Solo travelers; often have to consider what they carry with them from place to place. However many holiday makers are now choosing to avoid excess baggage charges and use the services of an international courier to collect and deliver their suitcase to a hotel before they get on a plane.
This can especially be a good idea if you are relocating or planning a long trip away from home and need to take more than one bags’ worth of personal possessions. Traveling to another country can be exciting but the nitty-gritty of the whole moving bags exercise will be quite taxing, for anyone. From getting the paperwork to shipping personal goods, you have to invest substantial labor and not to forget the expenses associated with almost everything you do. Unless your moving is being funded entirely by a company, you would have a challenge at hand and you need to be prepared to face the odds.
One of the biggest challenges is to find the right international courier to ship your personal goods. Depending on the size of your family, how many of you are moving and the quantity of items that you are shipping will all effect the cost. Here are some pointers to consider before shipping your personal goods to another country.
- First thing to consider is the transit time of the service. If you are sending a suitcase or just a parcel to Gemany you can choose between an air express service, usually delivered in couple of days, or a slower sea and road option which is usually delivered within a week. Likewise sending outside the European Union also has a choice of delivery by air or sea. However you need to consider that the further away the destination is, the larger the difference in transit time will be.
- The second point that is important is to decide exactly what you want to take. You may find the cost of taking large bulky items is so high that it is cheaper to buy the same items locally.
- If the delivery is outside of the European Union where we do not have free movement of goods, then you need to check what the import legislation with the destination customs department to ensure that you have no surprise import duty to pay.
- Once you have worked out what items you need to send, always check online with authorized resellers of large courier services or freight forwarders to get a range of discount quotes.
I hope that these points help guide you in the right direction when you want to send goods internationally.