day after. Just a waste of time waiting around for deliveries. Honest I would use DPD cheap and never had an issue with their tracking.
i'd sooner take any parcel i wanted to send, write the name of the person i wanted to send it to in crayon and throw it in the sea
than trust it with these clowns.....................read Trust Pilot................i have personally had such bad experiences that i don't buy stuff from sellers who use them ..........................................Nice vans though!
Lately collectplus has been delivering next day if you catch the collection courier on that day. Can’t fault them for the prices they charge. It’s ever since they were taken over by Yodel.
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