India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking. With a population of over 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy with rich historical and commercial links to the UK.
Difference Between Cargo & Courier to India
Normally, customers find confused between Courier & Cargo. One of the major difference is the time; generally sending the Courier from the UK will take 2 to 5 working days (depending on the location in the destination) from the dispatch date. Wherein, the Cargo will take about 5 to 7 working days from the date of the flight. When you choose to use a courier from the UK, your package includes a door pick-up, the UK customs clearance, the air freight, the destination customs clearance and lastly the delivery at your door (note you the delivery doesn’t include the customs duties). On the other hand, a cargo service comprises air freight and delivery til airport. Another difference between the two services is, that the courier service is fairly an expensive buy. In contrast, a cargo service is economical. The cargo service is best suited for sending excess baggage and commercial goods in bulk quantity since it’s a cheap mode of transfer. And the courier service is an apt option for sending small shipments and parcels. One more difference is a weight limit. With courier, you have a weight limit per box, and you’re not allowed to send box if the limit exceeds. Wherein, a cargo service curbs those restrictions to a large extent, which means, generally you can send heavy boxes even they are in unconventional shape (but packing need to be appropriate).
1. Normal courier
2. DHL/TNT/FedEx, UPS Courier
3. Air Caro
1. Normal Courier
What you can send?
the client sends Clothes, Shoes, Can food, Chocolate etc in this service which are free of custom for normal stuff. But if you are sending expensive clothes and items then you have to pay tax and duties according to Indian Custom.
What you can’t send?
Electronic items, TV and electronic items, you have to choose B
Cost: Per KG £3.5
Custom / Tax: not included
Time: Around 20 to 25 Days (Depends on the city & Indian custom)
Weight: Min 10 KG & Max: 15 KG Per Box. If you have more than 15 kg then you have to make another box.
Drop location: Woolwich office
Box size: Standard
Box size: volumetric or dimensional weight
The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost. see below T & C for more details. For example, if you have 10 kg weight and your box dimension is 48CM X 40 CM X 38 CM = 72960 and divided by 5000 which is: 14.59 so, the weight will be 14.56 KG, not 10 kG.
Packing Box: your responsibility or you can buy with us (£5 per box)
All the CBE -XII shipments consigned to Northern Zone covering Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal shall be processed and cleared for home consumption from NCT, Delhi. Rest of the country, have to pay custom, according to Indian custom.
Do we need ID?
Yes, Sender & Receiver ID is compulsory.
Can we track?
Yes, you can.
Electric items: £5 per kg (for example TV, Micro oven etc) and Clint have to pay duties as Indian custom and admin on the base of dimension that starts from £15 per box.
Mobile, I pad, Laptop – It’s not included in this services however we send via DHL / TNT that start from £40 and Clint have to pay duties according to Indian custom.
2. DHL/TNT/FedEx, UPS Courier
A country with a fast-growing economy and diverse cultures, you can see why India must enjoy frequent and heavy postal traffic. Which is why when sending a parcel to India, you need to put your trust in the best courier service around like DHL. If you looking for express courier service then DHL/TNT/FedEx, UPS, DPD etc are the best option. Normally they deliver within 3 to 5 working days. These courier services are operating very fast and are very secure delivery service to over 220 countries and territories worldwide. They offer door-to-door delivery services with the option of tracking your parcel for free by text, phone or online and also ensure your parcel is signed for on delivery. The best part is that we offer all these services without the need for an account. and price Price starts from £35. Whether you want to send a parcel to the capital city or any other region of the country, it can be easily done with these market leading courier provider. However local tax and custom are not included in these services.
What you can send?
if you are interested then please fill the below Courier form so that someone will assist you for the further process :
If you have more then 50 kg then cargo will be best for you. it will be cheaper and service till the airport.
Important Notice for DHL Courier to India From London
|All WPX (Non-Document) shipments received into India needs Consignees Know Your Customer (KYC) documents (Government recognized identify and address proof) to be presented to Customs for shipment clearance. Import clearance cannot start unless Consignees KYC documents and Authorization Letter (POA) are uploaded on www.dhlindia-kyc.com.For more information please visit DHL India website www.dhl.co.in/en/important_information/040314.html