Shipping to Remote Locations made simple with ParcelHero
£50 free insurance on every order
Collection or drop-off at a local shop anytime
Track your parcel from door-to-door
Send bulky or heavy items weighing up to 1,000kg
Regardless of how small or remote your destination might be, ParcelHero works in partnerships with some of the world's leading couriers to ensure that your parcel is delivered quickly and safely.
Service Rating:4.6 out of 5 based on 14577 user ratings
Being a newbie to sending anything abroad I was surprised how easy this was, cheap, and convenient- able to drop off at a local store, price and labels etc all sorted on the website first. Would definitely recommend or use again
Rechtzeitig abgeholt, sehr schnell geliefert (mit dpd), Buching war unkompliziert und einfach, Preis super! Gute Kommunikation!
Great easy to use website. you get to see all the carriers and the prices and get to pick day of pickup etc. Fantastic service.
Sent parcel to Cape town, followed all the guidelines as provided by Parcel Hero and it was delivered very quickly! Very happy with the service and definitely would recommend!
Excellent service, very reasonable cost compared to Parcel Force and it arrived in the US on the day it was scheduled. Would use Parcel Hero again in the future.
Brilliant service! Customer service was very helpful as it was first time using it. Very good that I was able to track parcel at any time. We will be ufinhfc
Excellent service. Very fast delivery and very good price!!! Was my first experience and definitely not the last.
amazing that my song laptop and clothes got to the south of france in 2 days and all in once piece- thanks so much!
Booked collection of a parcel through ParcelHero for the first time really easily. Good selection of delivery options through various carriers. Parcel arrived with me the following day. Great service!
Came to ParcelHero after very rude man at local Post Office told me my package was too heavy to send to Germany (it was under 5 KG!). A friend then recommended ParcelHero. The website is easy to use. A courteous and helpful fellow collected the package on time and it arrived with relatives in Germany several days sooner than expected.
ParcelHero offers a comprehensive range of delivery services to over 220 countries worldwide. We work with the world’s largest carriers, which enables us to offer services to more locations than any other courier. Some locations are considered remote areas by the delivery companies, either because they're located in a very remote location, or because they are in an area where deliveries are not made regularly as they are not highly populated areas, or areas where there is not much industry. We can still offer delivery to remote locations, however we do apply a surcharge for such deliveries because it costs more to deliver to these locations.
Our comprehensive UK and international remote location courier services include; express, timed, economy and same-day delivery options to suit every budget and need.
A delivery address can also fall under a remote location category if the courier's nearest delivery depot is very far (or further away than normal) from the delivery address location. Each courier company has depots in different locations and therefore the remote location areas can vary from one courier to another, although some regions such as the Channel Islands and the highlands in the UK, for example, usually fall into remote location areas with most couriers.
Delivery addresses in remote location areas will usually take a bit longer to deliver and, depending on the location, an additional 24-48 hours is usually added onto the normal transit time for each service. Parcel delivery signatures or PODs (Proof of Delivery) may also take longer to be updated on the tracking information. Only Timed deliveries to remote locations are guaranteed, but not all remote areas will have timed deliveries available.
You can check if your delivery address post code falls under a remote area by downloading the ParcelHero remote area listing, however the ParcelHero Instant Quote feature will automatically provide you with the fastest and cheapest parcel delivery options for your remote location delivery, and the price we quote you will include any applicable remote location surcharges and any additional transit time.
A remote area surcharge is a fee levied by courier services for bookings made to and collections from remote locations. A remote location is defined by the distance of the address from the nearest delivery depot, which depends on what courier you select. However, all couriers consider offshore locations, such as the Isle of Wight, as remote.
No. This fee is charged by our courier partners and is automatically added to your Instant Quote final booking price. The fee is calculated by applying 40 pence per kg to the total distance needed to travel, or the standard remote area fee – whichever is the greater.
The fee is applied if: