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Hi,

 

Can anyone recommend a good (reliable, not too expensive) courier to ship a medium sized parcel to Canada? It's about 2.5kg in weight, so I think Parcel Force is out.

 

Thanks,

 

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Try I post  They are based at Templeborough Rotherham  I have used them a few times and haven't had any problems

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Was just gonna say them although I think they're part of DHL now?

Not knowing the parcel dimensions I would think £40+ depending on the level of insurance needed.

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15 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

FedEx or UPS.

Thanks TFH.

 

I think sending via UPS is around £50 (so, £20 more), how do they compare to DHL?

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1 hour ago, Waldo said:

Thanks chaps.

 

I can't seem to find them, do they have a website?

 

Also, are DHL reliable? Not bad at around £30:

https://send.dhlparcel.co.uk/quotes?col=219&dest=218&br=false&mdd=0&p=1~2.5|31|31|10&quotetype=Default0

iPost is now part of DHL www.ipostparcels.co.uk, lots of stuff I get from Germany tends to come DHL and is always delivered on time and the tracking is good.

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1 hour ago, Waldo said:

Thanks TFH.

 

I think sending via UPS is around £50 (so, £20 more), how do they compare to DHL?

I think DHL are German based so they maybe a bit better for German deliveries. I don’t use DHL so cant comment but for stuff coming in from the eu and far beyond my suppliers use FedEx or ups. Neither are massively cheap as you point out. Depends on the value of what you are sending.

 

Key thing for any courier, package it properly.

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UPS in my opinion never lost anything of ours and always on time.

 

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8 hours ago, casualbystander said:

UPS in my opinion never lost anything of ours and always on time.

 

I've used them a few times sending stuff to Europe. I was anticipating similar for sending to Canada, nope, was around 3.5x more expensive. Went with DHL in the end. *fingers_crossed*

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34 minutes ago, Waldo said:

I've used them a few times sending stuff to Europe. I was anticipating similar for sending to Canada, nope, was around 3.5x more expensive. Went with DHL in the end. *fingers_crossed*

90 odd percent (and much more than that) that are packaged and labelled properly get through absolutely fine. 

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