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Parcel Delivery and Courier Services to Ethiopia

With the second largest population in Africa, the independent country of Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing non-oil economies on the continent. Despite this, the country has had a rough past and faces many challenges and foreign relations and investment are integral to the development of the country. For many years, the UK and Ethiopia have enjoyed friendly relations on things like trade, culture and education and they also work together towards the eradication of poverty in the country. The largest exports are coffee, gold and leather, with agriculture almost half of GDP. Tourism is also a growing sector as visitor to Ethiopia get a journey filled with awe-inspiring adventure after a 7 hour flight from London. Whatever you need cheap parcel delivery to Ethiopia for, get quotes for courier costs here with My Parcel Delivery. 

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Transport and Courier Routes in Ethiopia

With a population of around 3.5 million people, Addis Ababa is the capital and has around 3 million more inhabitants than any other city. Other popular spots for delivery services in Ethiopia include Adama, Gondar, Mek’ele, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Dessie, Jimma, Jijiga, Shashamane, Bishoftu and Sodo. In the last decade, money has been spent on developing the road network in the country and billions is allocated to upgrading this in the coming years. This, along with the rail transport, is the most frequently used transport method and helps to reduce courier costs to Ethiopia. Postal codes are only used in the capital, and these consist of 4 digits, e.g. 1000. 

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When looking for cheap postage to Ethiopia, the MPD International services tend to offer the best value and delivery dates. The quickest option, which comes with a 2-day service, is the MPD International Export service. With this, you can send a parcel with  a length of up to 150cm and weight of up to 30kg as well as inclusive cover and a fully tracked service to send a parcel to Ethiopia. Prices for this service start from £36.82 including VAT. Alternatively, you can save money by sending with MPD’s International  Drop-Off service that, after a drop at your local Hermes, will arrive in 5+ days for £29.63 including VAT. [Prices correct as of 20/08/2015]