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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:

Suburbs

Ski resorts

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.

Express service

Urgent delivery in 24-72 hours, worldwide
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Standard shipping

Low-cost shipping for small packages and suitcases
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Freight service

Send bigger loads and bulky items on pallets
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Dedicated van delivery

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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.

Ship to a different address
To avoid delays or surcharges for transport to a remote area, 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 if you ship with Eurosender
Courier depot
Consider having your shipment sent to a courier depot. This way, you can avoid surcharges for a remote area delivery and you can decide when to pick up your parcel.


Important information when shipping to a remote location
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 area.
  • Are there any surcharges for transport to a remote area?
    The courier company might add a surcharge for transport to a remote area 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 delivery to and address in a remote area can take longer than delivery in an urban area.

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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.

  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

Advice for individuals – shipping to remote locations

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.


Frequently asked questions about shipping and receiving parcels
to remote and isolated locations

What is the cheapest way to ship to an isolated location?
The cheapest way to ship to an isolated location is to book through our standard service for packages and suitcases. You can get an instant price for shipping parcels to some isolated locations on certain routes, though our booking tool.
What is the fastest method of transport for bulky items to remote areas within Europe?
The most direct way to transport bulky items such as furniture to remote areas within Europe is to book a van delivery. Ideal for relocations, removals, large and fragile items, you can transport your belongings directly, with no stop-overs and minimal packing required.
Is insurance included in the price of shipping to an isolated location?
Yes, every shipment has basic insurance, included in the price. If you need additional insurance, this is available to purchase during the booking stage at low-prices.