Compare next day courier prices

When you need to send a parcel for next day delivery, you’ll probably be looking for a cheap, reliable and fast courier to do the job. At ipostparcels, we understand that you won’t want to compromise service quality just because you want to get a good deal – that’s why we aim to give you both! As well as this, we know your time is also incredibly important and if you’re not already using us to send your parcels, you’ll most likely want to compare parcel delivery prices and next day courier prices before you select your delivery company.

That’s why we’ve done the leg-work for you; comparing our ipostparcels services with some of the most popular courier services in the UK so you can see at-a-glance how we stack up against the competition. From Parcel Monkey and Parcels 2 Go, to My Hermes and My DPD via The Post Office and Parcelforce prices – we’ve used a standard parcel weight and size with comparable delivery and cover amount options to give the fairest and most similar service comparison to help you when looking for the best parcel delivery quote

Take a look at what we found:

Courier Price* £3.74 +VAT   send a parcel
Collect+ (1-2 day service) £4.74 +VAT
Parcel Monkey £7.19 +VAT
Parcel2Go £4.70 +VAT £13.55 +VAT
My DPD (1-2 day service) £5.99 +VAT
Royal Mail £5.45 +VAT
DHL £15.95 +VAT £10.24 +VAT
Parcel Hero £7.90 +VAT
My Hermes (2 day service) £3.33 +VAT
Parcel Force £8.42 +VAT

*Prices based on Next Day Delivery (unless otherwise stated) for a parcel up to 2kg in weight and no dimension exceeding 35cm, with depot drop off. Cover amounts vary between couriers – ipostparcels offers FREE cover up to £25 for UK deliveries.
All prices correct at time of publishing 21/02/18. 

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So, which is the best next day courier service?

Well, that all depends on what’s the most important aspect of parcel delivery to you, be it price, speed, reliability and quality of service, customer reviews or possibly the number of available drop off points. We decided to compare even further…

Cheapest courier price

In the most like-for-like comparison we could perform online, My Hermes comes in at a few pence cheaper than ipostparcels, however this is for a two day service – not next day delivery. In fact, most of the cheap parcel delivery we compared were for a 1-2 day service, definitely worth knowing when you need to get a parcel delivered as soon as possible. Would you like a Quick Quote now?

Fastest delivery service

All the comparisons we made were for a next day service where possible (any couriers unable to offer next day delivery are marked as 1-2 day in the table above), so excluding Collect+, My DPD and My Hermes, all deliver next day but there is a vast difference in the costs; Parcel Force prices are more than twice ipostparcels, with MyParcelDelivery and Courierpoint even more expensive. 

Drop off points available

As part of UK Mail and DHL, ipostparcels have over 50 depot drop off points around the country, there’s probably one near you. We discount £1.25 for depot drop off which makes this option appealing for the price-conscious. Our comparisons were based on a drop off service – many courier services also have plenty of drop off points, so this alone will probably not be the only reason to use any particular one.

Most generous parcel cover amount

A point to remember is one everyone hopes not to need, but is good to know is there; cover for your parcel. To compare next day courier prices accurately, we checked that the couriers were able to offer parcel cover – and they all do to some extent – but not many offer the £25 level of cover that we include without charging extra.  Beware though: some couriers only give £10 cover.

Quality of service / customer reviews

With over 9,000 customer reviews given to ipostparcels via Trustpilot, you can trust us to provide great service – just take a look for yourself! Unsurprisingly, not all courier services provide such transparency when it comes to reviews – though it’s reassuring to see that Parcel Monkey reviews are also great, boasting four Trustpilot stars like us.

As you can see, ipostparcels is one of the best next day couriers in the UK when looking at price, service, speed and convenience, and thinking about your own requirements, you might find it worth trying us for your next delivery – not only for the reasons we’ve given, but also for the many still to mention!   

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  • We collect your parcel from your door 

  • One hour collection and delivery windows* 

  • We deliver to over 160 countries worldwide 

  • Fully tracked service

  • Convenient delivery and collection options for you and your recipient

  • Plenty of ways to get in touch with us

  • Save £1 on all additional UK parcels added to one order* 

  • Save £1.25 by dropping off at one of our 50+ depots

  • Save £2.50 by dropping your parcel off at your local depot and having your recipient collect from their local depot* 

  • Save up to £35 on your parcel delivery costs with our pre-pay top up service

Parcel collection and delivery service

The next time you flinch at what the Post Office charges for parcels – while also wishing you didn’t have to stand in the queue when you’ve got so many better things you could be doing – remember ipostparcels provide a collection service. We come to right to your door, or a designated safe place if that suits you better, pick up your parcel and deliver it next day, easy as that! See our page on parcel collection and delivery for more information.

We collect and deliver internationally too with over 160 destination countries, many with both economy and express services at some of the best prices you’ll find online. Still with the same great service of door to door parcel collection and delivery to Europe and worldwide. See our list of countries we deliver to for more info and to get a quote now.

Parcel tracking

This might seem like a given when you send a parcel these days, but not so. It mightn’t be the most important part of courier services for some, but if you’ve bought something online like clothing, soft furnishings or other homewares and need to make returns – My Hermes isn’t the only service you need to use to get value for money, tracked deliveries to return items back to the retailer. At ipostparcels, we give you access to our online parcel tracking system as part of our standard UK and Ireland parcel delivery service.  We provide this for our International Deliveries too, at no extra cost.

Gold customer status

At ipostparcels, we feel our customers should be rewarded when they use us – and by doing so, we hope to always be your number one choice when it comes to parcel delivery. If you post with us regularly, you can become one of our Gold Customers; our elite customers who spend over a certain amount every month and in turn receive money off vouchers to spend on their orders. 

Gold Customer Benefits:-

Spend more than £3,000

Spend more than £2,000

Spend more than £1,000

Spend more than £500

Receive £50 off

Receive £30 off

Receive £15 off

Receive £10 off


What’s more, there’s no lengthy application process - if you’re registered with us and have opted in to receiving our emails, you’ll automatically be enrolled.

And it’s completely free!Find out more about becoming a gold customer.

Help and guidance for you at every stage

All our customers have different needs when it comes to parcel delivery, and carries through to they kinds of help, guidance and advice they need. We don’t have a contact phone number to reach us on, because we offer so many other ways to get in touch, but that doesn’t mean we take our customer service responsibilities lightly. In fact, our customer service teams always endeavour to get back to you within 3 hours when contacted during business hours. If your query is sent to us out of hours, we'll respond during opening times

ipostparcels customer service team is available Monday to Friday - 7am until 10pm and Saturday - 8am until 12pm

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