We understand that getting your parcel delivered safe and sound is a priority and that sending your parcels long distances can cause worry. There’s little to worry about when sending your parcels to Greece.
With these top tips, you can be confident that your parcel will arrive safely and on time, whether it is an item of clothing or a fragile piece of china.
From using a double-walled box to securing your parcel with solid tape and using a ‘FRAGILE’ sticker to notify the courier of delicate contents, find out everything, you need to know about sending a parcel to Greece here.
Use A Double Walled Box
While you may want to recycle a box you previously received in the post, using a brand new, double-walled cardboard box to package your items is much more efficient. This is because re-used boxes offer far less protection due to potential weak points.
In addition, to ensure your precious cargo arrives as it’s expected to, wrap your goods in bubble wrap before setting them in the box.
Bubble wrap absorbs the shock of jolting movements, and because it’s lightweight, you can rest assured that you will not face a raised freight charge. Result!
Secure Your Parcel
Securely wrapping your parcel before heading to the Post Office is imperative for several reasons, including that it will help protect your package during transit on route to Greece. We suggest using strong parcel tape to secure your parcel correctly to ensure no items are lost during its journey.
While regular tape is substantial enough to wrap a birthday gift given by hand, it’s not strong enough to use when your parcel is traveling long distances.
Write The Address Clearly
When you send your parcel to Greece, it is essential to ensure the address is written clearly, ideally in bold capital letters.
By following the address guidelines your chosen courier provides, you can rest assured that your parcel will arrive at the correct destination. While some couriers allow you to give a written address, others request one that has been printed on a label. Regardless, you must ensure the label is secured to the box.
By putting an additional delivery label inside your parcel, you can relax knowing that should your label become detached. It will still arrive at the desired location.
Use A ‘FRAGILE’ Sticker
Is your parcel particularly fragile? If so, a ‘FRAGILE’ sticker can help ensure that your package arrives in Greece in one piece. Even though sticking multiple ‘FRAGILE’ stickers on your parcel won’t prevent damage, baggage handlers tend to take more care of those who do.
It’s important to remember that your parcel is also likely to be moved by machines during transit to Greece, which of course, cannot read any instructions attached to the outer packaging of your parcel.
Due to this, it’s still just as vital that you sufficiently pad out the contents of your box. Also, read about moving to Greece.