Affordable ways of shipping internationally

All you need to know.

September 5, 2022

People who were moving internationally during the coronavirus outbreak may have found themselves facing long customs waits, difficult documentation, and the hassle of moving their belongings. Airolugage has made international moves much simpler and cheaper for those who need them.

In 2020, there were 131 billion parcels shipped around the world. That’s an increase of about 30% compared to 2019. The number of shipments grew by three times between 2011 and 2020. Shipping logistics became more complex in some countries and put extra stress on the companies responsible for moving goods.

“The majority of people are used to sending a letter or package around the world but when we are shipping something larger or unusual in shape the options become limited, that’s where we come in,” says John Catterson, Founder of AiroLuggage.

Due to the high level of competition in the courier industry, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies providing courier services. “Unfortunately a lot of shipping providers charge a premium for larger or unusual sized shipments. As they take up more space in transit. We make sure we find the most cost-effective solution for our customers. However, they don’t impact on quality we audit all our partners to reassure their package arrives safely and swiftly.” says Catterson.

AiroLuggage has been able to form partnerships with large parcel carriers to offer discounts for its clients and create a live luggage tracker which increases its visibility and personalizes customer service. These factors have helped them gain traction over the last few years.

John Catterson explains “The business success has just been exceptional customer service. We take all the hassle out of the shipping process and we do it at a price other shipping providers cannot compete with,”.

What constitutes "unusual" shipped items? Catterson continues “Some of our biggest discounts would be for items like bikes, golf clubs and furniture. Items that others might have considered selling before moving now can be shipped anywhere safely and securely”.

Depending on where they are located, international shipping carriers offer services that suit their customers' needs best. Airoluggage covers this part of their process and utilizes shipping software that allows them to search the process and the completion of their service.

According to the IITC survey, 93% of international shoppers won't purchase something without knowing the total cost, including shipping and customs charges. A key component in today's purchasing process.

In order to make travel easier, they've taken an innovative approach to transport your belongings. They understand how frustrating it can be to drag heavy bags through airports and across continents. So instead of paying exorbitant fees to ship items, they've decided to take a cheaper route. Its goal is to provide affordable, environmentally friendly service to anyone who needs it.

The process itself as one can imagine is quite simple. It's all based upon the concept of ensuring you're hands-free throughout the entire experience. You visit the AiroLuggage website. You enter your personal information and receive a quote and/or set an appointment for delivery. While you wait you print and attach your tags to your suitcase. AiroLuggage provides security wallets for the tags. The next step is the collection of the bags at your doorstep, whether that's at your home, office or another place convenient to you. This step allows you to relax and track your luggage during travel without having to worry about queues. Finally, on arrival, you'll have your courier deliver your luggage promptly and efficiently.

This was all part of the master plan John Catterson says “As frequent flyers we actively sought simplicity in every aspect of the process. That's why we try to take every tedious task in travelling in-house. We want our customers to enjoy their travelling experience and this service definitely relieves a lot of the stresses”.

What is impressive about this setup is how much it can save you money. By reducing your airline travel costs, you're also saving the environment. You'll find that most airlines offer discounts if you check bags, so why not take advantage? And, because you're travelling light, you won't have to worry about wasting any precious cargo room.

John concludes "Climate change has been under the spotlight throughout the last couple of years. The aviation industry though necessary has a noticeable impact on the planet. For our work to help the planet is what really keeps us motivated to push on and encourage travellers to be organised and know these steps can help the planet".

Visit AiroLuggage to learn more about their service.