NI Parcels Christmas 2019 Send By Dates

Need to send a gift to that special someone over the festive season? Look no further than NI Parcels!

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable delivery service across over 200 countries worldwide, look no further than NI Parcels. Not only do we provide a low rate for both domestic and international shipping, but we also offer you fast transit times so you can rest assured that your parcel will reach your loved one down under.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about our service and how to send a parcel with us this festive period. It’s important to remember that as this time of year is so busy, to take note of our Christmas send-by dates and our office holiday closures.


NI Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

With the busy holiday season now approaching, it is important to take note of our send-by dates if you want to ensure your parcels arrives on time. We recommend sending before or on the dates listed below. Please be aware that these dates are the latest we advise, you can still book a collection after these dates, however, we cannot guarantee that your parcel will arrive in time for Christmas. All NI Parcels services are estimated and can be subject to delays due to an unforeseen circumstance.

NI Parcels Express / Economy Services

  • UK – 19th December
  • UK Express 12.00 – 19th December
  • Worldwide Express – 16th December*
  • Europe Economy – 12th December* Please be aware there may be delays in customs if applicable.

Parcelforce Services

  • Express 48 – 18th December
  • Express 24 – 19th December

DPD Services

  • DPD Next Day – 19th December
  • DPD 48 – 18th December
  • Europe – 12th December

City Air Express

  • Within NI – 18th December
  • UK Services – 16th December

Want to learn more? Check out their websites here: ParcelforceDPDCity Air Express.

During December we experience a high volume of shipments and have to consider any unexpected weather conditions. We recommend allowing 1 extra day for your delivery. Deliveries will take place right up until 24th December. 


NI Parcels Office Christmas Closure Dates 

We’ve outlined our Christmas closure dates below, you can also see which days during the festive period that collections and deliveries are available.

Date Open/Closed? Collection/Delivery?
23/12/2019 Open Delivery only
24/12/2019 Closed Delivery only
25/12/2019 Closed No collections or deliveries
26/12/2019 Closed No collections or deliveries
27/12/2019 Open Collections and deliveries
28/12/2019 Closed No collections or deliveries
29/12/2019 Closed No collections or deliveries
30/12/2019 Open Delivery only
31/12/2019 Closed No collection or deliveries
01/01/2020 Closed No collection or deliveries
02/01/2020 Open Normal service resumes (No services in Scotland)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online booking system is available 24/7  so you are able to place a booking on our website on ANY of the dates listed above.


NI Parcels Contact Information

If you need to contact our office directly we are open from 9 am-6 pm on the days outlined above. If you need to discuss your delivery but our offices are closed you can contact the couriers directly, using the information below:

NI Parcels Express: Call us on 0844 248 0844 during our opening hours and have your collection reference number ready. You can find this number by logging into your account on the NI Parcels website, clicking ‘My Orders’ and selecting ‘track’.

Parcelforce: Click this link and use your postcode to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to have your tracking number ready. This can be found in your emails from NI Parcels, and also by logging into ‘My Orders’. It begins with two letters, followed by seven numbers.

DPD: Click here to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to quote your “CR101” reference number when you call. This can be found by logging into your account and clicking ‘track’.

City Air Express: Please call 028 9043 9333 and provide your address details.


How To Book With NI Parcels This Christmas

Need to send a last-minute Christmas gift to your best friend in London? Or maybe you’re a small business owner and need a reliable courier over the holiday period. No matter what your reason, why not send your item with NI Parcels this festive season.

The simple booking system is available 24/7. Start off by getting a quote straight from our website. We’ll then compare quotes from a variety of leading courier companies to give you the lowest prices and fastest delivery times. All you have to do is select the option that best suits your needs!

We provide a convenient door to door shipping and delivery service, so will collect your parcel from the address provided and ship it to its onward destination. You can track your parcel online every step of the way with our handy online tracking service.

NI Parcels offers you a pay-as-you-go service, which means no complicated sign-up processes, and all shipments are priced individually based on their weights and dimensions; meaning you’ll always receive the best value for your money.

Do you need help shipping parcels this festive season? You can place a booking on our website anytime. Our online booking system is available 24/7.
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Best Events In NI Before 2020

Can you believe it’s only 90 days until 2020!

Here are some of the best events coming up for the rest of this year in Northern Ireland; perfectly scheduled to skip your daily tasks and discover the beauty and originality of our counties.

Belfast Restaurant Week (23-29 September)

This fantastic food event makes accessible for everyone a huge variety of dishes from restaurants around Belfast. You will have the chance to try the Mediterranean, Asian, Italian or Northern Ireland produce and more than 600 mouthwatering menus.

The best part of the event comes during the weekend (28 and 29 September) when the city starts to get busy and with a very nice vibe: Different food demonstrations will take place at Writer’s Square and there will be local chefs cooking with the freshest of Northern Ireland ingredients accompanied by inspiring live music.

From Monday to Friday daily lunch prices are only £10 (between 12pm and 2pm) and from Monday to Thursday evening meals for just £15 (between 17pm and 19pm).

 

 Gourmet Golf, Newry (27 September)

Gourmet Golf is definitely another way to make golf even more exciting. Gourmet golf gives you the opportunity to enjoy a different tasting experience on each hole: 9 holes with 9 unusual Tapas and local drinks from the Newry Mourne.

Producers include Mourne Mountain Brewery, Whitewater Brewery, Killowen Gin, Neary Nogs Chocolate, Little Meat Company, Helen’s Jams & Preserves, Crawford’s Rock Seaweed, Castle Screen Farm, Mange Tout and Leafy Green.

Prices for members are £25 and for visitors £35. Location: Warrenpoint Golf Club, Lower Dromore Road.

 

A Taste of Titanic Belfast (28 September, 26 October and 30 November)

Do you want to be immersed in an authentic and historical experience? A taste of Titanic offers a 2 hours tour through the Titanic galleries accompanied by different and typical culinary delights from the era.

If you choose this tour you will have the chance to try from a shipyard worker’s hearty snack to a First-Class champagne treat (only local produce is used).

In this experience is included: entrance to the Titanic Experience galleries, a Guided Tour and Food and Drink tastings. The price is £40 per person.

 

Whitehead Sea and Food Tour, Whitehead (27 September onwards)

A fantastic experience for kayak lovers! You’ll have the occasion to do a tour around Blackhead Lighthouse and The Gobbins, with qualified instructors, and see a different perspective of The Gobbins Cliff path and the Seven Sister Caves.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner kayaker; it’s suitable for beginners and advanced kayakers as well.

The 2 hours kayaking tour also includes a delicious lunch after the adventure, provided by the award family-run Light House Bistro. The price is £55 per person.

 

Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival (1 October-3 November) 

The festival has unveiled over 30 days of unmissable activities and events in various cinemas and art venues in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.  It’s suitable for ages between 12 and 25 years and it offers an incredible feast of classic and modern cinema.

The program features over 100 public films and events, 30 industry workshops and masterclasses and 75 film education workshops. You will also find actresses such as Saoirse Ronan, Saoirse Monica Jackson, Hayley Mills and actor Tchéky Karyo among others.

The film program will officially close with an 80th-anniversary screening of cinematic classic The Wizard of OZ in Belfast Cathedral. Don’t miss the chance!

 

Belfast International Arts Festival (15 October-3 November)

 The Belfast International Arts Festival reflects the changing city and the continuing evolution of creative practice from all around the world. There will be performances from artists all across the globe.

In this event, you will find lots of different activities: world-class theatre, dance, visual art, music, films, literature and talks. Cultural walking tours will be available to discover no less than 28 different venues around the city.

There are free events, but the majority of them need booking.

  

Derry Halloween (26 October-1 November)

Voted the Best Halloween Destination in the World in 2015 by “USA Today” and reviewed by hundreds of people; this event guarantees an incredible and unique Halloween experience amongst the walled city of Derry.

During the festival, the town is transformed with colourful and scale site decorations creating an inimitable atmosphere and buzz. There are over 100 events with more than 1,400 performers in 40 different venues.

All you need here is a stunning costume and the motivation to have an amusing night (that for sure you will have).

 

Halloween Monster Mash (27 October)

This Halloween celebration will be located in Titanic Slipways. The best point about it is that tickets aren’t needed, so there’s no excuse to bring your costume and enjoy the spooky party.

What would you find here? Freaky street shows and performers, breath-taking fire shows, themed arts and craft workshops, Monster fairground rides and live music on stage. The city’s biggest fireworks display takes also place in Titanic Slipways and begins at 6.45pm, lasting for 15 min.

Do you dare to astonish your friends with your most creative costume?

  

Twilight Market (12/13 November) 

From 4pm to 11pm each day you will have a large variety of Northern Ireland food and continental foods from around the world combined with live music at St George’s Market.

At Twilight Market you will also find chef demonstrations, handmade arts and crafts. This is the perfect place to have a fun time with your family and friends (all Twilight Market events are strictly over 18s after 9pm).

If you like food and are curious about different cuisine meals, you must try and go to this award-winning Twilight Market.

  

Christmas market (16 November-22 December)

 One of the best events to spend a nice evening with the family. What you would find here is over 30 international traders offering spectacular foods and curious gift ideas for your Christmas presents.

The shops will be all around the City Hall. You would visit Santa in his festive grotto, take a ride on the vintage carousel or a slide down the Helter Skelter.

Do you have a sweet tooth? You will be pleased by the number of sweets and French crepes, Dutch pancakes and Belgian chocolates in this market.

 

Are you looking forward to any of these events? Don’t doubt about going or not, this is a perfect occasion to try them. We are sure that you will have a really good time there. Don’t fall asleep, time is running!

Top 3 Pepe’s Favourite Mexican Restaurants

La Taqueria

 

Just off a major thoroughfare in the centre of Belfast, we can find this very refined Mexican style restaurant.

The specialties, of course, are the tacos; made with extreme passion and amazing ingredients personally shipped from Mexico. La Taqueria serves real Mexican street food and they have demonstrated it with facts.

Want to try something different? Here, you can also find Mexican beverages, typical beers and artisan tequila and mezcal. The perfect ingredients of happiness!

The service is excellent, which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, and the clear proof of it is the big number of positive testimonials and reviews.

https://www.lataqueriabelfast.co.uk/

Boojum

Boojum arrived on the scene in 2007 as one of the most disruptive food concepts to hit the high street in a long time. Considered the restaurant that started the Mexican trend in Belfast, continues to be the best option for burrito addicts.

If you don’t want to wait and feel starving, this is the perfect place for you. The people behind Boojum are complete burrito experts, so they guarantee a well-personalized service.

Take your colleagues, your parents or even your fusspot friend; they will feel delighted with this masterpiece.

Most people recognize Boojum as the best Mexican fast food in Belfast because of their huge and tasty burritos, tacos and bowls combined with rice, beans and meat. What else can we say about Boojum? In one word: SCRUMPTIOUS!

https://www.boojummex.com/

Acapulco Restaurant

Open for the busy lunchtime traffic, this colourful and inviting establishment is situated downstairs in the canteen and is ready to please its costumers since 1998. Here you can grab delicious takeaway Burritos, tacos, pots and more!

What can you discover here? From mouth-watering fillings including: Chipotle Chicken; Shredded Annatto Pork; Seasoned fajita steak; or Vegetarian Chilli, to GIANT flour tortillas or delicious sweet potato fries.

If you fancy spreading your taste bud wings, Acapulco has an amazing variety of Chimichanga, Enchiladas, Fajitas and Ensaladas (to name just a few!)

Those thinking of visiting Acapulco won’t be disappointed with the tasty meal selection, the creative and warm environment and the friendly staff. This is quickly becoming a favourite for Mexican cuisine enthusiasts throughout Belfast.

https://www.acapulcobelfast.co.uk/

NI Parcels Christmas 2018 – Send By Dates and Contact Information

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Do you need to send a gift or an important parcel over the holiday season? NI Parcels can help!

NI Parcels offers convenient and affordable parcel delivery services across Northern Ireland, to Ireland, to mainland UK and to over 200 countries worldwide. We provide fantastic low rates for both domestic and international shipments, and fast transit times. You can easily send parcels to your nearest and dearest this festive season.

Read on to find out absolutely everything you need to know about booking a courier service to send a parcel with us this Christmas. Please be sure to take note of our Christmas send by dates, as well as our holiday office closure information.


NI Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

Below you can find our recommended send by dates for the Christmas period. If you would like your parcel to arrive in time for Christmas, we recommend sending on our before the following dates listed. Please note that these are the latest dates we advise. You may still book a collection after the listed dates, however, we then cannot guarantee that your item will arrive in time before Christmas. Please note that all NI Parcels services are estimated and can be subject to occasional delays.

Please note that we recommend allowing 1 extra day than normal during December due to high volumes of shipments, and also to consider any adverse weather conditions. Deliveries will take place until 21st December.

NI Parcels Express Services

UK – 20th December

UK Express 12.00 – 20th December

Europe – 13th December

Worldwide – 17th December

Parcelforce Services

Express 48 – 18th December

Express 24 – 19th December

DPD Services

DPD Next Day – 20th December

DPD 48 – 19th December

Europe – 18th December

CAE Delivers

NI/UK – 18th December

Find out more from each courier’s website: Parcelforce, DPD, CAE Delivers.

NI Parcels Christmas Closure Dates

Below you will find the NI Parcels office opening hours during the Christmas period. You can also see on which days collections and deliveries will be taking place.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: You can place a booking on our website anytime. Our online booking system is available 24/7.

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NI Parcels Contact Information

You may contact our office directly from 9am-6pm on any of the days we are open, as listed above. However, if you need to query your shipment when our offices are closed over the holiday period, please find contact details for our couriers below:

NI Parcels Express: Please call 0844 248 0844 and have your collection reference number ready. You can find this number by logging into your account on the NI Parcels website, clicking ‘My Orders’ and selecting ‘Track’.

Parcelforce: Click this link and use your postcode to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to have your tracking number ready. This can be found in your emails from NI Parcels, and also by logging into ‘My Orders’. It begins with two letters, followed by seven numbers.

DPD: Click here to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to quote your “CR101” reference number when you call. This can be found by logging into your account and clicking ‘Track’.

CAE Delivers: Please call 028 9043 9333 and provide your address details.


How To Book With NI Parcels This Christmas

Whether you run a small business and are in need of a reliable shipping solution to run over the festive period, or you’re an individual sending a thoughtful gift to a loved one – anyone can send a parcel with NI Parcels this Christmas.

Booking with NI Parcels is easy. Simply start by getting a quote straight from our homepage. We’ll compare quotes from leading courier companies to give you the lowest prices and fastest delivery times for your shipment. All you have to do is select the option that best suits your needs!

After that, we’ll collect your parcel and deliver it straight to where it needs to go. We provide a convenient door to door parcel collection and delivery service, as well as full online parcel tracking so you can monitor your shipment every step of the way.

NI Parcels can help you save both time and money this Christmas. Our service is pay as you go, which means no complicated sign up processes, and all shipments are priced individually based on their weights and dimensions, meaning you’ll always receive the best value for your money.

Booking your parcel delivery with NI Parcels is up to 80% cheaper than booking with the courier directly. Get a quote today to see how much you could save!


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A Guide On Shipping Parcels To Australia

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Shipping parcels to a destination such as Australia can seem like a daunting and complicated process.

The thought of sending a parcel to a destination such as Australia can seem like an all-too-overwhelming process. Here at NI Parcels, we know a thing or two about shipping all kinds of parcels across the globe. Whether you’re a small business in need of an international shipping solution, or whether you’re simply sending a one-off parcel to a loved one on the other side of the world. We’re here to shed a bit of light on shipping to Australia to make the whole process much more digestible.

Although it certainly doesn’t have to be as daunting and as complicated as it appears on the surface, when sending a parcel to Australia there are a number of things worth knowing before you even start comparing international courier quotes.

Here’s the essential things you need to know before shipping to Australia:

Why Ship To Australia?

There are a number of reasons why businesses or individuals may want to ship parcels to Australia. As a small business, you might be aiming to expand your services internationally, and as such, find yourself researching the best shipping solution to fit your needs. On the other hand, you may have a loved one residing in the Land Down Under and perhaps wish to send them a touch of home in a thoughtful care-package. The possibilities are endless – however, regardless of what your reason might be, it’s essential to do your research before going ahead with it.

Australian Customs Information

When importing goods into Australia, you are legally required to complete and attach a customs invoice to your shipment. Whether you’re sending business samples, gifts or personal effects; if your shipment is not accompanied by a customs invoice, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay hefty return charges to get it back (unless you’re sending only documents).

What is a customs invoice and what is it used for?

A customs invoice is used by the destination country’s Customs authorities to access and inspect the imported goods, and to levy any duties or taxes that they may deem applicable to the goods being imported into their country. It is important to understand that it is not the courier who is applying additional charges, is it the Customs authorities. When shipping to Australia, you must comply with this.

Sending goods temporarily into Australia?

If you know that the goods you are importing into Australia will leave again within 12 months, this is referred to a a ‘Temporary Import’. It is unlikely that you will have to pay any duty and tax on this type of shipment, however, there are strict conditions in place for these shipments. If you do not tell Customs when the goods leave Australia, then you will likely have to pay the duty and tax that would have been payable when you first imported them into Australia. Be sure to research this!

Shipping Gifts To Australia

Thinking of sending a thoughtful gift to a loved one residing in Australia? When shipping to Australia, gifts are their own entity, and are not classed as personal effects. Therefore, any and all gifts imported into Australia go through normal Customs clearance. Unfortunately, there is no duty or tax concession for sending gifts to Australia; this means that, regardless, your recipient will have to pay duties and taxes in order to clear the goods through Customs. This is a regulation imposed by the Australian Customs authorities and is not subject to dispute in any case.

Shipping Personal Effects To Australia

Any and all luggage shipments imported into Australia are considered to be unaccompanied personal effects and, in certain circumstances, may be subject to duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) – however, you may be exempt from duty and tax on your personal effects shipment if you:

  • Personally owned and used the goods for at least 12 months before shipping to Australia
  • Have arrived or intend to arrive in Australia
  • Are a permanent resident (returning to Australia) or are a first time migrant from a place outside Australia taking up permanent residency

Goods that can be declared as personal effects and which can be exempt from duty and tax usually include; personal clothing, furniture, rugs, books and bicycles.

When completing your customs declaration, it is important to do so properly and clearly. In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to accurately describe each item included in the package. For example, if it is a shipment consisting of personal clothing, you would declare this as: “5 x t-shirts, 2 x pairs of jeans, 3 x dresses” etc, as opposed to “10 x clothing”.

Personal belongings that do not qualify for exemption:

  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Parts for cars, motorcycles or other vehicles
  • Goods you intend to sell (commercial goods)
  • Goods you have purchased from overseas while you are in Australia (including internet purchases)
  • Goods which were bequeathed to you

Although NI Parcels does not specifically specialise in shipping personal effects, there are many reputable companies offering convenient luggage shipping services to Australia, including My Baggage, who offer door to door luggage shipping.

Prohibited Goods, Restricted Goods and Packaging

For security, quarantine and customs reasons, there are certain items which may be prohibited or restricted from importing into Australia. It is very important to note that some restricted items can still be sent, however, they may require your recipient to obtain a permit or import license in advance for customs clearance. This will require some in-depth research to avoid disappointment further down the line.

It is important to be aware that any shipments containing any restricted items such as foodstuffs or wooden products may result in the shipment having to be cleared by Australian quarantine, which can result in delays and potential additional charges.

As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:

  • Aerosols
  • Animal Products
  • Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Liquids
  • Medicines
  • Passports and other confidential personal documentation
  • Perishable Foods
  • Plants

It is also worth noting that import allowances, security and customs processes differ all over the world. As such, it is strongly recommended that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before getting ready to send your parcel. Australia goes to great lengths to protect its stunning natural environment and habitats from harmful diseases; this means that many products, goods and even some packaging materials are prohibited.

To avoid any major issues, avoid the following packaging materials:

  • Egg cartons
  • Wooden boxes*
  • Cardboard boxes that have been used to hold fruit, vegetables or meat
  • Straw material
  • Dried plant material

*It is important to note that all wooden boxes, crates or pallets must be fumigated and also be accompanied by a fumigation certificate for entry into Australia.

What type of packaging can be used?

As is standard with all parcels, it is advised to invest in new, sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard boxes as they are most durable and suitable for transporting all different types of items. If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, it is recommended to use internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use a range of materials such as bubble wrap, foam or newspapers.


Hopefully our handy guide gives you some further insight into shipping parcels to Australia. If you have any questions about the process or wish to enquire about shipping parcels to Australia with NI Parcels, give us a shout or find out more below!

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How To Send A Parcel Via Courier Service

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Need to send a parcel?

If you don’t send parcels regularly, needing to send one might seem like a bit of a head-scratch. Where do you even start? Especially if you’re sending it halfway across the world; the whole thing can really seem like a rather complicated process.

Don’t panic. At NI Parcels, we happen to be rather experienced in shipping parcels (the hint is in the name). As such, we’re here to share our expert advice about sending a parcel via a courier service. We will take you through every step so that you know exactly what you have to do to send a parcel anywhere in the world!

Step 1: Package it up!

First thing’s first; you’re going to need to package up whatever it is you’re planning to send. No reputable courier service will take items without packaging – it poses too great of a risk to not only your item, but to every other item being transported.

When we send a parcel with a courier, we all like to imagine that our item is very carefully carried by one person from A-B. The truth is that your item will be transported through a courier network; it will first be sorted by a machine and then placed into a van with tens (or even hundreds) of other heavy and large parcels and driven to its destination. Of course, if you’re sending your parcel with a reputable courier (like our providers) any damage to your item in transit is very unlikely.

However, it can happen on very rare occasions and for that reason, you’ll want to ensure you’ve done everything humanly possible to protect your item.

The way you package your item will, of course, depend on the item itself. For example, if you’re planning to send documents, paintings, or bigger items such as electricals; you will need to package all of these in different ways.

That said, a general rule of thumb is to make sure your item is packaged properly and as securely as possible. Use sturdy materials; a double-walled cardboard box is less likely to collapse or tear. You might also want to add some internal packaging, such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts to give your items some extra cushioning.

You’re also going to want to have a read over your courier service’s prohibited and non-compensation items list to ensure what you are sending can be carried and whether it can be covered in the rare event of loss or damage.

Step 2: Measure your parcel!

Many, if not all, courier services will require you to provide the details of your parcel, such as the weight and dimensions, at the point of booking. These details are required as it is how the price of your shipment is actually determined.

You’re going to want to ensure that these details are as accurate as possible, as you don’t want to end up paying more for the shipment that what you actually need to. Similarly, you don’t want to pay too little, then receive a hefty oversized charge later down the line. It will also help to prevent any delays or complications.

Step 3: Book your shipment!

Now that you have your parcel ready, it’s time to book your shipment. You can either go directly to a courier company to avail of their courier services, or you can save yourself a pretty penny by booking through a third party such as NI Parcels.

When you book with NI Parcels instead of going directly to the courier company, you can save yourself up to 80% on the cost of your courier service. That’s because we’ve negotiated fantastic low rates with our network of reputable couriers; which means you still receive the same high-quality service, but for a fraction of the price.

What’s more, booking with NI Parcels is easy peasy. There’s no complicated sign up process, all you need to get started is a valid email address. Our online booking system is straightforward and only takes a few short moments to complete.

Step 4: Print and attach your shipping labels!

When you book a courier service, you’ll be sent some shipping labels that you’ll need to print and attach to your item. At NI Parcels, we email these labels through to you.

If you’re sending parcels internationally…

Bear in mind that if you are sending parcels internationally, such as to the USA, Australia or otherwise, there may be additional forms that you’ll need to fill out to send with your item. That’s because, with international shipping, you are technically exporting goods, which means it can be a more complex process and requires careful thought and, most importantly of all, some research on your part.

When you’re sending a parcel outside of the EU, you’ll need to fill out a customs invoice. This is a document that travels with your parcel and contains information about the items inside your parcel. The invoice is required for customs clearance – to put it bluntly, your shipment cannot and will not leave the country without one.

When you book an international shipment with NI Parcels, we provide these customs documents to you, along with some advice on how to fill them out. However, again, it is entirely your responsibility to do some research on this and to fill out these forms correctly as no courier is directly associated with customs.

Step 5: Sit back and relax!

That’s it – the courier takes care of everything from here! You can simply sit back and relax whilst your shipment is collected and delivered to its destination.

When you book a handy courier service with NI Parcels, there’s no need to leave your items off at a drop-off point, and no need to venture out to collect them when they arrive. We offer a fully door-to-door service for your convenience.

As well, we provide full online parcel tracking so that you can monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll be notified when your shipment is out for delivery, so you’ll know exactly when to expect it.

If you happen to have any questions or concerns along the way, NI Parcels dedicated customer support team will be happy to help with any query you might have.


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NI Parcels launches Pallet Services

NI Parcels specialises in transporting parcels for business and personal users, however, more recently we have been getting asked about large shipments. It can often get very expensive to send large items via a courier company, so this is why we have launched our new Pallet Service called “Pallet Anywhere“.

Currently, you can send pallets within the UK and Ireland with Pallet Anywhere with more routes been added soon. We have some fantastic rates to send in and out of Northern Ireland. You will not find better rates to send half and full pallets to Northern Ireland.

You get many features with Pallet Anywhere, just like NI Parcels Parcels, such as;

  • Low cost pallet deliveries to, from and throughout Northern Ireland.
  • Convenient door to door pallet collection and delivery.
  • Full online tracking information.
  • Fast transit times.
  • £50 free compensation cover per shipment.
  • Unrivalled customer support via phone, email and live chat.

With Pallet Anywhere, you can book your pallet delivery online within minutes. Pallet-Wraps-300x211Our online booking system is available 24/7 and is super easy to use for your convenience. To get started, simply get a quote.

Just as with NI Parcels, Pallet Anywhere has a handy pay-as-you-go system, which means there’s no rate cards or price lists. All pallets sent with us are priced individually based on their size and weight, we offer both half and full pallets to ensure that you receive the very best value for your money every single time. To get a quick quote all you need to do is enter you postcode (if within the UK) and country to send sending to.

NI Parcels Christmas 2016 – Send By Dates And Contact Information

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Need to send a parcel this Christmas?

In this post, you can find everything you need to know about sending a parcel with NI Parcels this Christmas. Including information on our Christmas send by dates, as well as our office Christmas closing dates and contact details for our couriers, should you need them.

How To Book A Courier Service With NI Parcels

Whether you run a small business and are in need of a reliable shipping solution, or you’re an individual sending a package to a loved one – anyone can send a parcel with NI Parcels this Christmas.

BoxesBooking your courier service with us is easy. Simply start by getting a quote on our homepage. We’ll compare quotes from leading courier companies to give you the lowest prices and fastest delivery times for your shipment. All you have to do is select the option that best suits your needs.

After that, we’ll collect your parcel and deliver it straight to where it needs to go. We provide a convenient door to door parcel delivery service, as well as full online parcel tracking.

International Parcel Delivery This Christmas

Need to send a parcel abroad this Christmas? With NI Parcels, you have the option to send parcels within Northern Ireland, to ROI, mainland UK and worldwide! If you’d like to send a parcel abroad this December, you can read our information on international Christmas deliveries.

NI Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

Below you can find our recommended send by dates for this holiday period. If you would like your parcel to arrive in time for Christmas, we recommend sending on or before the following dates listed. You may still place a booking after these dates, however, we cannot guarantee that it will arrive before the big day.

Next day services – 19th December

48 hr/2 day services – 16th December

2-3 day services – 15th December

International – 12th December

Express 12.00 service – 22nd December

Each of our couriers has their own individual cut-off dates. You can find more information on their respective websites. Parcelforce.com, DPD.co.uk, Captaincourier.co.uk, Cityairexpress.com.

Please note that we recommend allowing 1 extra day than normal during December due to high volumes of shipments, and also to consider any adverse weather conditions. Deliveries will take place until 23rd December.

NI Parcels Christmas Closing Dates

Below you will find all of the information regarding our opening hours during the holiday period. You can also see on which days collections and deliveries will be taking place.

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PLEASE NOTE: You can still place a booking on our website on ANY of these dates. Our online booking system is available 24/7.

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NI Parcels Contact Information

You can contact our office directly from 9am-6pm on any of the days we are open, as listed above. However, if you need to get in touch when our offices are closed over the holiday period, please find direct contact details for our couriers below:

NI Parcels Express/Economy: Please call 0844 248 0844 and have your Collection Request number ready. You can find this number by logging into ‘My Orders’ and selecting ‘track’.

Parcelforce: Click this link and use your postcode to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to have your tracking number ready. This can be found in your emails from NI Parcels, and also by logging into ‘My Orders’. It begins with two letters, followed by seven numbers.

DPD: Click here to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need your CR 101 reference number ready. This can be found by logging into your account and clicking ‘track’.

City Air Express: Please call 028 9078 1878 and provide your reference number, which begins with NIP and can be found in your emails or by logging into your account.

Captain Courier: Please call 028 9043 9333 and provide your address details.

Low Cost Parcel Delivery This Christmas

NI Parcels can help you save both time and money this Christmas.

NI Parcels is a pay-as-you-go service, and all shipments are priced individually based on their weights and dimensions, which means that you’ll always receive the very best value for your money.

Booking your parcel delivery with NI Parcels is up to 80% cheaper than booking with the courier directly. Get a quote today to see how much you could save.

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We hope you’ve had a great 2016. Thank you so much for using NI Parcels, and we hope we can help you with your parcel deliveries again in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at NI Parcels!

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Learn more about NI Parcels:

Parcel Delivery Northern Ireland

Cheap Shipping To Northern Ireland

International Parcel Delivery

Small Business Shipping

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Business Profile: Carbon Cleaning NI

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This month we are profiling local business and our new neighbours, Carbon Cleaning NI.

Carbon Cleaning NI is Northern Ireland’s official mobile engine Carbon Cleaning Service Technicians for UK Carbon Cleaning™, the world’s longest serving and most experienced Hydrogen Engine Carbon Cleaning service.

So what is Carbon Cleaning?

Carbon builds up in an engine as the result of unburnt fuel, this can reduce performance, economy and can shorten the life of an engine. Carbon cleaning removes this carbon using hydrogen.

How does it work?

Using our unique hydrogen powered engine carbon clean machine, we will remove nearly all carbon build-up from your engine. In just 30 minutes, your engine will run like new.

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Having spent many years in development CarbonCleaning™ are the originators of hydrogen-powered engine carbon cleaning. Our unique advanced technology, including the ‘non chemical’ based solution, pumps and pulses hydrogen through the air intake system burning away the carbon deposits that prevent your engine from running smoothly.

The Engine Carbon Cleaning machine has a remarkable cleaning capacity. With this advanced technology, developed over several years, hydrogen is pulsed through the air intake pipes, burning off up to 75% of the carbon deposits that prevent your engine from running smoothly.

You can check them out on their website or on Carbon Cleaning NI‘s Facebook Page.

We have had a few of our cars carbon cleaned and it has worked very well, all the best with Carbon Cleaning NI guys!