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    Shipping to Malta?

    Wondering if anybody can help. I have a parcel that i may need to ship to Malta. It's just under 4kg in weight and approx. 40cm x 40cm x 40cm. However, i'm struggling to find any way that i could ship it without it costing £75 odd, which is what royal mail/parcel force online are quoting as royal mail won't ship anything over 2kg it seems.
    I've tried a couple of couriers i can think of like parcel2go, interparcel etc. but they seem just as expensive. Does anybody have any ideas or better places to try for a quote? It's needs to be trackable too please

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    Does your parcel contain one item or several (so that you could split them and do two small packets each weighing less than 2kg?

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    nuabdi;8560933

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cheap-parcel-delivery


    Thanks but have tried those and they're still £75 odd :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    LJM;8560971

    Does your parcel contain one item or several (so that you could split … Does your parcel contain one item or several (so that you could split them and do two small packets each weighing less than 2kg?


    I was just thinking that myself just as i read your post, thank you :thumbsup: I might see if i could get away with 2 smaller parcels

    You'll probably be paying the volumetric weight - based on the dimensions would work out to be 11kg - can you not make the parcel smaller ?

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    Monkeybumcheeks;8561036

    You'll probably be paying the volumetric weight - based on the dimensions … You'll probably be paying the volumetric weight - based on the dimensions would work out to be 11kg - can you not make the parcel smaller ?


    Good grief! I didn't realise. I could probably downsize it but it wouldn't be by much. Smallest i could possibly get away with would probably be 30cmx30x30.
    I'm thinking splitting it down might be the best way to go:thumbsup:

    littlesheepy;8561049

    Good grief! I didn't realise. I could probably downsize it but it … Good grief! I didn't realise. I could probably downsize it but it wouldn't be by much. Smallest i could possibly get away with would probably be 30cmx30x30.I'm thinking splitting it down might be the best way to go:thumbsup:



    30x30x30 brings it down to 4.5 kg

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    Monkeybumcheeks;8561054

    30x30x30 brings it down to 4.5 kg


    Wow! You're fab. how exactly are you working that out if you don't mind me asking? I'll go check what the price would be for that :thumbsup:
    edit - Parcel2go would be about £41 for that, s that's heading in the right direction

    littlesheepy;8561061

    Wow! You're fab. how exactly are you working that out if you don't mind … Wow! You're fab. how exactly are you working that out if you don't mind me asking? I'll go check what the price would be for that :thumbsup:edit - Parcel2go would be about £41 for that, s that's heading in the right direction



    I work for an international courier company..... you would not want to use us though.... far to expensive ;-)

    Have you considered using a wholesaler ?
    Where are you based ?

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    Monkeybumcheeks;8561078

    I work for an international courier company..... you would not want to … I work for an international courier company..... you would not want to use us though.... far to expensive ;-)Have you considered using a wholesaler ?Where are you based ?


    lol, thanks :thumbsup:
    I know being really thick but what's a wholesaler? :oops:
    I'm in staffordshire

    littlesheepy;8561102

    lol, thanks :thumbsup:I know being really thick but what's a wholesaler? … lol, thanks :thumbsup:I know being really thick but what's a wholesaler? :oops:I'm in staffordshire



    You're not being thick, I was...... a wholesale courier company basically wait until they have loads of stuff going to the same destination (they can negotiate cheaper rates with airlines this way) then send everything once they have enough.... its a slow option.

    Malta is a bit of a mare as its a small island - you'll notice air fares are pretty steep, its the same for air freight.

    Try one of the big forwarders IE:Fedex, TNT or UPS, you might get lucky

    Original Poster

    Monkeybumcheeks;8561139

    You're not being thick, I was...... a wholesale courier company basically … You're not being thick, I was...... a wholesale courier company basically wait until they have loads of stuff going to the same destination (they can negotiate cheaper rates with airlines this way) then send everything once they have enough.... its a slow option.Malta is a bit of a mare as its a small island - you'll notice air fares are pretty steep, its the same for air freight.Try one of the big forwarders IE:Fedex, TNT or UPS, you might get lucky


    Ahh, right. That makes sense. Thanks very much
    I'll try repackaging tomorrow and see what i can do with it and have a nosy round to see if i can't sort something out :thumbsup: Thanks ever so much for the help and advice

    Its about time I was useful to someone on here !!
    No worries, good luck

    I have used parcelmonkey.co.uk/ before for UK but they do overseas as well. Very good service
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