Parcelforce is one of the main courier companies in the UK for domestic and international shipping services, with headquarters in Milton Keynes. Read our guide below to learn more about Parcelforce’s domestic and international parcel delivery services and times. Alternatively, use our booking tool to get quotes from our wide network of vetted couriers and express shipping services. Our system automatically identifies the best courier service at the lowest price to meet your needs.
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HOW YOU CAN SHIP
Parcelforce offers a variety of parcel delivery services, each one with its own delivery times and schedules. For international shipments, the Parcelforce delivery time is up to 4 days. In practice, this estimation may be extended by a couple of days, depending on international customs procedures.
For urgent shipments, Parcelforce offers express parcel delivery with a transit time of 24-48h, no matter whether local or worldwide. You can check Parcelforce delivery times for domestic and international shipping services in the tables below.
|express9||1 working day by 9.00|
|express10||1 working day by 10.00|
|expressAM||1 working day by 12.00|
|express24||1 working day|
|express24 Large||1 working day for items up to 2.5 m long|
|express48||Up to 2 working days|
|express48 Large||Up to 2 working days for items up to 2.5 m long|
|Service International service||Delivery time|
|globalexpress||1-2 working days|
|irelandexpress||1 working day|
|globalpriority||3-4 working days|
|globalvalue||5-8 working days|
|globaleconomy||28-46 working days|
Parcelforce collaborates with a wide network of courier companies to provide quality shipping services domestically within the UK and internationally.
Parcelforce Worldwide is a trading name of Royal Mail and is organised within the UK Parcels, International and Letters division of the group. Since Royal Mail imposes a limit of 20 kg for most of its services, Parcelforce Worldwide transports larger parcels of up to 30 kg on behalf of Royal Mail.
One of the main partners of Parcelforce for international shipping is GLS, which consists of 23 parcel delivery companies covering 5 million km in 42 countries across Europe. The network handles more than 1 million packages on a daily basis with the aim of delivering over 98% of consignments on time.
Another Parcelforce business partner is EMS, which delivers parcels in the UK through the Parcelforce network. With EMS, Parcelforce offers their customers market-leading services around the globe through their Globalpriority service.
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