This week, we’re going to be celebrating a variety of international events taking place around the world. We’ll be starting off with Chinese National Day, which takes place on 1st October, and which celebrates all things Chinese. The People’s Republic of China was founded at Tiananmen Square on 1st October 1949, and it has been determined that this should represent the national day. Public places throughout China, Macau and Hong Kong are decorated elaborately, with portraits of leaders put on display for Chinese citizens to show their gratitude to the government. The government also organises some large country-wide events, such as music concerts and firework displays, and it is a time of great festivity and celebration for the Chinese people. If you want to join in and celebrate with your friends and family in China, send a cheap parcel with RAND for the best prices and most reliable service.
For international students who have just started their studies in the UK, you will already be aware of what a nightmare it can be transporting all your prized possessions overseas. The memories of heavy suitcases, stressful waits at the baggage carousel and lugging everything up the five flights of stairs to your room are probably still fresh in your mind. We’re sure you’re not looking forward to the return journey for this very reason, which is why we recommend using our parcel delivery service to send your items home. For example, if you can pack all of your textbooks and study material into a box and send it home by courier, this reduces the stress for you, as your important items will be guaranteed to arrive home safely without having to go through the drama of waiting for lost luggage to turn up months after it went missing. Get ahead of the game and organise your journey home with RAND by finding out the cost of sending your items home.
Recently, it has been announced that the Royal Mail will be privatised in the coming weeks. This means that employees will be given a share of the postal service with members of the public being able to buy shares from £750. It has long been recognised that there are flaws in the Royal Mail, but is this necessarily a good thing? It is too early to say yet how this will affect the post in the UK, but one thing is for sure: it won’t affect the way RAND operate. We can still offer the same high level of parcel delivery anywhere in the world, and you will always have the option of fast, reliable delivery wherever in the world you’re sending your items.
If you have started selling on eBay, you may be wondering how some people manage to keep the costs of postage and packaging so low, especially when sending internationally. One tip is to bulk buy packaging materials, such as padded envelopes, tape and parcel paper, as this will reduce the cost of sending each individual package. Lost parcels can also mean you have to push up your prices overall, as you will lose both the item and the money you have to refund to the buyer, so use a reliable courier service to send parcels to other countries to make sure it gets there. You should also make sure you don’t waste money by sending oversized boxes, as parcel delivery rates are estimated by the size and weight of the package, so keep it compact to keep costs down.
To check the price of your eBay parcel delivery, use our Quote & Book service.
Payday might seem like it’s a long way away on a somewhat gloomy Tuesday in September, but that doesn’t mean you have to put off your parcel delivery any longer. You might be wondering how your money is going to stretch to the end of the month, which is why we’re pleased to be able to offer you some incredibly competitive rates on international parcel delivery. There is no need to wait to send your parcels until you’re paid, because our purse-friendly prices take the stress out of sending parcels to other countries. If you want to take advantage of the prices offered by RAND, feel free to browse our site and find out more about our international parcel delivery rates.
Well, it’s Monday again, and we’re sure you have a to do list as long as your arms just like we do. If you have ‘MUST DELIVER PARCELS’ written in capitals and underlined three times at the top of yours, you’re not alone. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest tasks to cross off, and you don’t need to spend a fortune getting everything posted. All you need to do is head to RAND’s quote finder to get yourself the best prices on parcel delivery. We are able to deliver parcels virtually anywhere in the world, so get a quote now and get that to do list whittled down.
Just because your parcel has been sent, it doesn’t mean you will stop worrying about it. Christmas may not be upon us yet, but the early birds among us like to get things bought, wrapped and sent as early as possible to make sure it arrives in more than enough time so we can sit back and relax. The next few months will see a surge in parcels passing through the sorting offices of the country, so you’ll obviously want to make sure yours are safe. You can use the RAND parcel tracking app to keep an eye on exactly where all your parcels are so you don’t need to worry, so even if you’re sending ten lovingly wrapped gifts, you can track each and every one to be sure that they arrived safely at their destination.
There are a lot of courier companies out there, and that means a lot of choice. However, if you want to go with a courier company that is reliable and offers excellent rates on parcel delivery to Europe, RAND should be your first choice. We understand how important it is to you that your parcels arrive on time and without any damage, which is why we strive to offer the best possible service to each and every customer. Whether it’s France, Denmark, Estonia or anywhere else in Europe, we’ve got it covered, so use our quote finder for the best price today.
If you send a lot of parcels but hate having to wait until you’re at a computer to find out where those parcels are or to schedule the delivery of another, RAND has a solution. Our mobile app is ideal for anyone who wants to stay on top of their parcels on the move. If you have an Android device and want the peace of mind of always being able to find out where your parcels have got to, head to the Google Play store today and download our free app.
There is a golden rule that a surprising amount of people don’t realise when it comes to sending parcels: it’s all about striking the balance between the size and the weight. Just because you’re sending a tiny parcel, it doesn’t mean you will be paying next to nothing to send it if it is very heavy, and equally a large box won’t necessarily mean paying a fortune if you’re only sending pillows.
When you’re thinking about how you will package your items, think about the best way to fit them into as small a space as possible. In a way, it is like Tetris – if you can slot things together and utilise all the space in a box effectively, you can keep costs down. The larger the parcel, the more you will pay for the size. For example, if you are posting two new pairs of shoes, by simply doing away with the shoeboxes you can save a lot of space and fit both pairs into the equivalent space of one box.
If you’re sending multiple items, it may well end up costing less to send your items in separate small boxes, as very large boxes will come with a premium postage cost to match as they are difficult to transport and deliver. Lots of small items may require a massive box to send in one package, but by splitting this into more manageable parcels you might be able to reduce your packaging costs.
Also make sure you’re not using a box too big for what you’re actually sending. This can push the cost up even though you’re not using all the space inside, which is a waste of money. Find a box into which the item fits as well as possible to only spend the money necessary to send the parcel.