How to Find a Good Courier Service

With Christmas just around the corner, many people are looking for reliable courier services. This could be because they’re selling things on eBay to make a bit of extra money before the holidays or due to sending Christmas presents to relatives who live in other parts of the UK or even in different countries.

Whatever the case, finding a reliable courier that you can use can make your life much easier.

Below are some of the most important things to consider when looking for a good courier service.

Range of services


One of the first things to look for with any courier is the range of services they offer. Most couriers will at least have a couple of services but there more services the better since it gives you more options. For example they’ll be times when you want to make sure a parcel gets there next day and other times they’ll be no hurry and so you’ll want to save money using a budget service. Always be sure to comprare prices for comparable services for other couriers to see if you’re getting a good deal.

Any good courier should offer a way to track your parcel. A lot of couriers now give you the option to have text alerts sent to your phone so you can see each of the stages that the parcel goes through on the way to its destination.

Customer reviews


Knowing what other people say about a courier service is a very good way to gauge how reliable they are. Sites like Trustpilot are excellent for getting unbiased reviews from real customers. Be sure to look at the good and bad reviews so you can get a clearer picture of what sort of problems the company has and how they deal with them.

Here is a list of the top scoring courier services in the UK.

What if something goes wrong?

You should have a clear picture of what happens if something goes wrong with your delivery. Any good courier service will include a certain amount of compensation for lost/damaged parcels as standard (usually between £50-100) but if you are sending a valuable item then you need the option to add additional insurance.

Any good courier services will have goods in transit insurance included in their courier insurance policy so they should be able to offer you the insurance you need to cover any type of parcel.