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 – British Mainland (Excl. Zone 2&3)

Our standard minimum charges shown above covers deliveries where the collection address is located anywhere in the British mainland excluding zones 2&3 shown below.

Charging Area – Zone 2 – London

Deliveries that have a collection or delivery address inside the M25 are subject to numerous regulations and fees such as the congestion zone charge, tolls and parking restrictions. Please contact us for prices on any deliveries you may need in this area.

Charging Area – Zone 3 – Scottish Highlands

Due to its remote nature and fewer drivers being available across this area, deliveries with a collection address located in the Scottish Highlands are charged differently and are subject to longer collection times. 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.

Insurance

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;

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.