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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Redwing, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Sheal

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    Quite a difference in price with Parcelmonkey gks. How are parcels rated with couriers please? Is it by size or weight?
     
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    Yes, they have a weight limit, a volumetric size limit and a length limit. So, if your parcel is classed as small, lets just say 10kg, then the volumetric size will be less and so will be the length limit. With FedEx, I am on the large parcel, this has a 25kg limit, volumetric limit of 3m which is worked out by length and girth combined with a maximum length of 2.5m. Then there is the service, timed delivery, Saturday am delivery, next day, 48hr, economy (72hr) and economy (5 days). Timed delivery and a Saturday am delivery are very expensive with the 5 day economy being the cheapest.
     
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      It seems a complicated way of working out the cost but I expect the couriers are at an advantage doing it that way.
       
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      Half of my order from roots plants arrived on Friday, a selection of 6 hostas. Lovely plants, well packed and good value, so despite the wait, I'm giving them a cautious "thumbs up".
       

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        Well, I think Plants Galore are definitely off my list of good sellers before me even receiving a single order from them! They seemed to have a great selection of hebes which are a genus I'm becoming increasingly fond of. Ordered 2 which are said to be particularly successful with butterflies on February 19th, still haven't received them now in May. They emailed me on March 16th saying there would be a 4 week delay and did I want some alternatives, I said no, I wanted my original choices. Called them just now and they said the plants wouldn't be ready until August! :wallbanging: Utterly ridiculous!

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