It’s been a while since I’ve sent a parcel using Parcel Motel but in the last two weeks I’ve had to send a lot of parcels so I thought it would be helpful to do some posts. I’ve reviewed sending with Parcel Motel and Collect+ before as well as using the standard Parcel Motel Send to UK Service.

In the last two weeks I’ve used the following services:

  • Parcel Motel and Collect+ to return a package to Amazon in the UK
  • Parcel Motel return to Next service
  • Parcel Motel standard Send to Ireland service
  • Parcel Motel return to UK with prepaid Hermes service
  • Parcel Connect return to Asos service
  • An Post/returnmyshopping.ie Return to Boohoo service

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Parcel Motel allows you to send items to the UK starting at €14.50 however they also offer a UK ‘Returns service’ to companies including Royal Mail, Collect+ and MyHermes. This allows you to send items to the UK for a lot cheaper although it is a slower service. You could print Royal Mail postage online at RoyalMail.com and then use Parcel Motel to bring the parcel up to Royal Mail in Northern Ireland. You would pay €3.50 to Parcel Motel and however much the UK postage is for Royal Mail. I have used the Royal Mail service once and found Royal Mail to be awful. Completely washed their hands of any responsibility and then just outright refused to respond to emails. Parcel Motel on the other hand were much quicker to reply and I’ve no complaints about them.

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