A common holiday destination for Brits, Portugal is incredibly popular not least for its favourable Mediterranean weather but also the growing British expatriate community. Portugal is also now one of the countries many British people move to or gets a holiday home in which became a popular investment in recent years. If you know someone who has made this move then you'll understand how difficult it can be to keep in touch, obviously going on a holiday to Portugal to visit them would be nice but you can't realistically do this all the time.
When it comes time for birthdays and Christmas you will obviously want to continue the tradition of exchanging gifts and so sending parcels containing these gifts is a welcome service but to make sure they arrive in time for the event you will need to do some thinking over how you are going to send these important deliveries safely.
Speed is a key issue when sending parcels internationally, in the past parcels bound for destinations overseas would have taken a long time to arrive with many taking weeks or over a month to arrive, fortunately the whole parcel delivery process has been sped up to make sure that wherever you are sending your parcels you can often get them delivered within a week or two and even quicker if you are prepared to pay for a more urgent service.
Timing can be important when sending a parcel, if you are able to think ahead and send your parcel ahead of time then you can send parcels using cheaper and less urgent methods but they will still arrive on time, even if you have left it to last minute it is still good news that there are urgent services available on the off chance you need to send something urgently such as important documents that your friend or relative may need that they forgot to bring with them when they moved.
These services aim to set your mind at ease too, with collection of your order from your home or place of work to save time and effort of waiting in queues at your local post office but also having detailed online tracking so you can see exactly where your parcel is at any point during the delivery process. A lot of couriers will even have steps to avoid missed deliveries such as multiple attempts, being able to rearrange deliveries and even making delivery attempts outside of usual working hours to help make sure that your parcel is received without any of the hassle that can sometimes happen with parcel deliveries.
When sending parcels to Portugal you should use a recognized and trusted Europe delivery service or courier to avoid the stress and hassle of parcel shipping