Best Postage Solutions For Small E-Commerce Store Selling UK & Overseas

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by moorland72, May 5, 2015.

  1. GuyMor

    GuyMor UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    May I ask how much does a parcel cost to send to Europe and USA?
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2016 By: GuyMor Member since: Mar 23, 2016
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  2. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    It depends on the weight and size. You can check P4D for yourself here.
    As for RM [for signed for add £5.10], using franking 1Kg to :
    USA = £11.98
    Europe = £7.65
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2016 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  3. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Whereas my Clients are paying £2.99 for a lightweight TRACKED item to USA via the eTail USA service and £3.49 for the same tracked item to Germany .
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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  4. jjscruff

    jjscruff UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Postal logistics international and
    Future Pro Logistics

    Two companies that i have worked with who can send international tracked items for you for from £3.50
     
    Posted: Mar 27, 2016 By: jjscruff Member since: Aug 9, 2013
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  5. wayzgoose

    wayzgoose UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Is that B2B? Can't see how "at their risk" will stop a chargeback if a parcel doesn't arrive.
     
    Posted: Mar 28, 2016 By: wayzgoose Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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  6. Benjamin Sherwin

    Benjamin Sherwin UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I worked for a Sports Nutrition company that sent an average of abut 60 parcels a day and we found that DPD and Parcel Force (mostly Parcel Force) gave us the best value on a collection service for parcels over 2kg. Anything under that was a job for Royal Mail.
     
    Posted: Mar 28, 2016 By: Benjamin Sherwin Member since: Jan 21, 2016
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  7. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    When you say lightweight, what sort of weight are we talking ? And what dimensions ?
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2016 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  8. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    We`ve only ever had one or two chargebacks in over 10 years, both times the customer was being an absolute t***. What I`m actually saying is 99% of our customers are decent honest people who wouldn't "rat on a deal". Fortunately, to my knowledge, the few who have gone for non signed for have always had their package delivered anyway.
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2016 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  9. Abe Choi

    Abe Choi UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    @moorland72 definitely go the Royal Mail Online Business Account (OBA). Anything less than 2kgs at 2nd class will be £2.50. Given that your volume is predicted to pick up you should not have trouble getting over the £15k spend to get free pickup.

    @Justin Smith Kevin's service etail is great. We are integrated with his service because he has great prompt service and amazing prices. He goes from lightweight of 100g and up. We had a customer who had to ship over 500+ packages (ranging from 100g - 1kg) in one day to the US. It wasn't a problem for Kevin.
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2016 By: Abe Choi Member since: Jul 7, 2015
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  10. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Justin,

    Lightweight is 0g - 200g, rates are £2.99 to USA and £3.49 to Germany for that weight band. Fully Tracked. Dimensions do not matter as no volumetric charges ever apply. No other surcharges either such as fuel/customs.

    Carrrier to USA is UPS/USPS and to Germany it is DPD. Shipping is worlwide, all Countries.

    Service brand name is : etail-usa

    Hope that helps.
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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  11. wayzgoose

    wayzgoose UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Where can the worldwide delivery details be found?
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2016 By: wayzgoose Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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  12. japancool

    japancool UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Signed for is not for the customers' protection, it's for yours.
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2016 By: japancool Member since: Jul 11, 2013
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  13. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Wayzgoose - if you PM me I will send you the information and global rates.
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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  14. Dan Muddle

    Dan Muddle UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We've just conducted some research and it seems that Royal Mail are cheapest shortly followed by UKMail.

    We use UKMail so we don't have to go to the post office and we rarely have problems with them, except when we want to order new bags and labels.
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2016 By: Dan Muddle Member since: Mar 28, 2016
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  15. FuturePro

    FuturePro UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    GuyMor, Wayzgoose,
    FuturePro will collects your mail from any UK location. Our International prices are lower than Royal Mail. For example:
    International Tracked Mail USA to 113g £2.99

    PM me and I will provide you with complete global rates.
    Mark
     
    Posted: Mar 31, 2016 By: FuturePro Member since: Feb 22, 2014
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  16. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Just quickly to endorse the Futurepro tracked mail service.

    As I was involved in the creation and initial setup of the FPL mail service I can certainly vouch for it. They have great 3PL services and products there also.

    Futurepro offer a total mail solution, including UK and RM services, whereas I concentrate only on ecommerce 'lanes' such as USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Australia via UPS and DPD and do not offer UK or RM or any untracked (as my Clients only want tracked).

    We both collect from any UK location.

    We don't tend to compete, rather - we complement and have worked together in the past.

    I highly recommend them. Nice guys too.
     
    Posted: Mar 31, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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  17. GingerFox

    GingerFox UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,
    I am terribly sorry for hijacking but may I ask about pricing to Spain and Portugal? Thanks.
     
    Posted: Apr 2, 2016 By: GingerFox Member since: Feb 23, 2010
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  18. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Gingerfox - that's OK. Spain Tracked 0-100g is £4.99, 101g-200g is £5.49. same for Portugal. 3 to 4 day service.
     
    Posted: Apr 3, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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  19. GingerFox

    GingerFox UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    KevinRockett. Thank you for the reply.
    May I ask about prices for 500g-1kg and what are posting. requirements?
     
    Posted: Apr 4, 2016 By: GingerFox Member since: Feb 23, 2010
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  20. KevinRockett

    KevinRockett UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Gingerfox. Probably best to PM me for further details. I can then send you all the info you may need.
     
    Posted: Apr 4, 2016 By: KevinRockett Member since: Jul 7, 2013
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