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As online marketplaces and e-commerce are progressively replacing traditional sales, parcel shipping has been experiencing significant growth as well.

According to a study by Pitney Bowes, in 2018, 87 billion parcels were shipped worldwide.

Which equals to 2760 parcels per second. These remarkable figures represent a 9,1% growth on the previous year and 12 more billion parcels than in 2017. Therefore, the challenges of this market are major: reducing delivery times, developing out-of-home delivery solutions, improving the traceability of shipments and the ease of returns, as well as lowering the failure rate during the first presentation, are all elements on which carriers must constantly improve.


Parcel shipping: a demanding sector

Consequently, parcel shipping must be highly efficient. The digital world we live in has created even more demanding customers. As they expect an increasingly fast service. Social media also plays a role in this: today, customers contact their carrier on Facebook or Twitter as soon as a small issue arises. Price comparators such as Parcel2Go or My Flying Box are also becoming extremely popular and increasing competition.

Under these circumstances, new players are emerging in the sector, such as brokers. With negotiated rates, they are able to offer the same service at reduced prices. As we saw earlier, this is the case with My Flying Box, a French company. My flying Box helps you to compare the prices of different carriers and then easily ship your goods – all through the same website.

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Shipping parcel insurance

With a growing number of parcels being shipped comes a growing number of lost or damaged parcels.

To prepare for any contingency, parcel insurance is necessary. But with lengthy lists of exclusions and not enough transparency, customers often find it difficult to know what their options are and what’s exactly covered. To fill this gap, it is possible to purchase insurance that is independent of the carrier and can cover a wider range of goods.

With this in mind, Secursus was created to offer consumers insurance that covers 100% of the theft, loss or damage of their parcel. With a value that can reach up to £90,000. Secursus allows you to cover high-value parcels that would often be excluded from regular insurance (Jewellery, watches, high tech, art pieces…). It’s quick, cheap and easy!

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