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

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

  1. Will Wright

    Will Wright UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Royal mail, their new online portal is excellent and never had an issue with deliveries
    Posted: Oct 22, 2017 By: Will Wright Member since: Oct 21, 2017
  2. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Oct 23, 2017 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
  3. synotio

    synotio UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I use Yodel and when you set up an account you get assigned an account manager, I find that you can negotiate with these for a better rate especially for over seas
    Posted: Nov 15, 2017 By: synotio Member since: Nov 15, 2017
  4. Chris Salmon

    Chris Salmon UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    I'd do RM OBA and Click and Drop all day long. they've made the process really easy and intuitive. I ship both RM24 and RM48. If you send more than 20 parcels a day you'll get volume discounts.
    Posted: Dec 7, 2017 By: Chris Salmon Member since: Dec 6, 2017
  5. Alexander Sadlier

    Alexander Sadlier UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    We use royal mail 2nd class like you. £2.90 for a parcel does seem steep when you are sending multiple parcels to the same location. It's cheaper for us to send 4 parcels individually than to send them as 1 large parcel. That seems wrong to me ...
    Posted: Dec 14, 2017 By: Alexander Sadlier Member since: Dec 13, 2017
  6. Anders Jorgensen

    Anders Jorgensen UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My supplier has developed a shipping solution with DPD in the UK. Maybe that can help you?
    Posted: Feb 13, 2018 By: Anders Jorgensen Member since: Feb 5, 2018
  7. Mixture

    Mixture UKBF Regular Full Member

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    As others have said for small volume international shipments at speed, a service like Parcelmonkey or similar would be best until you get volume. Our rates to the USA are cheaper with UPS on a 2 day service than with Royal Mail (signed) but we do have volume discounts.
    Posted: Feb 26, 2018 By: Mixture Member since: Jan 12, 2012
  8. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I can't wait until autonomous drones do this haha!
    Posted: May 3, 2018 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  9. iDigLocal

    iDigLocal UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Set up a Royal mail OBA account. This is a very cheap option, prices are worked out on average weight. You simply frank them yourself and bag them up. It will take a bit of trial and error to find your way around it but it works well. If you use the Click and drop functionality then they also means to link to various common ecommerce CMS for easy import of order details.

    Once you start getting to larger items, especially international shipping then you would probably want to use a different courier. Generally speaking for an ecommerce site you would set up accounts with several couriers to manage costs for different services.
    Posted: May 9, 2018 By: iDigLocal Member since: May 9, 2018