Organise shipping to USA the Easy Way!

You don’t need me to tell you how much the world has changed in just a few short years; first it was email, then the mobile phone and now we can remain in constant contact with distant relatives and friends through any number of social media. It is now so easy to exchange messages and ideas through any number of social media that the term “friend” itself has broadened to include people you might never have met in person, and perhaps never will. As our social circles widen it seems we are also increasingly turning to courier services to send gifts abroad too and, as anyone who has used such a service will probably tell you, sending a parcel isn’t quite as straight forward as sending an email – not yet at least.

There’s a wealth of material available online at the moment that can help you find a reliable courier for almost any kind of delivery you can think of; in fact, the trickiest part can actually be choosing between the many options on offer. Whether you’re shipping to USA, China or Australia you’ll soon discover that the number of couriers competing for your attention verges on the ridiculous. The good news here is that the majority of couriers really can provide first class services at a price that will suit most budgets while avoiding a less than excellent courier should not prove to be too much of a challenge.

No matter which courier you choose though, there will always be a handful of areas where you can make a difference and help ensure that your delivery goes without incident. Perhaps the most obvious of these areas is the way your courier estimates the cost of a given delivery. Most couriers will provide you with a very simple tool that allows you to tell them the basics about what you’re sending and, taking this information, the tool automatically matches your parcel with the best option available. Clearly, the information you provide needs to be as accurate as possible – small errors at this point can all too quickly cascade and become major issues further down the line.

So, what is the most common mistake at this point? Measuring a parcel in the wrong units strangely enough.

Most online couriers will work using the metric system (centimetres and kilograms). If you measure your parcel using inches, pounds and ounces it is not hard to see how the quote you’re given for a delivery is going to be wrong. Even the smallest discrepancy here could lead to a dispute with your courier and result in delays that neither you nor the courier wants.

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