Planning on Emigrating to Australia? Or do you have friends who have moved or are planning on? There are often questions asked when it comes to sending a variety of different objects and the most efficient way to do so. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business sending a package to Australia or you’re a resident in the UK sending a parcel to your friend who lives abroad, knowing the best practices for efficient and safe delivery is a must. To help you out, here is the best way to send clothing via delivery!
The first issue you face is the packaging of the clothing you want to send. You not only want to package the items you’re sending in a way that’s secure and will prevent anything from getting damaged, but also in a way that will be cost effective to help you save those pennies. The first thing you must do is find a box that will not only be sturdy enough to make sure that your clothes inside do not get damaged but is also lightweight so it doesn’t make shipping it more expensive the necessary. Now you have located a box that fits the criteria, you have to look for something to fill the space up around the clothing you’re sending. Most packages will contain things like packaging peanuts but as your clothing won’t be as fragile, you could instead opt for wrapping the clothes you are sending in a waterproof mail bag so that if by chance the box gets wet, none of the contents inside are damaged. Now you have sorted out secure packaging you need to start thinking about how you are going to get your parcel to its destination.
Weight and Dimensions
The first part to your parcels journey is to be put on the scales so you can get a rough idea of what it weighs, this way when you begin to start thinking about couriers you have more information to give you an accurate answer to your enquiry. As well as weighing your parcel, make sure that you measure the dimensions as this will also help determine the price of delivery. Remember to measure the length, width and depth of the parcel.
Your Courier Criteria
Once you’ve finished the measuring and weighing, it’s time to take into account what you want from the courier service that is going to deliver your parcel. You need to consider things like the urgency of your parcel, how long it will take to get there, the price you are willing to pay for delivery and any extras like tracked and signed delivery as well as insurance on your parcel. Make note that you may have to compromise on price if you are looking for urgent delivery – the less urgent the delivery is the cheaper it will be.
Choose a Courier
Now you have the dimensions and the weight all sorted and you have figured out what type of courier service you are looking for, you can now move on to looking for a courier who will transport your product to its destined location. Visit courier comparison websites like ParcelDelivery.com so you can gain a range of competitive prices as it’s easier to pick out a service that fits the criteria you are looking for, for the best price.
Once the courier is chosen and your package is packed, it’s time to print off a label for your parcel and write your address on the opposite side. It is important to remember to write your address on the opposite side in case there any issues with the parcel getting delivered so they can return it back to you.
Sending Your Parcel
Now it’s time to finish off the process and arrange a pick up point for your parcel so it can begin its transportation to its intended destination.