Our guide to worry-free shipping this Halloween
Sending a package during peak times like Halloween doesn’t have to be a bone-chiller. This is why we’ve compiled our best tips for successful and worry-free Halloween shipping.
Whether you’re sending costumes, decorations or anything else, we’ve got you covered! Lift your spirits with these easy to follow steps for a fang-tastic delivery experience and find the cheapest Halloween shipping services.
6 top tips to avoid Halloween shipping horrors
- Prepare your package - Insufficient packaging is one of the major causes of damage to items during transit. Using a sturdy box and securing the items inside are just some of the measures you can take to ensure your parcel is delivered safely.
- Check what you can send - Sending liquids, nail varnishes and batteries will certainly give you a chilling delivery experience. These items should not be sent by courier and may be stopped. Always check our prohibited items list before you ship.
- Double-check the size of your parcel - If you underestimate the weight and dimensions of your parcel, you could receive a final charge from your courier. Check our measuring tips for extra help.
- Shipping overseas? Careful with customs - We’ll provide you with all the necessary Customs Documents during the booking process. Be accurate with your item descriptions and make sure you print and attach your customs documents to the outside of your parcel in a clear wallet or envelope.
- Double-check the delivery address - Incorrectly addressed parcels can often end up being lost. Always double-check the address and include a contact number for the recipient.
- Provide a real contact number, not a phantom one - When you send a parcel internationally you should always provide a working local contact number for the recipient. This way customs can contact them regarding any customs duty and the courier can call them if there is an issue with the delivery.
Cheapest way to ship Halloween costumes and decorations
No one wants to wear the same Halloween costume two years in a row, so if you’ve sold your costume from last year and you need to ship it somewhere in the US or internationally, then you’ll need a cost-effective shipping service for sending small or light items.
Luckily for you, Parcel Monkey can help you compare shipping costs across multiple couriers and find the cheapest rates available.
Here are our cheapest shipping services for sending small packages. For a quote, simply enter the weight and dimensions of your package into our handy shipping calculator.
Halloween shipping services - US domestic
|USPS Priority Mail||2-3 business days|
|USPS Parcel Select||2-8 business days|
|Ground Drop Off||1-5 business days|
*Delivery times will vary depending on where you're shipping from and to.
International Halloween shipping services
|Asendia e-PAQ||Tracked mail service. Delivery time 5-15 business days|
|Worldwide Expedited||Fully tracked. Delivery time 2-5 business days|
|DHL Express||Fully tracked, express service. Delivery time 1-2 business days|
The delivery services and times above will vary depending on the destination. To get a full list of services available with delivery times and prices, please get a quote using our shipping calculator.