Shipping to remote or isolated locations

Living in the countryside gives you the chance to enjoy both peace and quiet. Fewer people, greener surroundings and a slower pace of life. Despite all these benefits, there are also things that are a bit more complicated in a remote area. In this page you can find all that you need to effectively ship or receive a parcel to an address in a remote location or isolated area.

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What is considered a remote area 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:

 

Suburbs

 

Ski resorts

 

Small towns and towns that are far away from the courier company’s hub

 

Important information when shipping to a remote area

In most cases, cheap transport to remote areas is not more complicated than shipping to an urban area. However, to be sure that your delivery is successful, let’s take a look at several things you should keep in mind for cost-effective delivery to a remote area.

 

How can I know if the address is considered a remote area or not?
You can check on the website of the specific courier company if your address is considered a remote area. You can also contact our customer service to check this information and find the best solution for your delivery to an address located in a remote or isolated area.

 

Are there any surcharges for a remote area delivery?
The courier company might add a surcharge for a remote area delivery in case of big distances between the depot and the delivery address.

 

Is it possible that the delivery is delayed when shipping to a remote location?
Most of the time couriers serve remote and isolated areas only on certain days of the week. For this reason, a pick-up or a delivery to and address in a remote location can take longer than a delivery in an urban area.

 

Shipping services for delivering to a remote area

Shipping parcels to and from an address in a remote location is easier than it might appear. Eurosender offers different solutions to face all the different shipping needs from and to a remote and isolated location.

Standard Shipping. Standard shipping service. This service is the most frequently used and it’s recommended for shipping small packages to any address, even to remote locations. The requirements for a standard shipping service are:

  • A maximum length of 175 cm;
  • Length (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) < 300 cm;
  • Maximum weight of 30kg or 40 kg according to the selected courier and the country.

 

Freight transport. This is the best option for companies or individuals who need to ship large or heavy items on a pallet, to an address located in a remote area or to any other location.

 

Dedicated Van Delivery. With this service a van will be dedicated only to your shipment. Ideal in case you need a door-to-door delivery of your furniture and objects to a remote address in case of relocation.

 

Individual offer. f you have special requirements or your parcel has a particular shape, you can request to our logistics experts an individual offer designed according to your particular needs.

 

Express service. If you need an urgent delivery to an address located in a remote or isolated area you can request the express shipping service.

 

How can you avoid problems when shipping to a remote area?

To avoid delays or inconvenience when shipping to or from a remote location, read the suggestions below or find out the alternatives to a remote area delivery.

Ship to a different address. To avoid delays or surcharges because of a remote area delivery, you can consider shipping your items to another location. Using a parcel locker, shipping to a friend or to your workplace can be a good solution.

 

Choose the right service for your shipment. 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.

 

Communication with the courier company. 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.

 

Courier depot. Consider having your shipment sent to a courier depot. This way, you can avoid surcharges for a remote delivery and you can decide when to pick up your parcel.

 

How to write the address when delivering to a remote area

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.



  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: the Netherlands
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: Bjorn Jansen
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: Rembrandtstraat 45
  4. Additional info – Optional
    This area is not always taken into consideration by the courier, so avoid writing essential information here.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: 1008 DG
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Amsterdam
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +31 20 1234 1234

 


Shipping advice for individuals

Here is some advice for a cost-effective door-to-door delivery to a remote area.

Day and time of the pick-up. 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.

 

Delays. 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.

 

Planning. 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.

Shipping services to remote and isolated areas for companies

Are you a company located in a remote area or your clients frequently ask for a delivery in remote areas or isolated locations? Get started as a business user on our platform and manage your own logistics in a fast and easy way. Find out our competitive prices to ship parcels and pallets to any address, even in remote areas, and all the dedicated offers and promotions. Moreover, you can easily access all your invoices or logistics data and simplify your logistics processes.

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If you have any further questions concerning pick-ups and deliveries from and to an address in a remote location contact us. Our logistics experts will answer all your questions about remote area deliveries and help you finding the best and cheapest way to ship to an address in a remote location.

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