My Parcel Delivery Blog

Three tips to get your parcel there safely

Main Image

It doesn't matter whether you’re sending a parcel to Peterborough or Pittsburgh, there’s a couple of things you can do to make sure your parcel gets to its destination safe and sound. Here at My Parcel Delivery, we like to the think we’re pretty up to speed on the super-simple ways you can help your parcel reach the end of its journey in tip-top condition. Whether you only send a few things a year, or you regularly send parcels around the world, it’s always handy to know how to send items safely.

1) Packaging makes perfect

A lot of people don’t realise that almost all the parcels that get sent from the UK are handled by conveyor belt. That means writing ‘Fragile’ or ‘This way up’ is no longer the best way to keep items safe. That’s because these days most of the items you send end up going through big automated depots with machines that will scan barcodes, but can’t read any other instructions written on your parcel. That’s why it’s super-important to package everything perfectly.

2) "Sign here, please...

Some couriers will leave your parcel in a safe place such as a porch or shed, and this is really helpful and convenient for a lot of people. However, if you’d prefer to know your package has arrived in the safe hands of your recipient directly, you can add a signature on delivery for that reassuring guarantee.

3) Extra cover for the parcels that matter most

Whether you’re sending scented candles to your Mum or a pack of new shirts for your Dad, sometimes it’s worth adding extra compensation cover for those parcels that mean the most. Not to mention, if you’re running a business it’s good that you’re protected against any potential losses when you send a parcel to a customer. Certain items can only be sent on a ‘no compensation’ basis, so please check the Restricted and Prohibited list for further information. You can easily add cover whether you’re sending candles to Cleethorpes or books to Brussels. The easiest sleep comes when you know you’re covered, so get your quote right away.