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Send packages from Gent, Belgium to Europe and beyond

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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.

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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.

Insurance

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.

Discount

As a Square.Gent reader you get a 10% discount on Eurosender’s services when you use the promo code thesquare10.

Eurosender promotion banner for the Square.Gent

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.

Other options

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©Eurosender blog

Freight operators

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

B-post or PostNL. Do note that they have many bad reviews on Trustpilot, mentioning mostly a lack of customer service and failed deliveries.

Suitcases

SendMyBag.com – is especially relevant for the people wanting to send luggage around the world

Use other parcel brokers

This is a picture illustrating shipping in Ghent
©Eurosender blog

Outside Europe

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.

Other

If you have tips, suggestions or concerns about shipping items, don’t hesitate to contact us at the The Square.Gent by emailing hello@thesquare.gent 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 BjorklofJenny 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.

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Guest authors are expats and Gentenaars who enjoy spreading the word about Gent to the world. If you'd like to join us, contact us at hello@thesquare.gent.

4 thoughts on “Send packages from Gent, Belgium to Europe and beyond

    1. Hi James! Thank you for the comment. The article is written by myself. It showcases Eurosender who is indeed sponsoring The Square.Gent. This is disclosed in the article. I also mention other options available for sending packages to provide the most value for our readers.

  1. Do yoy not have any scruples taking money from a company that has ripped so many people off? Really terrible and I hope you will write a more honest post than this as you are just encouraging your loyal readers to be scammed, for money.

    1. Hello Gillian,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear it seems you’ve had a bad experience with Eurosender.

      When choosing our partners we want to assure they have a product or service our readers would potentially use.

      We have not personally experienced any issues with Eurosender, but checked reviews before signing them as sponsors for our magazine. That is also why we state “To avoid potential disappointments we advise you to read the refund policy. And allow time for the delivery. Pickup and delivery times are approximate.” in our post. We also present other options by mentioning other similar providers.

      If you have further concerns, please contact Eurosender directly, or us via email hello@thesquare.gent.

      Best regards
      Jenny

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