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UNITED KINGDOM

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Shipments

Shipments delivered via Rapid Standard will not necessarily be delivered to the addressee personally. The Carrier may deliver a package to the addressee shown on the barcode label or to any other person appearing to have authority to accept delivery of the package on the addressee's behalf (such as persons at the same premises as the addressee or neighbours of the addressee). When shipping to residential address, if the drop off location is in a safe area, then the courier driver will leave the parcel at your doorstep.

Documents Needed?

After you have paid for a delivery service within UK, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Waybill - barcode label) - Address label.

The above documents must be attached to the parcel. Otherwise your package will be rejected by the driver.

Restricted Goods

Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment within UK is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ADR (Euro-pean Road Transport Regulation on dangerous goods) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/prohibited-items.php

Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:

http://www.rapidparcel.com/help/packing-advice.php

Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to United Kingdom, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2018 - New year's day
  • 02/01/2018 - Bank holiday
  • 27/01/2018 - Wwii genocide memorial day
  • 14/02/2018 - St. valentine`s day
  • 01/03/2018 - St. david's day
  • 17/03/2018 - St. patrick's day
  • 25/03/2018 - Lady day
  • 29/03/2018 - Good friday
  • 31/03/2018 - Easter sunday
  • 01/04/2018 - Easter monday
  • 21/04/2018 - Queen's birthday (actual date)
  • 23/04/2018 - St. george's day
  • 08/05/2018 - V-e day
  • 12/07/2018 - Battle of boyne/orangemen`s day
  • 14/07/2018 - Emmeline pankhurst day
  • 15/07/2018 - St. swithin's day
  • 01/01/1970 - Owain glyndwr day (wales)
  • 19/09/2018 - Talk like a pirate day
  • 29/09/2018 - Michaelmas
  • 31/10/2018 - Hallowe'en
  • 05/11/2018 - Bonfire night (guy fawkes day)
  • 11/11/2018 - Remembrance day
  • 30/11/2018 - St. andrew's day
  • 25/12/2018 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2018 - Boxing day
  • 31/12/2018 - New year's eve

FAQs

We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

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UK Express
From £ 13.57 ex. VAT
£ 16.28 inc. VAT
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End next business day

Parcelforce Express 24
From £ 24.00 ex. VAT
£ 28.80 inc. VAT
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by 12:00 next business day

Parcelforce Express 12.00
From £ 28.00 ex. VAT
£ 33.60 inc. VAT
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Example prices for United Kingdom Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg UK Express End next business day *
£ 13.57 ex. VAT£ 16.28 inc. VAT
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1kg Parcelforce Express 24 End next business day *
£ 24.00 ex. VAT£ 28.80 inc. VAT
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Timed Services:Toggle
1kg Parcelforce Express 12.00 by 12:00 next business day *
£ 28.00 ex. VAT£ 33.60 inc. VAT
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With over two decades of experience, we know a thing or two about good couriers and so we have gathered the best of the best on our easy-to-use comparison and booking site. Now, when you need to arrange your UK shipping, you have a whole host of different options to choose from, all in one place.

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Choose whether you wish to book your parcel delivery from your computer or from your phone. With our new mobile site you can access our shipping service wherever you are and select from the leading couriers we work with to choose the best service for your needs.

Pick up from anywhere or drop it in to us

Choose where you wish the parcel to be picked up from. Will it be from home or work? From university or a friend's house? We can collect from anywhere you wish, as long as we have access to someone who can hand it to the uniformed courier driver. Alternatively, you could always bring it to us as we have 33 locations at airports and railway stations across the country where you can book your deliveries, drop in your packages to be sent and purchase all the export quality packing material you'll need to secure your items while they are in transit.

Secure payment processing

Choose how you would like to pay. Because we use world-leading payment processor WorldPay you can choose from a whole range of debit and credit cards to complete the transaction. And, because of their exceptional reputation for security, you can be confident that your payment will be handled safely and securely.

To get started all you need to do is to go to our Rapid Quote form, fill in a few simple details and choose from the carriers, services and prices that we have on offer. It's that simple. And, thanks to the relationship we have with our courier partners we have the best discounts in the market. So, next time you have a UK parcel delivery to book, come to RapidParcel.com.

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