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    What's your favourite courier? I don't mean the cheapest

    Hi guys,

    I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling it on ebay etc.I don't have any post offices near my house nor office, so I want to use a courier that gives me a tracking number and let me arrange a collection at my office.

    I see parcel2go is kind of popular here, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions or a preference among the couriers that partner with p2g...

    Thanks!

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    Interlink for me. Good tracking and one hour slots.

    interlink and dpd are great, steer well clear of Hermes

    If you have a MyHermes drop off point near you they've been good and never let me down. They do a collection service too I believe if you need it.

    Banned

    DPD/CityLink/UPS are mine for sending and receiving, they will be more expensive but I find you get less "lost" parcels,less breakages and a nicer service on the whole.

    although everything I order recently seems to turns up with Yodel or Hermes,

    I ordered something on eBay yesterday and paid extra for next day delivery , and helpfully today (delivery day) Yodel have delayed by 24hrs......useless and not very helpful.

    Parcel2Go are definitely a good site to compare and book deliveries with
    Edited by: "Holly1985" 3rd Dec 2014

    Jim, he was a really good tennis player! (_;)

    Banned

    There's a guy down the road from me who's cheap.

    DPD by far. Mostly because of the way they give a 1 hour delivery slot. You can also track the delivery driver so get a more precise delivery time.

    Yodel

    collect plus or royal mail.

    if using parcel2go , If you can go direct to the company the quote is with it makes problems easier to handle. (parcel2go take ages and suck)
    sometimes parcel2go will let you quote and send something much bigger than normal courier would take , but still let you send it , so can be great for that.

    mattriggy

    Jim, he was a really good tennis player! (_;)



    lol X)

    dpd ......that is all

    DPD

    DPD by an absolute mile, avoid yodel and hermes

    ups if money doesn't matter.

    Another vote for DPD. Not had any major problems with the others, but I always choose DPD for expensive (or delicate) items.

    Banned

    Rico Logistics.

    No wait, they are a bunch of liars and incompetents.

    DPD for text message with 1 hour delivery slot and UPS. Had issues with most of the others these 2 seem the best for me

    khodos

    Hi guys,I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling … Hi guys,I need to get rid of some stuff and was thinking of selling it on ebay etc.I don't have any post offices near my house nor office, so I want to use a courier that gives me a tracking number and let me arrange a collection at my office.I see parcel2go is kind of popular here, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions or a preference among the couriers that partner with p2g...Thanks!



    Hi.

    My favourite is inpost with city link coming in as a very close second.

    Inpost:
    Book the delivery via parcel2go
    Print the label
    Stick it on your parcel
    Drop off at your local locker
    In post collect from the locker and deliver next day
    Fast, efficient, professional and cheap
    (The courier is city link)

    City link:

    Book the delivery via parcel2go
    Hand write the address on the parcel
    City link collect from your desired location
    And
    Drop off usually next day
    (City link a bit more pricey)

    I have used both services (inpost many many times) and have not had any issues. Very pleased
    Edited by: "speedy2014" 4th Dec 2014

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys,

    P2G doesn't do DPD, anywhere I can do it for cheap?

    I always use parcel2go, I have had 2 parcels go missing (left in porch, etc) but parcel2go have been very quick to refund each time. They will refund by bacs or credit your parcel2go account, I opt for the latter as they always give extra. 1st lost parcel was for £15.99 they credited my acc with £21, 2nd missing parcel was worth £27.49 they credited my acc with £35, each claim took under 5 days to sort.

    As others have said here, Interlink (sister company of DPD). I sell high value electronics so it's essential to have a courier you can rely on.

    I was using UPS but they lost an item and were hardly helpful in trying to retrieve it. It also took a while before they paid out the compensation.

    Since then, I set up an account with Interlink Express. So far, they've been outstanding. Even a few customers have contacted me to let me know that's how all couriers should be. The thing I like about Interlink is they (for me) deliver by 12 and include a 1-hour window to my customers email and SMS, with other options such as being able to hold the package for a few days if necessary. You can set up an account by giving them a call, otherwise you can use the website and be quoted a price:
    http://www.interlinkdirect.co.uk/

    I guess it depends on what you're sending and the worth of said items. Despite my experience with UPS, I still think they're a decent outfit and you can get a parcel sent from £9-dd using these guys who I used before and found to be cheap and helpful (my boxes were generally big in volume and heavy at up to 30kg and it was always £9-odd plus charges for added insurance):
    http://clickandsendparcel.com/

    Hope it helps.
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