‘Going large’ with forward2me


Although our customers know about our regular-sized parcel forwarding services, not all of them are aware that forward2me also offer shipping on large and irregular sized items. For individual customers, this usually means large items for the home, such as furniture or large electricals. However, our large parcel service also comes in useful for businesses who may wish to purchase items in bulk from the UK and have them shipped to their overseas business address ready to sell.

Here is a bit more information about how we can help customers with our large item shipping services…

Consumer purchases

Finding the perfect piece of furniture for the right price can take a lot of time and effort. Whether you’re looking for a new sofa, a coffee table, a wardrobe or another item, you can quickly and easily find yourself spending hours trawling the internet. Finding the perfect item but then realising it’s being sold on a UK website needn’t mean going back to the drawing board, however. forward2me regularly ship large furniture items purchased from UK retailers including M&S, John Lewis and Laura Ashley.  Items purchased for nurseries and children’s bedrooms are also very popular with our customers and we receive several shipments from Mothercare on a weekly basis. 

Office furniture and accessories is another popular category of item for our customers and we regularly have desks, chairs and office essentials such as printers, shredders and filing cabinets  coming into our warehouse for sending on to customers.

It seems that many of our customers are also car enthusiasts! We regularly receive requests to ship large car parts such as exhaust systems, body panels, axels and car seats to our customers in Europe and the rest of the world.  

For businesses

Although the majority of our parcel forwarding business comes from individual customers, we also have a sizable business client base. Businesses that sell products – either online or via a physical retail shop – must establish a good supply chain. By purchasing from the UK, many businesses we speak to find they can source a wider range of products, also having an added advantage of those products being exclusive/in limited supply in their country or geographical area.

Some of the many categories of items we receive into our distribution centre for forwarding include character clothing from Tesco, Clarks shoes and catering disposables.

By purchasing in bulk and having the items sent on from our UK distribution centre, businesses around the world can benefit from bulk buying power. As we have established relationships with several shipping companies and couriers, we are often able to negotiate preferential rates – which we can then pass on to our business customers.

For more information about large item shipping, click here. As large, bulky items usually fall outside of our standard pricing structure, you may wish to speak to us directly before placing your order so we can liaise with our trusted network of couriers and freight forwarders to get you the best price.  To speak to a member of our customer service team, click here