Specialist services for Auction Delivery

If you’re looking for specialist auction delivery services, Mail Boxes Etc.’s expert service is just for you. Built on many years’ experience as shippers to the auction house, fine art and antiques markets, our service is tailored to the needs of auction houses and their customers.

With more and more auction items being purchased online via remote bidding, buyers want a safe, secure and professional auction courier service from a provider who will take care of everything. With Auction Logistics delivery service, anyone buying at auction can expect a seamless saleroom experience – whether they are bidding in person or online.

A seamless experience

Once your bid has been successful, just call or email us and we will arrange to collect your item from the auctioneer’s warehouse, photograph it (if fragile or valuable) so we have a record of its condition, carefully wrap it for safe transport back to our store, then securely pack it for transit and send it anywhere in the world.

Collecting from your local auction is what we do best. We have over 2,000 long-established relationships with auction houses and dealers across the UK and Ireland and, with over 150 stores, there is bound to be a specialist Mail Boxes Etc. pack and ship centre within easy reach of your chosen auction house.

Working with the best shippers in the business, including UPS, DHL, TNT, FedEx and Parcelforce Worldwide, we’re able to offer excellent value as well as the widest choice of providers under one roof.

We will be happy to advise you on the best carrier and class of service for your needs, and you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from working with an expert who can handle all the customs documentation and other paperwork, including any special certification for items like antique weapons, furs, or anything containing ivory. All consignments are fully trackable online via our website, and we offer SMS/email updates for up-to-the-minute information on delivery.

Extra care

Our stores have certified expertise in packing each consignment carefully to ensure safe transit, no matter how large, small or awkwardly shaped. And for extra reassurance, MBE CoverProtect provides protection against loss or damage in transit, and offers far more generous compensation than any individual carrier’s insurance. Developed over the years especially for the antiques and fine art market, MBE CoverProtect protects consignments such as high value electronics, glassware, ceramics and antiques, with no excess – many of which are not covered by other policies.

Estimating the cost of your shipment is easy with our quick-reference online pricing grid, which categorises lots by size and weight, and includes collection and packing.

When you ship with Mail Boxes Etc., you are just one click away from an estimate, and can book your shipment and pay securely online. And whether you are bidding by phone, online or in person, your precious purchases will be in the safest of hands.

What our customers say...

Package has now arrived. We were extremely impressed by the care with which the items were packed and the very reasonable cost.  A huge thank you.
Chris and Maggie Kember
Robert, off soon to give my presentation to Inkberrow Parish Council - backed up with some lovely leaflets (thanks to you!) Really appreciate you guys doing this so quickly. Best regards...
Phil C
I’ve just had the most phenomenal service from Maria and the team at your Crawford Street London branch. They went above and beyond to make my daughter’s 4th birthday hugely memorable! ...
Mark P
Very quick turnaround on this auction order and at a good price. I am very pleased and will always come back to you when required. Thanks Stephen for your very efficient service. 
Darran Gronow
I just received my package today and just wanted to say how delighted I am with your service. I was very anxious that he wouldn’t arrive safely - a stuffed seagull in a vintage glass case is not ...
MBE Cardiff customer