says Courier Services are now much cheaper than Royal Mail Parcel Delivery

With public and business faith in the good old Royal Mail at an astonishingly low level, it is now essential that the public be educated about possible alternative delivery services., a website which offers not only  businesses, but  also small time eBay sellers and general consumers on-line access to discounted parcel delivery from some of the UK’s most well known couriers.

They have shown that the new Royal Mail pricing tariff introduced as of 2nd April 2013 will make some Royal Mail parcel deliveries more than twice as expensive as the equivalent services offered by its courier firms.

David Grimes, Managing Director of said “Despite the Royal Mails enviable infrastructure, brand and VAT exempt status; the new prices they have introduced make them incredibly uncompetitive now in the parcel delivery market.  With faith in the Royal Mail at an all-time low, it’s critical to now educate the public in alternative delivery options. Many people don’t often realise they could be saving time and money by sending parcels online, and it’s down to us to stand up and let them know.”

Small parcels (up to 2kg) such as those a private eBay seller may regularly ship will cost from GBP 5.60 with Royal Mail 2nd class delivery, with the cheapest equivalent option on costing 29% less, from just GBP 3.99 (ex.Vat).

For a “medium” sized 20kg parcel, first class postage with the Royal Mail would cost GBP 32.40 for standard 1st class delivery under the new pricing structure. Comparatively the cheapest price on for an express courier service for the same size item would cost just GBP 8.90 (ex.Vat).

Business customers don’t fare any better under Royal Mail’s price increase with the same size parcel costing just as much for customers with a business account, regardless of the amount of parcels sent. Royal Mail business customers also need to send a minimum of 1000 parcels a year to qualify for an account.

Grimes added, “Its also worth noting that with Royal Mail the customer has to get themselves and their parcel to the post office, whereas a courier booked on our website is going to collect the parcel from your home or office, saving time and money for customers who live in rural locations where post office access isn’t as easy as it once was.”

For customers who do prefer the convenience of dropping their parcels off, have partnered with the myHermes Parcel Shop Service to offer yet another alternative to the Royal Mail – a new customer drop-off service – which allows customers to pay for their delivery online, print off their labels and drop-off their parcels at collection points nationwide for delivery anywhere in the UK within 2 working days. Prices start at just GBP 3.99 for this service up to 2kg.

Senders can get instant quotes and book a multitude of UK and International courier services on the website. For more information contact Jon Grove on or 0844 2590011.