What you need to know when sending mail to a camper van on the road
When you live a nomadic lifestyle, always on the road, in your van, camper or mobile home, you might encounter some problems receiving mail. You have no official address and don’t know how would you receive mail when living as a nomad? Perhaps someone wants to send you some clothing, some spare car parts for your van, fishing equipment or hemp oil. Luckily, there are many alternatives for sending mail to a camper on the road. In this article, we will show you how you can organize a parcel delivery when living in a van and about the advantages of sending post to a camper with Eurosender!
Sending post to or from a camper with Eurosender
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When you ship a parcel abroad, there are a few things you have to do in order to avoid failed deliveries. Take a look at the most essential things for a successful delivery.
- Packing: When the courier comes to pick up your package it has to be packed already. With our detailed packing instructions, you can pack your shipment fast and professional.
- Insurance: All standard shipments arranged through Eurosender are covered by our standard insurance, but you can easily purchase additional insurance at low prices.
- Prohibited and restricted items: Always be 100% sure that your shipment doesn’t contain any prohibited and/or restricted items to avoid failed delivery or legal issues.
How to receive mail when living as a nomad?
If you look around in your neighborhood or when you are on the road, you see that there are actually many alternatives to receive mail when living as a nomad. It’s just a matter of finding them! You might want to look ahead when travelling from one place to another, and search the internet for possible locations to where your parcel can be shipped from or to. Here are a few possibilities:
- Local post office
Every town has a postal office and, in many cases, you can send your parcel from or to them. You should call them ahead and double check what the possibilities they have. Some of them will welcome you with open arms, others will look down on you. It varies from country to country and location to location. Be sure to get more information about how long they will keep the parcel, which address you should give, etc.
- Dedicated office
If you already know with which courier you’ll ship your parcel, or which courier will be delivering your package, you can give the address of one of their local offices up. For example, all shipments booked with Eurosender within Italy or from Italy to another EU country are handled by BRT. Knowing this you can call BRT ahead and ask if it would be okay to have their office given up as pick up address.
- Parcel shops
Some couriers have parcel shop, and parcel lockers all over major cities. They form a very simple solution to your problem. Our core service is door-to-door shipping, but if you contact us for more information, we will do our best to help you!
- Shelters and charities
If there is a charity in the city you are visiting, they might be willing to accept your parcel. In exchange, you can give them a nice donation!
- RV parks and campsites
Another way to receive mail when living as a nomad, is to organize a parcel delivery or pick up from the campsite or RV park where you are or will be staying. The office of a campsite is almost always attended for receiving new guests. The surely will help their guests with a small thing like receive mail when they are living as a nomad.
- Family and friends
But the easiest and simplest way to organize a parcel delivery when living in a van, is to ask family or friends to receive the parcel for you. It is not only very convenient but also a perfect occasion to see them again and talk.
Common parcel delivery issues when living in a van and how to avoid them
Sending mail to a camper on the road might form some problems. You are dependent on many external factors, like weather, your vehicle, location (if you are in the middle of nowhere). Below you will find the most common issues when sending post to a camper and the things you can do in order to prevent these things from happening.
- Wrong details: It happens that you misread the information on the internet, or it was faulty. To prevent this always double check the details that were provided and call ahead.
- No access: It might be that there is no direct access to the shelter or camping. Don’t be afraid to call them up again, once you received the shipment confirmation to pass along the information, and to make sure that someone will be there.
- Change of plans: It happens that your plans change for various reasons. Of course, you can’t always predict this. But when you know this beforehand, contact us and we might be able to reroute your shipment. Additional costs may arise.
- Damaged content: If you have someone else receive and sign off on your parcel, the receptionist of the campsite for example, but the content is damaged, then there is nothing much to do because for the courier the parcel was accepted. Ask the receiver to control the parcel, and even look inside.
Which address do I give when sending post to a camper?
Even though it seems like the simplest task of all, but many people do not fill out the address section the right way, even when sending post to a camper. Addresses should be written out fully and clearly. You have to state not only the zip code, town, and the street with number but also information like access codes or access instructions:
|Country||Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
|Name & Surname of the contact person||Add the full name of the sender/ receiver/ pick-up location.
Ex.: Green valley camp|
|Address||Fill out the address in full.
Ex.: Hien Hao|
|Additional info – Optional||This is where you add additional information like the name of the receiver.
Ex.: att Antoine Mark|
|Zip code||Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
|Town/city||Add the full name of the town or city.
Ex.: Cat Ba, Hai Phong|
|Phone number||Add the phone number of the sender/receiver.
Ex.: +84 96 192 92 23|
Estimated delivery time
If you are organizing a parcel delivery when living in a van, you want to know approximately how long your parcel would be in transit. We have created a tool that will just tell you that. Fill out all details in the tool below!
Why choose Eurosender for sending mail to a camper on the road
Once you have decided on sending mail to a camper on the road via our platform, you will get a range of benefits:
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