When you post a parcel with a courier you expect it to arrive on time, to the right destination and in one piece.
Now sometimes items do not arrive when expected. Sometimes this is the result of problems within the courier network, other times the sender has caused the issue.
To help ensure your parcel arrives safely at its destination, here are 5 top tips.
1. Accurate labeling:
This is critical. You must address your parcel accurately and also ensure the address is legible. So if your handwriting is a little wild you could use block capitals or print out a label from your computer.
2. Use the Postcode:
Most couriers use a complex electronic sorting system to ensure parcels are routed to the right destination. This relies on the postcode. It’s always worth including the postcode on your parcel, and if you’re unsure what it is, use Royal Mail’s postcode finder to check it http://www2.royalmail.com/postcode-finder?gear=postcode
3. Add a contact number:
Some sender’s choose to include a contact number when they send their parcel. This can be extremely useful if a problem does emerge because the courier can contact you directly. This can be especially useful for a small business posting.
4. Include a sender’s address:
Sender’s details are optional but again they can be invaluable if there is a problem when delivering your parcel. This works well if there is a reason your parcel can’t be delivered, it can be returned to the address you’ve written on the parcel.
5. Package it right!
Finally always ensure your parcel is securely packaged and wrapped so it can be transported through the courier network in one piece.