Mailroom Packet and Parcel Services (PPS)
The University of York has introduced a Packet and Parcel Service which is open to both staff and students. This service will give staff and students the opportunity to post their personal items (up to 30kg) to anywhere in the UK and overseas at very good discounted prices, via the University Mailroom. For further information please contact the Mailroom on 322049 or email email@example.com.
This service will be available Mondays to Fridays from 10:30am to 1:30pm (excluding public holidays) during terms and vacations.
The Mailroom is situated in the far corner of Car Park South attached to the Joiners Workshops.
By Car - come off Heslington Lane into Newton Way and take the 2nd right turn into Car Park South - the Post Room is situated in the far right hand corner - look for the PPS banner on the side of the Mailroom building.
Walking from James College - Head towards Car Park South, past the Department of Electronics building on your left. Keep on the footpath with Car Park South on your left. In the far right hand corner you will see the Mailroom - look for the PPS banner on the side of the Mailroom building.
There are 3 ways of paying for this service:
- Cash - sterling.
- Cheque - this must be accompanied with a bankers card and student ID (where relevant).
- Credit card, with ID. Please note there will be a 1.71% charge for this service.
A receipt will be given with payment.
Posting Your Item
All items to be posted must be brought to the Mailroom in person - currently, no transport, boxes or packing materials are provided for this service - the Mailroom is hoping to provide this soon. If you are posting a large packet or parcel overseas, then a Customs Declaration form (CP72) will need to be completed and brought to the Mailroom along with your item. These can be either collected from each College reception or from the Mailroom on arrival.
How much will it cost?
Please click here to find the cost of your item for overseas mail only (requires MS Excel), the blue column is for the Global Priority service (available to most countries) and the yellow column is for Euro Priority (only available to European countries). There is also a column showing the price you will pay if you took your item to any Post Office counter, and the discounted price which you would pay using this service via the Mailroom.
International Parcel Delivery Zones
The cost of sending an international parcel depends on what zone your destination country is in. There are 9 international zones. Products and prices vary between zones.
|Zone Number||Global Region|
|5||Republic of Ireland|
|6||Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg|
|7||France, Germany & Denmark|
|8||Italy, Spain, Portugal & Greece|
|9||Rest of Europe|
|10||USA & Canada|
|11||Far East & Australasia|
|12||Rest of the World|
When checking for a price of your item you will need to know the weight of the item to be posted, then go to the appropriate zone and check against that weight, to find the price.