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How Do I Package My Parcel ?

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  • Packaging a parcel can be sometimes a bit tricky. There are fundamentals that you must keep in mind before starting to package a parcel.  Before we start packing a parcel we must understand that it is always better to use a box that is not too big or too small. There are many times when we use a box not big enough to fit all the items that you want to pack or even too big for the items- that also can create issues while traveling. Let's look at those fundamentals before you start packaging a parcel :
    1. The box is a heavy-duty and corrugated type if you are using a cardboard box.
    2. The box is not pre-used
    3. If you are sending excess baggage your best option is not a suitcase - although we accept a suitcase or suitcases with wheels.
    4. We do not encourage you to send any fragile items however we can send them for you as long as you understand that we do not accept any risk of breakage or any form of damage for any fragile items.
    Sending a Suitcase There are some associated risks in sending suitcases like the ones in the image here.  A most common problem you may experience that wheels may get damaged or broken by the time it is delivered.  If they are not tightly locked, there is a chance it might open up and all your items may require further packaging and it causes a lot of delays. The second most important issue that labels are not affixed on the suitcases or the labels had fallen off the surface of the suitcases. These issues are very important to ensure that labels remain affixed on the surface of the suitcase you are sending. You may find it particularly challenging when the surface of the suitcase is not very friendly with items to stick on them.  If you have a suitcase that you intend to send internationally, you must make sure labels with a barcode must be on them. It will remain the responsibility of the sender to ensure the barcode sticker remains there all time until it is delivered. DTDC Australia will not be responsible if your barcode falls off and your items become orphan and eventually gets lost.  In term of sending a suitcase, you will also experience in many occasions - wheels are broken or the handle tore or broke. Just wanted to make it clear that even though you have insurance for your shipment, it still does not cover any damage on the outer layer of the box or suitcase or anything else you are sending. In a nutshell, damage to the suitcase or damage of the box is not covered by insurance you may have got through DTDC Australia.   Using A Box To Send : This is very hard to compare or recommend box or suitcase or one over the other. From our experience, we have seen that boxes have performed better with less damage and better and smoother delivery. It's not true that we never experienced any damage when a box is used however if a good quality cardboard box is used, chances are you are going to have a better experience for your deliveries. Well, if there is damage on the box your damage is in fact minimal since a good quality cardboard box may cost you somewhere between to Aud $5-10 per box. You can certainly check the price and quality from www.kss.com.au, a reputed brand in Australia and they have stores everywhere so that you can pick up one or as many you want from them.  The heavy-duty Jumbo box they sell is particularly good quality and we have seen our customers have been using them without much complaint.

    Medication From India To Australia: $40 Handling Fee Waived

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  • Thousands  of visitors from India to Australia is now stranded and with a dire need for medication from India in Australia.  Elderly parents visiting Australia is out of stock with their prescribed medication and its very difficult to bring them from India as lockdown of commercial flights internationally  continues due to the obvious reason of COVID19, global pandemic crippling  the entire world. Elderly parents requiring medication from India, now living with their next generations, were not prepared for this deadlock in air transport industry and now in a very difficult situation. They are not only running out of social touch, it has become harder to maintain their health while they are overseas and they are realising that they are in an unknown territory. DTDC Australia wanted to be on the side of the elderly parents, in need of medications from India,  were not prepared for this situation.  DTDC Australia  will provide door to door service with an estimated delivery time of 5-7 business days(minimum) from the day of dispatch from India with online tracking and signature on delivery, excludes customs duty and taxes in the destination country. There are rules about bringing medication from India or any other country and medical devices into Australia. Many medicines and medical devices can be brought with you into Australia as long as they are for your personal use. Some require a permit and others cannot be brought with you at all. International visitors and people coming back from holidays can bring in most medicines and medical devices under the traveller's exemption. It is against the law to bring medicines and medical devices into Australia to give to someone else. There are also special rules for athletes and sporting teams. Please visit our web site (www.dtdcaustralia.com.au) to book for a collection. Required paperwork: 1. Customs declaration form filled up and signed by Sender. Original Invoice with complete details of content, dosage and description of the Medicine as per the prescription for 90 days maximum. Extra is not permitted. 2. Sender's photo ID/KYC( Aadhar Card, Passport Copy, Voter ID ( Any One ). 3. Dr's prescription from a local Dr in Australia. ( Not more than 3 months old only). 4. Dr's prescription from India( Not more than 3 months old only). Original Doctor's Prescription with Signature/Stamp of the Doctor with Registration number needed for both countries. (not older than 6 months) 5. Original tReceipt of purchase in India(3 months old only) 6. Authorization Letter(Original duly signed by the shipper) 7. Medicine listed in NDPS / NDPS listed drugs as Ingredients not accepted / Paracetamol /Tablets for Fever/Hydroxychloquine etc not allowed Value of the medication can not exceed more than twenty thousand Rupees. Be careful when bringing herbal and traditional medicines with you to Australia. The Australian Border Force need to be able to identify what the substances are, so that they can determine if the products are subject to any import restrictions. Additionally they may contain ingredients from endangered plants which are subject to import controls and require a permit. This includes Hoodia and weight loss products derived from Hoodia. Sports teams and athletes must comply with special rules when visiting Australia to participate in a national or international sporting event. Visiting sports teams and athletes should prepare for their visit to Australia well in advance. Organisers should follow these general rules:
    • Prepare a list of medicines and medical devices participants are bringing with them. This list must be in English and include the medicines and their strengths.
    • Maintain a record of the medicines and their use while the team is in Australia. This list must be produced if requested by an Australian Border Force officer.
    • Check the list of substances which are subject to import controls - there are some additional restrictions only for athletes.
    • Medicines brought by the team must not be given or sold to anyone who is not an official athlete or member of the sports team.
    • Medicines and medical devices brought by the team must not be used by anyone who is not an official athlete or member of the sports team.
    • Any unused medicines or devices must be destroyed when leaving or taken with you when you leave Australia.
    • An official member of the visiting team must be responsible for any medicines and medical devices and how they are used.
    For further details please contact https://www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia

    How UPS, DHL and FedEx Differ

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  • UPS, DHL and FedEx are the biggest courier service providers in the world. They have been in the business for many years, and have transported billions of parcels. If you are trying to figure out the perfect carrier for your business, this piece is for you. We present the basic features of the three companies so that you can make the right choice.   Overview   Even though these three players function in the same industry, they have their uniques features. FedEx is noted for dominance in the air while UPS is well-grounded with enough fleet. DHL is a specialist in international shipping. Let’s take a look at the companies one by one.   UPS   UPS was founded in 1907, and it is the oldest of the three. It is present in about 220  countries as well as territories. It makes use of more than 2,500 facilities in the world with more than 28,000 access point locations. It has the largest fleet of vehicles using an alternative source of power in the world.   The company offers non-freight shipping services for both local and international customers. Some of its local services include UPS Ground, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS Next Day Air Early, UPS Next Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M., among others. Its international offers include UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Expedited, UPS Worldwide Express Shipping, UPS Worldwide Saver and so on.   DHL   DHL is a force to be reckoned with in the industry with the delivery of more than 1.3 billion parcels every year. It is the largest logistics company in the world with the widest delivery network. It delivers to sanctioned countries, such as North Korea, and that is why it is unique among the three companies under review.   It is not a US company, hence, it is not allowed to make local flights in the country. Consequently, it gives U.S. local services to other carriers. The company is noted for its contribution to emission reduction with its acquisition of an electric-vehicle company, StreetScooter, in 2014.   DHL’s domestic non-freight services include DHL SameDay Sprintline, DHL Express 9:00 Domestic, DHL Express 10:30 Domestic, DHL Express 12:00 Domestic, DHL Express 18:00 Domestic, etc.   For international services, you can get access to DHL Sameday Jetline, DHL Express 9:00, DHL Express 10:30, DHL Express 12:00, DHL Sameday Sprintline, DHL Express Worldwide, and so on. You can get a DHL quote with ease form the company’s website.   FedEx   FedEx is an American company with a presence in more than 220 countries and territories of the world, including FedEx Australia. It has most planes on its fleet, and that is why it stands out among the rest.   Its local services include FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City, FedEx 2Day A.M., FedEx 2Day, FedEx Express Saver, and so on. Its international non-freight services include FedEx International Next Flight, FedEx International Priority, FedEx International Economy, FedEx International First, FedEx International MailService, among others. DTDC Australia collaborates with major courier providers in Australia.  

    How to Fix Shipping Cost Without Ripping Off Your Customer

  • The process of determining the right shipping cost, including Australia post parcel costs, for your supplies, is very vital for the success of your business. A cheaper shipping cost will enhance customer retainership and win new customers for you.   There are many factors that determine the best shipping method for you. Some of these factors include the size of your company, your business model, lifecycle stage, among others. You need to balance things up in a way that will meet the needs of your business and those of your customers.   Also, you need to have a strategic product pricing policy that covers the shipping cost. You have many options that will lead to the creation of a perfect pricing strategy that will be a source of strength for a shipping price structure.   What are the Shipping Costs?   There are many variables that determine shipping costs such as package dimension, delivery speed and your average shipping cost. You need to put these variables into consideration so that you can arrive at the perfect cost.   Why is this process important?   When calculating the shipping cost, you need to consider your budget and the needs of your customers. You should understand how charging too much or too little will affect the behaviour of your customers towards your business. If you charge too much, you may lose customers to your competitors and if you charge too little, you may not be able to make enough profit that will sustain your business.   Types of Shipping Costs   There are three major types of shipping costs - calculated shipping, flat-rate shipping and free shipping.   Calculated Shipping   Before listing your product, you should measure its weight and dimension, which will be used to arrive at a calculated shipping cost. The measurement of the package and the location of the customer will trigger an automatic calculation of the shipping charge.   Flat-rate Shipping   Flat-rate shipping does not consider the weight and dimension of the product. It is a perfect option for the majority of small businesses because it is reliable and convenient. Big companies have many things to think about, and that is why a flat rate may not work for them.   Free Shipping   Many customers like free shipping, but is there anything free in today’s world? As a business owner, you can take advantage of free shipping to woo customers. You can absorb the shipping cost or build it into the listed price. Also, free shipping makes the checkout process less cumbersome.   Are you shipping globally?   If you are shipping globally, you need to consider the landed cost. The landed cost includes the purchase price, duties, currency conversion, transportation fees and other related costs. Determining the right landed cost can be challenging because there are different variables that come into the picture.   These variables determine the final sale price and profit. You must ensure that your final sale price is competitive enough so that you will not lose customers to your competitors. You can collaborate with other players in the industry, like Australia post couriers, the Japan Post, FedEx, post shops, etc. so that you will be able to come up with the right price.  

    The Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally

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  • A lot of people believe that the cheapest international shipping is through the US Postal Service. If you are shipping locally in the US, the USPS can offer you the cheapest rate. However, going international exposes you to various options for optimum results.   Top players in international shipping include DHL, UPS, USPS and FedEx. Your ability to compare their prices will help you to determine the one that will meet your expectations. International shipping rates vary depending on weight, destination and delivery time frame.   The USPS has different pricing for various countries, and these countries are properly grouped for administrative convenience. USPS shipping rates can be cheaper but their delivery periods may not be ideal for a business person, especially if you desire next day delivery.   Hence, using the services of express shipping companies like FedEx, UPS and DHL can help your e-commerce business. However, it is advisable to have a business account with them so that you can get rates that will make you stay in business.   How to Determine Product Pricing   The cost of running your business and your competitors’ price will determine the right price for your product. Your running cost includes inventory, salaries, property leases, utilities, among others.   You need to get things straight in this regard before coming up with your final price. If you don’t get these numbers right, you can exhaust your financial resources, and this can lead to the failure of your business.   How Shipping Method Affects Price   Your pricing strategy will determine your shipping method. You need to get the product price right so that you can choose an ideal shipping method.   How to Price Your Products   There are many ways to price your product and some of them are discussed below.   Competitive Pricing   If your product cannot be easily differentiated from those of your competitors, you should use the competitive pricing method. This involves using an established market price for your product. If you fail to follow this model in this circumstance, you may lose a lot of customers to your competitors.   Cost-Plus Pricing   This method involves creating a price after considering your entire overhead cost and profit margin. However, you should be careful with this method, especially in a competitive environment.   Underpricing   Underpricing can make your product look inferior when compared to others. Also, if you price too low, you may not be able to cover costs, and this can lead to business failure. You should avoid underpricing as much as possible so that your business can move to the next level.   Overpricing   This is as bad as underpricing, or even worse. Overpricing can chase your customers away, and if you are not making sales, you may eventually lose out. Take note that customers will compare prices, and if yours is not reasonable, your competitors will be smiling to the bank.   Demand Pricing   This involves based on the quantity demanded. Usually, a wholesaler pays lower per unit because he is buying in quantity. Demand pricing is a blend of profit and volume, hence you can use it to achieve the best result

    How to Save Money Shipping with the US Postal Service

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  • Shipping costs can have a great impact on your e-commerce business, and that is why top players in the industry like the US Postal Service, Hong Kong Post and Japan Post offer various incentives to many business owners. Consequently, you need a robust shipping strategy so that you will be able to make enough profit that will sustain your business. To assist business owners to reduce their shipping costs, the US Postal Service (USPS) offers free shipping envelopes and boxes for some prominent service levels. You can order these free envelopes and boxes online through the USPS website, and they will be delivered at your door, free of charge. Usually, the boxes come in packs of 10 or 25, and you can choose to pick them up at your post office shop. The USPS offers free shipping envelopes and boxes for Priority Mail as well as Global Express Guaranteed categories. The tables below will give you the details. USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes & Envelopes Item Dimension Gift Card Envelope 10″ x 7″ Flat Rate Envelope 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ Legal Flat Rate Envelope 15″ x 9 1/2″ Padded Flat Rate Envelope 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ Small Flat Rate Box 8 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 5/8″ Medium Flat Rate Box – 1 (top-loading) 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Medium Flat Rate Box – 2 (side-loading) 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ Large Flat Rate Box 12″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″ USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes Item Dimension Priority Mail Regional Rate Box – A1 10″ x 7″ x 4 3/4″ Priority Mail Regional Rate Box – A2 10 15/16″ x 2 3/8″ x 12 13/16″ Priority Mail Regional Rate Box – B1 12″ x 10 1/4″ x 5″ Priority Mail Regional Rate Box – B2 14 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ x 15 7/8″ USPS Priority Mail Boxes & Envelope Item Dimension Priority Mail Shoe Box 7 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ x 14 3/8″ Priority Mail Box – 7 12″ x 12″ x 8″ Priority Mail Box – 1092 12 1/8″ x 13 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ Priority Mail Box – 1096L 9 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 2″ Priority Mail Box – 1095 15 1/4″ x 12 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ Priority Mail Box – 1097 11 1/2″ x 13 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ Priority Mail DVD Box 7 9/16″ x 5 7/16″ x 5/8″ Priority Mail Box – 4 7″ x 7″ x 6″ Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ USPS Priority Mail & Priority Mail Express Boxes Item Dimension Priority Mail/Express Box – 1 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Priority Mail/Express Box – 2 11 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 13 5/8″ Priority Mail/Express Small Tube 25″ x 6″ x 6″ x 5 7/8″ Priority Mail/Express Medium Tube 37 11/16″ x 6 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ x 5 1/16″ USPS Priority Mail Express Boxes & Envelope Item Dimension Priority Mail Express Box – 1 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Priority Mail Express Box – 2 11 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 13 5/8″ Priority Mail Express Box 15 1/4″ x 12 3/8″ x 3″ Priority Mail Express Tyvek Envelope 11 5/8″ x 15 1/8″ USPS Global Express Guaranteed Envelopes Item Dimension Global Express Guaranteed Plastic Envelope 15 1/8″ x 11 5/8″ Global Express Guaranteed Letter Envelope 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ Restrictions to Take Note? You can only use these boxes and envelopes for the right service level. For example, you can only use a Priority Mail Express box to ship your package through Priority Mail Express. You can get the best shipping quotes from DTDC Australia.

    Baby Food: How Can I send Baby Food To India

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  • cheapest shipping from Australia to USADid you want to send baby food to India ? it is a very common question we get from customers in Australia wanting tosend baby food to India. Baby food is another item that has high demand among new parents travelling to India holiday or even for a period longer than usual holiday.

    New parents travelling to India take a good amount of baby food with them as part of their additional luggage however that may not be sufficient for the child or children depending on the period they want to stay in India or the consumption and food habit of the child.  In many occasion we find that the parent living in Australia is desperately trying to get a way to send a few tins of baby food that is generally consumed by the child. It is not that baby food is not available in India, rather mums often do not want to change the brand of the food the child is used to. We have seen situation where child is lactose intolerant the parents are really cautious and careful to choose the baby food from the local market in the country where they are. Certainly there is a valid reason for any parent to find out a way to get baby food transported to India and we get a lot of request for that. Although we are talking about baby food here, in reality people have general interest to know about sending food items to India and those inquiries are dominated by various types of tinned foods, biscuits, chocolates, protein powder, health supplements of various types and many more. Cosmetics is also another item that customers come to us to inquire about - if they are allowed to send. Branded food items are permitted subject to  No Objection Certificate (NOC)  from FSSAI (https://www.fssai.gov.in/).  Food articles related to Supplements up to Rs.5000/- and other food items upto 5kgs with Rs.10000/- value are not referred to FSSAI NOC subject to importer (individuals only) submits the declaration in Form-7 to declare as the said items are meant for personal consumption. Anything beyond these limitations requires NOC from FSSAI
    Similarly Cosmetics for personal consumption many of the time, cleared without any NOC from ADC. For any other commercial purposes, importer has to get the NOC. However, for both the scenarios, customs impose duty.

    Details Of Factors Determining The Cost Of Allied Couriers

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  • To determine the cost of Australian allied couriers, we need to be able to determine the parcel weight. This is because weight is an important factor in shipping costs. All you need to do is get the actual parcel fee, so having to wait at the post office or courier is a very stressful task. This is something you can do from the comfort of your office or home. If you are an entrepreneur and deeply involved in sending parcels, I recommend that you buy a weighing machine. Allied CouriersWith this tool, you can spend a lot of time before you leave home for Australian postal service, without spending time waiting for the weight of your luggage, just buying stamps or making corresponding payments. You can save. For services such as ATM, services common to all major post offices mean that the time it takes to issue packages can be reduced. Size is another important factor when setting shipping rates for Aus express post. A package of a certain size has a certain rate. If you want to measure the actual size of the tape package, you can get the corresponding rate in the postal directory. This allows you to see how much you need to pay for shipping or delivering stamps or packages. Some post offices and Australia delivery service have boxes for setting international parcel prices in Australia. This is useful in some cases when other factors such as plot weights are ignored. However, it is disadvantageous if the plot size is much smaller than the corresponding box size. Package destinations are also an important factor when measuring postage for international tracking in Australia Fiji. This is because many major post offices and parcel delivery providers charge specific charges for packages delivered in different countries and locations.

    The Real Face of The Cheap International Shipping By Sea

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  • The first thing to do before searching for the cheap international shipping from Australia to different parts of the world is a good shipping quote. Make sure you have written all the relevant details that you think are necessary for what you want to send. For example, where is the destination, when do you plan to transport the goods, how do the goods arrive at the shipping port, and how do you transfer from the foreign port to the final destination? Cheap International Shipping From AustraliaIf you are new to cheap international shipping by sea, product sales consultants can be very helpful. Unfortunately, this usually means an increase in total costs, so your cheap shipping costs will not be very cheap. The benefits of using any of these elements understand and explain how he/she can solve it in general terms, what happened, and how if God does not allow it That is. Do you understand the actual impact of additional costs on your company? Transportation of cheap luggage Australia may clearly seem to be economicalto express courier service; it is more popular than air transport and allows you tosave more. In conclusion, always contact many companies of dispatching cheap luggage Sydney that can demonstrate a record of accomplishment of providing high-quality services and make sure they have a good reputation for international shipping services. Ask a few questions and pay particular attention to the number of answers received and the amount of easy-to-understand information available. Secondly, if you use a package, you can make a well-informed decision by sending the package overseas in the cheapest way. You must also ensure that the quote you received includes other fees that you must pay, such as taxes and other charges that are included in the cost when you arrive at the destination.

    Simple And Efficient Way To Choose On Time Couriers

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  • The most important part of a courier service is that it delivers the products at the right time at the destination. The packaging must also maintain its original condition and must not be hindered or mistreated. Of course, each person would think twice before spending money on something. On Time CouriersWhen choosing the on time couriers service, there are some very important points to consider:
    • History of the company. How good is the company? What is customer satisfaction?
    • The courier service must be so extended that your package can be delivered to the desired destination.
    • All additional and necessary services you need must be provided in the online courier quote you are looking for.
    • The courier company must have a very good reputation for the prompt delivery of the products. Nobody wants to choose a courier service known for delaying delivery.
    It is important to do a detailed investigation of the overseas postage company and its background. It is very obvious that the customer appreciates the goods he wishes to send with a courier service with certainty. Same-day delivery: This type of courier service means that the package is delivered within 24 hours after receiving the package. This is a very efficient and time-saving way to send packages within the city limits. This is used more frequently if you do not have time to deliver the package to the person you want personally. This is also very profitable since you can certainly save the travel costs that you would have to pay if you delivered the package yourself. This turns out to be much cheaper. It is important to look for courier services that do not offer services at very unreasonable prices. Do not take into account the overseas shipping that seem to offer extremely cheap services, since the security of your package would really be in danger.