In the busy world we’re currently living in, people are looking for time-efficient methods to get their jobs sorted quickly and hassle-free. Courier has become one of the most vital services that keeps businesses running methodically and individuals’ satisfaction high.
As with every aspect of our lives, technology has positively infiltrated the shipping industry to allow users to book a courier service in under 5 minutes. A true god send when your 24 hours aren’t enough to tick everything off your list.
The trick in meeting this timeframe is having everything handy before you go online to book your courier service. Whether you’re a first-time user or one that books frequent courier services, the below tips are critical to minimise your time and secure shipping quicker.
SELECT BETWEEN ECONOMY OR EXPRESS
The misconception about courier is that it comes at a high cost because of the urgency with which items are treated and shipped.
Whilst an express courier service finds the quickest expedited timeframe, Thomas Smith Shipping offers customers an economy option. This selection enables quality speed at moderate budgets, and handles documents and packages with identical precision but finds more economical rates for a slightly longer transit time. This is the ideal choice if you’re not pressed with time. Whichever option you want to go with, Thomas Smith can accommodate.
Consult our courier representatives to receive expert advice on how it’s best to pack your product to have it ready for shipping out. Selecting the correct packaging type will ensure your shipment is protected against damages and delays.
For items placed in boxes, choose ones with high-quality materials, fill up empty spaces to avoid contents from moving around and seal the box with a high-intensity tape using the H pattern. For pallets, stack them in columns with no overhangs and strap the entire items in place.
CALCULATE DIMENSIONS OF THE PACKAGE(S)
After confirming the destination country, one of the aspects which affects the final shipping cost is the dimensions of the package. Whether you are booking online or directly with a shipping representative, it is ideal to have handy the dimensions of the packaged item; specifically, the length, width, height and volume.
SELECT THE BEST DATE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
Although express courier services manage urgency through fast transit times, customers are always advised to plan ahead. Should you encounter any difficulties whilst placing your order, get expert advice from our professional representatives. We’re always happy to help!
DECIDE WHETHER INSURANCE IS APPLICABLE
Although most shipments are handled with utmost care by both our representatives and international partners, there are still risks that your shipment might encounter. To avoid any unpleasant surprises especially for items of a certain value, we highly recommend that you insure your package.