If you are looking to see how much it is going to cost ship a wedding dress there are a number of things that could impact on the cost of sending it.
The size of the wedding dress shipping box
Transit times to delivery
Ability to track the package
The reason why you are shipping a wedding dress
Whether you need the package collected or want to drop it off
All of these factors will impact on the best shipping price you can get, if you are shipping a package internationally the cost and transit time will be more than shipping within the same country.
The bigger the wedding dress shipping box, the more protection it will have during its journey to delivery, especially if you prepare it as we advise in our packaging guidelines. Bigger boxes, however, take up more space so the cost may be more when you look for a quote via our shipping calculator.
Remember to be accurate when you add your package details into our shipping calculator, as the couriers often work out the shipping cost based on dimensional weight. If you haven't shipped a package before, don't worry we make the whole process nice and simple.
When you book using the Parcel Monkey shipping marketplace, you can send a wedding dress package to destinations all over the world, from almost any location. We now offer cross-border delivery using a wide range of courier services, which come with full tracking door to door.
We offer a range of services so that you have a package collected from your home or work address or if it is easier, why not try one of our drop and ship services? Simply place the order via our website, the same as you would via the FedEx Shipping Calculator for example, and then take your package to your nearest drop off location. Find your nearest drop off point in the booking process, print the shipping labels and customs documents if required and drop off.
We have helped brides ship dresses to a venue using timed express services to be certain that they arrive on time, whilst we have also helped people who are selling on eBay or an online marketplace like Tradesy or Facebook using more economy type courier services.
We offer package tracking so if you do sell online, you can keep an eye on the progress of the package to delivery, plus you can provide the tracking number to the recipient whether you book Standard Economy or Express International couriers.
If you're selling a wedding dress on an auction website such as eBay or direct from a seamstress, then you would need a cost-effective way to ship it to the buyer. International package delivery prices can be expensive, so we offer a quick and easy solution to find the best ones for you, the Parcel Monkey Global Shipping Marketplace.
We help many customers with domestic shipping too, sometimes using the cheaper ground services to save on cost.
We all know how stressful it can be selling items online, with the worry that that something will go wrong: either the item will arrive damaged or the recipient may say they never received it. However, we aim to provide a solution for this by offering fully tracked package delivery services at a great price, with the option to add on protection cover in the booking process.
Some services we offer come with free protection cover up to a certain value, but we also allow you to add additional amounts if needed.
A quick online search will help you get a whole list of tips for shipping a wedding dress via couriers we offer such as FedEx, USPS and DHL. Follow our top 5 tips to ensure your wedding dress arrives without a hitch.
You might be wondering how to pack a wedding dress for shipping. Something so valuable needs to be prepared correctly so consider buying a wedding dress shipping box and follow our packaging tips. We've read about some people only rolling them up and placing them in a couple of bin bags wrapped up with tape, which of course is insufficient. Use a suitably sized box, with another box inside of that. Wrap the dress and place inside the internal box and secure all folds of it, so it does not come undone in transit with the courier.
A lot of shippers ask us how much does a wedding dress weigh? We advise that you package the dress and then weigh it on a set of bathroom scales if you don’t have access to any other scales. By doing this and measuring it once packed before you enter the details into our shipping calculator you can be sure the dimensional or volumetric weight is accurate as we work this out for you based on the details you provide. It is best to overestimate the weight as you will then avoid any additional weight charges that the courier may put against your order.
Use a courier where you can track the package and get a signature at the other end. Even if you want to consider how to ship a wedding dress overseas, we can provide you with fully tracked courier services. Just choose the destination you need to send it to, via our shipping calculator and see which couriers you can ship internationally with.
A signature means that it has been delivered to its intended destination, and you have fulfilled that part of the bargain. Some of the package delivery services available on our site can be signed for and if you have any doubts about it, just ask our Live Chat team or create a support ticket.
Think about how fast you would want the package containing the wedding dress to be delivered. Express delivery is more popular when customers want to ship a wedding dress box. Our marketplace outlines the estimated times of delivery as we know this can be a key factor in choosing a suitable service for your item. Unless your customer has paid extra for a quick delivery, then it might be that you may wish to avoid the added cost of express delivery, so opt for a more cost-effective economic and cheap parcel delivery service.
We would strongly advise not to send a wedding dress as late as the day before if it is for a wedding but if you are selling one online or shipping well ahead of time of the ceremony date or even for a fitting, we can transport the goods via our Next Day or expedited shipping services.
Next Day services are primarily available within the same country and you can even select ones to arrive in time for the following morning such as by 9 am, by 10:30 am, First Overnight or just the next working day such as FedEx Overnight, Express Plus and many more.
Our international express services to and from countries around the world are getting more and more popular as they can be booked for a low price, plus in the world of eCommerce, the buyer may want the goods in a hurry.
It is never a good idea to leave it late, book it in for delivery as early as you can and keep the recipient up to date by giving them the Parcel Monkey tracking number and they can use our tracking tool to follow the dress until it arrives.
Make sure you understand what levels of compensation you have, how long you have to make a claim, what you and your customer's responsibilities are and what level of protection cover you can take out. Wedding dresses are, of course, sentimental items and you should, therefore, make sure that you plan ahead with their shipping and maybe consider adding our additional protection cover during the booking process.