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Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 8:37 am    Post subject: postage/del for cider gift packs  Reply with quote    

Does anyone know/can recoomend a delivery/postage service for posting 3 bottle gift packs of cider?
Ive just looked at Royal mail to check prices

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33630
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Parcel2go.com

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Parcel2go.com


Don't mention them to me, I am in a fuming rage as they have lost my work on its way to Australia

EV

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Personally Ive had issues with Parcelfarce and wont use them again. In competent, late and cheeky arses on the phone.

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay, so its gonna be expensive. Shipping stuff with weight is going to be. Ive reckonned about a tenner for a box of 3 500ml bottles of cider. Not worth it, but might be good as a pledge item for the crowdfunding.
Im open to some ideas as to pledge ideas for people who dont live in Cornwall or wont be travelling down here.

So - light to post, bit different, possibly cider related?

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about http://www.ipostparcels.com - looks to be about 5 or thereabouts - I've seen other Crowdfunder's state that there will be P&P on top of the funding

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
Nick wrote:
Parcel2go.com


Don't mention them to me, I am in a fuming rage as they have lost my work on its way to Australia

EV


To be fair, they're only a broker, not a courier.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The best way is to order some from someone else online and see who delivers it (in one piece)

Nick



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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
The best way is to order some from someone else online and see who delivers it (in one piece)


That tells you about the van driver that comes down your drive. Not the one who goes down your customers', tho. Perhaps the one that delivers it in many pieces but then deals with the complaint best.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
earthyvirgo wrote:
Nick wrote:
Parcel2go.com


Don't mention them to me, I am in a fuming rage as they have lost my work on its way to Australia

EV


To be fair, they're only a broker, not a courier.


True, the real culprits are Trak Pak, or some idiot in the Trak Pak Process Centre.

Let's see how P2G deal with it ...

EV

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Rob R wrote:
The best way is to order some from someone else online and see who delivers it (in one piece)


That tells you about the van driver that comes down your drive. Not the one who goes down your customers', tho. Perhaps the one that delivers it in many pieces but then deals with the complaint best.


If your competitors are using them it's a good indication of overall service, though.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Joanne, thanks for the ipost linky. Ive punched in a few postcode variations, and it does depend on where you are posting to. For instnace from W'bridge to Truro is around a fiver, but W'bridge to Paisley is 7.49

Lorrainelovesplants



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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 14 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

plus VAT

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 14 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

parcels to go dont allow alcoholic beverages.....

The search continues....

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 14 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ipost will allow alcoholic beverages, but wont give me compensation cover....

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