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During the holiday season, there is a huge uplift in the number of packages being sent in the USA and overseas. People start sending not only seasonal gifts, but retailers and marketplace sellers both big and small, are shipping all kinds of goods. Whether it is for the Black Friday sales, Thanksgiving or Christmas, our customers are looking for reliable and affordable shipping services. By using our simple shipping calculator, you will be able to compare various courier companies and the prices they have to offer, as well as choose to book an Express shipping service or something more Economic. The couriers almost double their volume in November and December so be prepared if you are sending in the holidays. Correctly package your goods, ship early and if sending overseas be detailed with your Customs Documents.
We can provide a rough guide to last posting dates for some of the couriers available to book on our shipping marketplace, but these deadlines are an estimate. We would always advise shipping your packages as early as you can at the peak time of year.
Parcel Monkey Silver | Fedex Ground Drop Off/Pick Up | 15th December
Parcel Monkey Silver | FedEx Domestic Express Saver | 19th December
Parcel Monkey | FedEx Standard Overnight/FirstOvernight | 21st December
USPS Priority Domestic | 20th December
USPS Priority Express | 22nd December
EMS Parcel Post - Major destinations in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America should be sent no later than 3rd December | For other locations such as Caribbean, Africa, South America and the Middle East send no later than 24 November.
TrakPak service to Europe should be booked in for a collection no later than 4th December.
USA Express International to Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific should be no later than 14th December.
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Domestically in the USA, Parcel Monkey can help you deliver as quickly as the next working day as we offer a range of overnight services. We rate our own brand 'Overnight' service as Parcel Monkey Gold as it is reliable and supplied by FedEx. A driver will come and collect from your home or work address and process the package overnight for a Next Day delivery. The closer you get to those holiday shipping deadlines, the more likely you are to use an Overnight service and you will want to book one you trust, which is why we brand our best services as Gold.
Of course not all domestic shipping is left to the last minute, so we offer cheaper courier services too so that you can save more money if you are a business or online retailer, or spend a little more on those gifts if you are a private shipper shipping gifts. We have FedEx Ground services which are the cheapest services we offer for domestic shippers. You can opt for the Drop Off service which you can book online via our marketplace, print out the shipping label and take your package to your local FedEx store. We also offer the same service but as a Pick Up, but the added benefit is that the courier will come and collect from your home so you don't have to spend any time heading out to a Drop Off point and can stay indoors in the warm! Once collected or left at a FedEx Drop Off store, your package will be processed to a central US location to be sorted and dispatched to the final delivery address. The transit times of these services are 1-5 days, depending on where the goods are being shipped to and you can track the package until it is delivered.
Of course, not all packages are nice and small that are sent over the holiday season. Black Friday will see goods of all shape and size being discounted by retailers, so you might be looking to snap up those great deals but won't want to pay a hefty fee to get them delivered. In recent years we have helped people ship those Black Friday bargains on to friends and family.
Big and bulky boxes containing toys or eBay items are booked in every day via the shipping calculator, and this is often the type of package that is more expensive to send. We can help you keep the cost of delivering large and heavy boxes by allowing you to compare and weigh up which courier would be best for you. Even if your package is around 100lbs you can have it collected from your home or work address and shipped via a Ground service designed for heavy goods, provided by FedEx. You can still also use Domestic Express services for these heavier goods as well such as Overnight.
Parcel Monkey can help you find and book discounted global delivery to over 250 worldwide destinations. Shipping times to overseas locations will vary on the distance the package has to travel and will also be dependent on the type of service you book via our site. In order to avoid disappointment over the Holiday season, be sure to send international packages as early as possible. The couriers will be at full capacity, so the sooner you send those packages, the more likely they will arrive on time for Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Christmas.
If you need an Express shipping service, then why not try our USA Express International service? Transit times to popular locations such as the UK, Germany, and Canada are as little as 2-5 working days. FedEx will come to home or work and pick up your package, it will be exported overseas and delivered by DHL for a great price, fully tracked.
If you prefer to stick with branded services, then how about USPS Priority Mail for a cheaper price than you can get at the Post Office counter. Book online, print the labels and drop off as normal but pay less. We also have a DHL Express service ready for you to book as well.
Our International Drop Off service is always well priced to a wide range of destinations and is also very simple to use. Find a price you are happy with using our shipping calculator, place the order print off the label and any customs documents and Drop Off at FedEx.
For more affordable international services for the holiday season, you can also ship using Aramex collected and drop off services, EMS Parcel Post and TrakPak. These services are suited to shippers who are looking for Economy products or couriers who handle heavy goods for cheaper prices.
You can find a great deal on holiday shipping, no matter where you are shipping to or from with Parcel Monkey. Just add your package details to the shipping calculator and discover the best courier services for packages of all shapes and size. All of our services come with tracking so that you can sit back and track the goods until they safely arrive with the recipient.