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sending glass sheets throughout UK...royal mail acount or other?

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by Dave Casuals, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Dave Casuals

    Dave Casuals

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    I'm currently having bespoke glass manufactured for a niche line and need to send these to customers withinthe UK? I'd be selling in lots of 5 sheets and 10 sheets so maybe max weight might be 2kg - 4kg max for these quantities.

    I currently use a franking machine as most of the items I send out are large letter post then drop them into a royal mail sack in my post office. The machine has been ideal for low weight items however I don't think I can now physically take glass to the post office as I'm going to have to packe these securely and the size and weight is not viable as I don't drive.

    Is there anyone that is best to use for daily collections and whose price is not over the top as I'd be selling via eba and willhave to factor in shipping costs within the price. Royal Mail did contact me a few times about setting up an online account, but they metioned that due to the volume of sales not meeting the yearly target that there would be a shortfall and I would have to pay this if I wanted collections. Because I'm only recently setting up this business sales are low and I'm guessing free collection won't be an option at the moment.

    What would people recommend doing?
  2. Jed

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    What will the rough dimensions be?
  3. Dave Casuals

    Dave Casuals

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    max size is 23cm x 23cm.

    I'm also looking for boxes of 26-27cm (4cm hight) similar to pizza style open top boxes with lid and seal for this size but having no luck.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  4. HCott

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