A New Way to Send Goods to and from Portugal (and Elsewhere!)

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Sending packages and goods internationally soon becomes an integral part of life for most expats.

Whether it’s a parcel of Christmas gifts going in either direction, some foodie treats to provide a taste of “home,” or some unique items or personal possessions, the dilemma of how to move things from one place to another is one that arises often while you’re enjoying a life in the sun.

On a personal note, we recently arranged to send a set of taps to Portugal, when my wife’s mother found them in a shop in the UK and simply had to have them. Thankfully there are lots of different ways to send goods abroad, and things are getting far easier than they used to be when we first moved to Portugal.

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Sadly, moving packages from one place to another isn’t always a smooth experience. We have experienced items lost in the post – either permanently or for a prolonged period. Our worst experiences were probably when sending items from Portugal to the UK using the respective state mail systems. We soon came to realise couriers and specialist mailing services were a more reliable option.

We recently came across which offers an economical way to send items anywhere in Europe (and soon will expand its services outside Europe as well). The company uses a range of trusted courier partners to carry out the deliveries, and allows you to get a fixed price up-front  for each delivery order,  as  long as you stick to the agreed dimensions and weights. Eurosender deal with loads of all sizes – from small packages to pallets, via skis and bicycles!

Eurosender review and the 10% Discount Code

REVIEW:

“It was very easy to place an order, and I really like that I had immediate feedback. I compared prices with a couple of other competitors and it was so much hassle that I decided to stick with Eurosender. Good job!

I ship boxes a lot, especially to and from Portugal. If you’re coming to Portugal you may be wondering how you’re going to get all your stuff here. Shipping stuff is convenient. It’s cheaper than taking an extra bag or two with you, and it’s very easy to do as well. Simply pack your boxes, put in an order with a company like Eurosender. Eurosender works with all major courier companies so they can cover all countries.”

How long does it take? 

Shipping usually takes around 3-5 working days. It depends on the route. Remember those are working days.

How much does it cost? 

Costs depend on countries but prices are between 17 EUR to 35 EUR. Spain is one of the cheapest destinations to ship from/to. Choosing the weight of packages (2kg, 10kg, 20kg, 30kg, 40kg) will give you the exact price. One positive thing is that Eurosender gives you instant and final prices with no hidden costs.

By using promotion code MOVINGPT you will get 10% off as well. 

What can you ship? 

Eurosender offers a large variety of shipping services. These range from standard shipping services of cardboard boxes, packages, luggage, suitcases and bikes, to full freight services for pallets. Also furniture removals, vehicle transport, relocation and removals services, as well as dedicated van delivery services.

Some companies want to know the exact box dimensions when you put the order through, and this can be tricky if you haven’t already bought the boxes. If it’s less than a meter in length, you don’t need to know the exact dimensions.

Insurance of goods? 

Most shipping companies will offer you basic cover, and then give you the option of upgrading for more cover. Eurosender is the same. On Eurosender the basic coverage is typically for around 200 EUR per but you can upgrade if you think your items are worth more (i.e. 1000, 2000, 5000 EUR). Once your package is on its way, you can track its location through Eurosender’s website

Using your discount code

You’ll get asked if you have a discount code on the payment page, which is pretty much the last step in placing the order. Simply enter ‘MOVINGPT’ and Eurosender will automatically reduce the price by 10%. 

It is a simple and straightforward booking process and very competitively priced. The customer support service is also top-notch.

Remember to use the voucher code of MOVINGPT when you make a booking at www.eurosender.com

 

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  1. Thanks for the information. Hope you and the family are keeping well. Your son must be growing up fast now.

    Miss your blogs when you were living in Cabanas. We still go every year!

    All the best

  2. Thanks for the post. Any service toward USA?

  3. Hi Fab,

    Thank you for your question. I am Alessandro From Eurosender. Unfortunately we don’t ship to USA yet unless it is a big shipment.

    If you are interested, send us an email to help@eurosender.com mentioning Moving to Portugal.

    Cheers

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