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Old 05-01-18, 07:26 PM   #1
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Can anybody recommend a courier to collect a package from Garstang and deliver it to Slough. It will be about 10Kilo in weight and measure 44" x 18" x 4" and not valuable at all but a little bit fragile. I have never instructed a courier before so for me this is just a one off which I hope will be straightforward
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Old 05-01-18, 08:02 PM   #2
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It will need to be well packed by the sender, but try parcel2go or myHermes.
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Old 05-01-18, 10:05 PM   #3
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Another vote for Parcel2go, just put all the sizes, weight etc. and they give a range of options, I've used them a few times and happy with their service.

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MyHermes will cost You 8.27 inc VAT with 20 insurance cover, or
7.43 without. Personally, this day and age, I wouldn't send anything through the post without full insurance cover. I recently sent a package south with a value of 1350. It cost a lot to cover, but without cover You get nothing if it disappeared or got smashed up. I have another parcel on the kitchen table getting picked up tomorrow, worth 83, cost just over 10 with full value cover with MyHermes.
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Old 06-01-18, 11:47 AM   #5
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You may find it exceeds the maximum volume allowed by Hermes - link to size calculator guide

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Not when I went to school, it didn't!! Convert sizes to metric, which they prefer. The parcel is 112cm x 46cm x 11cm, add the two shortest sides, 46 + 11 = 57. Multiply by 2 = 114. Add longest length 112 gives You 226 which is less than 245. Yes?? I entered the sizes in the boxes and the price was quoted, which, in my book, means that it is acceptable to them. If it contravenes their rules it won't quote a price.
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Old 06-01-18, 01:18 PM   #7
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From which:- "We also have a maximum allowed volume which cannot be greater than 245cm"

Since when was the centimetre a unit of volume?

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Old 06-01-18, 02:19 PM   #8
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Thanks guys ,I will look into My Hermies and Parcel2GO and let you know what happens
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Old 06-01-18, 03:38 PM   #9
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I think that the 245 is a theoretical "volume" figure and shouldn't have the value "cm" attached to it. We all know that their formula isn't the way to work out volume.
Other forwarders have different restrictions. "Yodel" say max weight is 25kgs and max length 1.2metres, which is reasonably straightforward.
UPS have 75kg maximum weight and 1.5metre maximum length, and a Length + "Girth" value not exceeding 3 metres.
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Hermes use sub contract delivery drivers, some of whom couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag let alone find the delivery address.

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