Shipments from individuals to individuals: which solution to choose?

Sending packages has become an essential part of our daily lives, whether it's sending gifts to friends and family, selling items online, or receiving purchases. Fortunately, there are many shipping services available to individuals that make it easy to send packages to any destination.

Which carrier for a particular parcel?

When sending a package, it is important to choose the service that best suits your needs in terms of delivery time and cost. Not all shipping services are available to individuals. Some shipping services are only available to professionals such as DPD.

parcel shipments for individuals

The most common shipping services for individuals include the post office, private carriers such as TNT and UPS, and shipping services like our carrier comparison service. Each of these services has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to compare them before making your choice. Individuals are more likely to choose economical, standard offers or express services for urgent shipments.


Through Upela, as a private individual, you can benefit from the transport offers of :

Where to find a transporter for private individuals?

If you want to send a parcel to a private individual as a pro or from private individual to private individual, it is possible. All you have to do is check the “Residential" box when you fill in our comparator. This way, you will have direct access to all the transport offers that private individuals can benefit from.

In summary, there are many shipping services available for individuals to send packages. It is important to consider factors such as delivery time, cost, and tracking and refund options before choosing a service. By doing a good comparison, you can choose the service that best suits your needs to send your packages safely and with peace of mind.

How to send a large package at a lower cost?

Whether you are a private individual or a professional, the first thing you need to know before shipping a large package is that your shipment must be portable by the carrier

For example: you have a 30 kg parcel to send and you live or work in a building that is on the 6th floor without an elevator. You must know that the courier who will come to collect your parcel is not obliged to go up to your floor to collect your parcel, it must be easily accessible and therefore deposited at the foot of the courier's truck

With most of our partner carriers, it is possible to send large parcels in France or abroad at the best price: see our article dedicated to large parcel shipments to discover our offers and your possibilities.

Do you need assistance with a shipment as a private individual? Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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