Many people will have sent a letter or even a parcel before; with services such as eBay prompting many people to send items they have sold the process of sending a parcel is becoming more and more familiar to the majority of people in the USA. The thing is that there are plenty of people who have never had to send a parcel and so the process may still be a bit daunting for these people; will their parcel arrive on time? Will it be given the best care and careful handling? These are all questions people will have and when it comes to sending parcels overseas these doubts can rise significantly.
The delivery process changes when you are sending to another country and in some cases may require more paperwork and effort on the sender's part to make sure that the delivery goes ahead as planned. The first thing to consider is where you are sending items to, many people in the USA will send items to Europe and UK and could be the way to make sure your postage costs are kept low during your first attempt to branch out into overseas deliveries.
When sending items within the European Union (EU) you shouldn't have to fill out any other documentation but when sending to other destinations such as the USA or Australia - places many people will have friends or family members living there - then you will normally have to fill out a customs declaration form, this states what the parcel's contents are to the import/export authorities in the country you are sending to. If this is filled out incorrectly or not included then you may find that your parcel won't be accepted or returned to you.
Most delivery services will help to fill out these forms if you are not sure how to complete them correctly, in some cases this is done through the ordering process when arranging a collection. The parcel will then be clear to travel overseas and arrive safely and on time.
Obviously when you are sending a parcel overseas you will need to make sure that you send it ahead of time to make sure that your delivery doesn't arrive late because of the extended amount of time a delivery will take to the country you are shipping to. There are some services and websites that will be able to tell you how long a typical delivery to most countries will take and from these you should be able to see when you should send your parcel if you have a deadline to meet for a business related delivery or even for an occasion such as a friend or family's birthday.
Send your parcels confidently by using some of the leading delivery services available like USPS and your international delivery will go ahead without a hitch!
Posted on November 7, 2018