Parcelforce began as a part of the Royal Mail but split into a separate entity called Royal Mail Parcels in 1986, before rebranding to Parcelforce in 1990. Today, Parcelforce is one of the most trusted UK couriers and has 54 depots spread evenly across Britain to cater to every customer and delivers to every address in the UK.
Send a Parcelforce Parcel
Sending a parcel with Parcelforce has never been cheaper or easier.
Just enter your parcel details in the Quick Quote box below, and choose from an extensive range of Parcelforce services, at a discounted price.
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Parcelforce has two different central centres to handle parcels; their National Hub and their International Hub. The Parcelforce National Hub is a quarter of a mile in length and handles almost 60,000 parcels per hour, aiming to unload and load a vehicle every 45 seconds. The Parcelforce International Hub is 12,500 square meters and handles 35,000 packages per day and delivers to 240 countries.
When Should I Use Parcelforce?
Parcelforce are a great shipping option no matter what you are sending and to where. Whether you are sending a parcel abroad or within the UK Parcelforce have a huge number of services that you can choose from.
Will Parcelforce Collect My Parcel?
Yes, Parcelforce will collect your parcel from any address in the UK. Simply choose a Parcelforce service that includes a collection when you book – you can filter collection only services by ticking the box at the top of the Quote screen.
Can I Drop My Parcel off to Parcelforce?
Yes, there is no need to wait in for a driver. You can drop your parcel off at one of over 11,500 Post Offices or Parcelforce Depots across the UK. Simply use our Drop Off Locator tool to find your closest Post Office.
Can I Track My Parcelforce Delivery?
Yes, all services booked through Interparcel include full online tracking from collection right through to delivery.
You will be given a unique tracking number at the time of booking that you can share with the receiver if you want them to monitor their parcels journey. A proof of delivery is also available once the parcel has been delivered.
How Much Can I Cover My Parcel For?
We include £50 of cover with every Parcelforce booking. You can purchase additional coverage to a maximum of £1,000.
Some items are deemed as Restricted or Prohibited on our services so please make sure you read our Prohibited list to ensure that you will be covered.
Why should I book through Interparcel?
When you book a parcel with Parcelforce through Interparcel you can relax; confident in the knowledge that your parcel is in safe hands, no matter what courier you book. Interparcel have been in the industry for over 16 years and hold established accounts with national courier brands you will almost certainly already be familiar with. We work hard to secure the cheapest prices so we can save you money whilst maintaining the highest service standards you have come to expect.
Our easy to use parcel comparison website offers you a full range of services in seconds from all of the big shipping suppliers. It's easy to compare shipping solutions and you aren't tied in to any contracts or minimum spends. Why settle for only one supplier with a limited range of postage options when with Interparcel you have the freedom of choice?
You can send your UK packages with one carrier and then choose another carrier for your international post. At Interparcel you will have access to our range of carriers and services, giving you choice, all in one place.
Interparcel are passionate about customer service too, we have bucked the trend of hiding away behind screens and social media accounts, we are proud to have a UK call centre where you can speak with a parcel expert 7 days a week. We know that our customers sometimes want to speak to a human being and we just love to talk parcels. We only work with the best couriers so it's not often that things go wrong, but if they ever do it's good to know that we are here to talk you through it. Great price, but also great service, now that’s real value for money!
How do I Send a Parcel with Parcelforce?
To send a parcel with Parcelforce through Interparcel it's really very simple:
First package your parcel carefully. We recommend using a good quality cardboard box and internal packing materials (like packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or newspaper) to protect the contents.
Measure and weigh your parcel carefully. All of our prices are based on the weight and size of the parcel, getting this wrong could mean you pay too much for your delivery.
Use our easy booking page to get a quote and choose your Parcelforce courier service. We have a variety of delivery options available so just select the one that's best for you and your needs.
Once you book you’ll receive your shipping label which you should print out and stick on your parcel. All Parcelforce services require you to have access to a printer.
Wait for your collection time and give the parcel to the courier or take your parcel to the Post Office when it's convenient for you.
How do I Book a Parcelforce online Delivery?
To book a Parcelforce parcel delivery through Interparcel in minutes:
Go to our Get A Quote page
Enter the UK collection address (where you want the Parcelforce courier to pick up the parcel from)
Enter the receivers address - where you want Parcelforce to deliver to
Weigh your parcel in kg as accurately as possible – you can use your own scales or a kitchen scale
Measure your parcel and note down the length, width, and height in cm
Enter the parcel details
If necessary, repeat this process for an additional parcel
Click QUOTE ME to generate your quote
Next, you’ll see the service options available to you. Choose the one that best suits your needs and budget
Click “Book” on your chosen service
Fill out the contact information, confirm the collection and delivery addresses, define your collection date and time if necessary, and describe your parcel contents
Pay to complete your booking
Parcelforce Courier Services
The range of Parcelforce delivery services we offer are some of the most comprehensive.
Click on any courier service below to find out more information.