City Link Courier Services

Book UK Next Day parcel delivery services and more with City Link at All of our rates are discounted for smaller businesses or individuals who cannot get a cheaper rate directly. Read more about P4D and our services, or get an instant City Link parcel quote using the box below to start saving right away. 

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Your goods must be on a pallet, wrapped and stable for lift (?)

Choose your pallet size

Quarter pallets
Up to 250kg
Up to 0.8m high

Half pallets
Up to 500kg
Up to 1.1m high

Full pallets
Up to 1000kg
Up to 2.0m high

    Same Day Service

    Same Day Delivery

    If you have a parcel, pallet or document you need to ship in a hurry within the UK, get an instant quote right here for a Same Day collection and delivery.

    This is a documents service for papers only. Your documents must weigh 1.5kg or less when packaged and be 40cm x 30cm x 5cm or smaller in size.

    Package your documents in a cardboard envelope, not paper, so they can withstand transportation within a large courier network (?). Measure the dimensions for your envelope in the same way as you would measure a parcel, using 1cm for anything less than 1cm in size.

    Two-Man Service

    The two-man service is not suitable for one-off bookings, but is a flexible and affordable service for any business regularly shipping bulky items that can't be shipped via a pallet service. Two Yodel XL couriers arrive to lift your items in to the van safely and securely, and upon delivery can assist with installation or other specialist requirements. Tailor-made to suit your needs it is suitable for delivery of white goods, brown goods, beds and mattresses, flat pack or rigid furniture, garden furniture, gym equipment and more.

    Two man lift

    P4D for Business

    If you ship regularly, you'll always be looking for the most affordable shipping service you can find, but this doesn't mean it should be cheap: service is just as important, as is customer support when you need it. We offer a wide choice of courier networks with UK, European and international delivery for parcels, pallets, documents and freight.

    The more you ship, the more you'll save with cheaper rates for higher volumes, regular collection if you need it, plus integration for your online shop to streamline your delivery process. We have a strong customer service team on hand over the phone and by email out of hours. There are also designated contacts for business account holders to help keep all of your shipping activity under one roof.

    City Link

    City Link has been in operation in the parcel delivery industry since 1969. They deliver around 75,000,000 parcels per year across the UK and the rest of the world with their parcel delivery network. City Link claims to “deliver on time and in full 98.5% of the time” (, 3 September 2013).

    At the time of writing, City Link has a turnover of £320m and in 2013 received new investment. Focus is said to be on development of enhanced technology systems to benefit customer communication and order status tracking.

    City Link caged network

    City Link has a unique caged network to protect parcels against damage and loss, which utilises cages to store parcels whilst they are at a City Link depot. Although insurance is available to cover these worst possible events, prevention is far better than cure.

    Monitored network

    City Link uses CCTV in their depots, which is operational 24/7. They also have ‘van cams’ for security checks out on the road, as well as trailer trackers that are tracked via satellite for heightened security.

    City Link parcel security

    City Link uses parcel trackers to keep tabs on parcel whereabouts, and they also utilise a ‘front door capture’ system, where a photograph is taken of a front door to prove that the courier attempted a delivery. This is especially beneficial to businesses delivering to customers where delivery fails and evidence is needed to support the attempted collection or delivery by the courier.

    P4D runs a carbon offsetting scheme at the checkout and we find that many of our customers appreciate the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint, especially as it's usually only a matter of pence to join in. We plant new trees with the money we raise and support green-thinking from the couriers we work in partnership with.

    City Link are lowering their energy and fuel usage, reducing their emissions and also their product waste. To complement this, they only work with suppliers who demonstrate a sense of responsibility for the environment. This applies to organisations where they source materials from, but also where and with whom they dispose of their waste.

    Away from their own depots, City Link also controls the risk of environmental contamination and pollution or other potential impact outside of their own location.


    You can start booking these courier services with P4D right away, with or without a free account. The P4D Promise describes our unique approach as a courier reseller.