CourierPoint Guides

Australia-belongings

Australia-belongings

Before you work out exactly what you want to send to Australia, the first task is to do your homework and check what ite...

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India - commercial

India - commercial

There are different reasons why a company will choose not to export their products to the overseas market. Perhaps they ...

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Mexico - commercial

Mexico - commercial

Mexico is Latin America’s second-largest economy. The country, which covers an area roughly the size of Western Eu...

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Singapore-commercial

Singapore-commercial

Singapore is a small, but wealthy city-state with an open and trade driven economy. It’s a leading global business...

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Non-EU countries

Non-EU countries

Exporting is great, whether within the E.U or outside the E.U (known as third countries). However goods travelling outs...

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Australia

Australia

When sending a parcel to Australia there are some things worth knowing before you even start looking for a courier quote...

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Vietnam - commercial

Vietnam - commercial

Thinking of starting to export to Vietnam? The following is an essential country and customs guide to Vietnam. Designa...

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Russia

Russia

Shipment of dutiable goods to private individuals in Russia are presently heavily restricted by Russian Customs. Parcels...

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Brazil - commercial

Brazil - commercial

Brazil is the seventh biggest economy in the world with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 2.3 trillion. It is by far...

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Portugal

Portugal

Portugal is a mecca for golfers, all of whom would rather use their own golf clubs than hire ones when they are abroad. ...

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USA - electrical

USA - electrical

What Electrical Items Can I Send to the USA? Sending electrical items to the USA may sound straightforward; however, it...

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Pakistan-commercial

Pakistan-commercial

Pakistan is a developing market with a young and growing population of around 186 million. About 55 million live in urba...

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Japan

Japan

The wonderful island of Japan has become an increasingly popular destination for shipping and sending a parcel. To ensur...

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam had a tumultuous 20th century, with political upheaval marking the majority of this period. By the end of the Vi...

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Bangladesh - gifts

Bangladesh - gifts

Known regionally as ‘the land of many rivers’, Bangladesh is a luscious tropic in South Asia. Its incredible...

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Iceland

Iceland

Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic. It is a sparsely populated island that is home to around 328...

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Canada & USA

Canada & USA

Whether you’re thinking of shipping personal effects for summer holidays with one of our courier services to the U...

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Poland

Poland

If you need to send an anniversary card to friends in Warsaw or birthday parcels to loved ones in Krakow, or perhaps you...

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UAE

UAE

The UAE is the world’s eighth largest oil exporter and offers a diverse, liberal trade environment. It is the ea...

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India-commercial

India-commercial

For every well-established company, there is always one important question whenever you may want to expand your services...

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Spain - luggage

Spain - luggage

Spain has long topped the list of hotspots for the residents of Britain seeking for a holiday destination. And to be fai...

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Japan - commercial

Japan - commercial

As one of the biggest global economies, Japan makes up for around six percent of the world’s GDP. The country has ...

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China

China

Many niche UK companies are establishing bases in China. Over the past 30 years, China has been transformed into a power...

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy. Though rich in natural resources, consumption and labour productivity...

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India

India

Sending a parcel to India is a quick and easy process, especially if all the customs paperwork and necessary documents a...

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Middle East

Middle East

Rich in natural resources and geostrategically positioned at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, the Middle East ...

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Japan (2)

Japan (2)

Uncovering the costs involved when you send a parcel to Japan Some of the expenses associated with exporting and import...

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Canada - commercial

Canada - commercial

Your export strategy should be an important element of your business strategy. It should be simple; however, you need to...

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Middle East (2)

Middle East (2)

Many companies have focused on exporting to the Middle East, due to its rapid growth over time. The progress taking plac...

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France - commercial

France - commercial

France is currently the 5th biggest economy in the world. In addition, France is also one of our closest European neighb...

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Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland is the world’s most competitive economy for the seventh consecutive year according to the World Econom...

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USA - commercial

USA - commercial

It is a well-known information that the USA is the biggest economic in the world, which advances on a daily basis, has t...

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Germany - commercial

Germany - commercial

There are different reasons why most companies in UK prefer to expand their business to Germany. The country is known fo...

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India (2)

India (2)

India is one of the largest economies in the world and the second largest country in terms of population. That being sai...

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India - luggage

India - luggage

Follow these 9 simple steps to easily send personal effects and excess baggage to India. We recommend selecting a DTDC s...

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a trading and a trans-shipment hub for south Asia. Sri Lanka has an established and growing middle class. M...

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Parcel not received

Parcel not received

Was your parcel marked as delivered but it was not received? Certainly, courier companies work hard to make sure that th...

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Refused delivery

Refused delivery

Tracking statuses may fluster any shipper, especially the ones who don’t use courier services on a regular basis. ...

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Mis-routed parcel

Mis-routed parcel

As the volume of shipments sent throughout the world increases, the number of potential logistics problems or complicate...

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Letter of Indemnity

Letter of Indemnity

Sometimes we may come across whilst shipping internationally, despite providing international customs paperwork for the ...

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Duties & Taxes

Duties & Taxes

When you are sending shipments around the world, they are subject to the laws of the Country that they are being sent to...

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Customs declaration

Customs declaration

When you are sending a non–document outside of the European Union, of EFTA countries, the shipment has to be submi...

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Lost in transit

Lost in transit

Although over 97% of parcels are delivered successfully, there are some occasions where packages do go missing. Courierp...

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Missed collection

Missed collection

Even though courier companies have generally a high success rate, occasionally things can go wrong. In the world of ship...

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Tracking

Tracking

Was your parcel collected but you are not able to check its transit? There are a few possible reasons why your package c...

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Uncollected shipment

Uncollected shipment

Even though courier companies have generally a high success rate, occasionally things can go wrong. In the world of cour...

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Pro-forma invoice

Pro-forma invoice

There are certain documents which play a vital, but often understated and misunderstood role in export contracts –...

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Prohibited items

Prohibited items

Some products are prohibited for transportation through our services, these items are classified as hazardous items or d...

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Tracking statuses

Tracking statuses

Nowadays, the majority of logistics service providers offer a possibility to track each shipment that is transported. Ev...

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Refused collection

Refused collection

Have you ever encountered the situation when you were waiting at home for the courier driver, just for him to arrive and...

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Drop-Off services

Drop-Off services

As life becomes busier with longer working hours, family commitments and the odd day out thrown in for good measure, it ...

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Customs - guidelines

Customs - guidelines

Export Customs Information Customs rules and regulations are independent to all carriers across the world and set by na...

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Misdelivered package

Misdelivered package

Wrong delivery is most likely caused by an incomplete or incorrect contact details. Finding certain flats and houses mi...

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Denied Parties

Denied Parties

What is denied parties screening? A denied party is an individual or Organisation that is subject to sanctions imposed ...

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Parcel

Parcel's journey

Our carriers have a long and proud history that have seen them delivering parcels successfully to destinations all over ...

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Undelivered package

Undelivered package

First of all, what is an undelivered package? Any shipment which cannot be delivered to the destination due to different...

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Damaged parcel

Damaged parcel

It’s something that has happened to most of us, even if you’re shipping with Courierpoint; a much-anticipate...

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Incorrect address

Incorrect address

Have you ever committed an error when typing your address into an online form? A small typo here or there may sound like...

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Customs charges

Customs charges

Customs charges are defaulted to be paid by the receiver. As a sender if you wish to pay these charges on behalf of you...

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Misdeclared value

Misdeclared value

Ever wondered why couriers ask you to confirm the value of your goods when sending a parcel? As you may have guessed, it...

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FAQs

FAQs

Why a local contact number is essential for your shipment? When a package travels or is in transit, there could be ins...

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Volumetric weight

Volumetric weight

We often get asked can I have your price per kilo to ………… destination? Well the branded cour...

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Shipping Luggage

Shipping Luggage

Our shippingservices have been curated with only goal in mind: To ensure that you are not just satisfied but also deligh...

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USA - food

USA - food

We are often asked if it is possible to send food over the USA. Family and friends often want to send over gifts of loca...

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Alloy wheels

Alloy wheels

Shipping alloy wheels may seem like a lot of hassle, but Courierpoint can help you ship your wheels cheaply and quickly....

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Visa documents

Visa documents

In any part of the world wherever you are, you may be required to send documents abroad that must be signed physically. ...

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Guitar

Guitar

Guitars and other musical instruments have fragile elements which can make them seem difficult to post out. Many guitar ...

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Paintings

Paintings

Whether you are an avid collector of artwork, a participant in auctions for fine art or an exhibitor in paintings galler...

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Car parts

Car parts

Sending car parts via a courier is quick, cheap and reliable as long you prepare and package your items correctly &ndash...

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Personal effects

Personal effects

Perhaps you’re moving away for university or to a new job and don’t have space to transport your personal be...

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Getting a parcel

Getting a parcel

You’ve treated someone you love to a special gift: perhaps an item of clothing. It’s cost a pretty penny fro...

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Christmas gifts (2)

Christmas gifts (2)

To paraphrase John Lennon… so this is Christmas, and what have you done? You’ve bruised your thumbs buying ...

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Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries

What are lithium batteries? Lithium Ion batteries (also known as lithium cells) are increasingly popular in today&rsquo...

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Parcel

Parcel

Need to send a parcel? You can trust us to deliver your parcels and your promises at home and abroad taking the same car...

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Sanctions

Sanctions

Our customers send parcels around the world every day. However, a number of countries and international organisations, i...

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Gifts

Gifts

There are many countries that allow duty and/or tax-free entry for gift shipments if the value is less than a specified ...

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Luggage shipping

Luggage shipping

Low cost airlines are getting bigger. Everyone uses them because of their low fares as compared to larger airline compan...

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Luggage - benefits

Luggage - benefits

Courierpoint offers a wide range of international courier shipping solutions via air and road. The latest and newest add...

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Luggage

Luggage

Reading the Mail on Sunday’s article about never carrying luggage again, and you can see how many people are now e...

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Christmas presents

Christmas presents

Christmas is just around the corner and with all the preparation and gifts you have on your list, you will need to do so...

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Computer equipment

Computer equipment

The first thing to understand is the way in which your shipment will be handled. If you are using an international couri...

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Books & toys

Books & toys

When we talk about how to pack items for shipping, we usually think that it would be difficult to pack larger stuff. How...

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Import & Export

Import & Export

Customs rules and regulations are set by national governments and bodies like the European Union and the World Customs O...

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Prescriptions

Prescriptions

We’ve been asked many times if shipping prescription drugs is allowed. Medicines are usually listed among the item...

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Tablet

Tablet

Packing and shipping any electronic devices is not an easy task. Most likely, your tablet is too valuable to risk any da...

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Large/heavy item

Large/heavy item

Are you in need of a courier to ship a large or heavy item? At Courierpoint we specialise in shipping parcels of all sha...

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Vinyl

Vinyl

Collecting records is, for most, a highly enjoyable hobby. A few years ago, vinyl was in the graveyard, mortally wounded...

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Successful venturer

Successful venturer

The popularity of entrepreneurship is rising with each New Year and that is no wonder. Such bright examples as Bill Gate...

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Business essentials

Business essentials

Being the owner of a small business comes with a lot of responsibilities and challenges on a daily basis. You wouldn&rsq...

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Mentor your staff

Mentor your staff

As a company grows, the processes in it start washing up, and it is hard to keep the in-house procedures steady. The wor...

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Increase Exports

Increase Exports

Globalisation has made it easier to expand your work cycle as a business and export your goods internationally. This is ...

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Tips for eBay

Tips for eBay

Selling products on eBay is not as easy as it looks, at least that’s if you want to be good. How can you simplify ...

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Christmas sales

Christmas sales

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas Day now and if you run your own e-commerce business you’ve probably &n...

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Export Marketing

Export Marketing

If your business has reached its full potential on a domestic scale, perhaps it is time to consider growing your busines...

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Market overseas

Market overseas

In general, there are exactly four routes a company could take when willing to enter a new market and they all differ ba...

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Weak Sterling effect

Weak Sterling effect

The weak pound can improve demands both locally and internationally when the trader markets his or her business widely. ...

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Overseas Clients

Overseas Clients

Strong relationships are very important in business. One thing that we learned in our profound years of experience in th...

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UK Exporters

UK Exporters

This is a perfect time to look at your exporting chances, since the UK state as well as the terms in many countries all ...

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Export markets

Export markets

Even if you have already started exporting in some other countries, it is always crucial to make a thorough research bef...

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Shipping in business

Shipping in business

Hold on, stop for a minute and take a look back at the past centuries in terms of conducting business. The transport was...

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Trade opportunities

Trade opportunities

Finding international leads for your products or services can be time-consuming, particularly if you are new to internat...

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Online Buyers

Online Buyers

The globalisation has had a tremendous effect on the global Business to Customer (B2C) market. The predictions are that ...

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Risk of Exports

Risk of Exports

As entering new markets is deemed as a way of increasing volume of sales and boosting of profits, it is also worth notin...

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Small sellers

Small sellers

Decided to venture into the online business? Well done...That's what we call a smart, exciting and brave move. Selli...

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Sales tactics

Sales tactics

Becoming an overseas exporter is one of the best ways to grow your company. The different factors revolving around such ...

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International orders

International orders

If you have just started to initiate international orders, you might find out that there are some things you have not co...

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Made in Britain

Made in Britain

The most common contemplation first-time exporters in the UK have is whether or not to promote the ‘Made in Britai...

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Export sales

Export sales

Expanding on the international markets seems like the suitable options for most companies these days. With the endless p...

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Trade show

Trade show

In case you have an experience in participating in an overseas trade show such as in Netherlands, you probably know how ...

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International market

International market

It has never been so easy to enter a new international market. The options are practically endless. Unlike two decades a...

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Commercial shipping

Commercial shipping

Exporting needs to be Carefully Planned Exporting goods is a thriving business today, but one thing about it is that it...

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International sales

International sales

Four Ways to Sell Your Goods Internationally It is always great to expand your working cycle, so as to increase your t...

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Black Friday (2)

Black Friday (2)

Here’s what to do and remember: Choose your promotions The first thing to do is to choose the deals and p...

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Winter

Winter

Winter has well and truly arrived and while there are many positives this brings, such as extra Christmas sales, festive...

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Black Friday (4)

Black Friday (4)

Inour Black Friday series of posts, DHL examines the best delivery options for UK retailers. As we move ever closer to...

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Black Friday

Black Friday

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Black Friday deals are something retailers only offer on that particular Frida...

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Black Friday (3)

Black Friday (3)

On 24th November Black Friday sales will bring the biggest shopping day of the year to our shores. What does your busine...

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Delivery offers

Delivery offers

Online retailers have been presented with tremendous opportunities through the last few years. Trends such as Black Frid...

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International trade

International trade

In a world where technology has revolutionised the way things are done, it has become important to market business globa...

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Global vision

Global vision

The world is developing at insane rates. Transport of goods and information travel has never been so fast nor was commun...

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Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

Unlike in the last ten years when logistics used to be defined by trucks and Infrastructure alone, however;technology ha...

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International Buyers

International Buyers

The initial service businesses need client - any client. Intermediate businesses need more clients and more money. Found...

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Export plan

Export plan

The right export plan outlines your objectives, strategy and preparations for selling your product or service in a new o...

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DTI Services

DTI Services

You have decided to start growing your business overseas. It is, indeed, a challenging task which does hold many risks; ...

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Finance exporters

Finance exporters

Deciding to go international is a tremendous step for a company, and it could indeed lead to a fast, steady growth over ...

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Free shipping?

Free shipping?

Free shipping is slowly becoming a popular option among ecommerce store. This means that the customers will no longer ha...

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Sales increase

Sales increase

Selling in new international markets requires a lot of planning and risk assessment to avoid mishaps and loses. As you a...

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Shipping abroad

Shipping abroad

When it comes to shipping parcels internationally, we know a thing or two at Courierpoint. There are so many factors to...

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Drop-Off - benefits

Drop-Off - benefits

A good number of us are familiar with couriers these days, they're also becoming increasingly popular for sending it...

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Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts

Are you as excited as us? A few more days until Christmas! With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick gift pack...

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Peak season

Peak season

Black Friday is technically over and Cyber Monday is on the rise. The most spoken words these days are “discounts&...

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Avoid damage

Avoid damage

When sending gifts this Christmas, there’s more to posting a parcel than simply popping it in a box and sending it...

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Toys

Toys

As the sender, you are responsible for making sure that anything you ship gets to its destination in one piece. That&rsq...

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Labelling&Packaging

Labelling&Packaging

We pride ourselves on the dedication of our people to deliver high quality services for customers across the country, wh...

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Online couriers

Online couriers

Ever since the online boom, customers have found a number of reasons to divert all or most of the activities towards a v...

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Cheap shipping

Cheap shipping

Do you want to find the cheapest most economical way to send an international shipment? Do you want to ensure that it i...

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TV

TV

How to pack a TV for shipping? Whether you need to ship a TV cross-country or internationally, the transportation of suc...

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Packaging

Packaging

Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability. This involves in...

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Shipping services

Shipping services

So, what are the most important points to consider when shipping a package? DON'T: place an order last minute DO: t...

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