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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SENDING AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT ABROAD

How to Send a Document Abroad

In today’s world of emails sending documents abroad may seem a little archaic, but in many instances, it is necessary to have a solid document to sign or amend. In the event that a document needs to be physically present, it is equally as important to have said document arrive in the most secure fashion possible.

One important factor to remember when shipping documents abroad is that in most countries, documents can pass straight through customs on arrival. In the case of most other parcels, customs paperwork will have to go into some details about the contents of your package. Sourcing this information can often be difficult and time consuming.

When starting the process of sending a document, often a phone call to the recipient could allow you to resolve the need for a sent document with a scanner and access to email. In the instance it is not possible or permitted to scan an important document, the team here at ParcelDirect are ready to assist you.

Sending Documents by Courier

When you book a delivery with the team here at ParcelDirect we offer a range of delivery options with the world’s finest courier companies. A number of our courier partners are able to deliver to a number of destinations more quickly while others offer a cheaper service. When it comes to the delivery of important documents, it is important to have full control over your shipment, which is why we offer a broad range of options.

For the best rates on a broad range of parcel delivery options, please contact the team at ParcelDirect.ie

Points to consider when choosing the right courier company for your SME business

For an SME choosing the right courier partner is an important decision not to be taken lightly. Why is this you may ask? The right courier partner can help you to increase the growth rate of your overall business.
So, what are the factors to consider when choosing the most suitable courier partner for you. In this post, we will discuss the 4 facts involved.

Are you in need of an Urgent Delivery Service?

In the first instance you must choose the best courier partner if you need something to be delivered urgently. It is important that the courier partner is immediately available for any urgent package requiring immediate collection and delivery.

Does it matter Who Delivers or Collects My Goods?

The provision of a quality service is one of the chief concerns for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) who need to deliver their products to end customers. It is important as a small business seeking to generate repeat business that a courier service which can provide the highest quality parcel delivery service is selected.

What’s the Courier Package Size Limitation and Weight Limitation?

Courier companies will provide differing limitations on parcel deliveries. Certain companies will focus mainly on providing large size parcel delivery services whilst other will focus more on providing a service for lightweight parcels. A small number of courier companies will specialise in providing both of these services. It is important to take note of this before deciding on your courier partner.

Have you insured your Shipment?

Prior to choosing your courier partner, you should always make sure that your parcel is insured throughout the delivery process. Insuring your parcel will enable you to claim back on any loss through insurance.

In the case of a high value item, we would recommend getting insurance cover as substantial loss may be incurred due to a lost or damaged parcel.

Should you have any questions on parcel delivery services, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us here at ParcelDirect.ie

HOW TO PACK GLASS

How to pack glass for shipping with www.ParcelDirect.ie

Although it can sometime seem like a daunting task, at some stage in your life, you will have to pack a piece of delicate glass or glazed picture. At ParcelDirect.ie we understand these items are some of the most precious and risky pieces to send anywhere. They are very fragile and prone to damages.

Carefully packing your glass items when relocating home or sending them with a courier abroad is a very important task. If they are not packed correctly, they will almost certainly arrive at their destination damaged.

But if you follow our advice below, we can help ensure they arrive in one piece

How to Pack Glass Items

Before you begin, it is important to make sure you have the correct packing supplies

First you will need a good double walled box. We always recommend a new box, but if you can’t find one they just make sure you reinforce any recycled boxes.

Then you will need to wrap all your glass in paper. If you don’t have packing paper, newspaper makes a great substitute.

Next, you should cut your bubble wrap into suitable sizes, and wrap your glassware in as much as possible. You should use packing tape to secure the bubble wrap. Remember, use lots.

You can then wrap them in cling wrap, to add another layer of protection and keep the bubble wrap nice and tight around your items

Finally add a generous amount of packing peanuts into the box to help prevent and damage during the shipping process.

How to Pack and Seal Your Box

Place your packed glass into the box, so it fits snuggly, not too tightly packed. Fill your box with plenty of packing peanuts. Make sure to shake you box and push the peanuts around and into any spaces between the items. You can also use newspaper in the same way. Continue this until the box is full and there is no movement in the box when you shake it.

Once this in complete, seal up your box with lots of good packing tape. Ad some fragile tape or stickers if you have them.

Now just attach you shipping labels and relax while the courier calls to collect your parcel.

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With us, you can be certain your parcel or pallet is in safe hands and will arrive the the same great condition as it left you.

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