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5 tips for sending your Christmas gifts this year

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We know how much time, effort and money you spend on your Christmas shopping every year so the last thing we want is a hiccup when delivering your gifts to family and friends worldwide.

We have come up with 5 tips to help your delivery go off without a hitch and some key advice in case there are any delays!

Tip 1 - Use special services for your special delivery
Economy services are ideal for low value items but if your gift is a little more special, then there are plenty more to choose between:

  • Next day delivery with Yodel or Parcelforce
  • A secure service with DX using a tamperproof poly bag
  • Timed services to have it delivered by 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon with Parcelforce
  • A same day service for the fastest delivery with a dedicated courier

These couriers do everything in their power so that your special delivery arrives as quickly as possible. 


Tip 2 - Allow plenty of time
Over Christmas, couriers are sent into overdrive delivering Christmas shopping and gifts around the country (and worldwide!). The courier companies are already busy hiring more drivers to get your parcel delivered direct to the recipient's door but to be on the safe side we suggest sending your parcels with plenty of time to spare!

Tip 3 - Protect your parcel
Our staff here at My Parcel delivery have worked with couriers for many years so we tapped into their knowledge to create Packaging Guidelines to help keep your parcels safe and sound. Remember, your parcel will be sorted by machines in sorting offices which makes a fragile label no substitute for good packaging! For extra security why not add a guaranteed signature on arrival? This will make sure your carefully selected gift isn't left unattended if the recipient isn't home.

Tip 4 - Protect yourself

Whether it's a gift for Aunt Flo in Glasgow or returning your shopping that wasn't quite as perfect as you had hoped, here at My Parcel Delivery we want to make sure that you’re covered for the full cost of whatever you’re sending. As your parcel wings its way across country, or even across the world, it's a good idea to protect yourself should anything go wrong. You can add compensation cover when you book your delivery - protection (and added peace of mind!) can cost as little as 10p.

Tip 5 - Check...and check again

It's best to double check when completing your address details to make sure they are accurate. If you are sending your parcel internationally then take a moment and double check foreign letters too, and always add a local landline or mobile phone number for the recipient. This helps our courier partners locate the more hard to find addresses!

And now you are ready to send - get a quote here.