Courier recommendation?

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  1. Will

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    Hi Gang,

    Can anyone recommend a courier to deliver a package approx 1m x 1m, 250mm thick. Around 10kg. It's a car panel and it's wrapped in card/bubble wrap etc ready to go.

    Going from within the UK - Durham to Surrey.

    TIA :)

    Will
     
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    Parcelforce, you can also drop off at post office to save waiting for it to be collected..
     
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    We have used several different couriers over the last few years with different results.

    City Link was pretty good until they lost 2 of our parcels and then denied ever having collected them. I have several emails from one of their managers claiming the items were never collected by their driver. Shocking thing is that about a week later the items came back to us with City Link stickers attached all over them. Never got a reply from City Link after that, so never used them again.

    Been using UPS for over a year now with no problems what so ever.

    The first courier we ever used for about 6 months nearly made me kill myself - Yodel. Never again, even in desperate times.
     
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    Had bad experience with City Link a few years ago. Been using TNT ever since and they are briliant. I appreciate that the OP only had a one off need, but just in case anyone else is interested....
     
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    UPS gets my vote--- albeit from limited experience. Increasingly I find some couriers appear to be using independent third parties [ anonymous white van man or even private car owners ] for that final "out from local depot" delivery. While this may make good sense economically one does wonder about the reliability of such ad hoc arrangements.
     
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    Whenever I have used Interparcel to ship stuff , it's always been collected by UPS.

    Never had a problem with Interparcel , thoroughly recommend them
     
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    +1

    but: I avoid the Hermes option- a parcel intended for someone else was delivered to us by mistake by them. This was a day after I told the courier it was not our address- I could not get them to collect it again; they have no telephone helpdesk either
     
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    + 1, they must be the worst couriers out there
     
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    I worked for Hermes for a while - I know why they are so bad.
     
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    Do tell...
     
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    I'll try to keep it short. From my view point
    1) They compete on price.
    2) They pay peanuts..... (there are some good people there btw)
    3) They use sub-contract distributors who work from home - they are not a happy crew.
    4) A symptom of their sub-standard systems is that their failure rate is very high (a lot of parcels are trashed through the process)
    5) Its a vicious circle.

    Others may have had a different experience.
     
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    I'm guessing my Hermes is out of the running as a recommendation ;)
     
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    Agree they are useless cannot read address or name 4 times parcels ordered from companies in uk for delivery in uk 1 went to Ireland 1 said left in porch mmm I don't have a porch traced parcel too 3 streets away(thanks to honesty of that person) There is NO official means of any contact to Hermes except via sender They do NOT pay ANY compensation for losses. They are cheap and you get a poor service If any one has a problem with them there is a direct tel number which I now have !!!!
     

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