Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to US (Jaipur to Boston)?
February 1, 2011 7:33 PM Subscribe
Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to the US (Jaipur to Boston)?
posted by cotesdurhone to travel & transportation (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been remotely helping my mother, who lives in the Boston area, start a fledgling jewelry business, and she is at the point of ordering individual samples from manufacturers.
The rates they're charging to make one initial sample are more or less okay, but the rates they are quoting for the payment transaction + shipping + tax fees are extremely high, ranging from $60 to over $100.
Countless payment + shipping options exist, and neither my mother nor myself, having no 'business experience' with or connections in India, have any idea what the overall cheapest option(s) would be.
If anyone from the US has dealt with these issues, would love to hear your thoughts.
As of now, she is only ordering individual samples. Later, hopefully, she will be ordering larger quantities of pieces, perhaps even in the hundreds.