When most people think about sending items to loved ones or other businesses, they focus on traditional mail carriers. While they can be excellent to send bills and birthday cards (two to three weeks in advance), they may not be the best for more time-sensitive items or documents. Many prefer to use couriers since they will ensure same-day or next-day delivery from any location to another, including from the USA to India.
The courier you select should be flexible with drop-offs and pickups. For example, most people would prefer that the courier comes to their location and pick up the package to be sent, so they don’t have to leave their homes or businesses. Likewise, you should be able to send things when you are most comfortable, which can include afternoon pickups or early morning.
If you are sending items from the USA to India, you’ll need to use international couriers. The regular mail service isn’t the best choice because they don’t have to tools and ability to send things out of the country.
You want to be respected and treated fairly when you have a concern or question. Make sure you call the customer service line at least once to ensure that they are friendly, helpful and professional.
While you want to have the flexibility of how to have the items picked up/dropped off, you also need to ensure that they will handle your items with care. That means from the moment you drop them off (or they pick them up) until the recipient gets it in their hands, the item has been treated respectfully and remains safe and intact. While accidents can happen with any courier company, it’s important to find someone with excellent reviews and happy customers.