Residential areas and gated communities are a popular location to live, offering both safety and privacy as well as a convenient location close to local amenities. When you need to ship a parcel to a residential area, or organise pallet delivery to a residential address, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid delayed or even failed deliveries. If you’re wondering how couriers deliver bulky items to apartments, how delivery drivers get into gated communities, or simply how to ship to a residential area abroad or locally, Eurosender has all the answers you need.
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Before you start shipping parcels to residential areas, you need to know what it is. A residential area is designed for housing rather than commercial or industrial purposes. Here are some examples of residential addresses:
Many of these types of dwellings often share a common entrance, which can cause issues for residential couriers to deliver to. The most important thing is to provide a correct address, whether you want to ship a parcel a residential area or arrange pallet delivery to your residential address:
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Shipping parcels and more to residential areas is easy with Eurosender. Depending on the size and weight of your shipment, we have a solution to suit any requirement for shipping to residential areas locally and abroad:
Before booking courier delivery to residential areas abroad, or even locally, there are a few things to consider first, to protect your shipment:
Depending on what you are shipping or from an apartment, in most cases, couriers will collect and deliver to the ground floor only. When you are expecting a parcel shipment to a residential area or a pallet delivery to a residential address with multiple floors, always make sure it can be collected or delivered to the ground floor, have somebody to help you carry it, and inform the courier if you require any additional services such as pallet jacks and lifts.
Most gated communities will have either a security office at the entrance, access-codes for after hours, or both, so make sure to inform the residential courier of any special instructions beforehand. In case the delivery driver is unable to figure out how to get into the gated community, he or she might decide to call the recipient, so also make sure you provide a local phone number of someone who can communicate with the residential courier in the local language.
The most direct way to deliver pallets of bulky items and furniture to residential addresses in Europe is to reserve our van service for your shipment. This way, your household items can be transported directly, with no stop-overs for other deliveries. You can book a van delivery in Europe and get an instant price right now, on our booking tool.