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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.
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!
I like the fact that the company includes an insurance coverage of 200 EUR in the price of the shipping, thus without extra-charging for it, with the option of adding on more insurance for high-value items. Having lost things in the post before, this is reassuring to see. The company also offers easy ways to get in touch, and is very flexible in terms of delivery destinations – being happy to arrange deliveries to hotels and airports as well as private addresses.
Having spent many years facing a dilemma with each and every parcel we needed to ship, it’s good to see a service that acts as a “one stop shop,” and the prices I’ve looked up experimentally seem to be competitive. Next time you have something you need to get from one country to another, it’s well worth giving Eurosender a go.
Eurosender has also been kind enough to provide readers of Moving to Portugal with a 5% discount on all shippings. Just use the voucher code of MOVINGPT when you make a booking at www.eurosender.com