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which UK courier services offer the best & most reliable service?

Discussion in 'Payment & Shipping' started by Dave Casuals, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. Dave Casuals

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    I'm looking for a courier firm that can collect possible 2-3 times a week...who would be best to use & who's most reliable? I've been using parcel force for one off items, taking them into the post office, but i'm starting to send out more frequently & it's far to costly going through them.
  2. Wholesale4All

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Parcelforce Contract we pay £4.99 for next day delivery before 1pm
  3. bobbyp

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Don't use parcelforce...We believe one of their drivers stole a package, as it has gone missing while it was in the van, and there's nothing they can do!
  4. hardwareheroes

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?


    That happens with every courier mate - we get 3 packages a week stolen / go missing before they are delivered to the end user. Unless you buy insurance, they are unlikely to entertain compensation.

    parcelfarce, DPD, DHL (now HDNL) and APC are all the same - its unavoidable
  5. truereddevil

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    APC gets my vote
  6. Dave Casuals

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Who is APH? do you need a contract with them?

    How do contracts work...do you have to have a set amount of deliveries going out each week?

    I'm looking for a firm that i can ring up the day before and just arrange collection for the following day without having to go on the net and fill out loads of details in order to vbook a collection...
  7. Xcat Auctions

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    It really depends on what you are sending.
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  9. Dave Casuals

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Do i have to register in order to get a quote with APC?

    IM ROUGHLY SENDING A PARCEL SIZE: 80CM HIGH X 100 WIDE X 70 WIDTH

    Would anyone know a rough price for this volume or similar?
  10. bobbyp

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    www.parcel2go.com
  11. sjwtrade

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    This really is down to personal experiences.
    So in my personal experience, yes to UPS and TNT no to DHL.
    A handy site is http://www.interparcel.com
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    They are ok until something gets damaged and you will have a right fight on your hands, **** imo and I am talking from personal experience very recently.

    I too thought they were ok but they showed their real colours when things went bad!!!
  13. hardwareheroes

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    Did you purchase insurance?
  14. pcresponse

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    yes fully insured to the value! I would never deal with them again over my bad experience
  15. hardwareheroes

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    That is a nightmare mate
  16. sjwtrade

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    I personally would'nt deal with parce2go, i had alot of issues with goods not being collected.
    Again its personal experiences.
  17. hardwareheroes

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    When I first started up heroes, I dealt with Parcel2go but it was just a DHL van that came and picked the stuff up so i decided to speak to the driver and see how much i could save - he got his area manager to call on me and the next day, i was getting the same service for half the price
  18. pcresponse

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    well done mate :niceone:
  19. craigc

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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Isn't parcel2go just like a middle-man?

    I would personally go with DHL myself. I've never had a problem with them and the same guy comes every time, He actually asked me what time suits me best which was nice.

    To be honest I think they all have their good points and bad points, I've used parcelforce before and they haven't turned up, I've used myherms and it was a nightmare. I use UPS but only for my imports and never have problems then for my collections I use DHL who have been pretty faultless so far.
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    Re: which UK courier servives offer the best & most reliable service?

    Yeah but they provide discounts if you don't have an account with the courier themselves.

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