A number of factors decide the answer to our question today– how much does it cost to ship your souvenirs back home if the package is a tiny bit larger than you anticipated? The cost of the courier service depends on the item you want to send, how far you want it to go, when you want it to be delivered and the level of preference of your service.
Firstly, the courier companies check the volumetric weight of the parcel. It’s a relation between height, depth and weight. Therefore, it is mandatory that you enter the right dimensions on your quote form, lest you might be charged excess or have the courier refuse to take the parcel altogether.
Most courier services have size a constraint on parcels as they need to fit into an automated sorting machine at the depot. If your item exceeds the limits of the standard restrictions, then you will need a specialist large item courier or a man and a van service.
Sending a courier through the local courier service to a few miles away is cheaper than using an international courier service. If your parcel is going to a destination away from your country, the price of transportation, foreign fuel prices etc will be taken to account.
You will get better deals in the courier delivery services if you are flexible about the collection and delivery times. Courier services get maximum work on weekends, so if you have a parcel to be collected on a weekday rather than a weekend, then the cost would considerably come down.
Likewise, if an item has to be delivered beyond office hours you will have to pay extra.
Lastly, the level of service you require should be decided as to whether you need a specialist courier or a simple local courier service.