Parcelforce Send Parcel

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We send a lot of parcels with Parcelforce! This means we receive special discounted rates that we can pass on to our customers. Our Express 48 price is lower than if you booked through the Post Office, so when you book through Parcel Monkey you can reduce your parcel delivery costs and still get the same great 48-hour service. You can view parcel delivery prices for services booked at a Post Office branch or Parcelforce Worldwide depot by clicking the links below. Remember, it's cheaper and faster to book your parcel online and drop off at a Post Office branch or depot, rather than arranging the delivery over the counter. Parcelforce Worldwide is the trusted express parcel carrier for business and consumer parcels, delivering across the UK and Worldwide.

Parcel Monkey can help you compare couriers and book cheap parcel delivery services for items of all weights and sizes.

Whether you’re sending a 10-15kg parcel internationally, sending a 30kg parcel in the UK, or have a whole pallet for delivery, just enter the weight and dimensions of your parcel into our courier quote calculator and we'll provide you with a list of courier services to choose from and prices tailored to the weight and size of your parcel.

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We've put together the following information on parcel sizes to help you select the right service for you.

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How are parcel delivery prices calculated?

Courier companies use volumetric weight to determine the ‘bulkiness’ of a parcel and therefore the price to transport it. Obviously, the destination is taken into account too, as sending an item of the same size within the UK will be cheaper than sending it internationally.

To get an accurate price to send your parcel, all you have to do is enter the weight and dimensions of your packaged item into our clever courier quote calculatorand it will calculate the volumetric weight for you, so we can provide you with a list of prices and services to choose from.

Royal Mail parcel sizes

You can send parcels of all sizes with Royal Mail, but you don't need to go to the Post Office to book Parcelforce services. You can save time and money by booking discounted Parcelforce services online with Parcel Monkey. Our low-cost Parcelforce services can cater for small, medium and large parcel deliveries in the UK and internationally.

Post Office parcel sizes - UK size guide

Max WeightMax WidthMax LengthMax Depth
Small parcel size2kg45cm35cm16cm
Medium parcel size20kg61cm46cm46cm
Large parcel size30kg1.5m3m length and depth combined

Hermes parcel sizes

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Hermes is a cost-effective UK delivery servicefor small to medium-sized parcels.

Ideal for 5kg parcels and 10kg parcels that require fully tracked delivery in the UK, this service is popular with both individuals and businesses looking for tracked and signed for services on a budget.

Hermes maximum parcel size

Hermes max weight is 15kg and they won't take parcels longer than 1.2m, so this is not a suitable service for really large parcels.

Through our courier quote tool, you can get prices and book discounted Hermes services for parcels up to 15kg. Anything larger will need to go via another courier. By entering the dimensions of your parcel into our quote calculator, you'll be able to find services which are available for the size and weight of your parcel.

Parcel sizes - choosing a courier

Not sure which courier will offer the best price for the size and weight of your parcel? When you get a quote with Parcel Monkey you'll be able to compare prices and delivery times from multiple couriers, but to help you choose the right courier for your parcel, here is a summary of some of our most popular courier services by parcel weight:

You can send a 20kg parcel in the UK with Parcelforce, DHL or DX and have it delivered the next day for an affordable price.

When you book with Parcel Monkey, the cheapest way to send a 20kg parcel is with DHL Parcel UK, a tracked, next day delivery service that includes a courier collection from your home or work address. If you would prefer to drop off your parcel at a time that's convenient for you, Parcelforce 48is the next cheapest option, with a two-day delivery time and the option to drop off your parcel at your local Post Office.

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How much to send a 20kg parcel?

To find the cheapest price to send a 20kg parcel in the UK and book cheap courier services, enter the dimensions and weight of your package item into our courier quote tool for an instant quote.

Sending a parcel that’s 30kg? No problem. Whether you’re sending within the UK or internationally, we can help you find the cheapest rate available.

For parcels up to 30kg, Parcelforce 48 Large is the most economical option and with our discounted Parcelforce rates, you'll pay less when you book Parcelforce Large with Parcel Monkey than you would at the Post Office.

To send big parcels (40kg and bigger) our heavy parcel delivery services with Tuffnells and DX Freight offer significant cost savings.

With a max weight limit of 500kg and max combined dimensions of 549cm, we can even accept orders for pallet deliveries in the UK.

For same-day delivery services for heavy goods, take a look at our CitySprint services. Ideal for large items which have been bought or sold via eBay and Gumtree.

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International parcel sizes

We offer a wide range of international shipping services, including Parcelforce Priority Global, which allows you to send items up to 30kg fully tracked to an extensive list of worldwide destinations.

If you’re looking for the cheapest rate for sending parcels up to 40kg overseas, find out about our Parcel Monkey services, Europe by Road and Air Express. These both provide affordable options for sending large parcels internationally.

If you’re sending smaller parcels internationally, TrakPakand DPD Air Classic offer good economy services for parcels up to 30kg.

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