Modern international couriers utilise global delivery networks that allow almost any type of package to be transported to any part of the world in a matter of days. You’ll find that there are nearly as many types of services available as there are different types of parcels you can send. From Air Express to economy sea freight delivery services, the range of options on offer is truly staggering.
The feature that distinguishes an international courier from most other transportation services is the way in which they work through a fully integrated “hub and spoke” model. This means that shipments are sorted at a central location and consolidated with parcels heading to similar destinations before being forwarded towards that destination. This process can be repeated on numerous occasions for any given package depending on how it needs to travel.
The result, as you might imagine, is that couriers and parcel carriers are now 24 hour operations. Hubs across the world will work through the night sorting packages and forwarding shipments. Most modern hubs are fully automated and carriers are able to sort larger volumes of packages faster than ever before.
Another consequence of this approach is that the cost of moving a parcel towards its destination is kept to the absolute minimum. Since parcels are consolidated with other shipments going to roughly the same place the cost of transportation is spread across the entire consignment. The hub system really has brought cheap parcel delivery within reach of a far greater proportion of the general public.
Of course, if you’re using a courier service to send any kind of parcel overseas, whether it’s a gift for a friend or something related to work, you will want to be sure it arrives safely and on time. Most online couriers will use the services of larger carriers like DHL and FedEx who provide the most reliable services available anywhere in the world. This means that your courier is able to concentrate on focused customer care – if something goes wrong with your delivery you can rely on a pro-active courier to identify any problem and resolve it on your behalf.
Sending any kind of parcel around the world has never been faster or easier. Finding the service that meets your needs and budget has never been simpler.
Author: Chrissy Leon
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