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Sending gifts to family back home

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With the gamut of shopping festivals, sales, discounts and special deals offered at the many malls here in the UAE, many of us are tempted to purchase gifts for our loved ones back home.

The question is, how do we get it to our country of origin? There are cargo companies in UAE which ensure the delivery of products on time and services include the correct packing and door-to-door delivery of goods. They also clarify queries and doubts regarding specific customs regulations and rules. For larger goods, they offer customized cargo services by sea freight depending on the requirements.

Some provide shipping by sea and air to all parts of the world for a variety of deliveries. Even perishable goods that are time-sensitive can be transported with air freight services to any worldwide location. Larger goods, such as air-conditioners and electronic goods, can be sent by sea.

There are also firms with facilities for sending small items, valuable items, or perishable goods. They offer specific flight guarantees, and packages will only be accepted a minimum of six hours before departure.

Others provide cost-effective solutions and enhanced transit times for deliveries. They offer special after-hours and weekend deliveries, have an online tracking system, accept cash on delivery shipments, and overseas pickup requests. They even pack items at your request wherein fees are as per weight and dimension.

Handy Hints:

* Most cargo firms pack goods per int’l. standards

* Ensure the items are Insured in case of emergency

* Shipping ideal for large items and much cheaper

Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer