Top 12 tips for sending parcels abroad – part 4

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Top 12 tips for sending parcels abroad – part 4

When sending a parcel abroad, there is always a great deal to consider in order for the process to run as smoothly as possible.

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Whether you are a small business owner shipping products overseas, or simply sending a gift to a relative in another country there are guidelines to be researched, forms to complete and restrictions to get your head around and unless you are the one receiving the gift, nothing connected to international parcel delivery can be seen as fun.

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In this series of articles, to help make things easier and more pleasant, here are the top 12 tips for sending parcels abroad safely and efficiently.   Should you have any further questions or queries don’t hesitate to call us!

  1. Beware of holidays

Since couriers are regular people, they need some time off work too and certain ones generally do not provide parcel collections or deliveries on public holidays.  Before booking your courier abroad, make sure that there are no public holidays in your chosen country of delivery, as this can cause delays.  This is most common around Christmas time, when many people are sending presents and hampers to loved ones abroad.  During such times, certain couriers will have specific cut-off dates to ensure that your parcel will arrive in good time. These dates are usually available on the individual courier’s website.

  1. Know your food and drink rules

There are many rules and regulations when sending food and drink abroad and again, these vary from country to country.  As a general rule of thumb, perishable items and things that may spoil or go out of date whilst in transit, for example bread or meat, cannot be sent.  Store-bought food, such as canned items can be sent in certain circumstances.  But they must be in the original packaging with all ingredient information available.  Again, as a general rule, liquids cannot be sent abroad.

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  1. Don’t pay more than you should

Finally, and most importantly, don’t spend a fortune when sending a parcel abroad.  Using a courier comparison service or simply Googling your options is the best way to save money on international deliveries, for individuals and businesses alike.

 

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