1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,954
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Hey Guys,
    Does anyone know if it's possible to print airsure labels online? I couldn't seem to find a way when I was googling.

    I'm trying to partner with someone in the UK to ship to some of my international customers because shipping from Canada is NUTS expensive.

    I would rather just send them a PDF of the label and have it all paid for already, rather than them having to go into the post office for every item and fill everything out.

    Thanks for the help.
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,954
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Also, is "international signed for" just as reliable? Seems strange that it has tracking within the UK, then no tracking outside, but then still as signature confirmation.
     
  3. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,921
    Trophy Points:
    423
    International signed for still has tracking outside the UK, but for selected countries only. Maybe JK or FrogTastic can weight in on this?
     
  4. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    123
    I've always been told that International Signed For is tracked in the UK only, with signature confirmation as you said. I've never used it to be honest, always gone for Airsure - my theory is that if something is lost there's a better chance of narrowing down where it is if it is tracked all the way through.

    Given there is next to no difference in the pricing, you would expect it to be equally reliable.

    Doesn't look like you can from the Royal Mail website and you can't buy the service from other sites unfortunately.
     
  5. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,155
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Hello Oakster,

    No, there is no way to print Royal Mail Airsure labels online, it is weight dependent so you have to go to the post office to get it weighed and priced.

    As Jono said, International Signed For is actually tracked all the way for certain countries (Singapore being one), but not as many countries as Airsure. Also, Airsure is a quicker service than International Signed For as Airsure get's priority handling (supposedly - I've had items arrive in the U.S. within 3 days, but sometimes it's 2 weeks). International Signed For is standard handling service (so a bit slower).
     
  6. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,954
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Thanks for the help - looks like Airsure is the better method, just a pain as shipping lables can't be created online.
     
  7. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    2,954
    Trophy Points:
    773
    One other UK question - what method do you use within the UK? Needs to have tracking. There seems to be a pile of different options.
    Thanks
     
  8. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,155
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Within the UK, cheapest tracked service is recorded delivery, then the next option is Next Day Special Delivery which, like the name suggests, is a guaranteed next day delivery service.
     
  9. Silent Oz

    Silent Oz Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    335
    Trophy Points:
    118
    I've used international signed for a couple of times recently with no problems, can be a bit slow though, took the better part of 2 weeks for a parcel to get to the Philippines.
    For within the UK, the thing to bear in mind with recorded delivery is that items are only covered for up to about £50, where as special delivery automatically is covered up to £500, and you can get further cover upto £2500, special delivery is several £'s more expensive than recorded though, and i've never known anything get lost with recorded, and i've used it loads.