>> Thursday, December 22, 2011
Here is a list of things you need to keep in mind when preparing your parcel for shipment. This will ensure your parcel will be delivered without extra difficulties at customs etc.:
-Please ensure that you have selected the delivery option that best matches your deadline requirements, e.g. same day, next day etc.
-Check that the goods you are sending do not appear on the prohibited articles list.
-Depending on value, your shipment may require additional insurance. Please check if this is required.
-Please ensure that your shipment is packed sufficiently well to withstand the normal rigours of transport.
-Remove any old labels and replace with a clearly printed address that includes the postcode of the delivery location and a contact number.
-Shipping paperwork should be clear and accurate and include contact numbers and the service you require.
-Please check if your shipment is subject to import duty and tax. Failure to do so may result in delivery delay or even failure.
-Please ensure you have prepared a commercial invoice for shipments outside the EU. The following is a list of EU countries for your guidance: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Package shipment is a complex process involving numerous criteria to be taken into consideration. If you are inexperienced with parcel shipment, our best advice would be for you to request a quote from TNT Links, which will already include all the costs/fees depending on the destination country, packaging and other associated costs.