Compare our large parcel services
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Our large & heavy parcel service offers UK & International shipping with reliable couriers. Whether you’re sending a bulky box or a heavy pallet, we've got a service for every budget.
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Compare our large parcel services
The definition of large parcel varies by courier and each courier has limits and surcharges for various thresholds. Compare key information for each courier using our useful table:
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ParcelHero makes it easy to compare prices and services. Some couriers only deliver lightweight parcels whilst some don't offer the option to drop off, compare all the key features in this useful table.
Large parcel prices
All our prices include all applicable surcharges. All our carriers charge volumetric weight, and some apply surcharges based on length & girth, but don’t worry, when you compare prices with ParcelHero, we include all applicable charges.
Please note if you are sending a pallet, make sure you enter the pallet dimensions when booking.
Parcelforce and UPS operate 7.5 tonne vehicles as standard and so offer same day collection in many urban areas, even for large parcels. For other carriers like UPS & FedEx, you'll need to book a day in advance so a tail lift vehicle with sufficient capacity can be dispatched.
Note: you may still have to provide assistance with loading.
Large parcel drop-off
Shipping tips for oversize items
If you’re sending a very bulky item, we recommend cutting handles in the box, so it can be handled more easily. Don't overpack the box. The bigger the box, the weaker it is in the middle. Use a double or triple lined box, and completely fill it with packaging material to help support the contents.
Sending heavy items tips
If your items over 40kg we recommend palletising it. Tip: if you are sending a pallet overseas then we recommend it's fumigated and heat treated, as some countries have restrictions on the import of wooden items, including pallets.
If you've palletised your items, it will be delivered on a tail-lift vehicle. The driver may not have a pump truck to move the pallet, however, so the receiver may need to assist with unloading. If they don’t have a forklift, they can simply remove the shrink wrap and break it down.
If you overpack you weaken the box,and it can easily burst when other boxes are placed on top of it
Item you can't send
ParcelHero is not a furniture delivery service or removal company. We do not recommend shipping the following items unless they are professionally packaged and palletised.
- Large fragile items containing glass
- Ceramics or porcelain, including bathware such as sinks and toilets
If you do send fragile items with us, you may not be able to claim in the event of damage, check our non-compensation list prior to shipping.
Yes, if you palletise them. Safely packaging large items for transportation is really import, while ParcelHero can send furniture, these items are not covered for damage. This means that you cannot claim in the event of damage unless we pre-approve the packaging you're using. We can only transport large furniture items if they are palletised prior to collection.
Under UK health and safety regulations, your driver is only permitted to lift packages weighing under 30kg. For heavier items you need to provide assistance with loading and unloading. If you are elderly or disabled, please contact us prior to booking so we can organise special equipment for the driver to help move your goods.
The Department for Transport is working with hauliers as part of their 'Freight carbon review' to reduce emissions from freight companies. ParcelHero regularly assesses our partner's environmental policies and works closely with them to ensure their policies are progressive. We encourage our carriers to keep environmental issues high on their agenda, and we strongly believe in promoting the protection of the environment.