Sending Boxes Overseas with Anglo Pacific
Do you need to send boxes abroad? If you are looking for a box shipping company to take care of your worldly possessions, Anglo Pacific’s services for shipping boxes overseas are the answer.
Since our inception in 1978, our solutions have advanced, improved and have now been taken online to ensure you, our customer, receive an exemplary service every time. We send over 20,000 consignments yearly, so it’s safe to say we are experienced to send boxes overseas.
Utilise an All-Inclusive Box Shipping Service
Our process was designed to make sure you can send bags, boxes and suitcases abroad with minimal hassle, despite the quantity or end destination.
You are appointed a shipping coordinator from the start, so the responsibility of sending boxes starts and ends with requesting your online quote – the rest is left to us! Our all-inclusive service for shipping packages includes:
- A dedicated shipping coordinator to plan and oversee box shipping process
- Industry-approved packing materials and boxes for secure shipping
- A team of professional movers can pack your boxes for shipping overseas if you prefer
- Pack boxes onto our vans and move for placing into a shipping container or freight plane
- Send boxes from the UK to your chosen country using the agreed shipping method
- We organise customs clearances and assist with the completion of documents
- Delivery of moving boxes directly to the home, hotel or office address of your choice
- We can also assist with unpacking and disposal of any used shipping boxes
Why Choose Anglo Pacific for International Package Shipping
Make Your Journey Simple
Carrying multiple suitcases or boxes onto a flight is an inconvenient. The suitcases are often heavy, awkward to carry and also require a lot of time spent at baggage check-in desks or luggage carousels. Save strain, stress, frustration and time wasting by sending boxes overseas with Anglo Pacific.
We Send Boxes to European and International Locations
Whether you are shipping a box to the historic isle of Cyprus, the Rockies of Canada or to the bright lights of Singapore, no country is too far for Anglo Pacific’s international box shipping services.
In a Rush? Anglo Pacific Can Still Help
Our access to road, sea and air freight vessels means we can send boxes internationally while catering to your requirements, whether that is saving money or saving time! If you need to send a box abroad urgently, enquire about our air freight box shipping service today.
Worldwide Accredited Box Shipping Company
We are acclaimed and accredited by a number of organisations for our overseas box shipping services. We are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), bound by BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme for our customer’s financial protection and we are a FIDI Accredited International Mover.
The possibilities are endless when shipping a box, or boxes, with Anglo Pacific. Whether you are shipping personal, household or office goods, sports equipment, musical instruments or technology gadgets, we have the ability to send whatever you desire to European and international countries. Some items that our customers commonly send in their international shipping boxes are;
- Extra clothes, shoes and accessories
- Toiletries, make-up and jewellery
- Televisions, computers and work tools
- Crockery, cutlery and kitchenware
- British foods, snacks and of course, English tea! Usually to a tea deprived expat
- Soft furnishings, curtains, textiles
- Paintings, pictures, lighting and mirrors
- Weights, surfboard and bicycles
Each country has its own list of restricted and prohibited items that you won’t be able to ship or that may require to pre-approval. Apart from that, if your end destination allows it – we can ship it as part of our shipping boxes overseas service.
If preferred, we can provide a full packing service. A specialist moving team will arrive at your home to securely wrap your possessions and pack them into sturdy boxes for shipping.
We also create a full inventory so you know exactly what you are shipping and what items should arrive.
We understand this is not a service that all customers want and some would prefer to self-pack their shipping boxes. Your goods still need to be fully protected during their journey across the sea, so we still provide the industry-approved packing materials and shipping boxes, free of charge.
Here are some of Anglo’s top tips for safe and sound self-packing:
- PACK EARLY
When you are moving abroad or going travelling for an extended time, you can never be too prepared. The earlier you begin packing means the less likely you are to forget something important. If you need to pack a whole home, you should start packing two months prior so that you can take your time and reduce stress.
- DECLUTTER YOUR BELONGINGS
Do you really need to ship the crockery set that you haven’t used in five years? Or the dress you forgot you had? These are questions you need to ask yourself. Only take items that you know you will use, need or that have great sentimental value. International box shipping is easier with the less you have.
- CAREFULLY WRAP FRAGILES WITH THE BEST PACKING MATERIALS
To dismiss the chance of damage when you send a box abroad, you need to wrap all of your possessions – especially those of a fragile nature – with the appropriate wrapping materials including bubble wrap, corrugated card, tissue paper, packing foam etc. Examples of fragile items are glassware, china, mirrors, pictures, crockery, artwork, technological equipment etc.
- USE APPROPRIATELY SIZED BOXES FOR SHIPPING (and don’t overfill)
If you use shipping boxes that are too big or too small for the contents, this increases the chance of damage and you could end up with a box of broken items at the end. The moving box should have a little bit of space that is then filled with packing foam to cushion your items.
- CLEARLY LABEL ALL OF YOUR SHIPPING BOXES
You should clearly label all shipping boxes for a few reasons. Firstly, it makes unloading your boxes much easier at the other end, but it also helps to safeguard your load. When sending boxes overseas you should label all of the boxes with your full name, forwarding address and contact details. Anglo Pacific’s organisation means the probability of needing this information is almost non-existent, but in the very rare event that your shipping boxes are lost in translation, they can be forwarded on.
- CREATE AN INVENTORY
Creating an inventory is crucial for knowing EXACTLY what you have packed, what is due to arrive and to easily distinguish if any items have been lost. Using a professional team to send boxes overseas maximises your chances of ALL items arriving, being delivered on-time and also in pristine condition.
- PACK AN ESSENTIALS / SURVIVAL BOX
We highly recommend packing an easy access moving box or bag that is filled with essentials. This can include personal and home goods, for example, toothbrush and toothpaste, medicines, box cutter, a kettle and toaster, tea, toilet paper. You should try to carry this survival box on your flight or car journey, to ensure it is with you as soon as you arrive in your new home.
Anglo’s cost of sending packages abroad is always fair and in-line with your unique consignment. We don’t calculate the cost of sending boxes abroad based on the weight, which can run up a hefty fee. We focus on three main factors; the size of your load, shipping method and end destination.
We pack your items into the appropriately sized tea cartons and each size variant of moving box has its own fixed price. We then calculate the number of moving boxes.
The shipping method you choose is taken into consideration when preparing quotes – we use one, or a combination of, road freight, sea freight and air freight for sending boxes overseas.
If you are looking for cheap box shipping services, road freight and sea freight are your go-to shipping method. Although it will take slightly longer to receive your belongings at the other end, they are the most economical methods – sea freight is our most popular choice. To receive your moving boxes in a hurry, you can inquire about our air freight boxes service as your goods will arrive in days rather than weeks, but this swift service costs significantly more than our popular sea freight delivery.
The termination country is a factor in the cost of shipping a box abroad, for example sending a box to Australia from the UK will cost more than box shipping to Cyprus. Your shipping coordinator will provide you with a fully detailed no-obligation quote before you agree to our services, to be sure you are happy with the costings and you can see exactly where your money is going!
We have a range of purpose made boxes for shipping overseas, all of different dimensions and shapes to comfortably home any goods that you want to ship abroad. Whether you need your shipping boxes large or small, cubed or flat, there is a suitable box for everything!
For your online quote for sending boxes abroad, book your remote video survey today and one of our expert team members will assess your consignment and provide you with a no-obligation box shipping estimate, online…
- Book a remote video survey
- Show us your items
- Get your quote