I received a request from a customer today to transport a bicycle from Essex in the UK to Sevilla in Spain. I had to explain to him the volumetric weight calculations which made his bicycle “weigh” 43.5kg when in reality it only weighs 19kg but these are explained here FAQ . I gave him the quote generated by the Citibox Courier Quote Delivery Quote and threw in free the €1,150 insurance that he required because we always give free €15/kg so the excess is only €3 (the bicycle only weighs 19kg so it must be expensive!). Out of curiosity, I wanted to see what other courier companies were charging so I Googled “cheap parcel to spain” on Google.com and got prices from all the companies quoting on-line that appeared in the first 10 (non-paid-for) results.
The last time I carried out this exercise, around 9 months ago, parcel prices from the UK were MUCH cheaper, you can see that here Cost Comparison and Citibox were only cheapest for small parcels. Since then, the winner, worldwide-parcelservices, has raised its rates by more than 27% for a 30kg parcel! We know that Citibox prices FROM Spain TO the UK cannot be beaten but I am always anxious to find out what the competition is up to so here is the current comparison of courier prices from the UK to Spain.
If anyone can tell me about a cheaper service from the UK that offers parcels this size with a secure international courier and insurance at €1,150 please let me know and I guarantee to publish the details.