Ship Christmas trees

How to Ship a Christmas tree with Interparcel

12th November 2021, 9:09am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

The festive season is fast approaching and what better way to get into the yuletide spirit than decorating the Christmas tree!

Whether you opt for a traditional evergreen tree, an adorned artificial tree, or even an upside-down tree, Christmas trees are one of the most recognisable Christmas symbols. Originating from Germany, Christmas trees are said to represent Jesus and the light he brings to the world in the Christian holiday. Evergreen is a popular choice of tree because their leaves stay bright green even in the cold winter months, making them long-lasting for December- albeit their pesky needles!

However, the varied and bulky shape of Christmas trees makes them so tricky to ship! Luckily, at Interparcel, we work with some of the best couriers around who are experts in shipping large and awkward items. So, you can rest assured your freshly cut Christmas trees will be delivered with in plenty of time!

The benefits of shipping Christmas trees

Family decorating Christmas tree

If you are a small business, you must use a reliable courier service that can send your time-sensitive trees to your customers quickly and safely. Shipping your trees through our trusted courier partners, such as Tuffnells, takes the hassle out of you having to transport a heavy tree in busy cities yourself. Instead, you can give your customer's peace of mind that their tree will arrive at their chosen address on a day and time that suits them!

As a local business, it also means you can reach customers who live further away than your usual target market. Instead of hiring a van to carry out your deliveries, you can opt for one of our couriers who deliver to any postcode in mainland UK. You could make someone's Christmas tree dreams come true from the other side of the country- without you having to move a muscle!

Preparing Christmas trees for shipping

Both natural and artificial trees must be encased in cardboard to be sent through our courier partners. Otherwise, they are left vulnerable to damage, weather, and debris. Real Christmas trees should also be wrapped in a net to keep the branches together and reduce the risk of snapping.

Fake trees also need to be boxed correctly with sufficient packaging inside to avoid the tree from moving around in the box. Christmas lights are particularly fragile, so it is worth investing in packaging materials like bubble wrap to ensure extra security.

All parcels are susceptible to the occasional bump in the delivery van, so your items must be packaged accordingly.

How to send Christmas trees with Interparcel

Sending Christmas trees with Tuffnells

It is well known that real Christmas trees need properly looking after, so you want to ensure that they spend as little time as possible in transit. The quickest way to send Christmas trees is by using our Quote Tool to compare prices on our services.

Tuffnells is our go-to courier for sending real Christmas trees because they specialise in shipping large, bulky shipments within the UK. Their UK delivery services start from only £31.00.

Tuffnells operate a collection service so enter your desired collection address at the time of booking and the friendly Tuffnells driver will collect from your home or work.

Tuffnells by 10:30 offers next day delivery by 10:30 am across most of UK mainland. Only one driver will attend the collection and delivery so they may need assistance with some heavier trees.

Tuffnells Express aims for delivery in 1 working day whereas Economy has an estimated delivery of 1-2 working days.

We advise you book to send your shipment early in the week Monday-Friday and select an Express service so you can freshly pack your Christmas tree in the morning for afternoon despatch.

All our services are fully tracked that you can view by entering your unique 12-digit tracking code on our portal or via your account. You can also set up Branded Tracking for free within your Interparcel account to create a seamless brand experience when your customers' track their orders.

Book with us

Interparcel makes sending parcels easy. We ensure shipping is accessible and affordable with our easy quote tool and range of courier services. If you have any questions about the booking process, speak to our friendly parcel experts by phone, live chat, or email 8 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday, or 9 am – 1 pm at the weekend.

Don't bark up the wrong (Christmas) tree and send your parcels through Interparcel!

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