alternatives to Royal Mail next day service?

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member

Just had to rma a motherboard back to a company, and unfortunately it was over Royal Mail's magic 2kg barrier, meaning it would have cost a whoppiing £19.45 for next day. Had it been 2kg or less, it would have been £7.75 - how stupid is that. So anyway, had to go with their standard parcel service [shudder] as 1st class cannot have extra insurance (yet more RM inflexibilty)

So, a bit late for this time, but are there any good and cost effective next day services out there, offering the same thing as Royal Mail special delivery, for joe public?.

joe (public)


I think he sub contracts (or used to) to Parcel Force so you would use their tracking system.
You should never buy a motherboard off the internet, way too delicate.., 2KG is pretty heavy for the board, but you could try, 2-3 day delivery is fine if it's an RMA, just ram loads of bubble wrap around the mobo box and place that in another cardboard box..

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