Keeping rates down on international packages means following many of the guidelines above; international parcel shipping costs are calculated by the volumetric weight of the parcel. This is its length x width x height in centimetres (cm), divided by 5000.
The DHL Parcel UK booking system will help you calculate this automatically. If the volumetric weight exceeds the actual weight of your parcel, then the former will be used to calculate shipping cost. This means it pays to keep the weight and size of your parcel down, particularly when sending internationally.
Being savvy with your package and following these tips will help you send your parcel the cheapest way possible.