Postage of Bubbles

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by oliverstoychest, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. oliverstoychest

    oliverstoychest UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We are sell children's toy bubbles. At the moment we send them all via Royal Mail which is no problem. However we've had an order which weighs higher then 2kg so we have two options...

    1. Split the parcel into 2 and post with Royal Mail
    2. Send via a courier

    HOWEVER my question is can anyone advice on which courier would accept liquid bubbles? (if any)

    Thanks in advance
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: oliverstoychest Member since: Jan 6, 2018
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  2. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Would think most would accept to deliver those.
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  3. oliverstoychest

    oliverstoychest UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We thought so too, but it is classed as liquid... :(
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: oliverstoychest Member since: Jan 6, 2018
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  4. OMGVape

    OMGVape UKBF Regular Free Member

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    What is a toy liquid bubble ?
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
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  5. oliverstoychest

    oliverstoychest UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good question! It is just those little pots of bubbles children have for parties etc
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: oliverstoychest Member since: Jan 6, 2018
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  6. OMGVape

    OMGVape UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Oh I see.

    If they are boxed, could a courier tell it was liquid inside ?
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
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  7. oliverstoychest

    oliverstoychest UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I doubt it as they are well packaged.
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: oliverstoychest Member since: Jan 6, 2018
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  8. OMGVape

    OMGVape UKBF Regular Free Member

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    So send them by courier if its cheaper than RM

    I use Collect+ through Interparcel. I drop off items at a local garage and 5kg is about £5 for next day delivery.
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
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  9. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    If you have an online business account with royal mail then send a few items 1st class and include the above 2kg item in it.
     
    Posted: Mar 7, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  10. pelparc

    pelparc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I think most couriers will happy to take the parcel, but they will not cover you for any damage. UPS and Parcelforce do cover you but you need to book direct and not via a 3rd party such as Parcel2go.

    As Mr D says try and open a Royal Mail account and send it with other light parcels to bring the average weight down, you lose the ability to claim for damage and loss, but we never have a problem with them, unlike the cheaper couriers who are a nightmare if something goes wrong.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2019 By: pelparc Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  11. oliverstoychest

    oliverstoychest UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you for all your replies. I will look into Ups and Parcelforce.

    We do have an account with Royal Mail however our account is BPL so don’t work on averages (yet).
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2019 By: oliverstoychest Member since: Jan 6, 2018
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  12. MikeCC

    MikeCC UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Just phone them and ask to add 24/48 services.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2019 By: MikeCC Member since: Sep 25, 2013
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