Covid-19 Update

We are still collecting and delivering parcels across the UK and delivering worldwide. All of our drivers are making contact-free collections and deliveries.

We have suspended all UK drop-off and collection services, as well as deliveries to some international destinations. The only UK service available is our Next Day door-to-door service. Please note, all domestic prices shown on the site are for this service.

 

Everything you need to know
about parcel delivery


It could not be easier to send a parcel with DHL Parcel UK. We’ll collect your parcel direct from your door and deliver to any mainland UK address on the next working day. Alternatively, you can drop off your parcel at a DHL Parcel UK ServicePoint or depot and save money in the process. If you are sending a parcel abroad, we deliver to 160 countries worldwide and your parcel could reach your recipient in as little as 2-3 days*.

Our Resources section is jam-packed with guides and information to make sending parcels simple. Perhaps you are sending an international parcel for the first time and want to make sure the item you are shipping is permitted in the destination country or you a regular shipper who wants to bring down the cost of sending a parcel. Whatever your question – you are sure to find an answer in our Resources section.

It is important to note that all content in the Resources section is intended as a guide only. For accurate and up-to-date information about our services, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.


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Pricing


 

 

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Compare courier prices 

Want to make sure you're getting the best deal? See how our prices measure up against other popular parcel delivery companies. 

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The cheapest way to send a parcel

There are many tricks and workarounds you can use to keep costs as low as possible. Click below to see our top tips for cheap parcel delivery. 

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How can I tell how much a parcel will cost to deliver?

Parcel delivery costs differ depending on the destination, weight and size of your parcel. In this guide, we run through the main factors which affect your parcel delivery cost. 

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Guide to cutting postage and packaging costs

Here's our top tips for retailers to bring down parcel delivery costs and reduce cart abandonment.

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Parcel sizes and pricing 

When sending a parcel to a UK address, we have 6 pre-defined sizes from XS to XXL. See how much it will cost to deliver your parcel here. 

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International delivery rates 

We ship to over 160 countries worldwide and have some of the cheapest international delivery rates in the UK. 

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Domestic


 

 

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How to make your safe place safe  

Did you know you can request for your parcel to be collected from a safe place? Here's our top tips for ensuring your safe place is safe. 

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Guide to sending large and heavy parcels

When you ship with DHL Parcel UK, we'll do the heavy lifting so you don't have to. We'll collect parcels up to 25kg straight from your door. 

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Why don't parcels get delivered on Sunday

We deliver parcels on Monday - Friday as standard. If you need your parcel to be delivered over the weekend you can upgrade to a Saturday delivery slot. 

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Get a parcel collected and delivered

A DHL Parcel UK driver will collect your parcel from your home, local ServicePoint or depot and deliver it to your recipient on the next working day. 

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Countries we deliver to

We provide a fast and reliable international delivery service to 160 countries around the world, with transit times starting from 2-3 days*. 

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UK prohibited items

There are some items which can't be sent through our network. It's important to check our list of restricted items before sending to avoid your parcel being delayed or returned to you.

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International


 

 

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How to package parcels for international delivery

When you send a parcel abroad, your parcel will be handled at many stages throughout its journey. Make sure your item is protected by adequately packaging your parcel. 

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What happens when your parcel takes to the skies?

We detail the journey of an international parcel so you can make sure it's packaged correctly and you have attached the correct paperwork. 

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What should I send in a care package to China?

Surprise a friend or family member who is living in China with a care package of their favourite things from the UK. See what you can and can't send in our guide.  

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Sending food to Australia

Learn more about what food you can and can't send to Australia and how to package it correctly to ensure it reaches the destination safely. 

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How to avoid problems when sending parcels abroad

When you send a parcel abroad, there's a few extra steps you need to complete. Our helpful guide will ensure you avoid any problems when sending a parcel abroad. 

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Internationally probited items

There are a number of goods which cannot be sent through our network, in addition there are some country-specific items which aren't permitted into some overseas destinations. 

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Things to know


 

 

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Difference between restricted and prohibited goods

As the sender of the parcel, you are responsible for checking whether the items you are sending are prohibited or restricted from being sent via our network. 

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How to send a parcel online

This guide walks you through our booking process for both UK and International deliveries. 

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Sending food and drink in the post

Sending food in the post is simple. However, there are some restrictions - check out what you can and can't send in our helpful guide.  

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Sending fluids in the post

Whether you are sending a parcel to a UK or international address, there are a number of items which you can't send through our network and this includes fluids. 

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How to avoid missing your parcel

We send regular notifications to our recipients and have a number of rescheduling options available so you never have to miss a parcel delivery again.  

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Sending fragile items

When sending something fragile, it's important to ensure your parcel is packaged correctly to ensure your item reaches your recipient safely. 

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Small business


 

 

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How to calculate shipping costs for your small business

Charging the correct amount for postage is important - you don't want to charge your customers too much but equally you don't want to be left out of pocket. 

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The ten best e-commerce platforms for small businesses

There's lot of e-commerce platforms out there, but how do you know which one is right for your business? We run through 10 of the most popular platforms and the pros and cons of each. 

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Small business parcel delivery

We understand that we act as an extension of your brand, that's why we always provide your customers with convenient delivery options and a professional service. 

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Business courier

Are you looking for a delivery solution for your business? We offer a flexible and convenient delivery service for your customers.  

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Marketplace

Selling your products online? We can integrate with 9 e-commerce platforms to help you book parcel deliveries in no time. 

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Popular items


 

 

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Sending alloy wheels and tyres

You can send parcels weighing up to 25kg and measuring up to 70cm (l) x 70cm (w) x 70cm (h) through our network, making DHL Parcel UK the pefect choice for sending alloy wheels and tyres.  

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Electrical products

Electrical products can be particularly difficult to send. However, it is possible to package your electrical items in such a way that will ensure they are secure as they can possibly be. 

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Popular items sent in the post

We ship a huge variety of parcels of all shapes, sizes and weights. In this guide, we give examples of  some of the most popular items which are sent through our network along with weights, dimensions and costs. 

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Posting a mobile phone

If you've sold your old phone on eBay or another online marketplace, you can easily send it to your recipient using DHL Parcel UK.  

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Sending luggage abroad

Did you know DHL Parcel UK offers a cost-effective and easy way of sending your luggage abroad? We can send up to 25kg abroad and we'll collect straight from your door. 

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Sending batteries

Our guide lets you know what batteries you can and can't send through the DHL Parcel UK network and how to package batteries for safe transit. 

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Sending important documents

We understand that it is important that your documents arrive at the destination safely and quickly so we've put together a quick guide on how to send important documents in the post.

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Packaging


 

 

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How to protect items in transit

Learn how to package your parcel correctly to ensure your item reaches your recipient in the same condition it was sent.

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Waterproofing and packaging your parcel

Our aim is always to deliver the items entrusted to us in good time and in the same condition as they were sent. Learn how to waterproof and package your parcel with this guide.

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Packaging hacks - mailing made easier

If you regularly send parcels through the mail, your packaging costs can soon add up. See how you can save time and money when posting parcels. 

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How to weigh and measure a parcel

It is important to provide an accurate weight and measurement for your parcel - find out how you can measure your parcel even if you don't have scales or a ruler to hand. 

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How to package items for international delivery

International parcels can travel thousands of miles and be handled at several different points. Make sure your parcel arrives safely with your recipient by packaging your parcel correctly. 

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Selling online


 

 

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How can you tell if an item will sell well on eBay?

Struggling to find something that will sell on eBay? Check out our guide to sniffing out what can sell well for your next venture. 

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How to use the buy it now option to its full potential

When you sell an item for a fixed price, your buyers have the convenience of buying the item immediately at a known price. Find out more in our helpful guide. 

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Sell clothes online

If you're looking to make some extra cash by selling your clothes online, read on for our helpful tips on how to do it successfully.  

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Sell trainers online

Limited edition and rare trainers often sell for staggering amounts of money online. With our handy guide, you can ensure you maximise your funds. 

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What is an eBay powerseller and how do I become one?

The PowerSeller programme was introduced by eBay to give back to those sellers who consistently uphold excellent service standards. See how DHL Parcel UK can help you to earn PowerSeller status. 

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Sell books online

Are you an avid reader looking to sell your books after you've read them? Sending a book in the post is quick and easy with our fast and reliable parcel delivery service. 

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Marketplace integrations

Selling your products online? We can integrate with 9 e-commerce platforms to help you book parcel deliveries in no time. 

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Gifting


 

 

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Useful packaging guides

We understand your gift is special and it is important it reaches your recipient safely, Read our packaging guides to see how you can package your gift securely.   

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Sending gifts in the post

Sending a gift in the post is a great way of surprising a friend or family member. Read our guide to learn more about the best way to post and package a gift. 

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Guides to sending gifts at Easter

Want to surprise and delight someone this Easter by sending something lovely in the post? We've put together a list of our top gift ideas which could go inside an Easter parcel. 

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Thanksgiving gift ideas

Send a Thanksgiving gift to your loved ones in Canada or America. With our fast and reliable International delivery service, your parcel could arrive as quickly as 2-3 days* later. 

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10 heartfelt gift ideas for Mother's Day

Surprise and delight this Mother's Day by sending a thoughtful gift in the post. Read our top tips for gift ideas and put a smile on your mother's face. 

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The most popular gifts people give on Father's Day

Not going to be with your dad this Father's Day? Show you care by sending a thoughtful gift in the post.   

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Guide to posting student care packages

When your child is away at university, a care package filled with their favourite things can be the perfect cure for homesickness. When you send with DHL Parcel UK, your parcel will be delivered within the UK on the next working day. 

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