Tips on shipping a Large or Heavy Item

Tips on shipping a Large or Heavy Item

Whitney - March 21, 2018

Are you in need of a courier to ship a large or heavy item? At Courierpoint we specialise in shipping parcels of all shapes and sizes, but we are particularly competitive when it comes to shipping larger or heavier items. So we just happen to know a thing or two about shipping large and heavy items worldwide.

Whether you’re a small business or an individual, if you need to send an item that is larger or bulkier than normal, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure that your item arrives at its destination quickly and safely.

1. Be Accurate
Sending larger and heavier items will be inevitably more costly, so the last thing you want is to face any unpleasant extra charges. That’s why it’s so important to be as accurate as possible when booking your large parcel deliver with the courier. If the item is even slightly over-sized or overweight than what you originally described, you may face these charges or the courier could return the package back to the sender.

2. Secure packaging.
As with an item of any size, it’s important to consider the many stages of transit that the item will go through on its journey to the destination. The reality is that the item will be sorted by machines, before being transported alongside dozens of other packages.

At Courierpoint, we always urge our customers to package their items in strong, rigid, double-walled cardboard boxes – this is particularly important for large or heavy items. A double-walled cardboard box is sturdy and durable, and much less likely to collapse, tear or open under pressure. 

3. Compensation cover.
Whether your item is big or small, it’s always a good idea to ensure it is protected from damage or loss. Otherwise, you may not be eligible for a refund or be able to claim anything back at all. Compensation cover should always be considered when shipping large or heavy items.

Although damage is a rare occurrence when you choose to ship your item with a reputable courier, many couriers will offer compensation cover for that extra peace of mind. 

Before taking out compensation cover, always be sure to read through the courier’s list of prohibited and no-compensation items to ensure that your parcel contents will be protected.

4. Online tracking 
Having full access to online tracking will allow you to monitor the progress of the shipment as it makes its way to the destination - so it’s always a good idea to send your large parcel with a reputable courier that provides this feature.

At Courierpoint, we provide full online

parcel tracking

on every single one of our shipments. If you notice any red flags that give a cause for concern, our dedicated customer service team is always ready and willing to help.

5.

Door to Door courier service

 
When shipping a large or heavy parcel, the very last thing you’re going to want to do is have to try and shift it anywhere. Avoid the hassle by using a door to door service than can collect the parcel directly from you and deliver it straight to its destination.

Using our very reliable

network couriers

, we at Courierpoint offer a door to door service to ensure that our customers receive the best convenience.
 

 

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