How to send more unusual items by courier


It’s not just letters and parcels that are sent through the mail. No indeed, in fact, there are many unusual items that are sent through the post every single day.

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In this article we take a look at what you should know if you are sending something unusual in the mail.

You can do it!

Most items can be transported, although you will need to go through a basic checklist to ensure that the process runs smoothly and without any hindrances or headaches.

Firstly, size really does matter. If the item can be parcelled up then, of course, it is a very positive first step. However, if it can’t, if it’s too bulky or too large, then you will need to consider issues such as where it is going, how much money you have available for its transportation, when it is needed to arrive by and its overall size. Knowing all of the above will help you make the right choice.

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Too hot to handle!

Specialist couriers, and there are plenty of them, such as have a niche place in the market as they exist to transport items that others won’t touch. For example, an expensive bottle of champagne may not be suitable to be transported via normal routes but specialist couriers can, and will, for a cost and will make sure that your gift arrives intact.

A word of warning though, make sure you check the terms and conditions and the small print for anything related to packaging, as a lack of proper packing may result in breakages which may not be refundable. The same applies to expensive items such as antiques as insurance may not cover them if lost or stolen.

Stick to the law

It’s not a well-known fact but whether you are using a man and van in Slough or sending precious cargo abroad, all carriers are required by law to follow set procedures on what they can and cannot transport on behalf of their clients. For example, items that cannot be handled or transported include dangerous or harmful substances, weapons, money and live goods such as puppies.

Our advice is, therefore, to do your research and make sure you have a plan that suits your needs. That way, transportation will be easy and straightforward.


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