CollectPlus announce bigger parcel size

By Chris Dawson June 5, 2013 - 12:09 pm

CollectPlus FeatCollectPlus customers now have two parcel services to choose between when sending items, with the launch today of a new two working day Standard service. The UK’s largest store-based parcel service has also re-branded its existing three-five working day option to ‘Economy’.

With parcels typically delivered in two working days, the Standard service is perfect for customers who have items that need to arrive at their destination more quickly, whilst the Economy service offers a value for money option when speed is not so crucial.

Bigger Parcels

Larger Parcel Size CollectPlusCollectPlus is increasing its sizing limit to 60cm x 50cm x 50cm, a rise of 233% on the parcel company’s old dimensions and 15% greater cubic volume than that of Royal Mail’s size limit for ‘medium’ parcels. This follows the removal of the jiffy bag option and the introduction of a “one size fits all” approach to give customers greater flexibility when packaging their items.

Previously the size limitations were 50cm x 30cm x 30cm, so for sellers who’s items are larger CollectPlus could now be well worth a second look, especially with the two day delivery service as an option.

Tariff Changes

As previously announced the CollectPlus tariff has changed which will result in an increase for some sellers. The new costs are:

New CollectPlus standard service prices: Light (0-2kg) £5.59; Regular (2-5kg) £7.19; and Heavy (5-10kg) £9.29 (Prices quoted include VAT).

Revised CollectPlus Economy Service prices: Light (0-2kg) £4.89; Regular (2-5kg) £6.19; and Heavy (5-10kg) £8.29 (Prices quoted include VAT).

Both Standard and Economy parcels can be dropped off at any one of CollectPlus’ network of over 5,250 stores and come with full online tracking and £50 compensation cover as standard, with the ability to upgrade cover to £300 and obtain a signature if required. CollectPlus does not charge extra for delivery to Northern Ireland or the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

CollectPlus have also introduced a new reward scheme for customers who buy 50 parcel labels or more from the CollectPlus website each month. You can now qualify for a discount of up to 10% on the price of all labels purchased the following month based on this months volumes.

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