Baggage shipping firm SendMyBag has created an Android and iPhone app to allow customers to get a quote and track their luggage.
The firm is seeking to take advantage of the increasingly confusing and stringent baggage rules imposed by lowcost airlines.
It says shipping luggage can be more cost effective as paying their charges and claims a family of four can save up to £200 if each are transporting one piece of luggage.
SendMyBag founder Adam Ewart said: “It seems on a daily basis baggage rules are becoming stricter – some of the recent news and anecdotes from customers is testament to that, with many turning to SendMyBag instead of facing over-inflated excess luggage fees on their way home.
“So, instead of travellers getting caught out for having even slightly overweight or oversized hand luggage and facing the headache of having to ditch some of their belongings, there is now the option to have it sent safely back home, cost-effectively and even booked whilst they’re on-the-go or from the comfort of a beach lounger.
“For customers who have already booked, the mobile site and app will allow them to track their baggage at the click of a button with no need to remember the tracking number, and get a quote for extra bags in just three clicks, if required. They can also contact us easily if any assistance is required.”
SendMyBag said sending a 30kg item with to Spain costs £30, compared to the Easyjet charge of £80 for 29kgs.