2. Cheapest couriers for medium parcels (up to 8kg)
If you’re looking to ship medium-sized parcels around the 5kg to 8kg range, you’ll have some options.
|Park N Parcel
||$3 (up to 8kg)
||3 working days
||Parcel transfer service
Max parcel dimensions (W+H+L) 100cm
||$4.30 (up to 5kg)
||2 working days, 10am to 7pm
||Max parcel dimensions (W+H+L) 160cm
||$11 (up to 8kg)
||Max parcel dimensions (W+H+L) 100cm
|GrabExpress – Bike
||$6 + $1/km for first 5 km, then + $0.70/km thereafter (up to 5kg)
||Same day, 8am to 11pm
||Parcel dimensions: 32x25x12cm
||$10 + $0.30/km (up to 8kg)
||Parcel dimensions: 40x25x25cm
By far, the cheapest courier service for items up to 8kg is Park N Parcel, with charges per delivery for as low as $3. However, rather than being a true courier service, Park N Parcel functions as a parcel transfer service, bringing your parcel from a point near you to a point near your recipient within three working days. (Due to Covid-19, this service is currently suspended, but home deliveries will continue with a minimum of five parcels per delivery.)
Qxpress, the delivery arm of online retailer Qoo10 also offers courier service to the public for competitive rates. Their Standard service is an affordable flat-fee option and delivers within 2 working days. Packages are limited to under 5kg though.
Another courier to consider if you prefer to deal with flat fees is UParcel, which offers next-day delivery for packages weighing up to 8kg for $11 per trip.
Alternatively, try GrabExpress – Bike for same-day delivery of packages up to 5kg in weight. Note though that this is a distance-based service, and depending on how far your parcel needs to travel, might not be the most economical option. However, GrabExpress (Bike or Car, see below) charges a flat fee for items returned to you. You may find this preferable over other couriers, who may bill you a full trip for returns.
LalaMove is another great option for medium sized parcels up to 8kg. The company offers same-day delivery service, and charges by the distance as well. Once again, it’s wise to get a quote to compare before making an order, especially if your recipient is all the way across our fair island.