Caring customer service
Efficient, on-time delivery
Reasonably priced services
Didn't arrive on time, delayed a lot, anyway I got my bags. They communicated time to time. I am ok with the service but not happy. Will send next time as well.
Disappointing experience (due to the carrier though)
I thought I'd give Pack & Send a go after seeing lots of good reviews (especially regarding the local franchisee). However, for convenience I just used the online service to deliver a package 25km from my home before father's day. Unfortunately for me Pack & Send used Fastway/Aramex as the carrier for this delivery. I hadn't had good experiences with Fastway in the past and you only need to check their reviews to see how consistently poor their service is. (This site alone has almost 8000 reviews averaging 1 star).
Booked the service on 30th Au...
Price good, fast but
The only problem is quite lots of time parcel were not picked up on the day I booked. Well, it is troublesome coz I can’t always wait for that. If the driver can’t come should stop least message me or their route or arrangements should be better. 8 out of 10 times they didn’t come on the day I booked .
May as well use AusPost
The parcel was not picked up on time. Despite being promised a same-day pick-up, it was picked up nearly two days late.
The staff on the phone were helpful and polite.
The online booking system was very easy and simple to use, with competitive rates. However, unlikely to use in the future.
Good to deal with but poor choice of delivery partners.
Good to deal with.
BUT I was extremely disappointed that the on-line booking service defaulted to Couriers Please who are always worse than dreadful and the reason I went to P&S in the first place was so I didn't have to use CP. There is no indication of this is going to happen until the packing labels pops out of your printer which is annoying and too late as you've paid the fee and accepted the Futile Booking charge for cancellations (some would argue that sending anything by Couriers Please is futile - but that's a different story).
P&S s...hould be more up-front about who they are intending to use for your package. It makes a difference (this package was predictably many days overdue and impossible to track which was the fault of CP not P&S - hence 3 stars not the 1 star review Couriers Please deserve) but sadly until P&S can provide me some way to ensure my parcels aren't handled by Couriers Please (I would have paid extra for a more reputable courier but was never given the option) I will probably be forced to use someone else despite James at West Ryde providing great service, sympathetic to my concerns, and offering to help me with future deliveries directly - but not via the on-line booking system (which I really need to use for convenience). This seems like an easy fix - just give option A, B, C on the website and let the customer decide. Maybe this is a change to look forward to and I'd come back if that was to happen.
Service has dropped
Been using the service for about 1 year, been really good however the service has dropped in the last month. Booking online, pickups are usually next day or same day, but recently pickups are taking 2 - 4 days, Covid and high demand are being blamed. Customers are now asking me to use express post.
Good Service overall
Customer service/value fantastic. Unfortunately the package I sent was misplaced at arriving depot. This was only noticed 2 weeks post expected arrival date resulting in over 2 week delay of arrival to receiver. Had this not have happened I would be giving 5 starts for sure.
Good service staff, some difficulties
What’s helpful to realise is that pack and send didn’t actually do the postage, they organised another company to collect my package. I booked a large package to be picked up but the courier didn’t arrive on the booked day, I called Pack and Send and got through straight away and they were very kind on the phone and organised to have the courier come the next day. They didn’t take the package again so I called and it turned out I’d never received the proper documentation to hand to the courier so they had simply left the package there without c...ontacting me. Once I had the correct documentation (which needs to be printed which was a small inconvenience for me at short notice without a printer) the courier came (now a week after the booked date) an the package was delivered quickly
Paid for express, got standard instead but company apologised and refunded
As title suggests. Paid for express, it took one week for the package to even be picked up.
Pack and Send reimbursed the difference between express and standard shipping as a result. The issue was due to a third party courier. I appreciate the way Pack and Send handled this after the fact, despite the frustration at the time.
Not advised of additional fees for processing customs at receivers end.
When parcel arrived in Latvia , receiver was told a fee was required to process through customs and pay Value Added Tax. If same items were processed through normal post (as previously sent) there would not have been any VAT nor processing fees. Only went this way as Aust Post is only doing economy email at present due to Covid19 restrictions, 2 to 3 months delivery without reducing the charge.
To give credit though the parcel arrived before expected time.
Also unable to bundle certain items as every item had to be individually inspected. This made it awkward as I was sending gifts for several families to a cousin to distribute. Once again via Aust Post only needed a declaration.
Some problems but would use again
Cost was excellent. Tracking good although text alerts would have been helpful. Speed of delivery was amazing! (Monday afternoon to Friday morning Perth to Sydney - beat that, Australia Post!) Disappointing that packing requirements and restricted items (a printer) weren't advised until during the self serve booking process so we had to review and repack everything. The options for pick up times (basically the whole day) were a bit unsatisfactory. On delivery the recipient wasn't home so goods were returned to depot for pick up where they promp...tly disappeared. They were eventually located and delivered the following day but hours were wasted by recipient when it should have been a simple exercise to go to the depot, as arranged, and pick them up. Despite these issues I would use Pack & Send again and I would recommend to others.
Could do better
Not sure which of three transactions this relates to. However, if it was pick up from Vida Pearson, she was disappointed the courier didn't arrive on the stated date and came two days later, after she'd contacted them
Working with Tony has been easy
Slow delivery which upset the buyer
was reasonably easy to use but the delivery was so. I had an upset customer that it took so long. The tracking said for two days that it was on board for delivery
Slow to pickup, fast to deliver
I've used them twice now and on both occasions, they took 5 business days to pick up our item(s) after having to chase up. The emails were responded to quickly and once picked up, delivered very quickly. But frustrating having to hound them to get someone to actually pick up. Makes selecting a pick up time a waste of time
Fast delivery, online process restrictions could be clearer
I was really happy with the time it took to send a package to Florida. The online booking process could be clearer, especially in terms of restrictions for some items.
Questions & Answers
Package must be send from Brisbane to South Africa, which courier service is used in South Africa?
Hi Maureen, Thanks for your question. This will depend on what you are sending, the destination address, the weight, size and the service selected. To get the information you require, please contact the PACK & SEND service centre closest to where you are sending from in Brisbane. The team there will be able to help you. https://www.packsend.com.au/service-centres/
Do you guys have any warehouse/ depot in the USA to drop off items to be shipped to Australia
Hi Alex, Thanks for your question. We do not have PACK & SEND outlets in the USA but you could drop your goods into a PostNet outlet if there was a store nearby. They could arrange to ship it for you. https://www.postnet.com/
Thank you for getting back to me im also wondering if you have any partner in Germany as well
Sorry Alex, no we do not have partners in Germany.
Would anyone be able to tell me what partner couriers Pack & Send use in South Africa to deliver parcels once they arrive there? Do they have their own staff/drivers, or do they use a local company? Thanks
Hi Anne, Thanks for your question. PACK & SEND is a freight reseller and uses a variety of carrier partners, depending on the destination and the service you have selected. Please DM us to advise your tracking number and how we can assist you further.
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Pack & Send delivers both packed and unpacked goods, including fragile, oversized and highly valuable items.
Services include: local and point to point services - for deliveries sent and received in the same city or town, priority services - for delivery on the next business day, interstate and international courier services, and courier satchels available in a variety of sizes, which are delivered on the next business day.
Points of praise for Pack & Send:
- An exceptional level of care from the Pack & Send customer service team was highly appreciated by reviewers
- Fast deliveries were made, with goods arriving either on time or earlier than the required date
- Parcels were commonly reported to have arrived at their destination in good condition
- A number of first-time customers stated that as a result of their positive experience, they’d choose the Pack & Send courier service to make their deliveries in the future
- The online self-service booking system proved itself to be an easy and straightforward process
- Pack & Send provides a cost-effective service, which some reviewers pointed out is cheaper than using Australia Post
If you need goods delivered safely and efficiently, Pack & Send is a reliable, trustworthy option. This has earned it the 2021 Award Winner for Best Courier Service, with top points awarded for goods being delivered on time and in good condition.
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