Courier Services – Prices and Restrictions
We don’t broadcast all our prices because things can change quickly with transport, and a price listed one week may need adjusting the next as our biggest expense, fuel prices, can differ on a weekly basis but you can see our standard minimum charges and other fees explained below.
Charging Area – Zone 1
Zone 1 is for the parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire that we can serve easily from our location.
Bolton and Bury
BL0, BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, BL5, BL6, BL7, BL8, BL9
M6, M17, M24, M25, M27, M28, M29, M30, M31, M32, M33, M38, M41, M44, M46, M50, M90
Preston and Chorley
PR5, PR6, PR7, PR25
Wigan and Leigh
WN1, WN2, WN3, WN4, WN5, WN6, WN7, WN8
Warrington and surrounding areas
WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA9, WA10, WA11, WA12, WA13, WA14
Charging Area – Zone 2 – British Mainland (Excl. Zones 1&3)
If you would like a quote for deliveries outside of zones 1 (Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire) and 3 (London) please contact us.
Charging Area – Zone 3 – London
Deliveries inside the M25 are subject to numerous regulations and fees such as the congestions charge, tolls and parking restrictions. Please contact us for prices on any deliveries you may need in this area.
Other Fees and Further Information
Loading or Waiting Time
If the goods being transported require manual handling to load, or if the driver is made to wait more than 30 minutes, then a charge of £20 per 30 minutes (or part thereof) is charged AFTER the first 30 minutes.
Goods-in-Transit are covered to a maximum of £25,000. Extended cover can be arranged on request, please let us know if you require this.
Long Term Rewards
Continue to use us on a regular basis and we’ll offer incentives to reduce your bills or make it easier to pay, including 30-day payment accounts and discounts for businesses spending over a certain amount each month (subject to good payment history).
Dedicated Deliveries Direct From A-to-B
Your delivery will be considered ‘dedicated’ unless you specifically ask for shared space, or ‘co-loading’, to reduce your price. This means that when we collect your goods, they will be carried directly to their destination, without stopping to pick anything else up, reducing the risk of damage or loss.
Vehicle Sizes and Charges
You will never be charged for more than the size of vehicle you require. If all you need is a small van and we send a large van, then you still only pay SMALL van rates. Our transport is organised for best efficiency for all parties involved.
How to Pay
One-off (or ad-hoc) deliveries must be paid upfront unless you are already an account customer. We accept card payments for one-off deliveries either;
- Over the phone by Debit or Credit Card using PayaTrader
We use ‘PayaTrader’, which is a secure card payment service for businesses such as ours, to take your payment over the phone prior to us collecting goods. We do not keep any records of your card details.
- Online with PayPal Invoicing
With PayPal Invoicing we send a digital invoice through to your email which you can pay online any time prior to us collecting goods.
- In person via PayPal Here
PayPal Here is mobile card terminal that we bring to the collection address and take payment at the same time as loading goods.
Please note that PayPal Here is a limited service at this time so please speak to us first if this is of interest to you. A 3% surcharge is added to ALL payments taken through PayPal Invoicing and PayPal Here.
Account Customers / Regular Deliveries
For account customers we are able to offer a wider range of payment facilities including 30-day payment accounts that allow you to pay by BACS and we will soon also be adding Direct Debit facilities.