The festive season will soon be upon us. If you are planning to send parcels to loved ones or clients, a little preparation and planning go a long way. Here are some of our best tips to ensure your packages make it to their destination safely and on time.
Ship early to avoid delays over the holidays. Couriers experience high volumes during Christmas, so give your packages lots of time to reach their destination.
Know the Shipping Deadlines
Stay informed about the shipping deadlines provided by your chosen carrier. Meeting these cutoffs is crucial for delivery in time for Christmas.
Ensure Customs Compliance
If you are sending internationally, complete customs declarations accurately. Ensure you provide all necessary information to prevent any delays at customs and be aware of what items are restricted for the country you are sending to.
Research Courier Options
If you’ve left it a little late, look into quicker courier options. There are a few places that offer a same day courier Liverpool service including allaboutfreight.co.uk/same-day-courier/liverpool.
For expensive items, consider purchasing shipping insurance for that extra peace of mind. It will provide coverage in case of loss or damage during transit. Many couriers offer a basic level of protection that you can add to for a small fee for valuable items.
Clear and Visible Labels
Make sure your package is clearly labelled with the recipient’s address and your return address. Include contact numbers for both parties in the event of any issues or delays.
Use sturdy boxes and proper packaging materials to protect the contents. Consider double-boxing fragile items and use plenty of bubble wrap. Proper packaging not only protects your items but prevents mishandling during the sorting and transportation stages of the shipping journey.