Different types of courier services | International Deliveries

Shipments can have many different requirements in relation to volume, handling, urgency and other special needs. On the other hand, courier companies are often specialised in a certain type of service or transportation mode. Eurosender connects both worlds by offering simplified logistics solutions for any type of shipment. We combine different types of courier services in one single platform, enabling us to find the right match for your shipping need, whatever it may be.

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Types of courier services

Standard courier services

The most affordable type of courier service available for sending regular-sized parcels and luggage abroad. Get an instant quote and schedule your shipment directly through our booking tool. The standard courier service is ideal for shipping between individuals and businesses delivering products directly to their customers.

  • International courier service
  • Parcels or suitcases up to 30 or 40kg
  • Safe delivery: basic insurance included

Express courier services

The Express Delivery Service is the fastest shipping alternative among all types of courier services. It is ideal for shipping time-sensitive parcels to your clients or delivering urgent documents. Within the same continent, the Express serves as a same-day or overnight service as the delivery time is up to 24h.

  • Same-day collection is available
  • Delivery time: 24h same continent, 48-72h worldwide
  • Parcels up to 70kg
  • For heavier loads, you can request an Individual Offer

Freight courier services

Ideal for transporting bulky and heavy loads along your supply chain.

Pallet shipping services

Get immediate quotes on our platform for shipping pallets in certain routes.

FTL & LTL

Get a customised offer for FTL and LTL freight courier services based on your individual requests.

Van Service

Have an entire vehicle reserved for you. Van Service is available in Europe and is the optimal type of courier service for relocations or for transporting larger shipments. The vehicle will go directly from the collection to the delivery address, without stop-overs.

  • Short transit times within Europe
  • No packaging or labelling required
  • Insured according to the CMR convention, extra coverage available

Shipping containers

At Eurosender, we organise cargo shipping in containers based on individual request. Please send us your shipping requirements and one of our logistics experts will organise the right transport for your needs, be it by road, sea, rail or air freight.

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How to ensure a safe delivery when using courier services?

  • Have someone present at the pick-up and delivery addresses on the scheduled dates;
  • Inform us beforehand if you require extra assistance during collection;
  • Check if you need to print the shipping label. This information will be provided by email;
  • When shipping outside the EU, arrange all necessary documents for customs clearance;
  • Pack your items accordingly, check our complete guide for packing instructions.

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FAQs – Different types of courier services

Does Eurosender offer same-day courier services?
You can have a same-day delivery within Europe when using our Express Service. At Eurosender, we offer urgent parcel delivery with the earliest possible pick-up date, which may be the same or next-day depending on the location and the time the service was booked. Please have in mind that the same-day courier collection is only possible when the booking is made early in the day.
What is the cheapest courier service for small packages?
The cheapest solution for shipping small packages of up to 30 or 40kg is the Standard Courier Service. This service can be used to send a wide variety of items, from clothes and books to soccer equipment or smaller musical instruments. Get an instant quote for the standard courier service directly on our booking tool.
Which courier service is the fastest?
The Express Service is the fastest type of international courier service available. Deliveries are performed in up to 24h within the same continent and between 48-72h worldwide. This means that when booking the Express Service within Europe, you can have an overnight delivery as your shipment will arrive on the next day the latest. The Express is the ideal type of courier service for urgent deliveries both within the EU and worldwide.
Does Eurosender provide packaging materials when I book any type of courier service?
It is the customer’s responsibility to prepare the cargo for shipping and pack the item accordingly. However, we do offer recommendations on how to pack your items in parcels and pallets correctly. Please follow our packing guide when using our international courier services.
What type of courier service should I use for shipping furniture?
Depending on the size of the piece of furniture you need to ship, you can use different types of courier services. Small or dismounted pieces of furniture are ideal to be sent using the Standard Shipping Service. Bigger and heavier pieces such as a wooden table or a bed frame can be shipped with the Freight Service. If you need to transport several furniture items together, we recommend using the Van Service as you will be able to move all of your belongings at once.
How does Eurosender pick the courier service provider that will perform my delivery?
When booking an international courier service through our platform, our system automatically compares the quotes with different logistics providers and selects the offer that best suits your needs based on the price/performance ratio. With the combined capabilities of our trusted courier service providers, we can offer several types of shipping services and match any shipping need you might have.