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Cheapest way to send item over 2kg

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Borntobeamum Sun 26-May-13 10:30:40

I listed some items and didn't realise how expensive they'd be to post!
I know I know I don't need telling!
Can anyone recommend how to send them
2 buyers have both purchased 2 items.

^slaps self yet AGAIN!

lljkk Sun 26-May-13 18:11:45

Packaged dimensions, weight, and how much would you like to insure them for?

lljkk Sun 26-May-13 18:12:05

ps are they over 3 kg?

Borntobeamum Sun 26-May-13 20:56:54

Both are 2.4kg
12x9x7 inches.

Borntobeamum Sun 26-May-13 20:57:58

It's only Sticklebricks so not if any great value x

preggersbycheggers Sun 26-May-13 21:00:09

Myhermes

MrsPlugThePlumber Sun 26-May-13 21:03:30

Click and collect plus.

So convenient and so much cheaper than RM.

It's the one where you drop off your parcel at a registered place, usually your local garage/corner shop. Brill.

http://www.collectplus.co.uk/

PigletJohn Sun 26-May-13 21:44:42

I use RM Standard Parcel. Very convenient and not expensive.

Most of mine are under 2kg though

fergoose Sun 26-May-13 21:50:57

but standard parcels isn't tracked - so no seller protection.

lljkk Mon 27-May-13 09:46:30

Myhermes or Collectplus will be cheapest, OP, double check the dimensions & weight limits.

CHECK WITH YOUR BUYERs that they are happy with those couriers, some buyers hate either or even both, and only want Royal Mail.

If you could repackage the boxes you might be able to get into the cheapest Royal Mail price band, have to check the rules closely and only a small savings on MyHermes, probably.

PoppadomPreach Mon 27-May-13 09:51:35

Myhermes a lot cheaper than Royal Mail or parcel force.

lljkk Mon 27-May-13 11:34:42

Not always, PP, I've been struggling with a package this morning. If it were 1-2kg it would be cheapest with Royal Mail (too big for Collect plus and costs 80p more at that weight with Myhermes).

Luckily it came in at 800g so Myhermes cheapest after all, but only because I want tracking/signature. If it were worth less and tracking no so important I would go for the lowest Royal Mail price band as best buy.

It's been a pain.

I'm also sending a huge 21 kg parcel tomorrow and Parcel Force will be cheapest by a big margin for that.

sarahtigh Mon 27-May-13 19:29:34

collectplus size is 50 x30 x30 or in inches 20 x 12 x12 so OP fits in easily

royal mail is only cheapest for under 1kg in small parcel size

sarahtigh Mon 27-May-13 19:30:07

by the way standard parcels no longer exists

PigletJohn Mon 27-May-13 20:04:44

what's this then?

postcode2.royalmail.com/delivery/business-delivery-options-uk/standard-parcels/prices

lljkk Mon 27-May-13 20:21:51

obsolete, I think???

Here is the new price sheet.

PigletJohn Mon 27-May-13 20:49:03

so a parcel up to 2kg now costs £15.96 minimum?

that's not good value.

I'll give up selling parts on ebay.

lljkk Mon 27-May-13 20:53:27

No... that's not right, either. DH sent a parcel for me 2nd class last week that was only £5.60 ("only", hahahaha). That was the 2nd class small parcel rate.

Would have cost £3.30 with MyHermes or £3.99 with Collectplus, though, so I was well peeved!

sarahtigh Tue 28-May-13 13:47:48

small parcels upto 2kg 1st or second can be ordinary or confirmed(signed for)

medium parcels upto 20kg

large parcels parcelforce

piglet a 2kg parcel with royal mail would be 5.60 if small and £8.00 medium standard second class still not good value as others about £4

Royal mail is still cheapest for all letters, large letters and small parcels upto 1kg in all other cases someone else is cheaper

lljkk Tue 28-May-13 19:54:26

Not ALL other cases, Sarah, I gave an example above where RM worked out cheapest over 1 kg. But probably yes in most cases, or margin is small, or the small amount extra would mean tracking, etc.

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