When you order with Parcel Monkey we send the shipping labels to your Parcel Monkey account so you simply just have to print them out and attach them to your box ready to send. You will also receive an email with a link to them if you do not locate them on your Parcel Monkey account. As we offer international delivery services, we also provide customs documents if they are required.
If a label does not appear on your account or is not sent through via email, then there could be an error. You may even get an email requesting the correct information in order for us to provide you with the shipping label.
If you do have any questions, just contact our dedicated support team via Live Chat or via your Parcel Monkey account and they can step in and fix the problem. Our packaging advice should be checked before you post a package too.
Shipping labels are highly important to attach correctly as they contain all the vital delivery information. You can access them from your Parcel Monkey account and you will need to print them off and attach them to the outside of the package securely so that they do not come loose in transit. Make sure the barcoded labels are securely attached to the package and are clearly visible.
Make sure you take the following steps to label your package correctly as per the advice from global delivery experts DHL below.
For some of our services like DHL eCommerce, the label will only have the delivery address in the USA which is our sorting facility. When your package arrives here, the international label will be added and your package shipped overseas. USPS may advise that the package is only going to be delivered in the US, which is correct in terms of the domestic movement of the package, but once it arrives at our facility we will print the international label and ship it overseas for you.
Other courier services may come with a label that has two barcodes or addresses on them. This is because one part will be the domestic movement to a sorting depot where your package will then be sorted and from here the package will go out to the final destination using the other part of the label. Please attach both parts as the other part will be the shipping label to get your package delivered to the final recipient address. An example of this type of service is TrakPak.
For other courier services, you may get two separate labels, such as International Pickup and Drop Off. One of the labels will need to be attached as normal to the outside of the package and the other will have instructions to say it is an ‘archive document’ which is a customer copy of the label and it will also advise you in the text on the label that this is your copy and not to attach it. If you read the small print on the label it will be easy to work out if it does not have to be attached.
For all couriers - make sure the shipping company can read all the information on the labels and scan the barcodes and there will be no issue shipping your package.
Currently, we do not offer a delivery service that does not require a shipping label. You will need to print out the shipping labels at your home or address and attach it to the box.
We do offer Drop Off services as well, so again it is the simple process of printing out the shipping label, attaching to the box and then taking to a local drop off location. Shipping labels are required on all shipments, both international and domestic.
When shipping overseas it is often a requirement that customs documents are provided to the customs department at the border can see what is entering the country. Some locations are more strict than others when it comes to Customs, but it is important for a sender to always give a detailed description of your goods on your customs form.
Customs documents must be attached to the outside of the box in plastic wallet or envelope. If you do not have one of these attach the documents in an envelope marked 'Customs'. This then allows customs to check what is being sent without needing to open your box up.
There are many reasons why you might be booking a courier to pick up from an alternative address, but won’t be there to attach the shipping labels to the package including; if you are arranging the collection of a winning eBay bid from the seller, you have left something behind at a hotel or you are making a booking for a friend or relative.
You might be worried about how to then get the shipping label attached to the package that is being shipped. It is no problem, simply email them the shipping label and any customs documents over and all they will need to do is print and attach the label plus any customs documents and hand it over to the collection driver.
If you choose to book a Drop Off service you will need to print off the labels at home before you go to the Post Office or FedEx store. This way all the staff at the store need to do is scan in the item and keep it safe until the courier comes to pick up from them. You won't be able to drop off a package without the labels attached, and by booking online using the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator often the shipping price is cheaper than you would pay at the counter.
If you are unsure of how to send a package, check out this guide too.