Can you send food and drink items by courier?


With the modern age in full swing, convenience is now king. People are used to having what they want at the click of a button, often with next day delivery included! Probably one of, if not the, most enjoyable packages to receive in the post is one filled to the brim with delicious treats. It’s also one of the most rewarding items to send to loved ones or friends.

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While sending items like these is always a good idea, clearly, as with anything else, it is important to know the essentials before sending out your parcel.

Prohibited items

It is always important to check the legislation of the destination country before sending away any parcel. Many countries have different rules and regulations regarding what can and cannot be brought in to the country – especially regarding items liable to rot. If you are only sending within the UK then the rules are much simpler, as most items can be sent – with the exception of perishable goods. Although you would need to check with your courier company, as rules can differ from business to business.

Couriers in many cities are now offering even better than next day delivery, for example, you can actually get a Same day courier service in Manchester. And recently, fashion retailer Asos saw their sales increase significantly after launching their same-day delivery service. Obviously, the sooner you get your food delivered the better.

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Secure packaging

Foods should be kept in their original boxes and packets, as they may need to be checked by customs, if being sent abroad. This will save time and reduce the risk of contamination or damage to the items during inspection.

Your packaging should be spacious, with any gaps filled in with paper or foam chips, or whatever packing material you decide to use. Clearly, extra care should be taken with glass items, bubble wrap is always recommended.

Once your items are packed up, your next decision is who to use to deliver it. As mentioned earlier, you can now take advantage of a same day courier service in Manchester, Birmingham, London and many cities across the country.

As long as you bear the above advice in mind when packing up your treats, there should not be any problems getting them there safely.

Written by suNCh8

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