By December 18, 2012 Read More →

Finding a parcel delivery company for your home business

Efficient delivery for home business


Work from Home Wisdom - parcel delivery for home businessThis guest post aims to help your home business get parcels delivered swiftly at this busy time of year:

It may not be as simple to send a parcel overseas as it currently is to post a letter, but spare a thought for anyone who had to queue at a post office in the past. International courier companies have evolved their services over the last decade though, to make using a courier much simpler and more affordable for a home business too.

These days (as long as you have an internet connection, a tape measure and some scales) you can arrange practically any kind of delivery from your home business to just about any destination without ever needing to change out of your slippers!

If you’ve used parcel delivery companies before, you’ll be fairly familiar with the most of the process:

  • Decide on the courier you’re going to use.
  • Head for that courier’s homepage.
  • Enter collection and delivery address details.
  • Specify the width, height, depth and weight of your parcel.
  • Generate any customs paperwork needed (if you’re shipping outside of the EU).
  • Pay.
  • Drink tea and carry on with your home business while you await collection.

Even if you are sending a parcel for the first time as a home business owner there shouldn’t be too much to worry about, as long as you’ve chosen a courier that will guide you carefully at each step.

There are pro-active parcel management services that monitor your delivery at each stage to identify and resolve any issue on your behalf, helping you avoid problems and delays.

If you’re unsure about the weight of your parcel for example, a good courier service will ‘check-weigh’ the parcel at their depot. They will confirm the package’s true weight before it is handed to an international carrier, and any discrepancy in the billable weight will be charged back to you.

Whether you’re sending a parcel to USA or important documents to Hong Kong, you should be able to find a great service and great deal without having to waste time hunting.

In fact, with so many options competing for your attention, the hardest part can actually be choosing between the services available with confidence.

If, however, you’ve found the right courier for your home business it should be fairly obvious quite quickly – the easier it is to arrange even the most complicated delivery the surer you can be.

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