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Parcel collection and delivery services

With ipostparcels, parcel collection and delivery is straightforward, quick and reliable. Simply package your parcel ready to send, book your collection and pay online with our easy to use booking system and one of our drivers will come to collect it at a time to suit you.

We offer cheap parcel delivery and collection services from the smallest of packages to large and heavy parcels up to 25kg, with discounts available for additional parcels collected at the same time - even with different delivery addresses – so we’re the perfect parcel company choice for individuals and small businesses who need to arrange parcel collection.

Rather than trek to the post office, juggling boxes and spending what can feel like an eternity queuing and fussing - save that precious time, effort and money by using of the most popular parcel companies in the UK to collect and deliver them safely and in good time. Trust ipostparcels to deliver that gift for your grandma in Guernsey, or the present for your pal in Perth!

Some of the most commonly asked questions here should help you to get started, but if the answer you need isn’t here, visit the ipostparcels Support Centre for even more information.

How does parcel collection work?

Parcel collection is an additional service by courier companies where they collect the parcel from the customer, rather than the customer dropping the parcel off for delivery. Arranging parcel collection and delivery with ipostparcels is so easy; after just a few moments from registration, you can be booking in your parcels for collection as soon as the very next day, our drivers coming direct to your door to pick up the parcel and take it to be delivered to any mainland UK address the day after that. With timed parcel collections available, you won’t have to wait in all day for the parcel to be picked up, and there is also the opportunity to use our Leave in a Safe Place option if you can’t be in at all.

Continue reading for more details on parcel collection and delivery with one of the most popular courier services in the UK; ipostparcels.

Can I get a quote first?

Yes, you can get a quote for your parcel collection and delivery before registering or committing to anything. Click here for a quick quote for UK or here for a quick quote for International services. It’s important to weigh and measure your parcels correctly – including the packaging - to ensure an accurate quote. You may like to visit our pages on weighing without scales and how to package your parcels for more help and advice.

Do I need to open an account?

You only have to register with ipostparcels to make use of our parcel collection and delivery services. It’s fast and easy to do, only taking a few minutes, then you’re set up and ready to book online straightaway! There are no minimum order quantities with ipostparcels – just book and send parcels as and when you need to. Once you’ve registered, you can take advantage of enhancing your registration with many helpful features, such as booking multiple parcel collections and deliveries in advance and making the most of our pre-pay Top Up service offering up to £35 worth of savings.

Where will ipostparcels collect from?

When you need to arrange a courier to collect a parcel, come to us for cheap parcel collection services. It's so easy to book; and our drivers will collect your parcels from any home or business address in the UK for UK or international delivery. 

Where does ipostparcels deliver to?

ipostparcels deliver right across the UK, into Europe and worldwide to over 160 countries. Some of our most popular destinations include USA, Australia, China, Pakistan, Germany, France and Poland to name a few. See our full list of international delivery destinations for more. 

What about international parcel collection?

ipostparcels will collect your parcels from any home or business address in the UK for International delivery as well as UK delivery.

Does ipostparcels deliver on Saturday?

Yes, we offer Saturday delivery for a little extra cost and as a convenient alternative to weekday deliveries; all you need to do is select this option when making your booking. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer parcel collection on a Saturday.   

How much does it cost for parcel collection and delivery?

The price you pay for parcel collection and delivery varies on the size and weight of your parcel, where it’s going and which service you opt for (i.e. road or air for deliveries abroad) – but our cheap parcel collection and delivery prices start at just £2.49 (ex VAT) for next day UK and from £8.74 (ex VAT) for international delivery.

Can I compare courier prices?

When searching for a cheap parcel courier, you’ll not only be looking at the price, but also for an experienced courier that offers excellent service too. There are a number of factors that influence the cost of courier services - UK or International -  but to help you get an idea of just how ipostparcels’ prices stack up against the competition, take a look at our courier price comparison table.

Will I be given a time slot for collection?

Yes. At the time of booking, you will confirm the day of parcel collection then on the day of collection, you’ll be sent a text message with a one hour window so you don’t have to wait in all day for our delivery driver. You can also choose a ‘safe place’ to leave your parcel out for collection, should you not be in on the collection day or the collection time slot. See here for more information about our leave safe options.

How long does it take to deliver my parcel?

For most mainland UK deliveries, ipostparcels will deliver next day – with 1-3 days delivery times for British Isles, The Highlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.

For international deliveries, the time varies from country to country but as a rough guide, we deliver to many European countries in as little as 1-2 days via express services and some rest of the world locations in just 2-4 days.  See our full list of international delivery destinations for more on overseas delivery timings.

What are the size and weight limits for UK parcel delivery?

The largest parcel size we can carry through our network is 80cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 80cm (d) with a maximum weight of 25kg. We can carry parcels as small as 1cm – see our pages on parcels by size: x-small parcel , small parcel, medium parcel, large parcel, xl parcel, xxl parcel




X-Small (next day)

0 - 2kg

Either max - 23x33x5cm or 20x20x20cm

Small (next day)

1 - 5kg

No single dimension exceeds 35cm

Medium (next day)

5 - 10kg

No single dimension exceeds 45cm 

Large (next day)

10 - 15kg

No single dimension exceeds 60cm

X-Large (next day)

15 - 20kg

Either max – 70x70x70cm or 120x50x50cm or 150x35x35cm   

XX-Large (next day)

 Up to 25kg  

No single dimension exceeds 80cm

If you've got a large parcel that needs delivering and find yourself wondering "Is there a courier service who'll collect a parcel for me"? the answer is yes! Don't struggle with bulky boxes when dropping off - you can arrange for parcel collection from your home or place of work with ipostparcels. For even more guidance, visit our pages on sending large and heavy parcels for more information on sending those bigger items. 

What can I send in the post?

ipostparcels will send most goods through our network, however there are some restricted and prohibited goods – meaning there are certainly some items you cannot send in the post. Take a look at our UK prohibited items, restricted goods and International prohibited and restricted lists for details about what not to send.

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