Everything you need to know about international courier services
Making sure your packages get delivered in today’s economic environment with Covid-19 in full effect has never been more important. If you run a global business, you need a reliable courier service to ensure you get the best value, experience and service when shipping internationally. Transworld, CitySprint’s international delivery division, has its own 30-year heritage as a leading international courier and global logistics provider. This article will explain everything you need to know about international courier services.
Even before you get to the stage of deciding which courier company to go with, there are some important considerations to make when sending packages abroad.
Packaging and protection
By working with a trusted international delivery provider you will be able to ensure your packages arrive safely and on time. They also offer a helpful guide to follow to ensure you package your parcels correctly to avoid damage.
Your package is also protected by indemnity insurance and public liability insurance as well.
Transferring and arranging pickup from your courier
CitySprint offers a seamless integration allowing you to transfer and arrange pickup from your courier. You can easily get a quote and book online for efficient and time-saving delivery. You simply log in with your profile details. Then access the dashboard, where you can select the service you require as well as set saved address, default booking types and report on and track deliveries.
How to ship: International delivery options
Understanding where and what you will ship is the first step in defining your strategy and choosing the right carrier for international deliveries. You will also be able to take advantage of exclusive rates. CitySprint leverages its network of international delivery partners to get the best price on your behalf. Below is a list of their international services:
Express: Express services can deliver the same or next working day to most major cities throughout Europe and the US. Optional first flight out and delivery by 9:00, 10:00 and 12:00 the same or next working day to major cities worldwide, plus next day delivery to Europe and the US.
UK overnight, international and evening courier services throughout the UK 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Economy: Avoid high costs on bulkier, less urgent items by choosing the Economy service. Cost-effective and door-to-door international delivery service at an affordable price. Choose your delivery day to 200+ countries and territories across the globe
Export Freight: A tailored solution for any shipment that is large or oversized, move items via air, sea or other methods worldwide. Transworld offers road haulage, airfreight, sea freight and tailor-made solutions for your international deliveries.
Import Freight: CitySprint offers import services across the globe through its network of partners from Asia, North America, and Europe. You can also arrange for multiple shipments.
Onboard Courier Service: A dedicated, hand-carried courier service for critical, high-valuable and fragile deliveries.
Industries that benefit from international courier services
Each type of business requires its own unique solution when shipping internationally.
For an FMCG you will be looking for a high volume import/export service to move your goods between countries. In this circumstance, you can take advantage of CitySprint’s network of international partners that can move your products with ease and assist with local charges and documentation.
Electronics companies, on the other hand, may need to utilise an international supply chain, to move parts between areas of production. With lots of moving pieces, you need a logistics partner that can support you both in the air and on the ground, getting your parts into the correct locations once they have landed. With 30+ locations across the UK, CitySprint is able to get your parts into production quickly no matter where they are being imported to.
During Covid-19, it is important to allow for some delays and plan accordingly. CitySprint conveniently provides updates on how they are taking care of things as per the guidelines of Public Health England.
That being said, each international location will have its own guidelines and constraints, so speaking to a logistics expert will help you schedule your deliveries keeping that in mind.
One of the most cumbersome and costly aspects of shipping internationally is customs clearance. With each country having its own regulations, you will want a provider that can offer you tailored customs clearance as well as support with any documentation.
CitySprint offers customs clearance advice as well as clearance for their international delivery services. They also have a simple online booking system so you can customise elements of your deliveries. When choosing a delivery service, flexibility and multiple options are key.
Whether you only ship internationally a few times a year or run a global business involved in importing or exporting goods, CitySprint has got you covered. With market-leading tech, a variety of tailored services and transparency, your deliveries are in safe hands. You can easily book online and set up an account for fast bookings whenever you need them. CitySprint provides efficient and cost-effective delivery solutions for a vast array of industries, from automotive to medical, electronic, or FCMG’s.
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