When it comes to shipping parcels then there are a couple of ways that you can go about it, and they may vary depending if you ship parcels on a regular daily or weekly basis, or whether you ship them on an irregular basis, such as sending presents to relatives at Christmas.

If you ship parcels regularly then the chances are that you will have a formal agreement set up with a parcel courier, and if you ship daily then you may even have a regular collection slot each day. However a lot of businesses that ship a lot of parcels do not necessarily ship them every day, and if this is like your business then you will need to book a parcel collection.

For many years this was done over the telephone, and to an extent a large amount of collections are still booked in this way, but it can actually be a far more efficient use of your time to book a collection online instead.

There are a couple of advantages in doing so, so let us look at them. Send Parcels to USA

Firstly, when you book over the phone then you have to give your address and the customers delivery address, and wait while someone types them in and then confirms the details, and gives you a collection time, however you have no visual confirmation that the address details have been taken down correctly or confirmation of the time. So this process is open to transactional errors, and in the event of a problem it will be your word against the parcel couriers e.g. courier turns up at the wrong time.

Secondly, this can take quite some time to do. Ordering a parcel collection over the phone can burn time when you need it most.

However if you order online then you are the one typing in the address details, so that you can visually check them and know that they are right. Then there is the speed aspect of the booking, as if you can type moderately well then you will be able to book an online parcel collection far faster than doing it over the phone.