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An archipelago of more than 17,500 islands in South East Asia, the Republic of Indonesia has been an important travelling and trading destination since at least the seventh century.
Historically, with an economy founded on the spice trade, Indonesia now enjoys a thriving international economy based on manufacturing, and in the global financial services centre which is the modern city of Singapore, with which Indonesia shares a land border. Other states sharing a land border with Indonesia are Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste.
Trade over land pales into insignificance, however, when compared with Indonesia’s importance as a maritime trading partner. Holding a key strategic position astride the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia has become the South Asian hub for many container shipping operations and also a major pivot in the international air transport system.
All of this has contributed to Indonesia having the largest economy in the region, achieving G20 status. In recent years, the country has been subject to acute economic difficulties born out of both political and economic naivety, as well as having been a significant victim in both the Asian financial crisis of the early 1990s and latterly the global financial crisis.
Whilst only the 15th largest country in the world in terms of landmass, Indonesia is the 4th largest in terms of population, with recent studies quoting a figure in excess of 230,000,000 inhabitants. The lives of the Indonesian people can differ hugely in terms of social and economic status, however. In the major cities, many families live a largely westernised, secular, existence with a relatively high income. However, many, if not most, families in rural areas still exist in what many would consider a subsistence-based lifestyle, working the fields in basic agriculture and without any real opportunities of economic status.
Indonesia is an attractive export destination for UK businesses, with an economy active in many of the areas promoted heavily by UKTI, including power generation, oil and gas, and mining. The burgeoning service sector in the region, though, also makes it an attractive destination for creative and media, toiletries and tableware, and giftware companies.
Finding a cheap courier to Indonesia from UK can seem a daunting prospect. As an officially Muslim country, Indonesia has what, to Western eyes, can sometimes seem strict and stringent customs and border systems which place heavy restrictions on imports. Our selection of dedicated, expert, and reliable Indonesia parcel delivery courier companies can, however, help you navigate the Indonesian bureaucracy and help your parcel delivery to Indonesia go as smoothly as possible.
Here at Parcel Delivery, not only do we aim to provide you with a reliable and professional delivery service, we also pride ourselves in being able to offer cheap courier services to Indonesia with the best rates on the market. We understand how difficult arranging a cheap courier to Indonesia can be, particularly if you haven’t had to do it before. Whether you’re a business or an individual looking to send a parcel to Indonesia to a family or friend, at Parcel Delivery we aim to make the entire process as streamlined as possible.
As a major global trading hub, transport links to Indonesia are second to none, helping to further improve cheap shipping to Indonesia operations. There are regular air cargo flights both to the country itself and to neighbouring hot spots such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
For larger or more heavyweight Indonesia parcel delivery, seaborne shipping is a real possibility with several major container ports in the region enabling convenient, reliable and low-cost options.
Once your parcel arrives in Indonesia, parcel delivery to major cities, towns and industrial centres will be along the same lines as in the UK. Albeit with aeroplanes or boats used to support significant parts of the country’s road infrastructure and to transport deliveries between islands.
However, if your parcel is travelling to a remote location, it is important to be aware that delivery can be significantly delayed due to local road conditions, or even the lack of any roads at all. This is especially the case during the local rainy season, monsoons, and other periods of severe weather including cyclones. Indonesia is also in an area of high geological activity, suffering frequent earthquakes and – thankfully somewhat less frequent – volcanic eruptions. As a result of this, it is important to plan your cheap delivery to Indonesia in advance. This will ensure that your package will arrive at its destination when its supposed to. It is also imperative to keep in mind the different seasons when arranging to send a parcel to Indonesia.
cheap courier services to Indonesia can start from as little as £12 for a small parcel, with prices increasing depending on the size and weight of your shipment.
If you need the extra peace of mind for your parcel delivery UK to Indonesia which comes from a fully tracked service, or you require delivery confirmation by way of a signature from the recipient, these services are available from most delivery companies for an extra charge. You should be aware, however, that tracking and delivery confirmation may not be possible in more rural areas of the country.
For larger deliveries of commercial stock or large industrial components, for example, palletised shipping either by air or sea is a real option when sending to Indonesia. Several air cargo flights arrive in the country from Europe daily, and there are regular seaborne container shipments. Both of these are options which your specialist delivery company will be happy to discuss with you if they apply to your particular circumstances.
At Parcel Delivery, no matter the shape or size of your parcel, we can ensure that you are getting cheap shipping to Indonesia with the best deals possible. We can provide you with a huge selection of deals from the UK’s top couriers, no matter where the parcel is headed. We know how stressful Indonesia parcel delivery can be, so let us do all of the hardwork for you. Cheap delivery to Indonesia from UK has never been easier, so use our online comparison tool to get the best delivery prices for sending a parcel to Indonesia today!
As with any overseas delivery, arranging a cheap courier to Indonesia can be a tricky proposition, and there are several important factors which you should bear in mind.
Making sure that your parcel arrives at the right destination depends on it having the correct address clearly marked upon it. Addressing in Indonesia follows a format similar to that of the UK; however, there are a few differences. A helpful guide is available from the Universal Postal Union to assist you in ensuring that your address details are accurate, though it is still well worth checking the details with your intended recipient before you send your parcel.
You should also clearly include your name and address as the sender of the parcel, as well as contact telephone numbers both in the UK and Indonesia in case of any difficulties with delivery.
Customs and border regulations in Indonesia are strict by western standards, and your parcel is very likely to be inspected, and possibly opened by officials, when it arrives in the country. As well as the usual general restrictions on what can and cannot be sent through the international delivery networks, Indonesia has a few particular restrictions including on photographs, printed media, and lithium batteries. If you are at all unsure about whether it is permitted to send a particular item to Indonesia, you should consult with your chosen delivery company. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs can also provide advice on relevant restrictions.
Don’t forget, as well, that your cheap parcel delivery to Indonesia will need to clearly display the correct paperwork for its journey to the country. This will include either a CN22 or CN23 customs declaration which must be correctly and fully completed, and displayed on the outside of your package, listing every item contained within your parcel as well as its value. For certain items, you may also need to obtain import/export licences and or pay tax or duty to the Indonesian authorities. Your delivery company will be able to advise and assist you in these areas when you arrange parcel delivery UK to Indonesia.
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