A Guide to Sending Parcels Home when Travelling

by Julie on December 13, 2016

If you’re away travelling for the festive period or have a family or friend’s birthday coming up who lives it at home, then finding out the best way to send a parcel to them is an essential. When travelling sending gifts and parcels back home is easier than you think, despite you being on the move. Here’s a guide to the key steps to follow to make sure your presents make it in time:

Packaging

If your parcel has to travel thousands of miles and you want it to arrive in one piece then putting a little time and effort in to the packaging of your parcel is vital. Most things tend to travel best in a cardboard box that’s a similar size to the item that you’re wanting to ship and need padding out with bubble wrap or newspaper to give the item some extra protection should it move around in transit. Be sure to tape your parcel up securely to make sure its firmly sealed.

Use a Trusted Courier

Using a courier you know and trust is always better than sending a parcel dirt cheap with a company you’ve never heard of. An experienced courier like TNT handles international deliveries across the globe and will be able to offer you a variety of different delivery options to choose from, depending on when you want your parcel to arrive.

Plan Ahead of Schedule

If you’re wanting parcels to arrive in time for Christmas then sending them the earlier the better is vital. With so many people sending gifts and cards at Christmas time, there can be unexpected delays so being organised is crucial to ensuring your parcels arrive on time.

Check Customs Regulations

To prevent any unwanted delays, it’s always wise to check the customs regulations of the country that you’re sending a package to just to check that everything you’re sending to the country complies with the rules and regulations and won’t be held their unnecessarily.

By following these tips, sending your parcels back home when travelling should be quite stress free and you won’t end up in trouble with friends and family for missing any key occasions. If the option to pay for tracking is available always do so as it means you can make sure you know where your parcel is at all times and not have to worry about it going missing in transit.

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