Offering international delivery can be an incredibly difficult process, for a number of different reasons. First and foremost it’s difficult because of the expenditure of travelling abroad, mixed with the complicated nature of creating the right type of protocol for an international deliveries service.
Many courier companies offer this service, but some smaller companies or especially those people who utilise their services might not realise some of the complications and difficulties which come as a result of delivering parcels and packages outside the UK.
Firstly, new laws which have been introduced in France mean that GPS software which warns drivers about speed cameras is not only banned, but it’s also illegal. It is now also becoming mandatory for all GPS units to feature a breathalyser function, for use by the police. Both of these laws make equipping drivers with a GPS, a slightly irritating and in some cases outright difficult or expensive process in bulk.
Obviously the road signs across France are also in different language, meaning that delivery drivers who are employed to deliver items abroad need to be well versed in French road signs and road safety.
But obviously it’s not only French laws and signs which can cause a difficulty for British couriers! Every different country has its own set of road and motoring laws which in turn can have a massive effect on both the parcel which needs to be delivered and the driver who needs to deliver it.
Often people fail to understand why the cost of international deliveries can be so high. But this is certainly one instance in which the price can undoubtedly be justified. Not least because of the price of fuel and the increasingly high toll prices across Europe, but also because of the knowledge and skill which is required for an international courier to have.