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Gift Delivery ParcelHero March 17, 2017

Gift Delivery: ParcelHero’s Global Holiday Guide

Any celebration is made better by the sending and receiving of gifts. At ParcelHero, we want to ensure that you do not miss your chance to book a gift delivery for your loved ones. Continue reading for our list of global holidays so you can send gifts online before time runs out and you have to book a next day delivery for your gifts.
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March 08, 2017

The 2017 Budget – A Final Blow to the High Street as we Know it?

The government’s annual budget has been announced, but what sort of future does it spell out for the people of Britain? For some High Street retailers the progno…

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March 07, 2017

Learn How to Export for Free with ParcelHero

Taking your business international opens you up to a customer pool as big as, well, the world.

However, with customs red tape and international tax laws to contest with…

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Sending electrical items to the USA February 22, 2017

FCC Guide: Sending Electrical Items to the USA

Sending electrical items to the USA may sound straightforward; however, it is an import that has strict regulations. As well as attaching the normal customs invoice to your item, you also have to attach a declaration to the Federal Communications Commission. This is known as the FCC 470 form.
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What happens when a driver is unable to locate a delivery address?

Although it’s an unusual problem when you’re shipping with ParcelHero, sometimes a delivery can go astray in the very last phases. It may have been successfu…

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February 21, 2017

What to do when your parcel arrives damaged

It’s something that has happened to most of us, even if you’re shipping with ParcelHero; a much-anticipated delivery has finally arrived, but when you crack the b…

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February 20, 2017

Why do couriers sometimes charge for the size of my box?

One of the most common questions when planning a shipment with ParcelHero is how the prices that you are quoted are decided. It can be confusing to see that a regular size…

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Customs Invoice Guide February 17, 2017

What Is a Customs Invoice and Why Do I Need One?

Sending parcels domestically requires very little effort on your part, no customs invoice, no import taxes and no stringent regulations. Simply package your item, log into ParcelHero, fill out the information and choose the best courier for your needs. With international shipping, you are technically exporting goods. This is a more complex process and requires careful thought and planning.
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lithium battery ready for shipping February 16, 2017

Shipping Lithium Batteries

Lithium Ion batteries (also known as lithium cells) are increasingly popular in today’s plugged-in world. Chances are that you will have 3 or 4 items that are powered by rechargeable lithium batteries. Everything from your iPad to your electric car is likely to be charged by this power source.
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February 15, 2017

Here’s How to Ship Samples as a Small Business Owner

For businesses of all shapes and sizes, one of the key aspects of enticing your customers is proving to them that you have a product that they want. Samples of your product or service is a great way to do just that, but when you are trying to build an international presence, shipping samples also offers up a whole host of unique problems.
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February 14, 2017

Exporting with your Business – a Beginners Guide

Exporting goods is a proudly British tradition. With hundreds of years of trading under our belts, there’s something quintessential about goods and products spre…

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Shipping Dangerous Goods February 13, 2017

Dangerous Goods: The Do’s and Don’ts of Shipping Household Items

When it comes to shipping goods via courier, there are specific regulations that must be respected to ensure the safety of delivery drivers. Anything that can be class…

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