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Choosing The Right Courier For Your Start-Up Or Small Business. A Helpful Guide


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 others will focus more on providing a service for lightweight parcels. Some 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 Parcel Direct.

Sending Fragile Items? A Handy Guide To Packing Glass & Fragile Items


How to pack glass for shipping with

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 Parcel Direct 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 snugly, 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.

Choosing The Courier Service Ireland


Do you have parcels or pallets that you need to be delivered within Ireland?
Do you require a cheap, fast and reliable courier service?
Are you fed up searching for a cheap reliable parcel delivery service?

If so, then Parcel Direct is here to help!

As an Irish Courier Service Company, Parcel Direct are fully aware of the importance of a cheap and reliable local and national parcel delivery service.

So working with some of the best names in the courier service industry, including DHL, FedEx, UPS, DPD, GLS & TNT helps us provide the best courier service possible for you.

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

Compare quotes from the best courier companies, and get the best prices available for your parcel delivery.

Parcel Direct for your Business

Parcel Direct makes it easy for all Irish businesses in shipping products within Ireland to the UK, Europe or Worldwide. Are you selling online through your own website, eBay, Amazon? If so Parcel Direct has the services, prices and E-commerce Tools to make your job a lot easier. Register for a FREE Business Account now and check out our great business tools and great prices. You can send your parcels, check you shipping history, view invoices and lots more.. And with our Irish based customer support we are on hand anytime you need us to help out.

Buying or Selling on Done Deal or Adverts?

If so then you need a reliable and trustworthy courier service that provide you with the right service for whatever you are buying or selling. Whether it’s a Laptop, a PC, an iPod or some farm equipment, Parcel Direct can ship it for you.

Parcel Direct Student Shipping Ireland

Are you studying at any of the great colleges or universities in Ireland and need a reliable student shipping service to get home? Parcel Direct is on hand to take the stress out of your parcel shipping and make it as easy as possible for you. Our Student Removals team are experts who can help send your excess baggage worldwide offering fantastic value, making sure you get to travel light and save money on checked baggage. Check out our great Student Shipping now.

Cheap Courier Service Ireland

Save up to 80% off your courier service costs with Parcel Direct. So now you can avail of great low prices for your parcel deliveries within Ireland and to the UK, Europe and Worldwide, including, the USA, Canada, Australia and China

It’s Easy with Parcel Direct

With our easy-to-use features you can start shipping with Parcel Direct in 4 easy steps. Check it out, How It Works, and see how easy it is.

Check out all our great advantages below:

Just Click, Pay and Ship
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Shipping Mobile Phones & Tablets


Shipping Mobile Phones & Tablets with

As more and more of us send mobile phones to friend, family and buyers every year, understanding how to package and ship them is essential.

As you may also be aware it is impossible to ship a Tablet, Mobile or Laptop with An Post. In fact send any electronic device with a lithium battery is not allowed with An Post.

Luckily for you, there is no problem send these devices with All you need to do is make sure it’s packed well and labeled with the handy label we provide for you.

Whether you are sending one to its new owner, a family member or back to the shop for repair, here is everything you need to know to get it there safely and securely, without the hassle of walking all the way to the post office.

Packing Materials Required
Bubble Wrap
Packaging Tape
Packaging Peanuts
New Postal Box
Battery Shipping Label

Step 1: Re-pack your mobile phone in the original box. If you don’t have this, wrap the phone in 2 cm of bubble wrap and find a similar shaped box. You will need a second, slightly larger box to place your phone into.

Step 2: Layer the bottom of your larger box in 2 inches of bubble wrap or packaging chips to create a bed for your phone box to rest on.

Step 3: Fill in any remaining space around the phone box with packaging chips and ensure it cannot touch the inner walls of the outer box. Give it a shake, it should not be able to move.

Step 4: Secure the box with plenty of packaging tape. Run three layers of tape down the main flaps of the box and then again in a cross pattern.

Step 5: Print off and attach the battery shipping label we provide via email.

That’s it, all done. Now why not get a great shipping quote online.

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