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Things To Remember When Sending Heavy Items

At Speed Couriers, we specialise in shipping parcels of all shapes and sizes, our fleet is equipped to handle consignments of all sizes.Whether you’re a small business or an individual, if you need to send an item that is larger or bulkier than normal, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure that your item arrives at its destination securely.

Things to Remember When Shipping Large or Heavy Items

Be Accurate

Sending large or heavy parcels will generally work out to be a more expensive consignment. That’s why it’s so important to be as accurate as possible when booking your large parcel deliver with the courier. If the item is even slightly over-sized or overweight than what you originally described, you may face these charges or the courier could return the package back to the sender.

Secure Packaging

As with an item of any size, it’s important to consider the many stages of transit that the item will go through on its journey to the destination. It is likely that an item will be sorted by machines, before being transported alongside dozens of other packages. We recommend placing your item in a double-walled cardboard box. A double-walled cardboard box is sturdy and durable and less likely to tear or open under pressure.

Access To Online Tracking

Having full access to online tracking will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment as it makes its way to its destination. We provide full access to online tracking with any of our shipments.The system is available to all of our clients through a dedicated web portal and can be configured to provide required information. Transparency and accountability is at the heart of everything that we do; our clients can view exactly what we can. If there is a situation where someone would like to raise an issue, our dedicated customer service team is always willing and ready to help.

Courier Restrictions

Whether or not a large or heavy item can be sent will of course depend on the courier that you choose. Some couriers may have size and weight restrictions set in place for particular services, so it’s very important to do some research on this to be sure you’re booking your shipment correctly. Speed Couriers operates a fleet of over 60 vehicles, all available at short notice for same day or dedicated delivery next day bookings.

Door To Door Services

Avoid the hassle by using a door to door service than can collect the parcel directly from you and deliver your item wherever you would like. With Speed Couriers, you can book a same day delivery online with no account! Our guest booking service is very simple. All you will need to do is fill out the collection and delivery address details and choose a collection time that suits you.  You can also select your preferred mode of delivery based on the size and weight of what you are sending.

If you require any information or would like to discuss any shipment requirements with us, contact us today.

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