At Post & Packing we offer a number of personal services to help with your mail requirements. These include:

Private Mailing address/PO Box

In today’s fast paced business environment it is essential to portray a professional image. Whether you are constantly on the move or are a home based business astutely keeping your overheads to a minimum, our post box rental services at Kings Hill and Tunbridge Wells will make a big difference to how your company is portrayed and the day-to-day general running of logistics.

Who would use post box rental?

Whether you require 24-hour access or quite simply a virtual address, we have a solution to suit you. Our business customers can pop in to check their post at any time of the day or night. On the other hand, customers based partly overseas have all their post sent to us in the UK, which allows them to spend time abroad without the worry of post building up back home.

Alternatively, other customers use our post box rental service as their business address and we send on their mail at regular intervals as requested by them. As you can see, there are numerous benefits to having your own post box rental with Post and Packing.

In addition, you can also benefit from free delivery acceptance for any packets, parcels or even pallets that would not fit into your standard sized post box. No more waiting in all day for that delivery you absolutely have to receive. Staff at Post and Packing are always here during working hours Monday to Friday. We’re even open on Saturday mornings, which gives you even greater flexibility.

Stamps & Letters

Stamps are the currency for letters and parcels around the world and how much you pay will decide how quickly your mail is delivered. The weight of your letter or parcel will also have an impact and the table below highlights which category your mail would fall into.

Of course, there’s an opportunity to save money on your letters. For instance, by folding an A5 document in half you’d only pay the price for a smaller letter.

FORMAT FORMAT MAX WEIGHT MAX LENGTH MAX WIDTH MAX DEPTH
Letter Greetings cards, personal letters, postcards, bills 100g 24cm 16.5cm 5mm
Large letter A4 documents, certificates, magazines, CD or DVD in case, some large greeting cards with badges 750g 35.3cm 25cm 2.5cm
Small parcel Ladies boots, portable speakers, winter puffa coat, desk lamp 2kg 45cm 35cm 16cm
Medium parcel Gifts, shoes, heavy or bulky items 20kg 61cm 46cm 46cm

First and second-class stamps

When sending letters or parcels in the UK, you’ll typically use a first or second-class stamp. First-class stamps are more expensive, but will ensure your post is delivered more quickly than second-class.

Recorded delivery

Another option for sending your letters and parcels is recorded delivery. This is somewhat of a safer option and can even get your mail to the recipient for the next working day. With recorded delivery you can benefit from:

• Proof of delivery by signature
• Option to check parcel’s status online
• Compensation cover up to £50
• Seller protection for online bought goods.

UK Parcels

Sending UK parcels has never been easier than with Post and Packing. Our stores in Kings Hill and Tunbridge Wells are perfectly located for you to drop by and quickly send off your mail.

The dedicated team at Post and Packing deliver every parcel with care and provide a service we’re proud of. You only pay for the delivery and speed you need, so don’t worry about being overcharged.

Tips for sending parcels in the UK

If you want to send a parcel in the UK, the price you pay will typically come down to the weight and size of the package.

• For any parcel, the weight must not exceed 30kg
• The length should not exceed three metres.

It’s also important to ensure your parcel is well packaged to prevent damages during transit. This is especially the case with fragile items, but always pack your parcel securely with bubble wrap or protective foam. Also ensure there’s little or no movement inside the parcel once it has been secured.

Send your UK parcels with Post and Packing

Post and Packing will help you package your parcel to excellent standards if you require. Simply bring your item into one of our stores and we’ll package and send it out for you.

For more information on our courier services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call now on 0845 4989622or visit your local branch. You can also submit an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you quickly to discuss your delivery.

International Parcels

Whenever sending letters or parcels abroad there’s always the worry they won’t find their way to the recipient. There is also the complication of knowing what can and can’t be sent to certain nations around the world.

Australia and the USA in particular have notoriously strict regulations governing what can be sent by mail. However, they’re not alone, with countries such as South Africa and India’s post being monitored.

For this very reason it’s vital when sending international parcels you clearly state the contents, so Post and Packing can help get your parcel from A to B with little hassle. The last thing you want is to send an illegal product or incur duty charges, so with Post and Packing you can enjoy a trouble-free delivery.

Sending fragile international parcels

Remember, your parcel will be travelling thousands of miles to reach its intended destination. As such, you should take as much time as possible packaging the parcel to ensure it’ll arrive safely and with no damages.
Any fragile products should be tightly wrapped and boxed to prevent breakages. Not only will Post and Packing send your parcels internationally, but also package the product to our excellent standards as required.

Tips for sending international parcels

If you’re planning to send mail or parcels abroad, follow our tips below to ensure your post arrives safely:

1. Write the full address clearly and the destination country in capitals. Also double check the postcode/zip code.
2. Include your UK return address in the event your mail can’t be delivered. Otherwise it’ll become lost in transit.
3. Avoid posting cash. A personal cheque or postal order is much safer.
4. Ensure you pay the right fee for sending mail to that country. This will prevent any delays in delivery.
5. Find out any mail restrictions imposed by the destination country to avoid sending illegal mail.
6. When sending mail to countries outside of the EU, you must complete a customs declaration form.
7. Keep your mail safe during the transit by packaging it securely.

For more information on our courier services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call now on 0845 4989622or visit your local branch. You can also submit an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you quickly to discuss your delivery.

Collections & Returns

When ordering items online there’s always the risk of being out of the house when they’re delivered. If this happens you’ll get a note through the door and need to pick the parcel up from your nearest Royal Mail depot.

Private collection and returns

Post and Packing offer an opportunity to avoid the uncertainty when it comes to ordering online. With us you can arrange a safe place for all online purchases to be kept until there’s a suitable time for you to collect them.

What’s more, is we can take care of all returns you want to make to the seller. If an item isn’t up-to-scratch and doesn’t meet your standards, it’s easy to send straight back. We take all the hassle and inconvenience out of your life to ensure collecting and returning your online purchases has never been easier.

Business collection and returns

For businesses, shipping and receiving bulk products is often a daily occurrence. As such it can quickly become a chore to deal with the collections and returns of your parcels. With Post and Packing we’ll make everything straightforward for you to get on with the day-to-day running of your business.

Post and Packing collection and returns

We have two Kent-based stores for you to arrange the collection and returns of letters and parcels. These are located in Kings Hill and Tunbridge Wells. For more information you can give us a call or even pop by to have a chat with our friendly team.

For more information on our courier services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call now on 0845 4989622or visit your local branch. You can also submit an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you quickly to discuss your delivery.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on our mail services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call now on 0845 4989622 or visit your local branch. You can also submit an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you quickly to discuss your delivery.

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