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This option is for sending paper documents only.
You MUST enter the correct weight [kg] and dimensions [cm]
do so will result in surcharges being applied to your card
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
- 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
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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