Can I send clothes through your service in the US?
You can send your packages in the US using couriers available via the Parcel Monkey Shipping Marketplace such as on the Overnight and Ground services. Our services are really simple to use for US domestic package shipping as all that is required is for you to put your details such as the package weight and dimensions into the quote engine, choose your preferred service based on delivery time frame and price then book. We send you the labels to print out and so you then stick them to the box, a courier comes to collect from your home or work address and you can sit back and enjoy a fully tracked delivery service. We can cater for larger boxes and heavy packages, and we can also find you a quick solution such as one that arrives the day after the box is collected, giving you the flexibility you need.
Need to send clothing overseas?
We offer a wide range of courier to send to international destinations as well some of whom can offer delivery to the recipient in major destinations in as little as 2-5 business days. The international couriers we offer via our global shipping marketplace are also fully tracked services so you can follow the package to delivery on our website and as it is now common practice to give the recipient access to the tracking as well we can help with this too, just give them the full PM order number to they too can follow the box until it arrives with them no matter where in the world they reside. eBay sellers can especially enjoy using our discounted international shipping from the USA, with a wide range of cross border couriers offered on our site offering worldwide shipping rates that are quick and collected from your own home, or if needed low cost economic services.
It is a little different to ship a package containing clothing internationally, as you may need to provide customs documents. If this is the case, we provide the form to be filled out in the booking process but it is the senders responsibility to declare the contents of the box correctly and to check up on whether the goods are prohibited as some countries have customs issues with used clothing so be sure to double check its all good before sending out of the country. Be wary of any restrictions on sending clothing abroad. We've established that the Argentinian customs authorities restrict the importation of clothing and Antigua won't allow you to import camouflage clothing. You might which to explore any restrictions before you send a parcel abroad, on the couriers website that you are sending the parcel with. Sending clothes to Africa can be troublesome so be especially cautious and check the guidelines provided by the destinations customs websites.
We advise to list exactly what clothing your box contains and give the customs department an clear overview by listing the type of item, the colour and how many of them there are.
Is there a cheap way to send clothing?
Of course clothing may not always be time sensitive, if you are sending baby clothes to a relative or you are online retailer you may want to provide buyers around the globe with your goods but without incurring huge delivery costs which is where we can help with our more economic shipping services. Affordable international shipping for clothing is highly sought after and is an increasingly popular option we provide, as more and more independent retailers look to keep the cost of package delivery to foreign markets down. There is no need to compromise on quality either, the economic services are still tracked and if you book a courier you know it will arrive to the recipients door in a timely fashion. Heavy and large boxes can be expensive to send at the Post Office, so why not get a quick quote and see if you can save by booking a cross border service on our site. The economy service is great for items such as jeans, ski boots, flip-flops, baby clothes, shoes and other forms of clothing. Although we do suggest that you use a box, some of these items may be acceptable in recognised, strong mailing bags, likewise economy delivery services are often used for left behind luggage or sometimes if travelling it can be cheaper to courier a case as oppose to checking it in with an airline.
Any tips for booking a courier company to send some clothing?
Even though clothing isn't typically fragile, there is still some packaging advice that is worth taking note of. We always advise to check our packaging advice as well as that of the courier company you are booking on our site, so you know that your item will arrive in great condition at the recipient address. Any package you send is going to travel vast transportation networks with other large and heavy parcels so be sure to box it up well, and double box it at that. As advised above add all the correct customs documents and make sure they detail exactly what you are sending as oppose to just putting clothes, to prevent it being returned. Have a good think about the robustness of your packaging. Typically A4 envelopes won't survive the parcel delivery process because the odd shape of clothes creates areas where it can easily catch while padded envelopes and mailing bags should be okay. We do suggest, that you recycle cardboard boxes and ensure that they are well-taped. Also, think about any buttons and other features that could catch if you're not using sturdy boxes, this could damage your box not to mention the clothing inside.
Do many of your customers send clothes?
Yes, for sure, our customers love sending clothes on our both the domestic and international services available via our quote engine, as they know they are getting a great deal, with full tracking, free collection and free insurance cover of up to $25. Of course there are seasonal peaks where we see the number of packages containing clothes on the increase namely Christmas where eBay shippers who sell clothing within the USA are selling and shipping more whilst we also see a steady stream of people sending clothes as Christmas presents the run-up to the holidays. We don't allow liquids, paint, aerosols, food, nail varnish etc. as they can damage other packages going through the system which people often ask about around seasonal peaks as they may want to send a selection of goods to a loved one, but if you were tempted to try and slip it though you would risk damaging the clothes you're sending too and the package will end up being held and returned by the courier, which is never much use to anyone.