Once again the warning signs of Christmas are beginning to appear, with adverts slowly but inevitably appearing on our screens, and shops starting to hang whacky decorations far too early. However, for those with a great deal of festive cheer within them, sending gifts to friends and loved ones is a far more pressing concern than Christmas celebrations starting as early as October.
Luckily, it should be fairly easy to send parcels this Christmas, but early preparation is key to ensure the process is hassle free. As such, here are some of the ways to go about this safely and effectively.
Choose the Right Courier
Sourcing a well-respected, established courier should be right at the top of your list of priorities, as they will be responsible for delivering the goods to their destination in pristine condition. There are a number of cost effective options available nowadays, so it is worth looking at some customer reviews to gain an insight into which may provide the best service.
Be sure to look at where the courier delivers to (especially if you plan to send parcels abroad), as well as making sure that they offer effective parcel tracking so that you can ensure it is on track at each stage of its journey.
Many people send items which are prone to breaking in transit, and there is no guarantee that any courier will handle your parcel with the necessary care to ensure its safety. That’s why you should make sure that anything you send which is less than sturdy is well wrapped, using the likes of bubble wrap and appropriate packaging.
After all, it is better to be safe than sorry, and to this end you may want to consider insuring your parcel if you are sending something very valuable.
Sending Parcels Abroad
If you intend to send a parcel overseas, then you may want to look into the different transport options available and make a decision accordingly. Some couriers may offer a next day (or similar) delivery option, which will usually involve sending your parcel via plane given that it is the fastest mode of transport.
To send your parcel by sea, you will have to send it well in advance (depending on just how far it needs to travel), as it may take much longer compared to sending it by air.
Sending parcels this Christmas needn’t be difficult, just make sure you are well prepared, and have considered all the options to make sure the parcels arrive promptly, safely and in one piece. Make sure you find an excellent courier, and wrap your goods well to guarantee maximum peace of mind this Christmas.
*This is a collaborative post.