These terms and conditions govern your use of our website (www.parcelmen.com) your access to, and undertaking and use of our services, your relationship with Express Parcelmen Logistics, the rights, obligations and responsibilities of all parties to this Agreement. Your attention is drawn to Clauses 7, 8 and 10 which set out our liability to you for loss of or damage to goods.
If any legislation, to include regulations and directives, is compulsorily applicable to any business undertaken, these conditions shall, as regards such business, be read as subject to such legislation, and nothing in these conditions
shall be construed as a surrender by the Company of any of its rights or immunities or as an increase of any of its responsibilities or liabilities under such legislation, and if any part of these conditions be repugnant to such
legislation to any extent, such part shall as regards such business be overridden to that extent and no further.
You can access your order details and these terms and conditions at any time online from our website but we recommend that you store a copy of these terms on your computer or device for your reference offline.
If you agree to these terms and conditions, you should tick the ‘I agree to the terms and conditions’ box adjacent to the link to these terms and conditions and you will then be able to proceed with an order with us to which
these terms and conditions will apply.
If you do not agree to our terms and conditions, then you must not continue with the purchase of our services.
We do not insure the Goods, nor can we arrange insurance of the goods. Insurance of your goods will be your sole responsibility and we cannot give any advice concerning insurance.
You expressly warrant with us that you are either the owner or the authorised agent of the owner of any goods or property which is the subject matter of this contract and by entering into this contract you accept these conditions of
contract and on behalf of any other persons for whom you are acting.If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact our customer support team using the following link: Contact US.
You have entered into a contract with Express Parcelmen Logistics and must therefore raise all questions or concerns with Express Parcelmen Logistics via Contact US.
Under no circumstances should You make contact directly with our appointed Carrier.
Parcelmen, a company registered in England and Wales under number 07097496 whose registered office is at Unit 21 Tollgate, Tollgate Business Village, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, United Kingdom SO53 3TG (hereinafter referred to
as ‘We’ which expression shall include unless the context otherwise requires its servants, agents and sub-contractors) is not a common carrier and will accept no liability as such. All articles carried or transported and
other services performed by us are subject to these conditions and we reserve the right to refuse the carriage or transport of articles or any class of articles for any particular individual, firm, or company or agent thereof
(hereinafter referred to as ‘you’) at our absolute discretion.
“The Carrier” shall refer to Asendia, City Sprint, DHL, DPD, ParcelForce and any other carrier we may use from time to time.
“The Consignee” shall refer to the delivery recipient at the delivery address.
The term “Goods” shall refer to the consignment as defined below..
“Consignment” is defined as the entire contents of a box, parcel, package, carton, or similar container and any other object or thing that is moved, handled, or stored by us.
2. Scope of Service
We provide transportation services which are carried out by independent carriers.
A transportation as economical and fast as possible is achieved by standardised operations. The parcels are transported as consolidated shipments and sorted and transported within the depots and reloading points with
The parcels are scanned regularly when received at the outbound depot, when running through a reloading point, when received at the inbound depot, at the transfer to the delivery driver as well as upon
delivery to the consignee.
The pickup of parcels will be acknowledged on the documents of receipt provided by the Carrier.
The delivery of parcels which arrive until 5pm local time at the outbound depot is carried out on working days except Saturdays within the UK within 24 hours of the estimated time of delivery to the door of
Compliance with the estimated time of collection or delivery is not guaranteed and the company shall not be liable for late deliveries unless there is valid evidence of a period of 5 working days from the
date the goods were scheduled to be delivered on.
You will be responsible to ensure that the correct Goods are available to be collected by the Carrier from the collection address on the scheduled collection date. You should ensure that you or a trusted
representative are physically present at the time of collection. The company shall not be liable for late collections, including those from Post Offices, courier depots or store locations unless there is
valid evidence of a period of 5 working days from the date of goods were scheduled to be collected or dropped off on.
The Carrier shall carry out a maximum of two delivery attempts.
You agree that after a first unsuccessful delivery attempt, the delivery may be carried out against the signature of a neighbour or of a person present at the business or household.
As proof of delivery the printout of the digitally available signature of The Consignee or, where applicable, the delivery note list signed by The Consignee is sufficient.
All prices to be paid for the Service and any additional charges to be applied in connection with the Service shall be inclusive of VAT.
Unless agreed by us in writing, "working days" do not include Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays.
You hereby authorise us to arrange with a carrier for the carriage of any goods subject to this contract. Any such arrangement shall be deemed to be ratified by you upon agreement of these terms and
conditions / placement of an order with us.
If you instruct us to use a particular method of carriage whether by road, rail, sea or air we will give priority to the method designated but if that method cannot conveniently be adopted by us you shall be
deemed to authorise us to carry or have the goods carried by another method or methods.
You shall be deemed to authorise any deviation from the usual route or manner of carriage of goods which may in our absolute discretion be deemed reasonable or necessary in the circumstances.
Freight will be considered earned as soon as the goods are loaded and dispatched.
It is agreed that the person delivering any goods to us for carriage or forwarding is authorised to sign this consignment note for you.
Notwithstanding any condition herein limiting or excluding our liability, where the contract involves the transportation of goods otherwise than for the purpose of a business, trade, profession or occupation
carried on or engaged in by the person for whom the goods are transported, the contract shall be subject to the warranty or warranties implied by the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 and in particular
the warranty by ourselves that such transportation will be rendered with due care and skill.
3. Carrying Your Goods – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
We accept the goods subject to the following conditions:
The goods comply with the requirements of any applicable law relating to the nature, condition and packaging of goods and any expenses and charges incurred by us in complying with the provisions of any such
law or with any order or requirement there under or with the requirement of any authority or other party shall be paid by you.
If any goods are subject to the control of the customs all duty, excise duty and costs which become liable to pay are paid by you.
The description of the goods provided is correct and accurate and should also include but not be limited to the weight, a full and accurate name and address of the receiver including the postcode, a mobile
telephone number, email address and a day time landline telephone number. If you fail to provide all such necessary data, then the carrier shall be entitled to refuse to carry the consignment and then we will
charge you accordingly for the cost of returning the consignment to the collection address. An administration charge of £6.00 including VAT for the arrangement of the return carriage will also apply.
For the purpose of clause 3.3 above, the unit of measurement for the weight shall be in kilograms to the nearest decimal place.
The goods do not contain explosive, inflammable or otherwise dangerous or damaging goods other than as are specifically disclosed as such thereon.
The parcel will only be delivered to the delivery address specified when the order was placed.
If the carrier concludes that there is a problem with the consignment which prevents the fulfilment of the service, you will be notified accordingly. If the problem is caused as a result of your breach of our
terms and conditions, then you will pay the cost of carriage for the safe return of the consignment to the original collection address. If the consignment is not safe to return, 72 hours will be given from
the date and time you are notified of the problem to collect the consignment from the carriers depot. If you do not collect the consignment within this time frame, the consignment may be disposed.
The company disclaims all liability for and consequential loss arising from, or in connection with, the services supplied by the Company and it's agents. For the purpose of this Agreement, “Consequential
loss” shall include, but not be limited to (i) Pure economic loss (ii) Loss of profits (iii) Losses incurred by any third party (iv) Loss of revenue (v) Loss of goodwill and reputation (vi) Loss of
opportunity (vii) Loss of work.
You are not permitted, under any circumstance, to resell the services or the rates that Express Parcelmen Logistics offer.
Packaging Your Goods
It is your responsibility to ensure that sufficient packaging is used for each consignment. Please read the following 2 guidelines carefully along with our packaging guidelines. We cannot accept any liability for the packaging advice provided and you remain responsible for
ensuring all packaging is adequate for transportation.
The packaging must ensure that access to the parcels content is not possible without leaving a clear trace on the outside of the parcel.
For parcels sent using the Parcelmen Air Express or the Europe by Road service, an additional charge of £6.60 including VAT will apply in the event that your parcel has not been taped appropriately.
In the event that the parcel cannot be re taped, the packaging will be replaced and an additional charge of £10.20 including VAT will apply.
Should you not accept these charges, the order will be cancelled. The parcel will be held for a maximum of 21 days.
We shall have a general lien on the goods, any documents relating to the goods and on any other of your goods in our possession for all charges and other amounts payable by you to us and for that purpose we
may sell all or any of your goods in our possession without notice to you and apply the proceeds in or towards the discharge of the lien together with all charges and expenses of detention or retention the
costs of sale without liability to any person whatsoever and without prejudice to our rights to otherwise recover the charges and other amounts payable to us in respect of the carriage of the goods. We will
render the surplus from the sale to the party entitled to the money if any.
4. International Shipments and Sanctions
For International shipments, it is your responsibility to submit all papers required for the customs clearance.
In the event that the intended recipient of the Consignment refuses to pay any customs duty imposed by the relevant authority, the Sender shall be required to pay the customs duty before the Consignment shall
be released and delivered. SHOULD THE SENDER REFUSE TO PAY THE CUSTOMS DUTY, THE CONSIGNMENT WILL BE DISPOSED OF.
We will not accept any liability if you do not obtain the correct licence required under sanctions law.
If you attempt to send a parcel which does not comply with sanctions law, we may deal with the parcel as we see fit, without incurring any liability to you or the recipient. We will be entitled to charge you
the cost of disposal and all other reasonable costs incurred in dealing with the goods.
5. Same Day Service
Same Day Service will consist of a collection and delivery from and to the address designated by you.
For the purpose of collection, the Carrier shall collect your consignment from the designated address within an estimated and not guaranteed time frame of 90 minutes of you successfully processing an order on
our web site: www.parcelmen.com.
For the purpose of delivery, the Carrier shall collect your consignment from the designated address within the same day as the successful collection of your consignment.
Should the Carrier be delayed at the collection address due to the consignment not being available at the time the Carrier arrives, a waiting charge calculated at £20 per hour shall apply to you.
Any Toll charges encountered by the Carrier while transporting your Consignment will be payable by you.
The Collection and Delivery recipient must be present at the designated address in order to successfully receive the Consignment from the Carrier. Should the recipient not be available at the time the Carrier
arrives, you will not be applicable for a refund due to the nature and cost of this type of service.
You must take full care and responsibility when selecting the appropriate vehicle to transport your consignment.
If, for any reason the Consignment is returned by the Carrier to the sender a 50% handling charge will be applicable to you.
You hereby authorise us to arrange with a carrier for the carriage of any goods subject to this contract. Any such arrangement shall be deemed to be ratified by you upon agreement of these terms and conditions /
placement of an order with us.
6. How To Cancel Our Service
You may cancel this Agreement at any time and receive a full refund providing cancellation is made no later than 5.30pm one working day prior to the scheduled collection date. Cancellations made after this time will
be subject to a minimum cancellation charge of £6.00 including VAT as a result.
You can cancel this agreement by sending us a message using the "Help" section of the website - contact US
Under no circumstances should you make contact directly with The Carrier. You have entered into a contract with Express Parcelmen Logistics and must therefore raise all questions or concerns with Express Parcelmen Logistics via Contact US
7. Determination of amount of our Liability for Loss or Damage – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
7.1 Enhanced Liability
If you provide us with a declaration of the value of your goods and pay the applicable additional charge, the amount of our liability to you in the event of loss or damage to those goods will be determined in
accordance with Clauses 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4 and 8 below, subject to a maximum liability of £1,000 any one consignment. In any case the amount of our liability to you will be no greater than the value declared
by you or £1,000.00, whichever is the lesser.
In the event of loss or damage to your goods, our liability to you is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement, taking into account the age and condition of the goods immediately
prior to their loss or damage, and subject to the maximum liability of £1,000 referred to in clause 7.1.1
Where the lost or damaged item is part of a pair or set, our liability to you, where it is assessed as the cost of replacement of that item, is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of that item in
isolation, not the cost of that item as part of a pair or set.
For the shipment of personal effects we will accept no liability for any items unless we are provided with a full inventory of the shipment and values for individual goods therein and in any event will only accept
liability of up to £20 for individual pieces of clothing unless provided with this full inventory.
7.2 Limited Liability
If you do not provide us with a declaration of value, or if you do not require Enhanced Liability pursuant to Clause 7.1, our liability to you is to be determined in accordance with Clauses 7.2.2, 7.1.3 and 8.
In the event of loss of or damage to your goods caused by negligence or breach of contract on our part our liability to you is to be assessed as the sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement, taking
into account their age and condition immediately prior to their loss or damage, subject to a maximum liability of £20 per consignment.
Our liability in respect of any other loss whatsoever (including delay) shall not exceed the amount of the carriage charges in respect of the consignment or the amount of the claimant’s proved loss, whichever
is the lesser, unless:
at the time of entering into the Contract with us, you declare a special interest in delivery in the event of physical loss, mis-delivery or damage or of an agreed time limit being exceeded and agree to pay a
surcharge calculated on the amount of that interest, and
at least 7 days prior to the commencement of transit you have delivered to us confirmation in writing of the special interest, agreed time limit and amount of the interest.
Liability for goods destined to or received from a place outside the UK
We do not accept liability for the loss or damage of goods confiscated, seized, removed or damaged by Customs Authorities or other Government Agencies unless we have been negligent or in breach of contract.
If the carrying vessel/conveyance, should for reasons beyond the carriers control, fail to deliver the goods, or route them to a place other than the original destination, you have limited recourse against the
carrier, and may be liable for General Average contribution (e.g. the costs incurred to preserve the vessel/conveyance and cargo) and salvage charges, or the additional cost of onward transmission to the place, port
or airport of destination. These are insurable risks and it is your responsibility to arrange adequate marine/transit insurance cover.
8. Exclusions Of Liability – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the following goods:
Any goods as listed/detailed on the Restricted Items List
which are submitted by you, without our knowledge. (Certain carriers we
operate with will have their own item restrictions. Links to these carrier specific restrictions will be provided during the booking process and all customers will be required to acknowledge that these have been read
Glass, china, porcelain, pots, vases, ceramics, objects constructed of precious metals and/or stones, loose precious stones (including industrial diamonds), legal drugs and pharmaceutical products; medical samples
(includes bodily fluids and tissue samples), human remains or ashes, un-wrapped furniture, freestanding furniture, un-packaged and/or damaged goods
Liquids, gases, pyrotechnics, or corrosive, toxic, flammable, oxidising or radioactive materials.
LCD screens, Plasma screens, CRT screens, LED screens, micro processors, and electronic components
Guns (including but not limited to toy guns or replica guns, weapons, toy weapons or replica weapons), arms and ammunitions or explosives.
Bonds, Bullion, Coins, Deeds, Manuscripts, Money, Pre-paid phone cards, Stamps of all kinds, Vouchers or other electronically held data records.
Plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.
Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.
Furs, Precious Metals and Stones that exceed £100 in value and Jewellery ( inc Watches ) with a value of over £250.
Any livestock, animals, insects, larvae, pupae, birds or fish.
Other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the goods if caused by any of the following circumstances:
By war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, terrorism, rebellion and/or military coup, Act of God, industrial action or other such events outside our reasonable
Loss or damage arising from ionizing radiations or radioactive contamination.
Loss or Damage arising from Chemical, Biological, Bio chemical, Electromagnetic Weapons and Cyber Attack.
Indirect or consequential loss (which includes but is not limited to loss of profits, losses incurred by any third party, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill and reputation, loss of opportunity and loss of work) of any
kind or description.
By normal wear and tear, natural or gradual deterioration, leakage or evaporation from perishable or unstable goods.
By vermin, moth, insects and similar infestation, damp, mould, mildew or rust.
By change to atmospheric or climatic conditions.
For electrical or mechanical derangement to any appliance, instrument, clock, computer or other equipment unless there is evidence of related external damage.
For any goods which have a pre-existing defect or are inherently defective.
Insufficiency or unsuitability or packing or preparation of the goods to withstand the ordinary incidents of transit.
The Company shall not be liable to compensate the Customer for any damage incurred to the packaging of the Customers Goods. The Company shall only compensate the Customer for loss or damage to the Goods themselves in
accordance with these terms and conditions.
Limitation of our liability
No employee of ours shall be separately liable to you for any loss, damage, mis-delivery, errors or omissions under the terms of this agreement.
Our liability will cease upon completion of delivery and if you, your agent or recipient of the goods collects the goods you or they must notify us of any loss or damage at the time the goods are handed to
you, your agent or the recipient and in no event beyond 5 calendar days of the goods being handed to you, your agent or the recipient.
To the extent permitted by law our liability arising out of any one incident whether or not there has been any declaration of value of the goods, for breach of warranty implied into these terms and conditions
by the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 or howsoever arising, is limited to any of the following as determined by the ourselves:
(a) the supplying of the service again or
(b) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again
In respect of any clause herein which excludes or in any way limits our liability in respect of this carriage of goods, we in addition to acting for ourselves, are acting as agent and trustee for each of its
servants and also any other person or company with whom we may arrange for the cartage of the goods and the servants of such person or company so that its servants and such person or company and his or its
servants are parties to this contract so far as the said clause or clauses containing exclusions or limitations of liability are concerned and if and in so far as may be necessary to give effect to this
clause we shall hold the benefit of these conditions for our servants and for any such person or company and his or its servants.
9. Additional Charges
In circumstances where the addressee of the goods elects to be in attendance to receive the goods and is not in attendance at the address given during normal business hours when delivery is attempted an
additional charge may be made at ruling rates for each delivery until delivery is accomplished. If the addressee elects not to be in attendance when the goods are delivered then the goods may be left without
receipt at the nominated address.
Every special instruction to the effect that charges shall be paid by any person other than you shall be deemed to include a stipulation that if such other person does not pay the said charges within 7 days
of the date set for payment, within 7 days of the delivery or intended delivery of the goods, you shall pay the said charges.
Additional charges may be applied should the courier concerned record the weight and or dimensions of the parcel(s) greater than those declared at the time of booking. Additional charges may also be applied should the nominal/volumetric weight of the parcel(s) exceed the maximum allowed for the service selected.
10. Making A Claim – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
All claims relating to alleged damage during transit must be made within (5) working days from the date of delivery. We must then receive full details of the actual claim within (10) working days from the
date of delivery.
All claims relating to a non delivery and therefore a total loss during transit must be made within (10) working days from the expected date of delivery. We must then receive full details of
the actual claim within (15) working days from the expected date of delivery.
The time limit for notifying us of your claim may be extended upon receipt of your written request if you can prove to us that you or the person receiving the goods did not have a reasonable opportunity to
inspect the goods within the time periods stated. Consent to such a request will not be unreasonably withheld.
The notice of your claim along with the claim itself must be in writing and submitted using the 'Help' section listed on the web site. Contact US
As part of our claims procedure, our claims team will contact the delivery recipient to verify the claim. In the event that the delivery recipient fails to respond within 28 days of the date of the message
sent by our claims team, we may reject the claim at its sole discretion.
We reserve the right to retain any item that is the subject matter of a claim for damage for further inspection. Should we award compensation under this agreement for the damage, we may retain ownership of
this item for consideration of the claim transaction.
We may dismiss any claim which does not adhere to the above criteria.
We shall be discharged of all liability unless suit is brought in the proper forum and written notice thereof received by ourselves within nine months after delivery of goods or the date when the goods should
have been delivered. In the event that the said time period shall be found contrary to any Convention or law compulsorily applicable the period prescribed by such convention or law shall then apply but in
that circumstance only.
In the event that, whether pursuant to any liability imposed on us or otherwise, we make any payments to you in respect of loss or damage to or delay in delivery of goods (including consequential loss), you
hereby assign us all rights which you may have under any policy of insurance to recover such loss and you hereby irrevocably appoint us as your Attorney with full power in your name to claim, demand, sue for,
recover any such amount and you shall execute all such documents and provide all such information as may be necessary to enable us to obtain full benefit of this clause.
11. No Variation
We shall not be bound by any agreement purporting to vary these conditions unless such agreement shall be in writing and signed by us our on our behalf by an officer of ours.
12. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any matters arising out of this Agreement.