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What should be considered when sending parcels?

Do you want to send heavy, extra-long or particularly large parcels? Or do you have a shipment that is complex to package and address? Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) offers you a service tailored to your needs - from packaging and correct labeling to shipping. We are available to you for this at over 150 locations throughout Germany.

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Send parcel within Germany

With MBE Services you use a close-knit network of shipping stations. This allows us to transport shipments within the country quickly and safely. Thanks to modern planning tools, we reduce cargo handling for parcel shipments of all kinds. This not only ensures on-time delivery of parcels, but also minimizes the risk of loss and damage.

Find out by phone and directly at an MBE Center near you how we can support you in your project.

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International parcel shipping with MBE

Our own shipping network is connected to forwarders and shipping service providers on an international level. Therefore, the many advantages of Mail Boxes Etc. also apply to shipments outside Germany. Whether you are sending large parcels or parcels with special dimensions, we will find the fastest and cheapest as well as safest way to realize this for you.

We use a detailed tracking system for your shipment. So you can track at any time where the parcel is and when it will be delivered. This option is particularly relevant for important special shipments.

Correct addressing for packages: Recipient, Sender

Filling out a parcel label with the addresses of the sender and the recipient sounds simple at first. However, especially for international shipments, addressing the package can become more complex, as some countries use different addressing systems for domestic shipments.

Did you know? In Asia - unlike Western countries - addresses are written from the largest unit to the smallest unit. For example, an address in China or South Korea would have the following structure for domestic shipping:

Country

Province

City

District

Street

House number

Name

Postal addresses are defined internationally according to ISO and Universal Postal Union standards. If you have a recipient address in a different format, we will be happy to help you rewrite the address according to international standards. Contact us by phone or discuss this personally with our MBE staff on site at a location near you.

During the shipping process, automated handling by machines may occur at various points. In order to be able to read and assign correctly here, it is important that the data for addressing is complete and legible. If required, we can create printed shipping labels for you on site.

Info: We are also happy to assist you in filling out the customs papers and any other documents you may need. We will take care of the formalities of the shipping process and offer advice on all the steps.  

Packing packages correctly - what to look out for?

The right packaging for packages and parcels of any size is relevant for the entire shipping process. On the one hand, the contents are protected from damage during shipping. On the other hand, however, the shipping instruments as well as the personnel are also protected. The right packaging facilitates the handling of the shipments to be transported and thus makes logistics safer and more efficient.

Package size and shape

If you want to send a parcel and use standard parcel shipping for this, it must comply with the respective shipping specifications in terms of size, shape and weight. For example, no parts should stick out separately and protrude from the package. In this case, the shipment is considered a special shipment and additional costs will be incurred.

As of a total weight of 30 kg, shipping by forwarding agent or pallet shipping usually applies. Find out in detail about the options available to you here. We also offer individual solutions for large and heavy packages.

Send parcel - also pack neatly inside

A sturdy parcel box is an excellent choice for transporting the contents safely. Alternatively, there is also the option of using special transport boxes, which are well suited for shipping glass, for example.

The contents themselves should be securely wrapped and possibly additionally packed. Any cavities in the package should be filled. Filling materials such as bubble cushions, corrugated cardboard rolls or packing silk are suitable here. 

Label and stick package

For safe transportation, the package is sealed with sturdy adhesive tape. Any open sides are taped to further strengthen the stability of the package. If necessary, the packages can be provided with warning labels for shipping, for example, if there are glassware inside.

Tip: Use the comprehensive service of Mail Boxes Etc. also to have your packaging for packages individually designed. For companies shipping goods, high quality designed packaging can become an important part of the marketing concept.

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Send large or heavy packages: Our all-round service

A package has unusual dimensions or weight? Even if you want to send a particularly heavy, large or long parcel, we will find the right solution for you. Our parcel services can be tailored exactly to your needs. Use Mail Boxes Etc. to get the optimal shipping option for your requirements: 

  • Packing: We will do the packing for you. Alternatively, we can supply packing and filling materials tailored to the size and weight of your package.
    Formalities: We will help you calculate the volume weight of your package, assist you in filling out the paperwork and advise you on customs clearance and any other formalities.
    Shipping: We offer our convenient door-to-door service for safe and reliable delivery worldwide.

 

At the MBE Center, we advise you individually and put together exactly the service offerings that are relevant for you.

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Send valuables in a parcel: Secured with MBE SafeValue

If you want to ship valuable items such as art objects or jewelry, or even high-tech equipment such as laptops that are considered dangerous goods, you can rely on MBE. You can send your valuable shipments as insured parcels with MBE SafeValue. MBE SafeValue, MBE SafeValue Art and MBE SafeValue Business are our three insurance options. Which option is right for you depends on the type, value and frequency of your shipments. We will be happy to advise you in detail at the MBE Center.

Best service for your parcel shipping from Mail Boxes Etc.

We offer a comprehensive range of services for your parcel shipping. Whether you are a private individual looking to send a one-off shipment or are looking for a well thought-out solution for your company - with Mail Boxes Etc. national and international parcel shipping is implemented quickly, securely and reliably for you. MBE employees are ready to serve you in more than 150 locations throughout Germany. Contact us now via the hotline or come to us directly. We will be happy to advise you.

We are looking forward to your inquiry!

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*Service offerings may vary by location and MBE Center.

Other MBE Solutions
Pallets
Bicycle
Air freight
Art Objects
Luggage
Wine
Valuables
Furniture
Pallets
With the pallet shipping of Mail Boxes Etc. you get a suitable shipping solution for every shipment of goods. No matter if you want to ship pallets, it is general cargo or special freight - in cooperation with our premium partners we guarantee a fast and reliable pallet shipping within Germany and all over the world.
Bicycle
If you want to ship a bicycle, there are many things to consider. After all, due to the size and shape of bicycles, a number of special features must be taken into account when shipping bicycles. Contact the experts at MBE.
Air freight
Anyone who wants to hold their own in the international market today needs a fast, secure and reliable transport network to send freight. Air freight has established itself here as the global standard. Accordingly, there is a large network within the air freight forwarding industry. We offer you direct access to the best providers in the industry.
Art Objects
Works of art and paintings require special packaging. This is the only way to prevent damage during transportation. At Mail Boxes Etc. trained experts take care of professional and safe packaging of your objects.
Luggage
With Mail Boxes Etc. relaxation begins even before the vacation. Because with our luggage shipping you have your hands free on the road. When you arrive at your destination, you can receive your bags and suitcases completely relaxed and start your well-deserved vacation.
Wine
Are you looking for a safe and economical way to pack bottles and ship them nationally or internationally? We offer you customized solutions for bottle shipping with our service. 
Valuables
If you want to ship valuables, Mail Boxes Etc. is the right place for you. From insured single shipments to customized offers for high shipping volumes: we offer individual solutions for your shipping needs.
Furniture
Shipping furniture is a special logistical challenge: after all, beds or cabinets are not only bulky and difficult to transport, but also require special care when it comes to packaging. To ensure that your furniture arrives reliably at its destination, it is important to rely on a customized offer.
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Mail Boxes Etc./MBE Centers are operated by independent operators as franchisees, who operate under a franchise agreement under the brand name of MBE. Through its franchise network Mail Boxes Etc. provides support services for businesses and individuals. Logistics and shipping services represent the main services of MBE – enabled by MBE through contractual agreements concluded for the benefit of its franchisees with the main national and international express couriers - and other graphics and printing services - provided either directly or on the basis of agreements with large printing centers. The promotion of services for business and private customers is carried out in the framework of the business activity of each MBE franchise partner within and outside of the MBE Centers ("farming"). Each franchise partner is contractually obligated to perform such activities. Mail Boxes Etc. and MBE are registered trademarks used with permission of MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (All Rights Reserved). The services offered by the individual MBE Centers can vary depending upon the location. The material available on this Internet site, the information contained herein and any other relevant related data may not in any manner be copied, distributed, changed, republished, reproduced, downloaded or forwarded to third parties, without the expressed prior written authorization of MBE Deutschland GmbH. We accept no responsibility with regard to the unauthorized use of the material available on this Internet site, the information and/or the data contained herein.

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