Parcel shipping is the shipping of packages or items which can be carried without external help. Parcel shipping deals with those packages an average person can move quickly. It is the shipment of items less than 150 pounds. These packages have lower shipping costs because they can be moved about easily without additional effort. Nevertheless, there has been a significant improvement in the charges related to parcel shipments for small package shippers to remain relevant in the market.
There are some criteria for identifying packages for parcel shipping when using a parcel delivery service (บริการ ส่ง พัสดุ, which is the term in Thai).
Some of the criteria include:
- Items that are not more than 150 pounds in weight.
- Parcels with minimum length and girth of 165 inches.
- Of the package has a length of 108 inches, then it should have a girth, not more than 67 inches.
Dense packages that occupy small space but carries more weight. For example, consider a scenario where you want to send a pillow and a laptop. The pad weighs lesser than the computer but occupies more space than a laptop, you might end up paying more for the pillow than you paid for the laptop.
Challenges of Parcel Shipping
Parcel shipping is more exposed to danger than other forms of transportation. There is a higher risk of the package getting damaged or lost or even delayed. The packages and parcels in parcel shipment are more of individual packages and as such prone to misfortune.
Pros of Parcel Shipping
For efficient delivery of parcels, they must be packaged well and sent through trustworthy courier companies which assure the sender of the safety of the parcel. With adequate care and attention in the shipping process, the packages are sure to reach their destination. Also, parcel shipments pass through a series of checkpoints. These checkpoints ensure the packages are tracked and found in the event of a loss.