Here in the UK one can access courier services from DHL, DPD, Parcelforce, and Yodel for less via intermediaries. Just in the same way big companies normally secure large volumes of shipping space at prices way low than the regular rates these intermediaries acquire such slots but instead sell them at discounted rates to organizations and people requiring parcel delivery services.
While looking for such an intermediary you should consider what courier companies they deal with because it is not the intermediary but the couriers themselves who handle your parcels. Look for an intermediary that has a telephone helpline to arbitrate between you and the courier in the event your package gets lost. Does the intermediary provide independent tracking of their clients’ packages and do they offer added compensation for damaged or lost packages? The intermediary’s website should be easy to manoeuvre and have expedited information production.
Courier services – what to look for in intermediaries