Guide to Sending Business Packages and Parcels

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regergeAs a business that sells goods to customers, having reliable and competitively priced methods of shipping orders is essential to the success of your company. However, with so many different options for packing and sending, it can be hard to know which option is right for your business and your client base.

Depending on the size and amount of packages, as well as if they are to be sent domestically or internationally can all hugely impact which method to choose.

To help you to make the right decision and increase the number of core business hours, here is a brief guide to different shipping methods for businesses.

Delivery Via Road

If your items will ship to a national address, then the most likely option is via van or truck – though this may change if your company’s country of residence includes islands, such as Hawaii or Northern Island.

Delivery in this form can cater to letters and important documents, small and large parcels, as well as pallets. Note: when sending pallets, follow your courier’s guidelines to make sure to pack and protect them correctly.

For national deliveries, sending via courier truck means you can offer your customer expedited and competitive shipping options. However, road freight is also a low-cost and relatively economical option for international deliveries that are less urgent.

Delivery Via Sea

Sending shipments overseas can be expensive, so if you are looking to reduce cost then sea freight may be the perfect option. However, when choosing this option, remember that it may take weeks for your shipments to arrive into port.

Sea freight is great for larger loads, such as pallets or even vehicles. Plus, if you ship with an international courier, you can also reduce your carbon footprint, allowing you to select full or partial container shipments.

Delivery Via Air

If you need to be able to provide your customers with fast international delivery, then consider sending via air mail. While the least economical choice of the three, it does have some great benefits for businesses.

For example, delivering via air is a great option for all overseas shipments, with planes able to take the smallest parcels as well as the biggest loads. It also provides very fast turnaround, with door-to-door shipment in just a few days.

Shipping via road, sea and air are all great options, depending on the type of shipping service you want to offer your customers. Although technological innovations are changing the courier industry could see businesses using new options in the future.

Published by Kidal Delonix (764 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is a contributor to Mr. Hoffman's blog. The views and opinions are entirely his/her own and may not reflect Mr Hoffman's views.

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