When sending a gift or a package to Cyprus, make sure to check with your local customs officer to find out the full details of what can and can’t be shipped to Cyprus. It is important to check whether or not your intended recipient needs to obtain prior authorisation before sending goods to Cyprus, or you could face some delivery complications further down the line.
Take care when sending postcards to Cyprus, as all postcards with individual illustrated designs not previously approved by the Cyprus Post Office are prohibited.
Various registered items including traveller’s checks, coins, notes or securities of any kind made payable to the bearer, including precious stones and jewellery may only be imported into the country under a license from the Cyprus Central Bank.
It is important to note that commercial shipments must be accompanied by all the relevant invoices, and they should be attached to the outside of the item or package in an unsealed envelope, where the invoice can be clearly viewed if necessary.
RAND Logistics provides first class services when sending anything from heavy parcels to fragile parcels all over the world. Why not find out how much you can save by typing in your requirements to our quick quote form?
We wrap up a happy week of delivering baked goods and perishables with a few last minute tips in making sure that your confectioneries reach the recipient in top condition.
Easier to Ship
Certain types of baked goods are easier to ship than others. Layer cakes and fragile goods like meringues are not recommended when sending things by post, although with meringues if you absolutely have to send them, sometimes freezing them works better and keeping them packed in cold storage, because this decreases of their chances of breaking in transit.
Moist breads, cookies and fudges and caramels are good for shipping as they are flexible and heavier and are less likely to break or ruin if they are thrown about a bit when being posted. Still place a ‘fragile’ sticker on all baked goods to prevent any cookies or muffins being ground into dust though!
Be Careful of Mixing Flavours
Strong flavours tend to overpower others especially if they are kept in the same space for extended periods of time. If you are thinking of sending gingerbread cookies or cookies with other strong flavours with more mild flavours, try to package them in separate boxes as the milder flavours can be overpowered by the stronger ones.
For more information on the level of services we can provide throughout the UK and worldwide, please contact RAND Logistics. With a well established network sending parcels throughout the world, from Italy to New Zealand and anywhere in between, RAND Logistics is the only courier to choose.
On the last day of our Christmas week, let us discuss handmade gifts. When done well, with time and effort put in, a handmade gift can be a really sweet way of showing someone you care about them.
Before you decide to make the gift for your recipient, make sure you know that they would like this type of gift. Like it or not, some people aren’t the sentimental type, so a handmade photo frame might not be the best idea. Handmade gifts can be a heartfelt alternative to buying things off the rack. A necklace or a gold watch might seem romantic, but other people your recipient knows could have received the exact same gift, which makes theirs seem less special.
Put a lot of effort into it, even if you have no experience with making gifts. Try your hardest with your gift, whatever it is, as your recipient will probably see the effort put into the gift, and will be more likely to appreciate it. It helps if your gift is practical in some way, or an accessory, like a pair of warm gloves or a keychain.
Whatever your gift giving ideas are, make someone’s day with a parcel delivered by RAND Logistics. With our competitive rates throughout the world from parcels to Australia, to packages to the Ukraine you won’t need to use any other service for sending parcels internationally.
All this week, we’ll be listing some of the stranger items you might not realise you can send internationally to various countries, and today the spotlight is on Israel. In a country of such political unrest, you should make sure you’re extra careful about what you send to Israel to minimise the risk of any security alerts, but there are a few things you might not realise will be a problem.
Israel is a deeply religious country, which may explain why games of chance and anything relating to lottery games are not allowed. In an attempt to minimise fraudulent activity, blank, headed invoices will also not be allowed into Israel.
Lots of the restrictions apply to food and agriculture. Tools used for farming are prohibited through the international postal system, as these may be contaminated by plant or soil diseases in the host country; likewise, organic fertilisers and soil and sand. But for something you might not expect, used beehives are not allowed into Israel, so if you were thinking of sending your old beehive to a friend living in Israel, unfortunately this won’t be possible.
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.