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jeremy brewer Sep 21st 2020 10:15 pm

cheapest way to send a medium sized parcel to UK
 
Hi
I have a ' medium' sized parcel i need to send to the UK

just trying to find suggestions

if canada post is usually a cheaper option

or maybe dhl or fedex or similar might be a better option

i dont want to go walking into many offices unless i have to with this 'virus ' around

thanks for any suggestions
cheers
jerry

Jsmth321 Sep 21st 2020 10:51 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 
Canada Post is likely the cheapest, never seen any of the private couriers cheaper when sending anything overseas, but I would call Canada Post rates low, just lower than private couriers.

If you know the approx weight and have the dimensions of the package, you can get estimates online from the various companies on their websites.

Siouxie Sep 22nd 2020 12:09 am

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 
This website will give you an approximate cost for all - Canada Post + Courier companies. https://secureship.ca/webship/rates/getestimate.aspx

bats Sep 22nd 2020 3:29 am

Re: cheapest way to send a medium sized parcel to UK
 

Originally Posted by jeremy brewer (Post 12912807)
Hi
I have a ' medium' sized parcel i need to send to the UK

just trying to find suggestions

if canada post is usually a cheaper option

or maybe dhl or fedex or similar might be a better option

i dont want to go walking into many offices unless i have to with this 'virus ' around

thanks for any suggestions
cheers
jerry

The trick with Canada Post is the thickness of the parcel, the dimensions of course are important but the prices seem to rocket the thicker the parcel. Look on their website to work out the best way to wrap it

Zoe Bell Sep 22nd 2020 1:36 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium sized parcel to UK
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12912876)
The trick with Canada Post is the thickness of the parcel, the dimensions of course are important but the prices seem to rocket the thicker the parcel. Look on their website to work out the best way to wrap it

This
discovered that it is almost cheaper to send 4 thin items than one consolidated parcel

BristolUK Sep 22nd 2020 1:46 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium sized parcel to UK
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12912876)
The trick with Canada Post is the thickness of the parcel, the dimensions of course are important but the prices seem to rocket the thicker the parcel. Look on their website to work out the best way to wrap it


Originally Posted by Zoe Bell (Post 12913002)
This
discovered that it is almost cheaper to send 4 thin items than one consolidated parcel

I sent some diabetic test strips to my wife when she was in Montreal helping her mum after her dad died. In the little pot, the envelope was too wide for 'letter post' or whatever they called it and it was over $10. The next batch I wrapped in tissue, spread out so as not to be too thick, put it inside a card and it was a bit more than $1.

jeremy brewer Sep 22nd 2020 9:47 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 
Hi All
Many thanks for all the info/tips
cheers
jerry

Piff Poff Sep 22nd 2020 10:59 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 
Canada Post is quoting 8 weeks surface and 3 weeks air atm. Just sent a framed picture 10x8 sort of size. It was a small fortune 30 odd bucks.

BristolUK Sep 22nd 2020 11:16 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12913186)
Canada Post is quoting 8 weeks surface and 3 weeks air atm. Just sent a framed picture 10x8 sort of size. It was a small fortune 30 odd bucks.

I believe the last time expired/expiring passports sent to the UK were discussed, it was about $27 with Canada Post (recorded/tracked) and about $80 with other couriers.

Zoe Bell Sep 23rd 2020 12:56 pm

Re: cheapest way to send a medium parcel to UK
 
I just sent a packGe containing 4 8 by 10 canvas panels to europe
76$ by air


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