Using ground or economy services is the cheapest way to ship heavy packages, however, shipping large packages doesn’t have to difficult if you know how to package them properly and how to find the best prices for heavy boxes.
Rather than take them to the Post Office and pay expensive postage rates, you can use an online shipping calculator to discover which courier services have the best rates to get your package delivered safely to the recipient. Not used a courier before? Find out more about what they are and how they work.
There is no fixed price for oversized or large packages. The shipping cost will depend on;
How big the package is
How heavy the package is
Where you want to ship it to
Which courier you want to book
How quickly it needs to arrive
The best way to send a large parcel will depend on this information, which when put into the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator, will be processed and a choice of great courier options will then appear for you to compare and book.
It only takes a few clicks and you will be able to see the cheapest way to ship your large package.
For domestic shipping, you can book FedEx Ground services to courier your items to another state which is more cost-effective than booking an expedited service.
You can book a courier to come and pick up your package or you can Drop Off at any FedEx store as long as it is no heavier than 70 lbs.
We have a specialist FedEx ‘heavy’ courier service designed for those really large or heavy packages that weigh more than 70 lbs or have large dimensions.
The Parcel Monkey Shipping Marketplace is very simple to use service, we allow you to use our shipping calculator so you can compare various courier services, all in one place. If your item is heavy we will only show you suitable ground services for those heavy items.
No queueing, no traffic, no stress. You should also consider a Ground service if your item isn't suitable to fly, as having goods couriered by aeroplane can be difficult compared to using a domestic road courier service.
Enter your package dimensions, weight and the destination you want to ship to and we will provide a list of results so that you can view what we can offer.
Once you have chosen a courier service, such as Parcel Monkey Ground, which, is ideal for large or bulky items- simply print the shipping labels out from your Parcel Monkey account and attach them securely to the box.
A FedEx courier will arrive at your address on a date that you can choose and will pick up your package. This shipping process could not be easier and there is the added bonus of never having to leave your home, to send your heavy items.
As the service is provided by FedEx you can track it through the delivery network until it is delivered using your Parcel Monkey shipment number that begins with PMS and our tracking tool. It is a reflection of the FedEx tracking.
Share the tracking number with the recipient too, so they can also see when their package will arrive and this will improve the recipient experience, after all, if you are paying for a great fully tracked service you may as well keep them up to date as well.
Tracking is often required for items that have been sold online via eBay or other online marketplaces.
Small businesses often use the heavy ground service to move display stands or send out heavy products to their customers.
Auto parts are a popular item shipped using our large item delivery services, as auto spares are easily sent using a ground service. They can be expensive to send normally so using our discounted large item delivery rates will save you money.
We always advise checking before shipping that your item is not listed as prohibited and request that the goods are well packed to be transported across the country.
If you want to ship large packages internationally for a low price that weigh up to 60lbs to Europe the best shipping rates we have are with TrakPak. This is cheap as the service is tracked mail so economy standard shipping, but this means you make huge cost savings on large item delivery.
Our Express services such as International Drop Off via FedEx are suitable for heavier packages that weigh up to 99 lbs which can be dropped into FedEx store or you can have it picked up from your home or work via the International Pickup option.
We also offer DHL Express delivery ideal for if your large package is time sensitive or urgent and that service can help with shipping heavy boxes up to 150lbs and some customers like to use USPS large postal services and they can send up to about 60lbs.