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Olympic Surcharges – Check your courier rates

By Chris Dawson July 4, 2012 - 11:30 am

During the Olympic Games temporary road changes will be introduced along the Olympic Route Network – a 109-mile network of roads connecting key venues, accommodation and transport hubs across London. The Paralympic Route Network will operate on a smaller scale during the Paralympic Games.

The area of London impacted by the Olympic Route Network stretches from Heathrow in the West across all of West, South, Central and East London.

Many courier companies will be applying a surcharge to every parcel delivered into the areas of London affected by the Olympic Route Network as well as suspending all timed services (Pre 9:00, 10:00 & 12noon). The surcharges can apply from the end of July until early September dependent on courier and could be anything up to £1.95 on top of your normal courier costs.

If you have parcels to ship into London you need to inform your customers of possible delays. More importantly you need to be aware of which couriers will surcharge you and if possible it’s probably worth switching to a different carrier for the duration of the games for many London deliveries.

There is some good news, Royal Mail have no delivery surcharges (although Parcelforce do), and there are some couriers who won’t be applying a surcharge at all. Although the main surcharge areas are E, EC, HA, IG, N, NW, RM, SE, SL, SW, TW, UB, W, WC for London and DT for Weymouth you’ll need to check with your own courier for the exact postcodes where the Olympic Surcharge is to be applied.

Olympic London Delivery Surcharges

City Link

Events Surcharge of £1.50/consignment to all deliveries attempted and 3rd party collections

DPD

£1.95 for each consignment

DHL

No Courier Surcharge

Fedex

No Courier Surcharge

Interlink

£1.95 for each consignment

Parcelforce

£1 per consignment for account customer pricing (No surcharge if purchased through eBay Postage)

UKMail

No Surcharges will be applied during the Olympic period

UPS

No Courier surcharge. However UPS are handling the final mile deliveries to Official Olympic Venues with a £5 charge plus an additional £20 security surcharge per parcel

Yodel

No surcharges announced

If you know of any other courier surcharges let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

  • st georges dragon
    9 years ago

    about time you suvverners experianced what the poor jocks suffer as a normal everyday
    occurance

    • Gerry007
      9 years ago

      .
      Suppose you are entitled to that one!!

    • 9 years ago

      “suvverners” what “suvverners”. For those of us in Cornwall the South only extends to about Exeter. Beyond that the Midlands ends at Bristol and everything else is the North. As far as we are concerned there is no difference between London and where st georges dragon’s Castle is.

    • st georges dragon
      9 years ago

      Cornwall! Wheres That? have you hobbits there?

    • 9 years ago

      Cornwall is somewhere just north of Africa I believe, or so my Mancunian geography tells me!

    • Gerry007
      9 years ago

      .
      Directions;

      Come out to the big 6 lane Road, outside Town. Turn Right & keep going………

    • 9 years ago

      Directions? Well very simple you head down towards the South West keeping all the dirt and foul smells behind you until you come to a sign by a large bridge. The sign says “River Tamar”. On one side the bank is in England and as you pass over the mid point of the River Bridge you pass over the National Boundary and enter Cornwall(Kernow).

      You will find that on the Cornwall side the people are all much nicer. The air is much cleaner. Even the rain(although this year we could do with a little less please) is much softer and more pleasant.

      We are certainly located a long way North of Africa but it is our own little bit of heaven(which ever Religion you Worship will have a Heaven with whatever name you give it and Cornwall is it).

  • 9 years ago

    Hobbits? No we don’t have any of them but its where the Gods come for their Holidays. After all Pasties are the very food of the Gods.

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