Once in a while you need to send a package abroad, or perhaps a suitcase. Or send sports equipment, musical instruments or electronics to another country. In this guide we provide you with tips for shipping items in Europe from Gent.
One company that helps you with anything shipping in Europe is Eurosender.
Eurosender is a company that helps you with any shipping related issue.They offer access to freight transport and pallet shipping, as well as standard courier services and sending suitcases.
Eurosender compares the best shipping rates offered by logistics operators in Europe with algorithms applied on their easy-to-follow website.
Eurosender is a parcel broker. A parcel broker acts as an intermediary between customers and courier service providers.
An insurance with a value of 200€ comes as standard, in the unlikely event of damage or loss. There are also extra insurance options at reduced rates for when you need to ship valuable items. Eurosender offers coverage up to 2000€.
How to pack
They also have a blog with detailed information such as how to pack a TV, paintings, fragile items, glass bottles and so on. For more information check their website Eurosender.com.
As a Square.Gent reader you get a 10% discount on Eurosender’s services when you use the promo code thesquare10.
To avoid potential disappointments we advise you to read the refund policy. And allow time for the delivery. Pickup and delivery times are approximate.
Disclosure: Eurosender is a sponsor of The Square.Gent.
One option is to contact freight operators directly. The upside of doing this is that you deal with them directly without the involvement of a third party. However you are likely to get a cheaper price from a parcel broker because they have more buying power. Here are some examples of freight operators and couriers: DHL, TNT, DPD and FedEx.
Only for smaller packages
SendMyBag.com – is especially relevant for the people wanting to send luggage around the world
Use other parcel brokers
Currency changes and customs need to be taken into account when sending parcels from Belgium to a destination outside Europe. Most freight operators mentioned in the previous section offer international shipping. There are also parcel brokers who will send your package further than Europe. Some examples are Parcelhero, Parcelmonkey & Parcel2go.
Parcelhero has an easy-to-read blog post about sending items to the U.S.
If you have tips, suggestions or concerns about shipping items, don’t hesitate to contact us at the The Square.Gent by emailing email@example.com or commenting below.
Note: the information on this page is based on the information found on official government and local websites, and on the experience of the authors. While we have done our best to make sure it is accurate, rules and regulations change and each individual situation might be different, so it is always a good idea to check with appropriate authorities for the latest information. Consequently, the authors do not assume any responsibility or liability for any issues or damages stemming from the use of the information found on this website.
About the author:
Jenny is originally from Finland and moved to Ghent in 2009. Now she works as self-employed organising events, supporting businesses with marketing and helping people starting their own businesses by being a community manager of Entrepreneurs Anonymous & co-organiser of Freelance Business Day. Find out more and connect with her on LinkedIn.