Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by agnes, 14 Apr 2010.
Where does this?
I need someone to collect a parcel and return it to a retailer.
For just 1 parcel? Once?
No-one that I can think of, and I work for DHL (EDIT unless you go for an uber-expensive courier).
Your best bet would be to wait for postie to arrive and hand him the parcel in person if you really don't want to go to the post office yourself ...
er all courier services will
As sarcastic as Arknor is, he is right, even DHL do it, only a couple of quid more than walking to postie my self lol.
Good lord, explains a lot about my DHL deliveries.
What I think Britboy is getting at, is that most of the established couriers (DHL/Citylink/Parcelforce/TNT etc) are not really interested in 1 off private shippers - they are primarily interested in business contracts.
The best way round this is to use someone like Interparcel or Parcel2go who will sub the work out to a courier.
Lopez, I know you work for a courier company so probably know more about the state of play with couriers, as of April 2010, but 2 years ago, I went to parcelforce's website and booked in a parcel, for it to be collected and delivered. I did this 3 times and parcelforce were 100% reliable - collecting the package on exact date I specified on the website.
Basically, you make the booking online, make payment online and then print out the label. You then stick the label on the package.
On the day parcelforce arrive, they will scan the label/barcode and take the parcel away.
Note: these were 1-off parcels and I my order was not part of some bigger contract.
Oh you can do it, it's just not generally worthwhile cost-wise to do a one-off shipment with most couriers.
Parcelforce should do collections. If you call the retailler, I'm sure they can arrange it with their courier but there may be an extra cost.
UPS do one-off collections
I work for parcelforce and we will do it, either go on the website and book it or call 08448 00 44 66 options 4 then 2
get on yer bike to the post office
UPS do it - I had a large package collected a few weeks ago, simple.
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