Europe is one of the most developed continents in the world. Having said that, we mean, you have to be very much particular about certain things while planning to send something there. You can fairy deduce an idea here considering the list of countries that Europe has such as the France, Italy, UK, and Germany to name a few out of the total 49 countries. In short, to send a parcel to Europe, you have to follow the industry’s best practices and at the same time, must take care of the following.
Checking the list of items that can be sent: You must check the list of items that can be exported to a European country. After all, every country has its own set of rules governing what you can send and what you cannot there. For instance, you cannot send shoes to countries like Mexico and South Africa. In fact, there is a restriction on quite a good number of items that you can’t send in a parcel to a European country. Therefore, before you are tempted to send a parcel to Europe, please check the list of prohibited items to a country and goods that can be sent there with its’ packaging instructions.
Country-specific rules: Like five fingers of your hand, different countries are apparently different. So goes with its’ rules. Having said that, we mean, you just cannot afford to send an item to a country without following its packaging and insurance rules in your heart and spirit, for instance. The onus to mention that there is no uniform practice here. Therefore, you have to be very particular in this aspect. Else, you will have immense of opportunities to run from pillar to post or maybe losing your own money and reputation internationally.
Securing your package: Countries have specific rules as regards sending a parcel there. For instance, how you send a fragile item is different from that of the perishable items within a country or abroad. The same logic must be followed while sending something to international destinations within Europe. On top of it, you must secure your package as per the prevailing laws there. For instance, you must take adequate insurance with a view to protecting your buyer’s right and your own business from a colossal loss on a case to case basis.
Sender’s address: You must mention your address correctly on each parcel. This is extremely important as because the cargos sent to international destinations are returned to the sender in the case the addressee refuses to accept it or the addressee is not found at the given address during the business hours of the cargo company, for instance.
Shipping cost: Shipping cost also plays an important role here. This might sound crazy, but it is a fact that shipping cost to the European countries may cost you a fortune vis-à-vis the cost of goods that you are sending there. Therefore, you must take care of it in advance with a view to protecting your own business interest in the firs