Things That Should Only Ever Be Sent Via Courier

Posted by Kevin

In South Africa, the Post Office service is notorious for slow deliveries and lost packages. It is common for people to never receive mail that has been sent. Therefore, when it comes to sending important items, it is best to find an alternative. 

Reliable courier companies, such as First Light Couriers, can ensure that your goods arrive safely and on time, every time. Here are several items that should never be sent via regular mail services and should only ever be sent using a trustworthy and dependable courier service:

Anything Fragile

Fragile items that can break should never be sent by regular mail. Parcels containing glassware, ceramics, or any other kind of fragile item should always be shipped using a courier. This includes electronic devices. 

Courier services specialise in providing careful service. We know how to package goods safely and handle them correctly so that they arrive at their destination in one piece.

Anything Valuable

Ideally, valuable items should be delivered in person. However, sometimes this is not possible, and you need to rely on the services of a trusted courier to deliver it for you. Items of high value, such as jewellery or important documents like passports, licences, or legal papers, should be sent by means of a courier service. 

These courier services typically include robust tracking systems and insurance to ensure that the items do not get lost along the way. Having courier insurance is critical in this instance, as even the best courier companies can encounter unforeseen circumstances such as a road accident or a hijacking. In cases like this, your goods will be covered and can be replaced should the worst happen.

Time-sensitive Items

Any perishable items, such as food, flowers, or medical samples, should always be sent by courier to guarantee timely delivery. Other time-sensitive items, such as legal documents or urgent business contracts, should also be delivered by courier to ensure they reach their destination within the stipulated timeframe. Sending these items by regular mail is ill-advised, as there is no guarantee that they will arrive on time. Regular mail also has limited tracking capabilities, which can leave you wondering when your products might show up.

When it comes to valuables, anything that is irreplaceable or sentimental should also be sent by courier. This could include items with immense personal value, such as family heirlooms, artworks, or collector’s items. Any one-of-a-kind item that cannot be replaced should be sent by courier, as it is the safest way to ensure that it arrives at its destination as planned.

At First Light Couriers, we strive to provide a reliable and trustworthy service that you can count on. Book and pay online today.