Shipping while traveling or being on the road

How to receive packages while traveling and constantly changing addresses

When you are a frequent traveler or always on the road for your job, you might be wondering how to receive packages while traveling. Even though this might be a bit harder than when you would live on a fixed address, it is still possible. There are several ways to receive packages when traveling and some variants to send packages when traveling. This could be useful when you want to send packages to seasonal workers or to one of your friends, living the life of a digital nomad. With this article, you will be prepared for any kind of situation and you will be able to receive a package on the road.

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How to ship with Eurosender

Shipping with Eurosender comes in many forms, and the most suitable option for your shipment depends on the dimensions and the time-frame for delivery. Below you see the possibilities Eurosender provides.

  • Standard shipment: With this service you send packages when traveling and things as for example your luggage. With the Shipment Size Checker below, you know in a few clicks whether your package qualifies for standard shipping.
  • Freight transport: Whether you are looking for LTL, FTL, or PTL shipments, Eurosender gives you the best quotes.
  • Dedicated Van Delivery: When you have enough items to fill an entire van, and you want your things to be transported without any stops, then this service is most suitable for you.
  • Individual offer: When your shipment has specific requirements, ask our logistics experts for an individual offer.

Situations when people change addresses frequently

There are various situations where people don’t have a permanent address or frequently move from one address to another. Let’s look at some of the cases where shipping to a temporary address is a must.

  • Living in a mobile home: When you are a modern-day nomad, living in a van, camper or mobile home, you are also able to receive mail while travelling or to receive a package on the road.
  • Living with hosts: When you use lodging services, such as Airbnb or Couchsurfing, not only for holiday purposes but also for staying more extended periods of time without having a permanent address, then be sure to check out our page on shipping to a host’s home, to get detailed info on how to receive packages while travelling
  • Living in accommodation for seasonal workers: Migrant workers travel all over the world in search of better opportunities and higher wages. Often, they are accommodated in temporary housing and move from one location to another without having a permanent address, besides the one they have in their native country. Now it is also possible to send packages to seasonal workers and to receive mail while traveling.
  • Living in co-living spaces: This way of living is becoming more popular each year. Often you can receive packages when traveling to these places. But when you often change location it might not be the best option.

How to write the address for receiving a package on the road

When shipping to a temporary address or the address for receiving a package on the road, it is crucial that you enter the correct address details when shipping. Here are a few things you should pay close attention to.

  • The address provided has to be a physical address (i.e., not a van, port, PO box, etc.) and every detail should be accurate. For the full details of the address field, see the image below.
  • Order the delivery 2 or 3 days before you leave the address you ship to. This is necessary in case the pick-up fails due to unforeseen events, such as weather or traffic conditions. In this situation, a second delivery will need to be organized.

 

  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: United-Kingdom
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: John Ferris
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: Lake street 135
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Here you can add additional information.
    Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: 783 39
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: London
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +44 1234 1234 12

 

In case you are not able to provide an address with the details mentioned above, here are some alternatives for receiving a package when you are often on the road.

  • Contact the nearest store in the area to see if it is possible to receive shipments there.
  • Get in touch with the local hotel reception and discuss if it is possible to receive a shipment over there. Make sure they contact you when the package arrives.
  • Scan the area for parcel lockers and make use of them when you send packages when traveling. However, you should always check with the courier company when doing this, as not all of them offer this service.
  • Ship to the local depot of the courier company. It is also possible to book storage facilities with Eurosender so that you can store your items until you need them.
  • Ship to friends, family, or colleagues that live in the area. You can also ship to a nearby store if the owner agrees to that.

Still have questions about the place you want to ship your items to, how to receive packages when traveling or how to send packages to seasonal workers? Don’t worry and get in touch with our friendly and multilingual customer service. They will gladly assist you with every detail on how to receive a package on the road with the help of Eurosender.

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