Whether you believe these stories or not – these shipping requests will astound you!

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Whether you believe these stories or not – these shipping requests will astound you!

Believe it or not couriers are often requested to ship unshippable things.  In this article we explore some of these requests which, as you will see often range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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Shipping live animals

It is not uncommon for a courier company to be asked whether or not it is possible to ship live pets via courier.  These requests deal with animals ranging from lizards and dogs to live fish inside an aquarium, which is also filled with water.   Courier partners usually transport items in trucks willed with packages and usually with no ventilation.  Besides which, items can only be shipped inside cardboard boxes, pallets or suitcases.  Hence, shipping pets or other live animals is simply not an option.  What’s more, why would anyone want to ship a pet in the first instance?

Sending several packages and counting them as one parcel

Strange but true, many people ask if they can send for example five different packages but still consider them as shipping only one.  It is understandable if customers are trying to save money when shipping their belongings abroad.  However, if someone is sending five packages, one has to pay for the service for each individual package.  In the same vein, one cannot go to a supermarket, buy ten loaves of bread and only pay for one right?

Shipping ‘flour from Colombia’

Believe it or not, requests such as this have been known to be made.  No further explanation needed.

Shpping of human cremation ashes or other human remains

This one is completely over the top but requests of this nature do take place.

Shipping live people

Worse than wanting to send dead people via courier is to try shipping those who are still alive.  Believe it or not couriers also receive this type of request.  This we can conclude, any request is possible!

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