A Brief Guide to Recorded Delivery For Business and Private Customers

Many of the major courier services and mailing companies offer a recorded delivery service, so you can track your parcels from the point of departure to arrival at their destination. This is an important service for businesses that want to provide the best possible service for their customers, as it allows the provider and the recipient to track the progress of their order.

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

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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

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    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 TNT 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.

    Recorded Delivery Prices

    The best deals available are for recorded delivery bought online through a quote system allowing you to compare a number of couriers. Sending recorded delivery abroad is often a good idea as it will be difficult to track parcels on a long international journey without it. A recorded delivery to Europe may pass through a number of checkpoints on the way to the destination whereas a recorded delivery to Australia will often only provide confirmation at the various ports the ship passes through.

    Recorded Delivery For Parcels

    Recorded delivery services work by designating each parcel with a barcode at the point of sending. This ensures proof of postage and provides a unique marker for the package in question. Recorded delivery tracking is possible because the parcel is usually scanned on arrival at a number of different points on its way to the final destination. The customer is usually given a copy of the barcode and can use an online or telephone interface to check whether the parcel has arrived at each of the designated points along the way. Recorded delivery for eBay can usually be requested from the seller.

    Royal Mail Recorded Delivery Times

    The ability to track parcels is useful to individuals who want peace of mind when sending an urgent or valuable item through the post. Private customers frequently make use of recorded delivery services for added peace of mind when sending gifts to friends and family either at home or abroad. Recorded delivery estimates are useful for sellers on online auction sites who wish to correctly set their postage price as well as ensuring that goods have arrived safely with the purchaser.

    Parcel Delivery Services

    International recorded delivery services are most often used on a business to customer basis. This allows customers who have purchased goods online or via mail order services to monitor their parcel from the point of postage to arrival at their home or work address.

    Recorded deliveries give customers peace of mind and also allow companies to ensure that their goods are reaching customers safely and efficiently. Recorded postage and delivery tracking options represent an important part of customer service and many businesses would argue that the success of their company relies heavily on the efficiency of such delivery facilities. For important, or urgent packages recorded delivery next day services are avaialable.