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Get your parcel delivered safely and on time with the best carriers using our quick and easy booking process, with collection from your door, or convenient drop off and printerless services, no account required.

ParcelHero delivers more

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£50 free parcel protection (not cover)
Collection or drop-off at a local shop
Track your parcel from door-to-door
Send bulky or heavy items weighing up to 1,000kg

Compare prices and save up to 60%

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.

International courier services

Whether you need to export an urgent package, send a postage document, or import a pallet of freight, ParcelHero offers a comprehensive range of international services to meet your needs.

Express global delivery from £14.18

Next-day across the USA and Europe and fast 2-4 day delivery across Asia and many other global destinations, express worldwide services from UPS, DHL, FedEx, DPD and Parcelforce offer fast delivery at exceptional prices.

Economy 4-8 day delivery from £13.10

Our cheap economy services offer a balance between speed and price. Transit times are generally 2-4 days longer than express services, but most offer huge savings, especially when sending heavier parcels.

Super-economy 8-15 delivery from £11.36

Delivered through local post-offices like USPS and Australia Post, our super-economy service is not just exceptional value, it also offers FastTrack frictionless customs, with a lot less delays than other international services. Highly recommended for personal shipments.

Import into the UK from £24.85

We can collect from over 200 countries, with Parcelhero it's just as easy to book an import as it is an export, we take care of all the paperwork, send the labels to the shipper, and schedule the collection, we even offer same day collection from many countries.

Pallets and freight delivery

We can ship pallets up to 1,000 kg in weight. Tail-lift freight bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance, and note you may still need to offer the driver assistance with loading.

We’re helping the UK exporters

If you need to send a parcel overseas, ParcelHero offers reliable delivery to over 220 countries with the best international couriers.

ParcelHero makes it easy to compare prices from the leading global couriers. Whether you're sending a personal shipment abroad, or your a business that needs to compare prices to send cargo worldwide, ParcelHero has a range of express, economy and postage services to suit every budget.

With ParcelHero booking is quick and easy, from getting a quote, to booking and tracking, all backed up by outstanding customer care.

How it works

ParcelHero makes shipping easy, from making your booking, changing or rescheduling, to tracking and resolving any issues, with ParcelHero it's all just a few clicks away.

Pricing

Our prices include all applicable surcharges, all you need to do is provide accurate sizes and weights when you book.

If your parcel is bigger than it is heavy, it may have size based weight applied, this is called volumetric weight and the way it's calculated differs by carrier.

Parcel Protection

Our standard liability is £50 for most services, however we also offer upgraded Parcel Protection up to £20,000. This protects against your parcel being lost or damaged, and provides peace of mind.

Collection & Drop off

Collections can be rescheduled or rebooked by tracking your parcel

We also offer convenient drop-off locations for most of our couriers, and even if you've booked a collection service, you may also be able to drop-off your parcel, track your parcel to check if it's eligible.

Labelling & Packaging

We'll help produce all your shipping documents, and if you don't have a printer, we also offer Printerless collection and QR code drop off options.

Don't forget you will need to ensure your items are safely packaged in a box prior to the collection.

Tracking & Delivery

With ParcelHero, you can track your shipment from door to door.

When you track your parcel, you can also manage collection and delivery: Change the collection date, rebook, drop-off your parcel or even change the courier.

Customs

If your sending outside the UK, or importing into the UK, your shipment will travel through customs, and require paperwork.

But don't worry, we'll help you enter the information customs needs and navigate any issues that occur.


What you can and can't send with us

Whether you need to export an urgent package, send a postage document, or import a pallet of freight, ParcelHero offers a comprehensive range of international services to meet your needs.

Sending food abroad

Every country has different rules and restrictions when it comes to sending food. Understandably some countries are very worried about introducing alien plant species to their country. But as a general rule most non-perishable, store bought food is OK to ship.

What you can send:
Non-perishable foods
  • Store bought foods with a best before date over 6 months away.
  • Items must be in the original manufacturers packaging and unopened
  • Wrap each item separately
  • The food label needs to list all the ingredients.
  • The best before date must be displayed on the packaging.
What you cannot send:
Perishable foods
  • Foods with a shelf life of less than 6 months
  • Homemade foods or any foods not in the original manufacturers packaging.
  • Foods that can spoil during transit.
  • Food in packaging that have been opened.
  • Food that does not contain a food label listing the ingredients.

Prohibited items

When you send items abroad, they will likely travel by airoplane. Unfortunately there are slightly tighet restrictions on sending coods by courier. For example you cannot send perfume, even in limited quantities. ParcelHero has a prohibited list that's applicable to all couriers, and additionally, each courier has the their own restrictions.

Top 5 prohibited items
  • Perfume
  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Flammable liquids
  • Animal skins (non‑domesticated)

FAQ

No, you don’t need to provide a customs invoice or any additional documentation if you’re only sending an envelope or document. However, if your shipment contains any other items, such as a DVD, then a customs invoice is required.

The price we quote you for delivery includes all applicable surcharges and door to door delivery. The only costs not included are customs excise duty and tax. These charges are outside of our control as they are applied, at point of entry, by the government of the country you are sending to.

Yes. We can send pallets up to 1000kg in weight, but you will need to provide loading facilities at the collection and delivery locations. If you’re sending more than one pallet, it can often be more cost effective to send these via road or cargo instead of air. Contact our customer care team for a bespoke quote.

Freight Forwarders generally fly goods direct with airlines rather than using major couriers such as UPS and DHL. Freight Forwarder companies generally offer limited or no international parcel tracking and even the largest global logistics groups, who offer express freight solutions, struggle to match the transit times offered by UK international couriers such as UPS & DHL. Freight Forwarders’ express freight services are often not door to door and carry many more surcharges, whereas ParcelHero’s cheap international courier services offer all-inclusive prices at huge discounts.