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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.


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:


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

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 02/01/2024 - Bank holiday
  • 27/01/2024 - Wwii genocide memorial day
  • 14/02/2024 - St. valentine`s day
  • 01/03/2024 - St. david's day
  • 17/03/2024 - St. patrick's day
  • 25/03/2024 - Lady day
  • 29/03/2024 - Good friday
  • 31/03/2024 - Easter sunday
  • 01/04/2024 - Easter monday
  • 21/04/2024 - Queen's birthday (actual date)
  • 23/04/2024 - St. george's day
  • 08/05/2024 - V-e day
  • 12/07/2024 - Battle of boyne/orangemen`s day
  • 14/07/2024 - Emmeline pankhurst day
  • 15/07/2024 - St. swithin's day
  • 01/01/1970 - Owain glyndwr day (wales)
  • 19/09/2024 - Talk like a pirate day
  • 29/09/2024 - Michaelmas
  • 31/10/2024 - Hallowe'en
  • 05/11/2024 - Bonfire night (guy fawkes day)
  • 11/11/2024 - Remembrance day
  • 30/11/2024 - St. andrew's day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day
  • 31/12/2024 - 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

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 1 business day *
£ 20.35 ex. VAT£ 24.42 inc. VAT
The Manchester parcel delivery experts

There is no better place to find the right courier for your delivery to Manchester than RapidParcel.com. No matter whether you’re keen to find the best price, the fastest delivery or the most reliable service, the couriers represented on our comparison and booking website are leaders in their field and all names that you’ll know well.

Considered by some to be the capital of northern England, this 700-year-old city truly came into its own as a dominant force in the Industrial Revolution. Now with a population of around two and a half million, Greater Manchester is a truly multicultural and vibrant centre best known for its influence on the UK music scene, its energetic business district and for being the home of arguably the world’s most popular football club. If you have any reason to need a Manchester parcel delivery service then use RapidParcel.com to search for the one that’s right for you.

As well as its relatively fixed population, the city also has a massive number of transient or temporary inhabitants that you may also wish to stay in contact with. The University of Manchester is one of the most over-subscribed in Europe and, combined with the other three universities, the city hosts over 80,000 students at any one time. All of them will at some point be keen to receive gift packages, forgotten iPods or additional items of clothing that can be sent via our Manchester shipping service.

Booking your delivery while on the move

To stay ahead of the curve in our industry, we recognise that offering our customers access to our user-friendly web environment for comparing and booking couriers from their computers alone is no longer good enough. Many people wishing to book a package delivery to Manchester live busy lives on the go, and for them we have developed a sophisticated mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) that will facilitate the booking of a Manchester parcel delivery wherever you happen to be. You may be here today looking for a shipping expert for your package delivery to Manchester, but as a UK based company we are also perfectly positioned to handle any of your package delivery needs to London, Birmingham or anywhere else in the UK.

RapidParcel.com has gone to great lengths to ensure that all of the technologies that you will interact with in order to book a courier through us are of the highest level of sophistication. We have created the world’s easiest to use customer interface for you to view, select and booking a carrier for your delivery. All you need to do is to decide which of our industry-leading carriers to choose to carry your consignment to its destination.

To see just how affordable your Manchester parcel delivery could be, first take a look at the sample rates in the table below. Then, simply complete our quick and easy booking form and you’ll be presented with a list of our best deals for your shipment. Your package delivery to Manchester deserves to be sent with a courier you know you can trust and that offers you the best rate on the market. All this can be found through RapidParcel.com, the world’s best courier comparison and booking website.

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