ParcelForce Parcel Sizes

ParcelForce offers two UK parcel Delivery services. The standard service has a maximum parcel size of 3m in length and girth combined with length not being more than 1.5m. The large parcel service has a maximum size of 4m in length and girth combined with length not being more than 2.5m. Both standard and large services have a maximum weight of 30kg.

ParcelForce provides the large parcel delivery service for the Royal Mail.

ParcelForce Service Maximum Size Maximum Weight
Standard Parcel Delivery Service 3m in length and girth combined and up to 1.5 metres in length 30kg
Large Parcel Delivery Service 4m in length and girth combined and up to 2.5 metres in length 30kg
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ParcelForce Size Limits – Standard Delivery Services

ParcelForce Maximum Weight

If you are sending packages in the UK there is a weight limit of 30kg per parcel. There is no limit on the number of parcels you can send but each package must not weigh more than 30kg. Weight limits vary for international locations.

ParcelForce Maximum Dimensions

ParcelForce’s standard delivery services have a maximum size of 3m in length and girth combined and must be no larger than 1.5 metres in length.

We have a variety of cardboard boxes you can choose from that would be suitable for ParcelForce’s delivery services. We also offer bespoke cardboard boxes to create the exact box you need.

Large Parcel Delivery Services

ParcelForce’s large parcel delivery services have a size limit of 2.5 metres in length and 4 metres length and girth combined. The weight limit is 30kg for individual parcels with no restrictions on the amount of packages you can send.

ParcelForce Large Parcel Delivery Prices

ParcelForce Worldwide’s large parcel delivery prices are based on what ParcelForce pickup and ParcelForce dropoff option you choose and whether or not you want the package delivered in 24 hours or 48 hours.

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Next Day Delivery – Express 24

Individual parcels can weigh up to 30kg and be up to 1.5 metres in length, but the length and girth combined should not exceed more than 3 metres.

ParcelForce express 24 Prices

Parcelforce express 24 – Next Day UK Services 2021
Weight up to and including express9 express10 expressAM express24
2kg £39.90 £29.82 £19.74 £16.68
5kg £40.92 £30.84 £20.70 £17.70
10kg £44.34 £34.26 £24.18 £21.12
15kg £51.18 £41.04 £30.96 £27.96
20kg £56.58 £46.44 £36.42 £33.36
25kg £67.80 £57.72 £47.64 £44.58
30kg £72.00 £61.92 £51.84 £48.78
Includes compensation up to: £200 £200 £200 £100

Two Day Parcel Delivery Service – Express 48

As with the express 24 parcel size, express parcels can weigh up to 30kg and be up to 1.5 metres in length, but the length and girth combined should not exceed more than 3 metres.

However, the ParcelForce express 48 large service caters for a combines 2.5m length and 4m length and girth combined. Parcel weight is still limited to 30kg.

Parcelforce Express 48 – Two Day UK Services 2021
Weight up to and including express48 express48 Large
2kg £12.12 £30.30
5kg £13.14 £31.32
10kg £16.62 £34.74
15kg £23.40 £41.88
20kg £28.80 £46.98
25kg £40.08 £58.26
30kg £44.22 £62.40
Includes compensation up to: £100 £100

Who is ParcelForce?

ParcelForce Worldwide is a subsidiary of the Royal Mail and offers both domestic and international delivery services.

ParcelForce Worldwide has 54 depots across the UK.

ParcelForce is the UK’s fourth most popular parcel delivery service in the UK according to a survey by Statista, with Royal Mail being the top choice of online shoppers that responded.

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Is ParcelForce the Royal Mail?

ParcelForce is part of the Royal Mail Group but in 1986 the Royal Mail created Royal Mail Parcels which was then rebranded to ParcelForce in 1990, before being rebranded again to ParcelForce Worldwide.