Parcels Packages: Sending Parcels and Packages
If you have to send parcels and packages out for any reason, then you most likely will be looking to find the most efficient and cost effective way of doing so. Although you can always open up a local print directory of companies listed as shippers and start calling to find out their rates, their promotions and details of what your shipment will entail, there is a much simpler way of taking care of business.
To get a list of companies that ship parcels and packages in your area, all you have to do is fill-out OneEntry’s no-hassle forms and allow us to match your shipping needs with the right shipping enterprise in your neighbourhood.
Parcels and packages can come in all shapes and sizes. Once you have found the right company to take care of your shipping needs, you will have to prepare your contents for travel. Whether you are simply sending documents from one city to the other or sending your great-aunt’s treasured Ming vase from Japan to New York, you will need to package your parcel properly to ensure that it will reach its destination intact.
The proper packing materials can be easily found or purchased at your local business center. For large items it is recommended that you fill your box with Styrofoam popcorn and/or bundle the item in bubble wrap in order to protect it from bumps and hits. If you are packaging clothing, you might want to get a wardrobe box that will make it possible to hang the garment – especially helpful if the garment should not get wrinkled. If you are shipping important documents then you should definitely either place them in a bubble envelope or place them in a rigid folder first and then place them in a waterproof envelope. The right packaging can undeniably make a huge difference to your peace-of-mind when shipping parcels and packages long distances.
Another thing you should think seriously about when shipping parcels and packages is taking out an insurance for valuable goods. Insurance is not necessary if you are not concerned about the possibility of loss or damage to the goods. However, if the items in question have a substantial value, then it is worth paying a little bit extra for them to be insured. Many freight shipping companies will offer you this service through a company with which they deal. Otherwise, it is always possible to arrange insurance through your personal insurance company or through a third party insurance company.
Whatever you decide, when it comes to shipping parcels and packages, you can do it the easy way – fill out OneEntry’s forms and allow us to match you with competent and reputable shippers in your neighbourhood; or the hard way – do all of the legwork and cold calling around for rates on your own. While the outcomes of both search methods might eventually have the same result, allowing us to do the work for you will save you both time and money.
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