We all rely on logistics. Every day of every year has been affected by someone successfully delivering an item or goods from somewhere around the globe. That’s just the world we live in today. There are packages and parcels whizzing by a million a minute. But when we have to get things transported? You best believe it’s going to be a hassle, especially here in the United Kingdom. That’s the dirty secret about logistics: it’s great when we need to buy something online, but massively inconvenient when we need something shipped, especially if it’s massively important. That’s Murphy’s law in action. But there are ways to get items delivered, even across borders, hassle free. Here’s how, in order of proximity.
If you’re delivering to a neighboring country and you can’t seem to justify having air-mailed—or the item in question is sensitive for whatever reason, you can always hire a van. Let’s say you need to get a parcel from Ashford to Paris. You can’t trust the regular post to not screw up. It’s built into the system. You send it with them and your one-of-a-kind Ming Dynasty Vase is rubble. Hiring the services like Transport Executive can ensure the safety of your item, in real time. Just inquire about their man with a service van and shoulder the cost. In this business, money can’t buy assurance. Heck, even “insurance” is under the assumption that something will go wrong, and then actively betting on that instance, yet hoping it won’t. But good ol’ assurance is priceless. This is the closest thing to having a personal transporter that you can get. It’s pretty cool.
If you’ve got to transport something tremendously far, you have to put your trust in air-mail. But there are significantly better protocols, and logistics than the usual government sponsored mail options. There’s boutique, high quality logistics. You just have to find them. The only issue is you’re not dealing directly with a person who will be with the package at all times. You’re still paying money—and good money, too—for an impartial yet better treatment of your parcel. It’s not the best, but it’s the closest thing to it. The question remains: “how can I be sure that it gets there?” Well, that’s where package tracking comes into play.
Most high-end logistics companies will have a means for you to track your package. You can keep track either digitally or call it in to the company hotline. The person on the receiving end may have to sign for it though. And if signatures aren’t something you’re about? Well, then you’d have to work it out with the provider. The other option is to have it dropped off on a doorstep. For sensitive materials like research chemicals or important classified documents, that’s not the most ideal. So give the person on the receiving end access he the package whereabouts and keep them in the loop.
Getting things across borders is all about planning. It’s about getting everyone on the same page, knowing their roles and duties. This is how you get things done hassle-free: by being prepared. So next time you really need something done right, make sure there’s a means to track it, even if it means having someone present and reachable the entire time.