Action Express are proud members of the parcel delivery network and have been since it was formed. We do our utmost to provide a quality of service superior to our competitors at a realistic price. This is only achievable due to a dedicated team of office staff, Drivers and of course, reliable vehicles and up to date technology!
Bar code and trace facility
On-line proof of delivery
Easy integration with customer IT systems
07:30 (certain postcodes only)
Standard Next Day (usually before 16:00)
APC Overnight's lower cost, no-frills service for the nationwide delivery of magazines, catalogues and other printed materials is designed for printers, publishers and mail-order marketers. The service offers a cost-effective solution for less time-sensitive material which doesn't require a signature on delivery.
1-3 day delivery
Signature not required
Max weight 2 kilos
APC branded bags not required plain or publication-branded packaging accepted
Cheaper than Royal Mail Business Post UK standard tariff
We can collect from a third party, at an address anywhere in the UK on your behalf, and either deliver the goods back to yourselves or a destination of your choice by the next working day in most cases
Large packages which are light in weight will be volumised because of the amount of room they take up on delivery vehicles.
Hazchem goods - please call for advice on restriction for limited quantities
No items longer than 3.05 Metres
No Single item heavier than 50 Kilos
Conveyorable Freight Guide
Information on Excess, non-conveyable and volumetric
APC Terms and Conditions of Carriage.Click here to read terms.
Click here to read Insurance guide.
Although at APC we take the utmost care of your parcels and packages, they do have to travel through a number of different processes - our careful handling is no substitute for adequate packaging.
We recommend that you always pack your parcels securely - the following hints may help;
Always use strong, good quality boxes or packaging materials
If you are reusing boxes or packaging always remove old labels including any hazardous materials information stickers
Always use the correct sized box for your items - if the box is too large it could collapse and, likewise if the box is too small it could burst during transit
Be sensible about the weight of items that you put in a box - don't overload boxes
Pack items in the centre of a box with plenty of cushioning surrounding, to stop any movement during transit - use bubble wrap, shreds, packaging chips, even old newspapers
Protect data storage media with appropriate cushioning and ideally wrap each item separately
Pack smaller items in larger boxes and remember that some attractively packaged gifts are not always suitable for shipping directly, they will usually require separate outer packaging and protection
Make sure that liquids, semi-liquids, powders or strong smelling substances are properly sealed in leak-proof containers and further wrapped in plastic bags and held upright in a strong box and correctly labelled with 'arrow up' signs
Always protect sharp items securely, carefully wrapping any scissors or knives to protect them from sticking through packaging materials.
Use strong packaging tape or a strapping machine to secure parcels, not domestic adhesive tape, making sure all flaps are securely fastened
Write all labels clearly (using capitals) and never cover them up with tape or film
It is a good idea to include both address and sender details inside your parcel so that even if the outer label becomes detached, APC can still safely deliver your parcel
APC accepts no liability for this packaging advice, but hopes it will assist customers to pack items responsibly and securely for their onward journey.