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Can Courier Service Be Used To Send Luggage?

Affordable rates and lesser journey time have made travel way easier. Whether it is official or personal, people keep traveling from cities to cities or countries for a better opportunity, vacation, official trip, higher studies etc. Reasons may be many, but one of the main pain points of traveling to other cities/countries is the luggage. You might be traveling by air, bus or rail, but you can carry only a limited amount of luggage with you.
Let’s assume that you are moving to another city by air for your own reasons and you have a pile of luggage to carry with you & another plane to change. If your baggage weight exceeds the weight limit set by the airlines, then extra fees will be charged by the airlines which might sometime be way higher than the amount which you paid for the air tickets. In order to change another flight, imagine the time spent in waiting for the luggage to arrive.
These hefty fees can be avoided by sending your luggage through a reliable courier service. All y…

How to avoid Failed Deliveries during Festive season? An insight for Ecommerce sellers.

Did you know that one of 20 online orders never make it to its determined location? This is an extremely worrying statistic for retailers and for their customers. Failed deliveries are a nightmare for any seller across the globe. Failed delivery is one of the most common problems in the supply chain and last mile delivery operations.
The extent of deliveries at this time of the year will give all retailers a huge pressure to process and deliver every order on time. Clearly communicating about deadlines is an highly important starting point in terms of managing expectation, but it is also crucial that retailers deliver on their promises to make those deliveries prior to the festive.
Failed deliveries may cost a fortune, not just because of increased operational cost but also because its one of the first reasons for disappointed customers who decides to not to go with that company again and can become someone who can damage the brand's reputation badly. There is always an extra cost f…

How Indian E-commerce Sellers Can Go Global?

As the digital macrocosm has been evolving in recent years, there has been a huge platform for the businesses in India to reach a large part of the audience. With the development of showcasing online web presence as well as different portals of courier services, it has become easier for the Indian E-commerce sellers to sell their products, all across India. There have been different online courier services whose association with the E-commerce business has revolutionized the entire proceedings of the B2C marketplace.

But there could be an opportunity for the local brands to go global. There are different options and opportunities for Indian E-commerce sellers to make their way to the global e-commerce business market. If you are wondering how to grow your business and gain global recognition, here are some of the ways that you will be able to opt for to reach the global business market.

1) Identify Your International Market.

You don’t need to trade with every single country on earth, the…

How To Approach Your Service Provider For Any Queries?

As a customer you may have issues related to the delivery of your package, shipment pickup, documentation or tracking the shipment and so much more. Or As a Non-customer, you may have issues on understanding the business or seeking the details of the company. Rather than just not doing anything or taking wrong steps to reach your service provider, you need to get in touch with the concerned shipping partner to garner the solution to your queries.

Do’s :

1) Use the website of the company to associate with the service provider. With the advent of the digital world, you will be able to acquire most of the business presence over the online platform. So if you want to associate with the shipping service provider, delve in to hunt for their official site over the internet. Go through their website and seek the details of their proceedings and functioning. Every company has their very own website which consists of email address, FAQs, chat options as well as calling numbers. You can acquire the…

Mistakes Receiver Do While Receiving A Parcel

There are certain common mistakes which every person (who is entitled to receive the parcel) do. Being the receiver, you have to ensure that you are following a certain common procedure to receive the parcel that is entitled to you and if not, avoid committing the mistake which could cost you much more than you have imagined it to be. 
Here are some of the mistakes receiver do when parcel arrives to their doorstep -
1. Not checking the information on package / Keeping the wrong parcel This happens quite a number of times. There are chances of misdelivery if you don’t check the information on package properly before signing the POD. There is no harm in reviewing the name and address that you have incorporated for the delivery of the parcel.  There are at times when you might end up receiving the wrong item that you didn't order for. Also, it is illegal to keep someone else's courier. Not only you are committing the biggest mistake but also creating a problem for the person who is…

Difference Between The Incoterms: DDP Vs DDU

The way domestic shipping works is completely different from that of International shipping, as it involves a lot more complicated steps to carry out while shipping.
If you are either importing or exporting goods to another country, then you will have to adhere to certain set of rules and regulation that are imposed on the goods moving across the borders by the international chamber of commerce called as international commercial terms or Incoterms.
One such most commonly used Incoterms is DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) and DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid). DDP and DDU can be either advantageous or disadvantageous to you. Hence, you need to understand how both the Incoterms work and then choose the best that suits your company.
Below are few of the instances which gives you a clear idea on which Incoterm to choose while doing international shipping:
DDP is the acronym of delivery duty paid. According to this, the seller is obliged to make the delivery of the product till the customer’s destination. He…

How to deal with ODA/OPA locations?

The logistics industry has seen tremendous growth for over a decade. It could be the adoption of technology to make the transportation better or the quality service which has increased the productivity of the supply chain. The advancement of the logistics industry has turned into a boon for the e-commerce businesses which wholly depend on logistic companies to deliver their products and services to the customers.
Even though the logistics industry has heeded a drastic improvement in its services, yet it has a lot of loopholes in the system. The dominant ones being the Out Of Pickup and Delivery Area. So let’s understand more on this in detail:
Remote Area for Pick up - Also known as Out of pickup area. Here, the courier service provider doesn’t render the convenience of door pick up of the parcel to its customer. Therefore the shipper has to drop off the parcel to the nearest courier office in order to further connect the parcel and get it delivered.
Remote Area for Delivery – Also known…