Send a parcel
It might seem daunting to send parcels if you don’t do it often. How do you start? It can seem not very easy, especially if you are sending it halfway around the globe.
Don’t panic. NI Parcels is a seasoned shipping company (the hint is in our name). We are here to offer our expert advice on how to send a parcel using a courier service. We’ll walk you through each step to make sure you understand what to do to send a package anywhere in the world.
Step 1 – Package it up!
First, you will need to pack up the item you will send. It is a big risk for your item and all other items to be transported by reputable courier services.
We all like to think that a courier will deliver our parcel. Your item will be shipped via a courier network. It will first be sorted using a machine, and then it will be loaded into a van that will carry tens or hundreds of large and heavy parcels to its destination. It is unlikely that your parcel will be damaged in transit if sent with a trusted courier like our providers.
It can still happen in very rare cases, so make sure you do everything you can to protect your item.
Your item’s specific requirements will dictate how you package it. You will need to pack all items in different ways if you send documents, paintings, or larger items like electricals.
It is important to ensure that your item is properly packed and secured as much as possible. Double-walled cardboard boxes are more likely to break or collapse. To give your items extra cushioning, you might want to use some internal packaging such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts.
Also, make sure to check the prohibited and non-compensation item lists of your courier service to confirm that what you’re sending can be transported and that it is covered in case of damage or loss.
Step 2 – Measure your parcel.
Most courier companies will ask you to give details about your parcel at the time of booking, including the weight and dimensions. This information is necessary because it will help determine the cost of your shipment.
These details should be accurate. This will help prevent delays and complications. You don’t want the shipment to cost you more than you need. You don’t want too much and then be charged a lot more.
Step 3 – Book your shipment.
Once you have your parcel, it is time to book your shipment. You have two options: either you can go directly to a courier company and avail their courier services, or you can book through a third party like NI Parcels.
You can save upto 80% by booking with NI Parcels rather than going to the courier company directly. Because we have negotiated extremely low rates with our network of reputable couriers, you will still get the same high-quality service but at a fraction of the cost.
Booking with NI Parcels can be done in a matter of minutes. You don’t need to be a complicated sign-up process. All you need is an email address. The online booking process is simple and takes only a few minutes.
Step 4 – Print and attach your shipping labels.
You will receive shipping labels when you order a courier service. These labels you need to print out and attach to your item. These labels are emailed to you by NI Parcels.
Send parcels internationally?
You should be aware that international parcels, including to Australia, the USA and other countries, may require additional forms to send your item. International shipping is technically exporting goods. This means that it can be more complicated and will require some research.
You will need to complete a customs invoice if you send a parcel from outside the EU. This document is required to be sent with your parcel. It contains information about your parcel’s contents. To put it bluntly, the invoice is necessary for customs clearance. Your shipment can’t and won’t leave the country without it.
When you book international shipping with NI Parcels, these customs documents are provided to you. We also provide advice on how to complete them. It is your responsibility to research and fills out the forms correctly. No courier is associated with customs.
Step 5 – Relax and unwind!
The courier will take care of everything else! Relax and enjoy the process of having your shipment collected and delivered to your destination.
NI Parcels offers a convenient courier service that makes it easy to have your items delivered to you. For your convenience, we offer a door-to-door delivery service.
We also offer full online tracking so that you can track the progress of your shipment at every step. So you know when your shipment will arrive, you’ll be notified.
If you have any questions, the dedicated customer service team at NI Parcels will be glad to assist you.