Chronopost is a premium parcel courier service and is part of the very well known La Poste brand, available to book for a discounted price with Parcel Monkey. Chronopost delivers millions of parcels every day, and by booking online via our marketplace you can enjoy their services at a lower rate, without the need to provide them with large volumes of parcels.
Cheap shipping for customers sending domestic packages in France
Chronopost offers low-cost shipping for domestic packages being shipped within France. You can choose to Drop Off your package at a time that is convenient for you at any La Poste Office or Chornopost Pickup shop. Booking a drop off service can often be cheaper than a courier coming to Pickup a package too. Chronopost 13 is also delivered before 1 pm on weekdays to the recipient's address.
We also offer a Relay service for those with a package to ship in France, where the package is delivered to a Chronopost Pickup shop or Post Office and the recipient can go and collect their items once delivered which means less missed deliveries. Alongside this, there is a Saturday delivery service as the majority of people are at home on the weekend to accept delivery of the package.
Cheap international shipping from France
Chronopost is used by customers in France who want to be able to send boxes overseas to destinations around the world. eCommerce has increased the number of parcels being shipped, so small businesses, eBay sellers and individuals who are looking for better value for money all choose Chronopost to handle their international shipping.
We offer their collected services, as well as the Drop Off options, so you can drop off at your own convenience or have your package picked up from home or work.
Chronopost International provides some of the best shipping rates for shipping from France to popular locations like;
Chronopost tracking will also be available for you to follow the package to delivery via your Parcel Monkey shipment number. Why not share this tracking with the recipient so they can follow the goods to delivery too?
For Chronopost International services, we offer courier pickup options ideal for those with a heavy package or who are unable to head to the Post Office. Drop Off options are also available, so you can drop off the package at your own convenience.
Transit times with Chronopost
Chronopost generally takes 1-2 days to deliver parcels in Europe, using Chronopost Express rates or you can Chronopost Classic which is far cheaper to book and still takes a reasonable 2-5 working days.
If you are sending out of Europe 3-7 days is the expected transit time, and will depend on delivery infrastructure in the country you are sending to. Popular locations delivered to in this time frame include the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Do Chronopost collect from my address?
For international packages, yes. You can book a courier pickup for international packages - please ensure you have attached the customs documents correctly in a documents wallet, clear plastic wallet or envelope or envelope marked 'Customs Documents'.
You can have your box collected from your home or work address to save you the hassle of carrying heavy boxes to the Chronopost Pickup point or queuing at the Post Office. Many online sellers or eCommerce businesses use this option as it saves them the trip out of the office, where their time could be spent on more productive tasks.
At the time of writing, domestic packages are not picked up by Chronopost. Domestic packages will need to be dropped off at a local Post Office or Chronopost Pickup shop.
Where can I drop off my parcel with Chronopost International?
Chronopost customers can drop into any La Poste offices or Chronopost Pickup stores across France, where the courier will collect the goods ready for them to be sent elsewhere.
If you are sending a parcel from Paris or Marseille or looking for the local drop off point in Lyon or Toulouse you can find a local drop off point easily using our shipping calculator.
When you drop off a Chronopost parcel, you will get a receipt and can access the Chronopost tracking right away so you can watch your parcel leave France and get delivered abroad.
What can I send with Chronopost?
Chronopost international is used by businesses and individuals to send all kinds of items. Established in 1985 by La Poste, they have helped shippers in France with the ever-growing increase in express package delivery.
Vinyl records, eBay purchases, clothing and more are sent via this service overseas. As long as you can get a price from our shipping calculator for the dimensions of your package, and your item is not prohibited, you will able to book a courier with Chronopost.
Large parcel delivery from France
Sending large items from France is simple if you book using our shipping calculator as we will only show the couriers who can handle your items on the list of results we provide. Chronopost will handle items weighing up to 30kg, and you can make large savings on big and bulky boxes by using our discounted rates. When it comes to shipping heavy packages, our Chronopost rates are great value for money.
Prepare your shipment
Whether you are using Chronopost or any courier service, you will always need to package your items correctly. The shipping labels will appear on your Parcel Monkey shortly after you place the order. They have some useful further instructions on them, so take the time to have a read of this information once you have printed them off.
Make sure there are no prohibited items in the box such as liquids or batteries.
Make sure the box you use is strong and that the goods inside cannot move about.
Display the shipping labels so that they can be scanned by the courier.
Our packaging advice will help you prepare your package for being transported to the recipient. You should also make sure you are correctly labeling the box with the shipping labels and that Customs Documents are prepared and attached securely to the outside of the box.