How to ship a package
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Shipping a package with Parcel Monkey is very simple as we have the whole process covered - all you need to do is let us know where you want to send a package to, how heavy your box is and we will help you find a delivery price in seconds.
Maybe you have sold something online or maybe you are sending a gift - no matter the reason you will need to find the best way to ship your package. We can help you find out much it is going to cost, how quickly it is going to take to arrive and help you book a reliable courier service that suits your needs.
Package your items
First of all, you will need to package your item correctly so that it can be transported safely and so that when you go to get a shipping quote with Parel Monkey, the dimensions and weight will be correct. You can check out the Parcel Monkey packaging guidelines and by following those, it will ensure you are all set to have your package shipped with no issue.
Once your box is packaged up correctly, it is time to consider which is the best way to send the package.
Get a shipping quote.
It is at this point where Parcel Monkey can help you discover a simple way to ship your package. We can help you with packages that are to be sent to another location in the US, or to international destinations.
We just need a few details from you and within seconds, our shipping calculator will uncover a range of delivery quotes.
Simply let us know the weight of your package
Where you are shipping from and shipping to
Once you have added this information to the shipping calculator, hit the ‘Get A Quote’ button and you will be able to view what courier services are available to book. If you are sending multiple packages, our bulk shipping tools are perfect to save you time.
Choose a courier service.
When it comes to choosing one of our courier services you will need to think about how quickly you need the package to be delivered, how much it will cost and also whether you would like a courier to pick up from you or if dropping off at a local Post Office or Store suits you better. You can also see which courier services come with our free protective cover. We have services for packages of all shapes and sizes including large and heavy package delivery services.
Once you have made your choice, click ‘Book Now’ and we will collect a few extra pieces of information including the dimensions of your package and what the contents are.
Pay and print out your shipping documents.
Just follow the next few simple steps to process your order and confirm payment. We will then send you over the shipping labels and, if required, any customs documents ready to print out and attach to your package.
For the shipping labels attach them all to the box securely so that they do not come loose in transit to the delivery destination. It is also a good idea to print an extra one out and put inside the box in case the label does come unattached.
We collect Customs information in the booking process so you can ship around the globe with no problems. Print your Customs Documents out and attach them securely in a clear plastic envelope or wallet to the outside of the package.
TOP TIP - Provide a working contact number for the recipient so they can be contacted by the courier should there be any delivery problems.
How to send your package from home.
Pickup courier services are very popular, as you can ship a package without even needing to leave your home!
All you need to do is following our booking process, select a courier who will pick up your package, print the shipping labels and any Customs Documents and attach them to the box.
Some of the benefits of shipping from home include -
Convenience - ship packages all over the world without going out.
Save time - no need to drive to the Post Office and queue up.
Simple - print the shipping labels off at home and attach them to box
We have International Pickup services picked up FedEx and delivered in 2-5 working days to most major destinations around the world, as well as domestic shipping services like Ground Pickup and Overnight - both operated by FedEx too.
How to mail a package at the Post Office for a cheaper price
A lot of people wondering how to send a package often think that the traditional Post Office option is easiest. But did you know you can save the cost of using the Post Office by booking online?
Just use the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator to book a USPS service, print out the labels and attach them to your box. At the counter, all they need to do is scan your package into the network and give you the receipt to prove you have left your box with them. We offer a range of USPS services for domestic US shipping and international delivery too.
If you are wondering how to send a package internationally for the cheapest price at the Post Office, then you should consider booking DHL eCommerce. This is a tracked global mail service that you can book on our website, that is dropped off at the local USPS Post Office and transported overseas by DHL before being mailed to the recipient by the local Post Office in the destination you are shipping to. You can use tracked mail couriers for all kinds of items from clothing to auto parts.
How to ship a package with FedEx
Shipping a package with FedEx is easy too. The Parcel Monkey shipping calculator provides users of our website with hugely discounted prices, using our International Drop Off service.
This express FedEx delivery service allows you to ship to international destinations in just 2-5 days. Book online with us, print the shipping labels and drop off at your local FedEx store, or book a Pickup and get the courier to come and pick up your package from your home or work address.
How to ship an eBay package.
When you sell something on eBay you are going to need to keep the recipient informed that you have dispatched their item and provide them with tracking information so that they can see when it is in transit and due to be delivered.
We offer tracked services too so that you can see when your package has arrived, plus we offer free protection cover on many of our courier services. Why not share the tracking number with the recipient?
Sellers who use eBay and various other online marketplaces often turn to Parcel Monkey to keep the cost of shipping items they have sold down. With no sign-up fees and a range of domestic and international courier services, you can send as many eBay items as you like using our shipping calculator and get a great price every time.
Why use Parcel Monkey to ship a package?
You can use the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator for free every time you want to ship a package and access a variety of discounted shipping rates. No sign-up fee, no minimum volumes - just post your parcels as and when you need to. Shipping made simple.
It doesn’t matter if you are shipping your package to someone in the same state, the other side of the US or the other side of the world - the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator will help find you out how to ship your package for the best price.
Couriers are often quicker and more cost-effective than the Post Office and depending on what courier service suits you best, you are often better off booking a private courier.