Ultimate Next Day Guide

Ultimate Guide to Next Day Delivery

20th July 2023, 9:09am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

You’ve probably heard of next-day delivery; it’s one of the most popular shipping options because it’s quick, reliable and affordable. If you want to find out more about the benefits and options of next-day shipping, then continue reading our ultimate guide to Next Day delivery.

What is UK Next Day delivery?

Next Day courier services aim to deliver your parcel on the next working day after collection. The courier driver will collect from your chosen home/business address or drop-off point. Whether you’re a business or individual sender, Next Day parcel delivery services help send time-sensitive or valuable shipments.

Does Next Day delivery mean tomorrow?

A Next Day service allows you to deliver your shipment the day after the courier collects it. However, collection dates and times are not guaranteed unless you have selected a ‘guaranteed collection service’.

What are the Next Day delivery options available?

We offer two types of sending options to suit different schedules and preferences.

Parcel Collection

Next day parcel drop off service

A courier collection service is where the driver will pick up the parcel from your chosen UK home or work address and deliver it to the recipient. Ideal for large or heavy shipments in particular.

Parcel Drop Off

A parcel drop-off service involves the sender taking their parcel to a nearby courier drop-off point. You can view nearby locations using our online Drop Off Locator.

What is the cut-off time for Next Day delivery?

Each courier has a different booking cut-off time. Most Next Day courier services will collect your parcel the day after booking. However, some courier services will collect your parcel the same day as booking if you've booked before midday. You can view the collection dates or nearest drop-off locations when you get a quote.

Why choose Next Day delivery?


Next Day delivery is one of our faster delivery options, meaning your recipient doesn’t have to wait long for their parcel to be at their door. A fast and efficient delivery process means that customers could be more likely to purchase from you again and put you ahead of competitors.


Instead of an Economy service, Next Day courier services aim to deliver in a stricter delivery period. It gives the sender more flexibility to send the parcel closer to the required delivery date and gives the customer a clearer time-frame.


Sending goods on a Next Day service can help improve your brand image and conversion rate, especially as an online store. It shows your dedication to getting orders to your customers and as buyers like quick shipping, they might pick your store over another for that reason. Consequently, if customers have a good experience with your store, they are more likely to purchase from you again or recommend to friends.

What Next Day delivery services do we offer?

As an online parcel comparison and booking website, we offer discount delivery services from reputable couriers – including next-day shipping.

Parcel delivery services

Next Day



Pallet delivery services


Can I track my Next Day delivery?

All parcel deliveries booked through our website come with free parcel tracking as standard. During booking, you can enter your email address and contact number (or the receiver’s) and opt-in to our email and SMS delivery notifications.

Similarly, you can enter your tracking number on our free tracking portal to check the progress of your next-day shipment. We also offer free Branded Tracking, a customisable portal enabling businesses to add their company logo, brand colours and promotional image with a unique tracking URL to boost brand continuity.

What transit cover is available for Next Day delivery?

All our Next Day parcel delivery services come with free transit cover, ranging from £20 - £100. You can purchase additional transit cover, known as ‘Enhanced Cover’ if your parcel value exceeds the amount of free cover. We recommend you purchase additional cover, especially when sending an expensive or valuable consignment to cover loss or damage.

Do you offer international Next Day services?

Next Day courier services are only available for UK-UK shipments. However, many of our international Express services can deliver as quickly as the next working day after collection. For instance, UPS Express has an expected delivery time to France of 1 working day.

Save money and book a Next Day Delivery with Interparcel

Book a Next Day service with Interparcel in minutes. Simply enter your parcel details, and we’ll generate a list of available courier services for you to choose from. Scroll down to ‘Next Day Delivery’, select a service and complete the required booking details.

If you require any assistance with your Next Day booking, our friendly customer service team are available to assist with any queries. Get in touch via phone, email or live chat!

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