How to find a good international parcel delivery service
Unless you use them on a regular basis, sending a parcel abroad with a courier can seem like a daunting prospect at first. Even before you get too far into the details of preparing customs paperwork and insurance, the relatively simple seeming task of actually choosing your courier can present a challenge.
As more and more of us turn to couriers to send packages overseas though, the couriers themselves are evolving their services to make life that little bit easier.
One of the first thing you ought to notice when visiting any courier’s website is a simple tool that allows you to enter a few basic details about your package in order to get a quote for delivery. When using this type of tool it is important that you have the necessary details and that they are accurate. If, for example, you are unsure about how much your package weighs guessing is likely to lead to problems further down the line. If you underestimate your parcel’s weight then the quote you’re given won’t be accurate and the courier may have to ask you for additional payment before the delivery can be completed.
If you are arranging an international parcel delivery outside of the EU then your package is likely to need detailed customs paperwork in order to reach its destination. Again, many online couriers will now provide you with a simple tool that allows you to fill out the necessary information quickly and without fuss. Even so, sometimes you might find yourself unsure about a particular detail; when this happens you should be able to find the assistance you need quickly via the couriers FAQs and support pages or (failing that) by simply calling them up to ask.
Couriers are beginning to improve the process of sending parcels broad by identifying and resolving problems in transit itself. In the past you might have been expected to spot delays yourselfand, in all too many cases, resolve them yourself. A select number of couriers now practice pro-active parcel management which simply means they do all of the worrying and hard work if a problem comes up.
Sending a parcel to Australia isn’t as simple as posting a letter across town – yet. However, with so many online couriers working to make the whole process simpler, you should find it much easier than ever before.