Standard Overnight Service

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Absolutely's Standard Overnight Service is perfect for items that are not ultra time-sensitive and where next-day delivery still meets your requirements. We’re a leading member of the APC Overnight network which provides the UK’s largest overnight delivery network and can deliver your packages next-day nationwide across the UK. As part of this service, we offer a timed and trackable next-day delivery.

You need it, we deliver it

Nationwide delivery needs a robust and secure nationwide delivery infrastructure, which in our case is provided by the APC overnight network. We have been part of the APC Overnight Network for many years and have connected our processes and systems to ensure delivery integrity. With over 100 depots and a highly effective hub and trunking system, the APC delivery network provides a high degree of flexibility and volume capacity. As with all of our services, you can track your order from pick up to delivery using our online booking and tracking system.

We specialise in timed deliveries, which are ideal for fresh produce and perishable goods as well as travel documents and medical supplies. We make sure your items arrive as planned.

While we have to exclude liquids from our standard overnight service to guarantee the safety of all consignments, please check out our Liquid Overnight Service if you have a requirement to transport liquids.

According to your needs and budget, you can choose from the following range of timed delivery options:

  • Weekday before 9am
  • Weekday before 10am
  • Weekday before 12pm
  • Weekday before 4pm
  • Saturday before 9am, 10am or 12pm

UK Collection

We also offer UK collect services, where we collect an item from elsewhere to return to you, and UK third-party collections, to and from addresses away from your offices. We can arrange secure delivery services and additional liability cover for high-value goods.

99%

number of overnight deliveries successfully delivered on time last week

10,000

number of packages delivered via the APC Overnight Network last week

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FAQs

The common questions people ask us, plus answers to a few you hadn’t thought of yet.

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Overnight deliveries (people call them next day deliveries too) are designed for items that are not as time sensitive and/or are travelling too far or would be too expensive to send on a sameday delivery service.

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We are a leading member of the APC Overnight Network which is the UK's largest independent delivery network, with more than 115 depots nationwide.

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The APC network is unique in its approach and is not just set up to take standard parcels like many other overnight couriers. Our operation is more robust and has the ability to carry items such as wine and spirits, perishables and glass (to name just a few), all with a more flexible timed delivery offering.

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Absolutely. All overnight deliveries offer a full audit trail to our customers. You can track your delivery using our online system, and will receive proof of delivery email or text alerts.

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If we arrive and no one’s in, we will leave a ‘sorry we missed you’ card with details so you can rearrange delivery. When you book, you can also advise us if you’d like us to leave your item in a safe place if no one is around to receive it. Should you supply these details we will leave your item in the requested ‘safe place’ and take a photo for you to see online.

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Yes. All our depots use route optimisation technology to offer customers more convenience by texting or emailing the predicted time window for delivery to the recipient.

In safe hands

Our online system allows you to track your order at every stage. All our drivers carry pocket GPS devices to provide real time tracking and show when parcels have been signed for. This gives you immediate proof of delivery and more importantly, peace of mind.

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We’re open 24/7. We’ll have your parcel booked in just a few minutes using our online booking system. If you’re not sure what you need, or would just rather chat to a real person, use the LiveChat option or give us a ring for some advice.

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