How do I make a booking on your website?

 

  1. What information you will need before you book
  2. Getting a quote
  3. Booking your shipment
    1. The sender’s details
    2. Enhanced cover
    3. Prohibited items and compensation exclusions
    4. Collection and delivery details
    5. Confirmation and pay
  4. Extra information required if your sending outside the EU
  5. Important things you need to know when using a courier

 

What information you will need before you book

Make sure you have the following information to hand before you start your booking:

  1. UK & EU shipments:
    1. The weight and dimensions of each parcel your sending
      1. Learn more about weighing and measuring your parcel
    2. The full collection and delivery address
      1. Ensure the town and state are spelt correctly and the postcode is accurate.
    3. A phone number for both the collection and delivery point
      1. Ideally a mobile number
    4. An email address for the receiver
      1. If you want us to keep them informed
    5. Non-EU shipments:
      1. The description and value of each item your shipping

Note: Some non-EU countries also require the personal or business tax ID of the receiver – For most countries this is not mandatory but if you provide this when booking, it can help speed up customs clearance.

Getting a quote

Step One: Enter your details

Enter the destination and details of each parcels size and weight into our quote form.

Important notes

  • Although it’s not essential, we recommend you enter the collection and delivery postcode on our quote page to ensure the price and transit time we provide is accurate.
  • If the dimensions or weight you enter are inaccurate, it may affect the transit time or cost, and result in extra charges. Learn more about weighing and measuring your parcel

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Step Two: Pick a service

We offer two pick-up options:

  1. We collect from your door
  2. Or you can drop off at a local shop

Drop offs are normally cheaper and more convenient, as you don’t have to wait home all day.  

You will be given a choice of service speeds and prices. Select the service that works best for you. Pay attention to whether it is a drop off or collection service.

Note: Most services require a printer for the shipping labels and paperwork. We do offer services where no printer is required but they generally cost a bit more. Each service has a printer icon to show whether a printer is required or not.

Booking your shipment

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Step One: The sender’s details

This is the information that we will use if we need to contact you about your parcel.

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You’ll also need to enter a description of the items you are sending, along with their total value. If you’re sending more than one item, try to provide as much detail as you can within the character restriction. If you’re shipping outside the EU then you’ll be able to provide more details on each item later in the process.

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Step Two: Adding enhanced cover

We recommend you purchase our enhanced cover to cover your items in the event of loss or damage.

Prohibited items and compensation exclusions

At this point in the booking process you are prompted to read our prohibited items and compensation exclusions lists before moving on. They’ll inform you of what you can and can’t send and what items we do not offer cover for.

Step Four: collection and delivery details

If you have selected a collection service

Enter the collection and delivery addresses, taking care to enter the city, state and postcode accurately.

If you have selected a drop off service

Choose your nearest drop off location. After entering the delivery address you will also be asked to provide a return address, just in case delivery fails and we need to return your item.

Note: Enter an email address for your receiver if you would like us to update them with confirmation and tracking details.

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Click here for the additional steps if your sending outside the EU

 

Confirmation and payment

Time for a final check of everything you have entered before confirming. You can then either progress to payment or add this shipment to your basket and start creating another shipment.

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Payment

We offer a variety of secure methods to pay, including debit and credit cards and PayPal. If you have credit on your account, then you can also use that towards your booking.

Once you have paid you will see a screen confirming your booking and a link to print off your shipping labels. If you can’t print them off immediately, don’t worry, as we will also email them to you.

Booking a shipment going outside the EU

If you are sending a non-EU shipment there will be an extra step, which is to provide more detailed information about what you are shipping and why. This is because the shipment will need to go through customs clearance and may also have duty and tax charges applied. Learn more about customs

 

Completing your customs declaration

Every shipment going outside the EU needs to go through customs clearance. Customs need to know what your shipping, how much it’s worth and why you’re sending it, and they will use this information to determine whether any duty or tax is payable. Learn more about customs duty and tax

We use the information you enter on this step, to create a customs invoice, which will then be submitted to customs by the carrier.

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  1. Tax status
    1. Select the tax status that is applicable to you, the sender.
  2. Reason of Export
    1. The reason your sending the shipment is important as it can affect the amount of duty or tax. For example, a lot of countries allow you to send low value gifts and personal effects without having to pay duty or tax, whereas if your selling something, duty will be due. Learn more about customs and how the reason for export can affect duty and tax.
  3. Country of Origin
    1. If you’re not selling the item:
      1. Simply select the UK
    2. If you’re selling something
      1. Enter the country that the products your selling where made in.
    3. Declaration Statement
      1. It is not mandatory to add anything here, but if sending a gift, it is advisable to enter “Gift of no commercial value.”
    4. Item description, quantity and price
      1. Add a new line for each item your sending.
      2. Describe the item in detail.
        1. For example, instead of entering T-shirt, enter V-Neck cotton t-shirt, or if your sending electronics enter the model number.
      3. Quantity and price
        1. Enter the quantity of each item your sending and the price of each. If you are sending more than one item, add a new line for each type of individual item.

Note: Some countries do not charge duty and tax on gifts and personal effects up to a certain value. 

Important things you need to know when using a courier

 

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