International parcel deliveries are more complex than domestic services. You have to deal with customs, strange address formats and overseas delivery partners.
But there are lots of reasons for sending a parcel overseas. Perhaps you have an on-line retail business and need a courier to fulfil your global orders; or maybe you just want to keep in contact with family and friends overseas.
So as well as offering domestic services, many UK couriers collect parcels for delivery overseas. What’s more to help get your parcel ready for despatch – some couriers enable you to print the waybill on your computer – leaving you to ensure you’re not despatching anything prohibited, and pack up your parcel to withstand the journey.
An experienced international courier is DHL. They claim to be the global leader in air freight and carry 12% of the total worldwide market.
Two popular DHL products are DHL by Air and DHL Europlus.
What is DHL by Air?
As the name suggests this product lets you send a parcel to just about anywhere in the world. With DHL by Air you get…
- Delivery to Europe within 1-2 working days, and 2-4 working days elsewhere.
- A printable bar-coded label for your parcel.
- Free same day collections if you book by 1pm.
- Free £50 liability cover, with the option to buy extra.
- On-line tracking.
- A signature to show it has been signed for when delivered.
And DHL Europlus?
As the name suggests this product is for delivery within Europe. It’s a cheaper option as parcels are transported by road, and the main difference is the longer delivery window which is somewhere between 2-5 working days.
So you see it’s possible to book a parcel delivery to America, or Europe or anywhere else for that matter. And if you want to know more about customs, visit this blog: http://www.collectmyparcel.com/blog/making-customs-easy/973/