Royal Mail Parcel Delivery Times

The delivery times when sending a parcel vary depending on which service that you use. If using a general parcel service then the delivery time for Royal Mail standard parcels is between three to five days.

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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 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.

    This timescale is recommended for those sending non urgent parcels in and around the UK. It is popular with those selling items online to buyers in nationwide locations on the British Isles. Royal Mail parcel delivery times are given as an estimate as to how long your parcel will take to arrive with its recipient however if you have a more urgent package or are sending something perishable then it is better to use a timed courier service so you have a more accurate picture as to when something will arrive.

    UK Standard Parcels Delivery Time

    For those sending a non urgent parcel it is possible to obtain a price guide for the weight and size of your parcel online before you take it to the post office. You can also gain advice on the maximum width and depth of parcels for the different services.

    Timed couriers can also be booked online and it is easy to get a price comparison for the different services that are available using this sort of service. Getting a UK standard parcels delivery time means that the sender will know approximately when a parcel will arrive. This is particularly useful to know to give guidance to the recipient regarding when they will receive their item.

    Delivery Time for Royal Mail Standard Parcels

    It is possible to get an enhanced delivery service through Royal Mail as oppose to just their Royal Mail parcel delivery times. Using a premium or tracked service means that you will get more of an idea of the delivery schedule. Services like special delivery mean that senders get a tracking reference on their receipt meaning that they can pass this to the receiver as proof of postage or they can use it to go online and track the progress of the parcel.

    How much special delivery parcel is depends mainly on the weight and size bracket that they fall into. There is more advice on this online or alternatively you can ask your local post office for more detailed advice on the different charges and services available for Royal Mail parcel delivery times.