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Heavy Items

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by stack 'm high, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. stack 'm high

    stack 'm high

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    I'm having real trouble finding a courier who's prepared to provide next day delivery of 70KG parcels to private homes.......at a reasonable price. I'm expecting to shift aproximately 6 parcels a day so you'd think I'd get a good rate.

    Does anyone have any recommendations ?

    Any help appreciated

    Stack 'm High
  2. Martin

    Martin

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    I can see the problem. 70kg is more than a driver is allowed to lift so you commit yourself to a two-man van, instantly doubling the cost.

    6 packages in one pickup is not considered "large" but I guess someone will take your money. To some extent it's dependent on who is local to you. I suppose you've tried Chronopost (01606) 737677, Securicor Omega, ANC 01782 564544, City Link, Red Star, Parcel Farce (AAgh) (0121) 212 1441...

    70kg ... doubt if you'll see change out of twenty quid.

    Martin
  3. AndyHenry

    AndyHenry

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    Hi

    Yup,

    Martins right.

    Is there any chance you could find a small local firm (man + van type arrangement) who would do this for you to get the regular business?

    If the parcels are heavy rather than large, one man with a van that has a tail-gate and a movers trolley would be able to do the job.

    You might be able to find someone who does removals and wants work to supplement their usual jobs.

    Just a suggestion, I always just get heavy things sent from work (Obviously I pay, but we have a goods in/out warehouse and vans coming all the time).

    Good luck.

    LennyT
  4. stack 'm high

    stack 'm high

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    No change from £20 would be a dream - I'm looking at £30 currently :cry:

    Man and van / local option wouldn't work as parcels are sent all over the UK.

    What do ebayers do that sell pool tables / trampolines etc ?
  5. AndyHenry

    AndyHenry

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    ask em

    Hey,

    Why don't you contact a couple of Ebayers who ship large items and ask them?

    I'm sure there'd be someone willing to point you in the right direction.

    Just find a UK auction and email them.

    If you find they're not forthcoming, pretend you're interested in buying the elephant (or whatever) they're selling and are concerned about how they worked out the delivery charges.

    Good luck.

    LennyT
    www.startbiz101.com
  6. FloridaFlyer

    FloridaFlyer

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    May I ask what you sell that's so heavy? A friend of a friend of mine sells rocks on ebay- the cut, polished, pretty ones people like to collect, but I don't think any of them weigh more than a few pounds.
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