With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time for us all to begin thinking about what to buy for those long-distance relatives and overseas friends this festive season. However, the preparation goes far beyond just buying – you also need to prepare those gifts for shipment. Make sure your goods arrive on time and in one piece with these top tips:
To ensure that your parcel arrives on time, it is important to make sure that it is packaged properly, whether it’s a simple sweatshirt or a set of crystal prosecco glasses. Taking an extra few minutes to wrap your present in bubble wrap, pad out the box with tissue paper and fastening the box with parcel tape can quite literally make or break your delivery. Not only will this ensure that your goods are not broken during transit, but you can rest assured that it will arrive on time, safe and sound, helping avoid disappointment. If you’re on a budget, you can even use crumpled newspaper for additional protection between your gifts and the walls of the corrugated cardboard box.
Ship Your Parcel Before The December Rush
If Christmas isn’t already lingering in the back of your mind, it should be! By continuing to delay your shipment, you are risking it getting caught up in the rush and taking longer to arrive. As a result, now is a good time to get all of your goods packaged up ready for shipping before the Christmas rush truly hits. After all, with so many parcels being sent across the globe in the coming months, it’s easy for items to get damaged, or in some cases, lost. To ensure the recipient doesn’t open your parcel earlier, a simple label with ‘Not to be open until 25th December!’ can work wonders – providing they’re patient!
Don’t Send Prohibited Items
When it comes to sending a gift to your loved ones, it’s easy to forget the items you are not allowed to send via the post. By sending a prohibited item in the post, you risk your parcel being refused or in extreme cases, destroyed. To find out what items you can and can’t send via your chosen courier, we suggest taking a closer look at their website. Here, you will find a complete list of what you can and can’t send, whether it’s across the country or to the other side of the globe.
Secure All Parcel Labels
Once you have packaged up your parcel, it’s important to ensure that all labels have been secured correctly. This can be done with parcel tape, which is much stronger than regular tape found in your local supermarket. Depending on how valuable your shipment is, it’s a good idea to put a spare delivery label inside the box so that should the label be damaged, it could still arrive at the correct destination.
Ensuring your goods arrive on time is paramount, regardless of the time of year you are sending a parcel from A to B. By following these top tips, you can rest assured that your parcel will arrive at the desired destination safely. Take a closer look at our international parcel shipping service, today!