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Recommendations for cheap reliable courier

(16 Posts)
DillyDallyDayDream Thu 03-Jan-13 17:17:17

Need to use a courier can anyone recommend one?

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:19:26

What most folk do is go thru the sorting websites (like Myhermes or Parcel2go, Parcelmonkey) and they will give you a list of carriers & prices to choose from.

State the dimensions & weight & I can tell you what I'd probably do.

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:20:22

Oh and value, how much would it cost to replace?

DillyDallyDayDream Thu 03-Jan-13 17:25:27

Someone's asked me to look at couriering in a Icandy Pear chassis
l -81.3 x w - 60 x h- 98.5 and is 10.kg. measurements are without packaging

GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:04

I'd call it 12 kg, add on 10cm to each dimension and get a quote out of Parcel2go for 3 day delivery. Folk hate Yodel, btw, so try to avoid them if you easily can. Make sure the default insurance is enough for your needs. I'm thinking maybe £12, tops?

Happiestinwellybobs Thu 03-Jan-13 17:36:57

I used My Hermes for sending a pushchair - really good service and good value. From memory it cost about £10 - that was dropping it off at one of the shops.

DillyDallyDayDream Thu 03-Jan-13 17:38:06

woahh looked at parcel2go and £66! Dont think so

fergoose Thu 03-Jan-13 17:39:56

try Parcel Monkey

DillyDallyDayDream Thu 03-Jan-13 17:57:11

thanks - citysprint were £15

BikeRunSki Thu 03-Jan-13 18:08:20

Not senditnow. They are cheap but their website is awful and takes your money without confirming booking or giving you labels to print. I've used them three times and have had to fight for a refund twice.

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Fri 04-Jan-13 01:37:54

Can you get the chassis to fold any smaller? IME of selling a ridiculous number of buggies, the dimensions seem quite big and that is probably why you got such a high quote.

The company I used calculated it as follows - length + widthx2 + depthx2 = no more than 300cms.

sarahtigh Fri 04-Jan-13 13:22:50

yes couriers get more if length, bradth and height are more than 1.5m in total

tazmo Sat 05-Jan-13 11:09:18

Parcelmonkey every time! Generally less than a tenner

queenebay Sat 05-Jan-13 19:15:31

Click plus is where you drop it off at a local shop. Much cheaper

fergoose Sat 05-Jan-13 20:12:55

too big for Collect Plus

sarahtigh Sat 05-Jan-13 21:58:23

collect plus is only cheapest under 5kg and the max dimensions are fairly small about 50x40x30cm

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