Choosing the right parcel delivery service for you

How do you choose a parcel delivery or courier service? Here are the main points to consider.

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Choosing the best option for shipping parcels.

If speed is your overriding criterion for shipping Pharos Parcel has a courier service to match.

Sometimes speed is not so important but finding the cheapest courier service is, we also have courier services to suit your needs.

Your Pharos Parcel quote will show you prices for each of our parcel delivery services relevant to your delivery needs. Here’s what each one offers you.

Express – our fastest courier service – This service is using UPS air service

  • Next day delivery by noon throughout most the UK - guaranteed
  • Delivery by noon next working day throughout most major cities in Europe
  • Delivery by noon in major cities in most of the USA and Canada
  • Rest of World delivery within 1-3 business days

Express Saver – the best of both worlds – This service is using UPS air service

  • Delivery by end of next working day to most of the UK - guaranteed
  • Delivery by end of the next working day throughout most of Europe, US and Canada
  • Rest of World Delivery within 1 – 4 working days

Standard or Classic Europe Service – making your money go further in the UK and Europe – Using either DPD who have won awards for their predict service, or UPS our tried and tested service. Both combine service and cost

  • Europe delivery in 2 -6 working days from collection – a great service at a competitive price with a text or email service to your receiver if using DPD. Both services are fully tracked to your door.

Standard UK Service - Next day delivery* from collection to most parts of the UK using UPS, a great value service with the option to drop your parcel into a local access point.

  • Perfect for getting a parcel delivered next day at a really great cost.

Expedited – a more cost effective solution to the Rest of the World – Using UPS Expedited service

  • Rest of World delivery in 3-7 business days

*On UPS and DPD services from most addresses in the UK, if your order is made before 11.45 am, collection will be made the same day 

*Collection times vary according to geographical area. 

Getting your courier service – and your parcel - moving

To find out just how competitive these courier services really are, get an online quote for your next parcel delivery. Once you’ve selected the best option, you’re just three clicks from completing your booking and your parcel is ready to go. 

It's really that simple!

Delivery times are for guidance only and are not guaranteed, unless otherwise stated. 

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We have personally selected carriers whom we have worked with for years and trust to get it right for you. On our website you won't find a huge range of carriers, as we want to provide you with a service that transports your parcel safely and securely.

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