Book an Economy delivery with Interparcel

Why you should use Economy shipping

16th May 2022, 8:08am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

Economy delivery is a popular option for parcel and pallet shipping in the UK and beyond. With a range of parcel drop off and courier collection options available from the likes of Evri, Yodel and Parcelforce, Economy shipping is excellent for non-urgent parcel delivery. It's the cheapest sending option available!

What is Economy delivery?

Cheaper shipping with Economy

Economy parcel delivery is the cheapest shipping option offered by most of our trusted courier partners. Since shipping costs are typically related to transit speed, Economy services typically take longer than Same Day, Next Day, and Express services. UK Economy services aim to deliver your parcel within 2-5 working days. Global economy shipping differs depending on the destination country so it can take longer than domestic delivery.

What are the benefits of Economy shipping for…

Individual shippers?

It's low-cost

Whether you're a regular parcel sender or send the odd package here and there, it's great to know you've paid the best price possible. Economy shipping starts from as little as £1.75 plus VAT a parcel! You can benefit from our straightforward online comparison tool to see which domestic or international economy shipping service and transit cover is best for you.

Can just be as fast

Whilst Economy shipping has a longer estimated transit time, it can be as quick as standard options and often at a lower price. Plus, our range of Economy Drop Off services can be faster than collection and is convenient for sending on the go.

Always tracked

All parcel deliveries booked through Interparcel come with full online tracking as standard, so whether you purchase an Economy service or a Next Day service, you'll know where your shipment is during its journey.


Wide choice of services

We pride ourselves on partnering with some of the best couriers in the business, so you're not tied to one carrier, giving you the flexibility to choose affordable Economy service for you. It also means that if your courier of choice is experiencing any delays, you can easily compare and book on to a similar service so your customer order won't be affected.

Suitable for all different sized parcels

Economy shipping caters for small parcels, large parcels and even pallets, so online orders of all sizes are covered. Many of our Economy services include a level of transit cover for free, giving you peace of mind that your items are covered. You can also purchase additional coverage depending on the courier service.

Reach a broader customer base

Low-cost parcel delivery to both UK and worldwide addresses makes it more accessible for your small eCommerce business to grow and expand into overseas markets. You can ship to over 200 countries and territories in just a few simple steps!

What UK Economy services do you offer?

Due to our fantastic relationship with our courier partners, we have some of the lowest UK parcel delivery prices available.

Below are just some UK Economy services available:

Drop Off Economy services

Evri ParcelShop Postable: Convenient Drop Off service for smaller parcels and packets that can fit through the recipient's letterbox. This service has an expected delivery time within the UK of 2 working days and prices start from £1.75 plus VAT.

Yodel Direct: With thousands of Drop Off locations located across the UK, Yodel Direct caters to individuals sending packages to friends, sending return items, small eBay sellers, and other micro-businesses. Yodel Direct services start from £2.25 plus VAT.

Tuffnells Economy: If you have a large, bulky shipment to send within the UK, Tuffnells is your courier. This service will collect your package (up to 100kg!) from your chosen address and aims to deliver in 1-2 working days, from £21.00 plus VAT.

What international Economy services do you offer?

If your parcel is destined for overseas, here are some of our popular international economy services available:

Landmark Global World Drop Off: Landmark Global is a cost-effective courier for worldwide shipping. You'll need to drop your parcel off at a local store, where it will be forwarded to Landmark Global for international delivery. Prices start from £8.80.

Parcelforce Euro Economy: Fast delivery service across Europe from only £14.70. Collection from your home or work address.

FedEx International Economy: A global giant within international courier services, FedEx's Economy shipping option is a popular choice, particularly for delivery to the USA. Prices start from £24.60.

Remember: we've got Economy services for pallets too!

Palletforce Economy: This economy pallet delivery service will deliver your pallet across the UK in 2-3 working days – perfect if you're sending a consignment that's too large for a standard courier service.

Palletways Economy: Similar to Palletforce, Palletways will collect and deliver your pallet to any mainland UK address at a discounted price.

How to book Economy delivery with Interparcel

Booking an Economy service with Interparcel is easy. Simply:

  • Click on 'Get a Quote'
  • Type in your parcel measurements, weight, collection and destination country
  • You will then receive an instant list of quotes to choose from
  • View the Economy services available, select your preferred service and fill in the rest of the details in minutes
  • Sit back, relax and wait for your friendly delivery driver to collect your parcel, or pop to your local convenience store

Our Shipping Manager can also help you organise, fulfil and send orders from multiple couriers all in one place! Our Shipping Manager can integrate with various eCommerce platforms, providing your business with a streamlined tool for your parcel sending needs. Interparcel users can benefit from:

Save money on parcel and pallet delivery and book an Economy service today!

Our parcel delivery experts are also on hand to help seven days a week. Get in touch via live chat, email and telephone!

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