Delivering a parcel to an international location can be stressful. With prices varying depending on the size, weight and shape of your parcel, it can be a challenge to find the right price to suit your budget. However, below we have some of our top tips to save you money and make your parcel delivery much less stressful.
When sending a parcel internationally there are a number of options for you to consider, however, the most important of which is packaging. You need to ensure that the packaging you are using for your items is secure enough to withstand the trip whilst protecting the items that are inside. A top tip to combat this is wrapping each of the items inside individually with its own bubble wrap or protective layer. This will then help to protect the items during transit as well as bulk out the box.
In addition to wrapping each item individually, it may also be beneficial to add inner packaging into the box such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts as this will ensure that the box is sturdy and the items inside are protected from any movement that may occur once shipped.
Plan in Advance
Planning in advance is something that is extremely important to consider when looking to ship a parcel this is due to the time it could take for your parcel to reach its final destination. By planning in advance, you can ensure that you have all the correct documentation as well as ensuring that the prices you are paying for shipping are all completely correct based off of the information that you input when making the order.
It is particularly important to plan in advance when looking to ship during the holiday season as this is a busy time for couriers due to the vast quantity of items that are being sent at one time. This, therefore, means that you may experience delays with both delivery and at customs which could lead to your parcel being late.
Make Addresses Clear
Another important aspect of sending a parcel is the addressing information that is on the box. It is vital to ensure that this is as clear as possible on the top of the box as this could lead to your parcel becoming lost and not making it to its final destination. In order to protect this from any weather conditions that you may face it may be beneficial to place the address information in a plastic wallet that is placed on the box. This will then protect it from fading in the sun as well as any water damage that may be experienced during the course of delivery.
It is also vital to ensure that this is clear and large enough to read as this will help the delivery to go as smoothly as possible.
It is also important to ensure that you have all the relevant documentation. This is so that your parcel can make it through customs as seamlessly as possible. If your parcel is not able to make it through customs due to the items not being listed correctly, this could lead to termination of delivery and your item being confiscated. This could also cost you significantly more due to you paying for a delivery charge that was never carried out.
Wherever you are looking to send a parcel in 2019, it is important to ensure that you are prepared for anything that may occur during the process of your delivery.