Visiting India is a dream come true for many people, and for people in India traveling abroad to the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States or a South American or Asian country may be the trip of a lifetime.
Traveling abroad or simple arriving in India and making a lot of purchase that need to be shipped home creates a logistics problem for many travelers. Passenger airlines are very strict as to the total weight and the number of bags that any passenger can bring on a flight without incurring extremely high extra baggage costs. To address these issues, and to save money, smart travelers choose to use unaccompanied luggage shipping services.
An international courier service offering unaccompanied luggage shipping will be able to pack, itemize and record the items you wish to ship internationally. For tourists, this could be to their home while for those traveling out of India it could be to a relative’s home or to your destination.
Professional staff will provide an estimate of the costs, allowing you to compare the prices offered by the airlines and by the courier service. The luggage will then be inventoried for your peace of mind and security, and the luggage will be shipped by the courier to the desired location.
Options to Consider
When choosing to use unaccompanied luggage shipping services, it is important to choose a reputable and established courier. Tourists and visitors will soon find that there are a few top companies they will have recommended again and again, and residents of India will easily be able to find the information by talking to family and friends about top international couriers.
Before shipping, be sure to review insurance options offered by the international courier. Depending on the contents of the luggage and the value of the items it is possible to choose restricted cover or all risks. All risks coverage will typically require the courier company complete the packing, which is always the best option if there are breakable or valuable items.
When packing luggage on your own, if not using the provided packing service, keep in mind that not all items are allowed. The company will provide information on restricted items and, when packed by the company, these items will be removed and you will be notified. This will allow you to make alternative arrangements for those items that cannot be shipped as unaccompanied or excess luggage.