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Tips for safe delivery of parcels

October 22, 2010

It is important for individuals delivering domestic or international parcels to take care of them. There are lots of difficulties that arise in transit. These can be anything from delays in travelling to unexpected changes in weather. To ensure your parcel safely arrives at its destination, here are few tips you should follow:

Choose a reliable company

Reputable parcel delivery services offer a number of services that ensure the safety of each parcel. These services include:

• Packaging
• Tracking and tracing

Having these services ensures that your parcel is safely packaged and will not be damaged in any weather conditions. Similarly, tracking and tracing provides detailed information about the parcel’s exact location giving peace of mind to the sender.

Pack it properly

Many courier companies now offer packaging services and materials. If you do not know how to pack the parcel properly, opt for these services. Any damage done to the parcel due to improper packaging may not be compensated hence it is preferred to pack the item using the right materials. A few suggestions for packaging items are:

• Place fragile items in bubble wrap
• Cover documents in plastic sheets
• Use leak proof containers for liquids
• Place foam and crumpled newspaper inside boxes

Opting for a good courier company and choosing the right parcel delivery service will deliver your parcel safely to its destination. DHL, TNT and UPS are some of the most reputable and reliable parcel delivery companies.

Posted in Packaging Tips — Source: Angela Thompson
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