In the era of online shopping and global connectivity, sending packages across borders has become an integral part of our lives. As an Australian-based company, we understand the importance of efficient postage services to ensure your parcels reach their destinations in a timely manner. In this blog, we will delve into postage times and options, shedding light on the regular and express post services we offer for worldwide delivery.
Our regular post service is designed to offer a cost-effective option for those who prioritize budget-friendly shipping. While the delivery time may vary depending on the destination, our efficient network ensures that parcels are dispatched promptly. Typically, regular post may take anywhere from 4 to 7 business day within Australia and 7 to 28 business days for international deliveries. It's important to note that factors such as customs clearance and local postal services may influence the overall delivery time. And of course, there can be delays around Christmas! Note that for orders less than $35 in Australia, items will be sent as large letters without tracking – this is to keep postage costs down for our customers. If you require tracking, let us know and we can add parcel post to your order.
For those seeking a faster and more expedited delivery service, our express post option is the ideal choice. This premium service provides a reliably swift delivery to Australian and international destinations, with delivery times ranging from 2-4 business day within Australia and 7-14 business days for international parcels. Express post is the go-to solution for customers who prioritise speed and want their packages to reach their intended destination with urgency. Orders with express post shipping will be posted within 1 business day.
Factors Influencing Postage Times:
Several factors can impact postage times, irrespective of the chosen service. Customs clearance is a crucial step in the international shipping process, and it's essential to be aware that delays may occur during this phase. Additionally, the efficiency of local postal services and unforeseen events like extreme weather conditions can influence delivery times. To ensure a smooth shipping experience, we recommend keeping abreast of any potential delays and providing accurate recipient details.
When sending parcels internationally, customs regulations come into play. To expedite the customs clearance process, we make sure to accurately declare the contents of your package. Being transparent and thorough in your declaration helps prevent unnecessary delays and ensures a seamless transition through customs checkpoints.
Tips for Efficient Shipping:
Plan ahead: Consider the delivery time frame and choose the postage option that aligns with your timeline.
Provide accurate details: Provide precise address information to avoid any hiccups during the shipping process.
Track your parcel: Take advantage of tracking services to monitor the progress of your package and stay informed about its location. This is especially important for deliveries to Europe where the time frame for collection is quite short – we recommend following up unsuccessful attempted deliveries promptly to prevent orders being returned to Australia.
Navigating postage times and options is a crucial aspect of the global shipping experience. Whether you opt for regular post or express post, understanding the factors influencing delivery times and taking proactive measures will contribute to a seamless and efficient shipping process. At Sarah Anne and Little Lion, we are committed to providing reliable and timely postage services to ensure your packages reach their destination with care and speed.