Shipping to remote or isolated locations
Living in the countryside gives you the chance to enjoy fewer people, greener surroundings and a slower pace of life. Despite all these benefits, shipping a parcel to an isolated or remote location is a little more complicated than in residential areas. Find out what you need to know to effectively ship or receive a parcel to an address in a remote location.
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What is considered remote area delivery by couriers?
A remote area is defined as a place that is not close to any larger city or any other point where local depots of courier companies are located. Courier companies consider these areas difficult to reach and therefore surcharges and additional costs may apply for a delivery in a remote area. Many locations can be considered a remote area:
Small or far away towns
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Shipping services for delivering to a remote area
Shipping parcels to and from an address in an isolated or remote location is easier than it might appear. Eurosender offers different solutions to suit all kinds of shipping needs from and to a remote and isolated location.
How can you avoid problems when shipping to a remote location?
To avoid delays or inconvenience when shipping to or from a remote location, read the suggestions below to find out the best way to organise a remote area delivery.
For your delivery to a remote area, you can opt among Standard Delivery, Freight Service or Dedicated Van Delivery. When your items require special care or have specific dimensions, feel free to contact our logistics experts for an individual offer. This way you can be sure that you have access to cheap transport to remote areas.
When shipping to a remote location, contact with the courier company is vital to make sure that your delivery is successful. You can check on the website of the courier company or check the status of your shipment using our tracking system if you ship with Eurosender
Which address do I give to successfully ship and receive parcels to a remote location
The first cause of delayed or failed deliveries when shipping to remote or isolated locations is the wrong address. Always double-check all the data and follow the example below to know how to properly fill the address field when booking your courier service to a remote area.
Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
Ex.: the Netherlands
- Name & Surname
Add the full name of the consignee.
Ex.: Bjorn Jansen
Fill out the street name in full and the number.
Ex.: Rembrandtstraat 45
- Additional info – Optional
This area is not always taken into consideration by the courier, so avoid writing essential information here.
- Zip code
Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
Ex.: 1008 DG
Add the full name of the town or city.
- Phone number
Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
Ex.: +31 20 1234 1234
Advice for individuals – shipping to remote locations
Here is some advice for a cost-effective door-to-door delivery to a remote area:
The number of deliveries for the area might be too low and not frequent. For an optimal pick-up and delivery to a remote address always check when the courier company serves your area.
Sometimes, delays can’t be avoided by the courier company. Traffic or extreme weather conditions such as storms, heavy snowfall, or floods may cause a delay.
Shipping to remote locations usually takes longer than regular shipments. Keep this in mind and get an estimated delivery time when you plan your orders.