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24 Hour UK & Europe Express Deliveries Courier Service

At a Glance

no vat

All deliveries are charged per mile not by weight

Delivery prices start from just £25

Prices work out roughly £30 an hour charged from when we leave base, do delivery and end when we finish back at base (In Guildford)

Extra man to help with loading can be arranged from £10

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Courier Man & Van Delivery prices and charges

Select your Collect and Deliver locations or enter the journey mileage and get yourself an approximate quote - you may need to be sitting down!
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Please remember Alpha Couriers is based in Guildford in Surrey so most journeys start from Guildford and are priced accordingly to allow for "dead mileage"

All deliveries are a "dedicated delivery" This means that your goods are loaded into one van and then driven directly to your customers door (without being passed from van to van), ensuring your customer receives their goods in the same condition you sent them and without getting lost - this also explains why it is a more expensive service than Royal Mail !

Charges are from collection point to delivery destination (except-see above) and are generally charged per mile subject to a £30 minimum charge (which works out roughly at my hourly charge)- this means most deliveries will probably cost more!

The weight of item being sent does not affect the price - only the loading time may affect it

Waiting or loading at the collection or delivery address is free for the first 15 minutes. If required to wait or the loading takes longer the full time from arrival is charged at 50p per minute (£30 hour)

Generally any "student move" or flat removal delivery will be cheaper if parking can be close as possible and goods are ready to be collected, also if you can help load/unload this is an advantage

£7.50 is charged for extra drops or collections after the initial first drop

A delivery with a return to the collection point is charged at +33%

Out of office hours - generally before 8.30am or after 6.00pm and weekends may be charged an extra 25% (but not always!) please ask for quote

London deliveries are always charged extra - please phone for a quote

Alpha Couriers does not charge VAT!

Europe deliveries are also a "dedicated vehicle" and as the ferry alone costs nearly £170 - charges to overseas starts at £299

Prices on this page are a rough guide only to give you an idea of courier costs ie Alpha Couriers does not deliver to the other side of the country for £25 like Parcel Force, DHL, TNT, UPS etc!

Discounts are sometimes given, keep an eye out for a discount voucher on "Services" page!

Alpha Couriers accepts no responsibility if after getting a quote you go into shock!

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