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The basics of how shipment tracking works

Written by Ecoparcel March 24, 2021
Many shipping companies allow their customers to track their parcels after they’ve been picked up by the courier, all the way until they arrive at the final destination. As advanced as these systems are, however, sometimes errors can still occur. In case of a fault, not only may the sender be confused, but frustrated as well if the shipment takes far longer than it should have to be delivered. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how shipping tracking works for parcel companies and its common hurdles, as well as discuss our tracking process.
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Why can a parcel get misrouted?

Written by Ecoparcel March 24, 2021
Even though modern parcel shipping is pretty much foolproof, mistakes sometimes do happen, especially if there’s an increase in goods being shipped out at a similar time. This factor remains a concern not only for shipping companies but for retail businesses as well,  who depend heavily on fast times to satisfy their clients' needs. Naturally, as a businessperson, you want to make sure that this happens as rarely as possible and your shipped goods reach the destination they were intended for and on time. In this post we will talk about how a misrouted parcel can occur.
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How to send a heavier parcel correctly?

Written by Ecoparcel March 19, 2021
Requirements for parcel shipments are pretty strict around the world. After all, in order for shipments to happen as efficiently as possible, companies will want to deliver in larger quantities and to take up requests from as many many people as they can. That’s why sending parcels that are larger in measurement can be quite a tricky task. In this article, we will give you a few tips on how to send heavier and larger parcels the right way.
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Duty for shipments from Europe to UK post Brexit

Written by Ecoparcel March 19, 2021
Many people sending parcels between Europe and the UK, as well as business owners doing trade in these routes feared that the implementation of Brexit rules could turn things for the worst. As the first months of 2021 have already come to an end, it seems that such worries were not without reason as both businessmen and regular people have voiced their frustration over the new taxation system as well as additional customs duty required for shipments coming from the EU.
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What are the benefits of parcel delivery for small businesses?

Written by Ecoparcel March 19, 2021
The courier service business has been growing dramatically in recent years. According to some reports, it generated more than 120 millions US dollars in revenue in the year of 2019 alone and it seems the industry will continue to grow. If you’re a small business and have a need for a reliable delivery service, courier might just be the right thing for you. In this article, we will talk about what benefits parcel delivery can bring to you as a business owner, regardless of what industry you're working in.
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Tips & Tricks for Efficient Packing and Shipping

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
If you do not already have a shipping company, which is always your no. 1 choice, always compare costs on different shipping companies' websites. It is important to mention that Ecoparcel offers the best prices in Europe compared to all competitors. You can easily check the prices by entering from which country and where you are sending the parcel and how much your parcel weighs. We will provide you with the best offers, from which you can choose and order a delivery in a few clicks.
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Guide to Weighing & Measuring

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
You no longer have to go to the post office to send your parcel, but in order for the parcel to be picked up directly from your home, you need to meet some important requirements. One of the key is to correctly weigh and measure your parcel. The Ecoparcel shipping and tracking platform has been designed to eliminate the barriers and friction from the shipping process. Prepare your package easily for dispatch with just a few clicks.
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Packaging Guidelines

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
When it's time to pack your boxes for the shipment, whether you are moving or just want to surprise another person living abroad, it’s very easy to forget to put something inside or just get lost in your belongings. To ensure that everything fits in the box when packing your parcel and that the contents of the box are not damaged during the trip, it is important to take into account the arrangement of the items in the box and follow a few important rules. Here are some useful packaging guidelines for you to follow.
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Supply Chain Optimisation

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
Everyone searches for the best way to complete daily tasks and get their job done faster. There is nothing wrong in wanting to do something easier. The same thing is when you have your online business - there is nothing wrong if you want to make it easier to manage. On the contrary, you must do it to be more efficient. This article is exactly what you need for optimising supply chain in no time.
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Cross-border trading

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
There are many different ways to ship your order - you can use ground or air services, domestic or international shipping and more. The thing is that each of these options has its requirements, conditions and pricings. In this article, we will take a closer look into cross-border trading. Generally speaking, Cross-border trade is the exchange of goods or services between two different countries. In other words, this trading method can also be called an international selling or trading. The cross-border definition means that buying and selling have to be in the neighbouring countries. The seller has to be in one country, and the buyer in the other.
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Why choose parcel shipment company Ecoparcel?

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
Ecoparcel is your one and only solution that optimises your shipping management. We created an irreplaceable quoting tool that helps complete order fulfilment in the fastest possible way, check an estimated delivery time and price. Our parcel shipment company is based in the UK, and for over 10 years, we are working to make our user’s daily work easier. Among our integrations, we have well-known shipping carriers, so that every client can find the preferred one.
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International Parcel Delivery

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
International Delivery, or International Shipping, is the term, that is used to explain parcel shipping across two or more different countries, two different addresses, separated by a country border. At first, it might look like international shipping is a long and costly procedure, and because of it, sometimes online businesses decide to refuse to ship abroad. On the contrary, with the right knowledge, this process is easy and quick. To avoid any misunderstandings, we will explain to you how it works, how much it costs and how you have to prepare your parcel for it.
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Domestic Parcel Delivery Services and Shipping

Written by Ecoparcel February 25, 2021
All the innovations and technologies have created thousands of different ways to manage your business and shipping management is not an exception. Many different shipping methods were created to fulfil any customer’s needs. Today we will take a look into domestic delivery methods and explain to you when and why should you choose it.
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Door-To-Door delivery: is it worth it?

Written by Ecoparcel February 17, 2021
Door-to-door delivery (D2D) describes a shipping method when the parcel is picked up from one door and delivered to another - from vendor’s door to recipient’s door. Generally speaking, the door-to-door shipping method is one of the most comfortable ways to send a parcel. When you place your order for this delivery service, your package will be picked up and delivered directly to the destination. In other words, you won’t need to go to the local post office or use any postage. A courier will pick your parcel straight from your home and deliver it to the right address. This way, you will avoid - travelling from home, looking for the right post office and mixing up your orders. Shipping couriers will do everything for you! They will pick up your parcel and ship it to the final destination. That’s what they call “door- to-door”.
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European Parcel Delivery

Written by Ecoparcel February 17, 2021
Nowadays, it is possible to get nearly everything from everywhere. That is why every shipping company gets thousands of packages every day. Of course, some destinations have their particular requirements, while others are easier to reach. Speaking of Europe- wide delivery, it is not a secret that they have one of the most convenient services in the whole world. In this article, we will explain how Europe-wide delivery works and what you need to know before deciding with whom you want to ship your parcels.
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The best way to send a small package in Europe

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
No matter whether you’re a business person sending important documents to your international partners or just a person that wants to impress their family or friends with a neat holiday gift - in all cases you’d prefer a cheap, reliable and fast delivery option. If you look around the internet, there are many shipping methods and companies to choose from, depending on what you’re sending. It could be argued, however, that one delivery method stands out among them - parcel deliveries via courier.
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Why do people prefer sending parcels via courier?

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Shipping as a service has been growing in popularity more and more in recent years. As a result of this, not only many different companies emerged, the ways to send out a package have as well.  In particular, people are keen on utilizing parcel deliveries with the help of courier firms. You may be asking, why is that exactly? Well, today, we’ll try to answer this question by talking about how a parcel delivery service presents many advantages to the customer.
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The basics of how shipment tracking works

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Many shipping companies allow their customers to track their parcels after they’ve been picked up by the courier, all the way until they arrive at the final destination. As advanced as these systems are, however, sometimes errors can still occur. In case of a fault, not only may the sender be confused, but frustrated as well if the shipment takes far longer than it should have to be delivered. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how shipping tracking works for parcel companies and its common hurdles, as well as discuss our tracking process.
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What is Drop-off Delivery?

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Most people understand how courier delivery services work. Whether we’re talking about groceries coming to our doorstep from a local shop or goods being delivered to us from another country, it’s a fact, that such services are growing more and more in terms of popularity. But what if there were an even more efficient and cheaper way for goods to be sent in and out? 
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5 reasons why businesses must use platforms like Ecoparcel

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Parcels, nowadays, are an important part of any local, international or global type of business regardless of niche. There is a growing demand for various types of delivery services that are becoming more popular day by day. However, it could be said that such growth is mostly seen in the likes of courier services which can provide a secure, affordable and fast option for many. So, the question is, why exactly are parcel delivery services like Ecoparcel becoming more and more appealing to customers all around the globe?
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What is the job of a courier?

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Couriers are people around the globe who make sure that our packages reach us in the most efficient way possible. As customers, we usually take deliveries that are precise, on time and for a low price, for granted. However, to make sure that courier services are working like a well-oiled machine, requires a team that knows what they are doing and gives maximum effort. To be a courier means being an active worker that knows his/her role and is willing to be part of a harmonious team. In this article, we pay tribute to the hardworking men and women that make sure that our parcels are delivered in a way that satisfies clients. So, we will dive a bit deeper in what role a courier plays exactly.
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Express or Expedited Delivery? What is the difference?

Written by Ecoparcel February 11, 2021
Package delivery as a service has been growing exponentially in recent years, and it's not difficult to see why. As more people realize the benefits of small parcel shipments, the service range from parcel companies grows as well. Arguably the two most popular delivery types offered from parcel delivery companies are Express and Expedited delivery types. Today, we’ll talk about both of them more in-depth, explain what each of them means and when to use each one of them.
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