Firstly, it’s best to use a box which is double walled to pack your items, ideally a brand new one since boxes which have been used before may have hidden damage and are rarely as strong. Since your package will be transported with other parcels, there is the possibility of other items being placed on top of it, leading to problems if your items are not sufficiently protected.
Use the appropriate quantity of internal packaging such as foam or bubble wrap to secure your items as recommended by the Royal Mail. After packaging your parcel, you can then measure and weigh it.
Clearly write the delivery and return address, including that all-important tracking number in marker pen on your parcel or attach a printed courier label.
Same Day Courier Services
There are numerous companies which offer a same day courier service, such as allaboutfreight.co.uk/same-day-courier-service. There are also specialists offering a refrigerated van service for technology, pathology and medical users.
Most courier businesses will have more than one office or depot located throughout the UK and may offer collection or ‘drop at depot’ services for parcel despatch.
Available Courier Services
If you need same day delivery, firms such as All About Freight have qualified, insured couriers nationwide who operate vehicles which can cater to your requirements, whether a standard delivery or a specialist delivery requiring an electric tail lift. Local couriers can be available as necessary, with no size or weight limits on same day deliveries.
The right courier firm can also arrange overnight or next day deliveries. These deliveries tend to be offered as tiered services, for example, deliveries up until 5:30pm during normal working hours, pre 9am, and pre-noon deliveries. You can choose the service based upon your individual needs.
European and international deliveries are widely available, with next day deliveries usually sent by air. Deliveries sent throughout Europe by road will usually reach their destination within 3 days.
Your chosen courier can advise as to invoices, duty and tax payments. With regard to size or weight factors, members of the courier’s staff will advise as to the most cost-effective approach to handling your shipment.
Whether you are shipping your parcel within the UK, or internationally, your parcel is likely to be subjected to considerable handling so the correct packaging is always important.