Caring customer service
Efficient, on-time delivery
Reasonably priced services
Disappointing experience (due to the carrier though)
I thought I'd give Pack & Send a go after seeing lots of good reviews (especially regarding the local franchisee). However, for convenience I just used the online service to deliver a package 25km from my home before father's day. Unfortunately for me Pack & Send used Fastway/Aramex as the carrier for this delivery. I hadn't had good experiences with Fastway in the past and you only need to check their reviews to see how consistently poor their service is. (This site alone has almost 8000 reviews averaging 1 star).
Booked the service on 30th Au...
Delivery time not achieved
Package picked up on time.
Chose express option.
Advised package would arrive the following day in the morning (Wednesday am).
It arrived the the afternoon of the day after (Thursday late pm).
Package arrived in good order.
Average at best
The staff member at the Marrickville Pack&Send was both rude when I dropped off the product and when I called.
-Dropping off my product it was made to be a massive hassle for them as I didn’t have the labels already on the boxes. I had specifically rang the head office and they said it was fine to drop the product and the Marrickville site would look after it.
- I was told don’t bother calling just wait for the product to arrive.
Positive was it was a reasonable price but what should have been a same day/next day delivery took 3 day.
Delivery got there
Large parcel got to the address ok, but it took a while. During the process tracking was not consistent, so it was hard to work out the parcel actual location.
Previously when I used Pack & Send they were fantastic, this time though they were disappointing. The parcel was just dropped at the recipients front door without the courier ringing the bell or knocking also the parcel arrived at the address a day later. It appeared, through the tracking, the parcel was just sitting somewhere overnight.
Price good, fast but
The only problem is quite lots of time parcel were not picked up on the day I booked. Well, it is troublesome coz I can’t always wait for that. If the driver can’t come should stop least message me or their route or arrangements should be better. 8 out of 10 times they didn’t come on the day I booked .
A day late
I wish I could say I was really happy but as
The courier driver showed up a day late to collect my parcel. I was frustrated by this as I waited all day on the day it was supposed to be picked up and then I couldn’t go out the following day until it was. Considering I paid almost $60 I wasn’t impressed. The item did get delivered a few days later so wasn’t next day which is what I paid for. I’m sure I was just the unlucky one.
Need better communication
Package was not picked up on original scheduled day and did not leave the house. Waited till early afternoon the next day for them to pick up before calling, no one came to pick it up so called and they said it needed to be rebooked in which I didn't understand as it was booked in for pick up the day prior. So instead I chose to drop it off at one of there shops and the next day I get a call from the driver to arrange pick up, where is the commutation.
However the Delivery at other end was successful just a few days later then expected.
Parcels were picked up on time arrived interstate quickly but that is where the good stuff finished. Despite being at home to receive the parcels and authority to leave given, there was no knock on the door and a card was left. What is worse is that the parcels were then taken to a post office almost an hour away instead of the local post office. It then took an additional week to get the parcels back to the local
Post office. Good prices, speedy interstate movement but poor service once arrived.
Not a great pick up
This time we can’t give the usual 5 stars, as our parcel was not picked up. In fact it was was not picked up twice - even after we rang and emailed to complain the first time.
Hopefully the service will be better next time.
May as well use AusPost
The parcel was not picked up on time. Despite being promised a same-day pick-up, it was picked up nearly two days late.
The staff on the phone were helpful and polite.
The online booking system was very easy and simple to use, with competitive rates. However, unlikely to use in the future.
Package was picked up late
Booking system in line was great, really easy and clear.
Disappointed the package was picked up two days later than scheduled and I had to follow up twice.
Good news the package arrived safe and sound.
Tracking showed picked up, then nothing for a week, not delivered when promised, After inquiring re:location of parcel it then was delivered. Pleased it arrived in good condition, but disappointed it required follow-up.
Good to deal with but poor choice of delivery partners.
Good to deal with.
BUT I was extremely disappointed that the on-line booking service defaulted to Couriers Please who are always worse than dreadful and the reason I went to P&S in the first place was so I didn't have to use CP. There is no indication of this is going to happen until the packing labels pops out of your printer which is annoying and too late as you've paid the fee and accepted the Futile Booking charge for cancellations (some would argue that sending anything by Couriers Please is futile - but that's a different story).
P&S s...hould be more up-front about who they are intending to use for your package. It makes a difference (this package was predictably many days overdue and impossible to track which was the fault of CP not P&S - hence 3 stars not the 1 star review Couriers Please deserve) but sadly until P&S can provide me some way to ensure my parcels aren't handled by Couriers Please (I would have paid extra for a more reputable courier but was never given the option) I will probably be forced to use someone else despite James at West Ryde providing great service, sympathetic to my concerns, and offering to help me with future deliveries directly - but not via the on-line booking system (which I really need to use for convenience). This seems like an easy fix - just give option A, B, C on the website and let the customer decide. Maybe this is a change to look forward to and I'd come back if that was to happen.
Good service but had issues
I have used pack and send for years when sending parcels to the UK with no issues but this year I waiting 4 days for my parcel to get picked up. It was booked for collection on Tuesday 3rd Dec and it wasn’t picked up until later that week. I contacted pack and send and they were great by emailing me back and apologising as their courier had not picked up my gift but I waited a few days and it finally got picked up.
It was a birthday present that was late due to this delay.
When spending $170 to send a 5kg parcel you like to have to confidence it will be picked up and delivered on time.
Questions & Answers
Would anyone be able to tell me what partner couriers Pack & Send use in South Africa to deliver parcels once they arrive there? Do they have their own staff/drivers, or do they use a local company? Thanks
Hi Anne, Thanks for your question. PACK & SEND is a freight reseller and uses a variety of carrier partners, depending on the destination and the service you have selected. Please DM us to advise your tracking number and how we can assist you further.
How much do you charge to send parcels to Nepal
Thanks for your enquiry. We'll need to refer you to a Service Centre for this information. For full details on shipping with PACK & SEND, please locate and contact the service centre closest to where you are sending from. https://www.packsend.com.au/service-centres/
Why does my tracking say shipment on hold ?
Hi Kaz. Please provide your tracking number so we can assist with your enquiry. Thank you
WGGA035224OL it's being sent to me from my uncle
Thank you Kaz. This is a consignment booked through Pack & Send Wagga Wagga. Please contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 02 6971 7299. They will be able to assist. Thank you.
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Pack & Send delivers both packed and unpacked goods, including fragile, oversized and highly valuable items.
Services include: local and point to point services - for deliveries sent and received in the same city or town, priority services - for delivery on the next business day, interstate and international courier services, and courier satchels available in a variety of sizes, which are delivered on the next business day.
Points of praise for Pack & Send:
- An exceptional level of care from the Pack & Send customer service team was highly appreciated by reviewers
- Fast deliveries were made, with goods arriving either on time or earlier than the required date
- Parcels were commonly reported to have arrived at their destination in good condition
- A number of first-time customers stated that as a result of their positive experience, they’d choose the Pack & Send courier service to make their deliveries in the future
- The online self-service booking system proved itself to be an easy and straightforward process
- Pack & Send provides a cost-effective service, which some reviewers pointed out is cheaper than using Australia Post
If you need goods delivered safely and efficiently, Pack & Send is a reliable, trustworthy option. This has earned it the 2021 Award Winner for Best Courier Service, with top points awarded for goods being delivered on time and in good condition.
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