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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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Parcelforce Express 24
From £ 24.00 ex. VAT
£ 28.80 inc. VAT
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Parcelforce Express 12.00
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£ 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
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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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1kg Parcelforce Express 12.00 by 12:00 next business day *
£ 28.00 ex. VAT£ 33.60 inc. VAT
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With around seven and a half million people within its city limits and a further four to six million people falling within its metropolitan area, London is one of the most populated urban zones in the EU. So if you're looking to send a parcel delivery to London then you're in good company and, as our head office is based in this vibrant city, we can assure you of the best rates and the most efficient service when you book your London package delivery through us.

We have been delivering parcels, packages and paperwork for many years, and one trend that we have recognised is the increasing demand for London package delivery due to online purchases. More and more trade these days is happening on the Web and, as we are living in an ever-shrinking world due to the speed of communications (including package delivery), you can purchase anything from anywhere, arrange for a parcel delivery to London, and it will be with you in no time. An issue that has been brought up time and time again is that many US online retailers will not send their goods overseas. Whether it's due to the belief that the costs will be prohibitive, or that they are confident in the level of domestic business they can get without needing to consider international trade, it seems to be a common occurrence.

Rapid Parcel has come up with a simple solution to this issue. As an international courier comparison business with courier partners in almost every country around the globe, we have arranged for a forwarding address in the US to be made available. So now, if you wish to buy those exclusive, can't buy anywhere, jeans from your favourite New York boutique's online store, or that new must have tablet computer months before its available in Europe, all you need to do is sign up to use our Rent a US postal address service. Then the next time you shop online you can give any US online retailer the our US postal address and when your items arrive we will arrange an immediate parcel delivery to London for them - simple and cost-effective.

As a leading courier comparison service we provide you with the rates and services of only the finest courier partners available for your London package delivery. These are household names we have worked alongside for many years; we trust them to do an excellent job for any of our clients and they have a track record to prove as much.

So if you are thinking of going online to see what bargains are available on the Internet, consider the cost of parcel delivery to London and find out how affordable it is for you to rent a US address specifically for all your American online purchases.

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