Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items cannot be carried through a parcel network

Please find below a list of items that are prohibited from inclusion in our standard parcel delivery services.  These items are outwith the Terms of Carriage of the parcel carriers.  If you send any item in this list you will have no guarantee of delivery or service, no cover against loss/damage and no liability cover.  Furthermore, sending these items may result in surcharges and delays. Sending these items renders your entire consignment uninsurable.

If you would like to talk to one of our customer service team to clarify whether your items would be classed as “prohibited”, please call us on 01292 310 410 – we’re happy to help.

Description Added
Adhesives 20/09/2010
Aerosols 20/09/2010
Air Bag 20/09/2010
Air Rifle 20/09/2010
Alcoholic beverages 20/09/2010
Ammunition 20/09/2010
Animals (alive or dead) 20/09/2010
Animal skins 20/09/2010
Articles of exception value (eg. Antiques, precious stones, gold and silver) 20/09/2010
Batteries containing fluid, gel or acid 20/09/2010
Biological samples 20/09/2010
Boiler 19/01/2012
Car batteries 20/09/2010
Cartridges Ink or Toner (by Air) 04/11/2010
Cash 20/09/2010
Cheques 20/09/2010
Christmas Crackers 20/09/2010
Counterfeit currency 20/09/2010
Currency 20/09/2010
Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials (following IATA regulations for air freight and ADR regulations for road) 20/09/2010
Dishwasher 20/09/2010
Drugs (including prescription) 20/09/2010
Dry ice 01/09/2011
Engines (unless new &/or drained of fluids) 01/09/2011
Filth, foul or disgusting material 20/09/2010
Firearms (of any kind – including replica guns, toy guns, water pistols whether functioning or not) 01/09/2011
Fire extinguisher 20/09/2010
Fireworks 01/09/2011
Fish (unless vacuum sealed) 20/09/2010
Flammable goods 20/09/2010
Flatpack furniture 13/06/2012
Fluid 20/09/2010
Fridges 01/09/2011
Freezers 01/09/2011
Furs 01/09/2011
Gas cylinders 01/09/2011
Guns (of any kind – including replica guns, toy guns, water pistols whether functioning or not) 20/09/2010
Hazardous goods 20/09/2010
Human remains 20/09/2010
Indecent, obscene or offensive articles 20/09/2010
Infectious substances 20/09/2010
Ink Cartridges (by Air) 04/11/2010
Insect larvae (pupae) 20/09/2010
Ivory and ivory products 20/09/2010
Knives 27/06/2012
Jewellery 20/09/2010
Life Jackets 20/09/2010
Liquids 20/09/2010
Living creatures 20/09/2010
Lottery tickets 20/09/2010
Magnets 20/09/2010
Meat (unless vacuum packed) 20/09/2010
Microwaves 20/09/2010
Money, negotiable items and pre-paid cards 20/09/2010
Oil (small quantities of cooking oil may be shipped but as an own risk item) 20/09/2010
Paint 20/09/2010
Passport 20/09/2010
Perishable Goods 20/09/2010
Plants/Seeds 20/09/2010
Plasma televisions 03/02/2012
Pornographic Materials 20/09/2010
Precious metals 20/09/2010
Pyrotechnics 20/09/2010
Replica weapons 20/09/2010
Plants 20/09/2010
Rifle 20/09/2010
Settee 20/09/2010
Sink 20/09/2010
Sofa 20/09/2010
Suitcases 01/09/2011
Televisions over 32 inches 03/02/2012
Tobacco and tobacco products 20/09/2010
Toilet 20/09/2010
Toner Cartridges (by Air) 04/11/2010
Tumble dryer 20/09/2010
Washing machine 01/09/2011
Weapons 20/09/2010
White Goods 01/09/2011
Wine 20/09/2010

Hazardous Items

Hazardous goods appear on the Prohibited Items List, therefore no hazardous parcels may be booked via the website. The booking of any hazardous substance made on the ParcelsPlease website is a direct contravention of the Terms and Conditions of Carriage.

As ParcelsPlease is part of CCL, a complete logistics supermarket, there are however alternative services available, so please call us if you have any requirements to send hazardous goods.

What is a Hazardous Parcel?

A Hazardous parcel will have a UN number.  For information about what the UN number means and identifies, please see here.  A list of hazardous symbols and their meanings can also be found on the Government’s Health & Safety website.

Contact us with your Requirements

If you are in any doubt about whether an item you are wishing to send via parcel is deemed as hazardous, please contact our customer service team on 01292 310 410 who will help you identify the class of your goods, and will inform you as to whether there is a suitable shipping option available to you.