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Parcel Size & Weight

The chargeable weight of an individual parcel is the gross or dimensional weight rounded up to the nearest kilo. The chargeable weight of a multi-parcel consignment is the aggregate total of each individual package rounded up to the nearest full kilo.

Dimensional weight (see sidebar for how to calculate this) will be applied on all our consolidated delivery services where the volume of any item exceeds its actual weight.

Weight and size restrictions for parcels

We specialise in carrying awkward-shaped and bulky parcels, so please call us on 0800 999 1010 for a quote if your parcel doesn't fall within the dimensions below.

UK Documents & Parcels: No single item which exceeds the following criteria can be accepted for our standard service:

  UK & Scottish Isles Northern Ireland Isle Of Man Channel & Scilly Isles
Length 3.6 m (12 ft) 2.0 m (6.5 ft) 0.6 m (2 ft) 1.2 m (4 ft)
Width 1.8 m (6 ft) 1.5 m (5 ft) 0.6 m (2 ft) 1.2 m (4 ft)
Height 2.1 m (7 ft) 1.5 m (5 ft) 0.6 m (2 ft) 1.2 m (4 ft)
Weight 50 kg 50 kg 30 kg 50 kg

International Documents & Parcels: Dimensions and weights are limited as shown below:

  Europe & S.E. Asia Elsewhere
Length 2.4 m 1.8 m
Width 1.2 m 1.2 m
Height 1.8 m 1.5 m
Max weight per parcel 50 kg 50 kg

All business is undertaken in accordance with our standard terms & conditions

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How to measure dimensional weight

You should calculate the dimensional weight for every parcel that you send then compare that to its actual weight. The greater weight of the two is used to calculate the price that we charge you. Dimensional Weight is calculated using the formulae below:

  • UK Next Day: In centimetres L x W x H then divide by 4000 = dimensional weight
  • International Economy: In centimetres L x W x H then divide by 4000 = dimensional weight
  • International Express: In centimetres L x W x H then divide by 5000 = dimensional weight

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