We are friends with a Brazilian couple that will soon be getting married. We will be sending gifts in the mail. The pre-shipping price point we're looking at is about $150. One thing we absolutely will be sending is a pack of red party cups (the groom has expressed interest in them!). But what else should we send? [more inside]
I'm selling my home in Panama. I have a few things (a painting, a 3-5 boxes worth of stuff) that I want to take back to Hawaii. What's the best and/or least expensive way to get it back to Hawaii? Details inside... [more inside]
I have an antique armchair that lives in Vancouver and I want to know if it is feasible to move it to Berlin. What's a reasonable amount to expect to pay to have it shipped? Also, if I have some boxes full of things what's the best way to send them? [more inside]
Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
My fiance sold and shipped some very expensive, heavy, one-of-a-kind electronics to an online friend overseas. They were damaged during international shipping. The purchase price was over a thousand dollars and the items are literally irreplaceable. Who is legally liable here? What are the ethics? We *cannot* afford to reimburse this expense. [more inside]
I've been asked on short notice to take over a shipping position or role in addition to my usual work flow. This would primarily involve using Fedex to ship to destinations domestic and internationally. How can I get up to speed on this? [more inside]
I sent some friends in Sicily a gift via USPS Priority Mail International. I am trying to reach someone responsible for local/last leg delivery in Sicily, but who would that be? [more inside]
There are certain items I cannot buy in China. So I tend to use Amazon for cases like this. But there are some items they refuse to ship to me here. [more inside]
I am in the UK and have a UK amazon account. My recipient is in the US. How should I send her books? The books are available on the US website - can I save money and shipping by having them sent from the US? if so how can I do that from my UK amazon account? Thanks, I fail at googling this!
I'm moving soon (UK Home Office and God willing) from the US to England. I will be there for roughly 3 years, give or take, and am hoping that I can have a portion of my substantial amount of books there with me. Previous suggestions on shipping indicate USPS M-bags as the go-to choice, but USPS no longer offers anything but air service on media bags, pushing the cost to around $175 for 44 lbs. This is more than I want to spend. Ideas? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to send a small-ish (<5lb, maybe 6"x6"x6") box from NYC to London (for delivery to a lab with a receptionist) within a week or less? I could easily price USPS, UPS, and FEDEX, but I've heard there are smaller int'l carriers.
My mother is giving me her china. She and the china are in the US. The destination is Australia. Can you recommend a shipping company that specializes in international shipping of fragile items like this who will come pack it all up for her? If you don't have specific recommendations, are there things to look for/ask about when I talk to shipping companies? Are there other issues I should consider?
I am mailing my friends a package for Christmas. They live in Africa; I'm in the US. They asked for cheddar cheese (among other things). How do I make this happen? [more inside]
I need to ship a bunch of books internationally; is there a better option than USPS M-bags? [more inside]
I have an old laptop I'd like to send to my relatives in Poland. How would I go about this? Does this even make economic sense? [more inside]
I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to send bulky items from the Dominican Republic to the U.S.? Time isn't important. [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to send a single normal-sized book weighing about a pound from the US to Japan? [more inside]
Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US? I looked through the policies and stuff, and didn't see anything that would prevent it, but my Google Translate might be fooling me. [more inside]
How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
Smartest way to consolidate a large international order from Amazon.com? A big enough order to get free shipping within the US, and of mostly small and light items from multiple vendors, but international shipping will add several hundred to the cost. This is to Singapore, but the Singapore service (Vpost.com.sg) is frankly lousy, and I'd like an alternative.
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
What's the best way to (inexpensively) ship a bike from Toronto to NYC? [more inside]
Will I have problems sending copyrighted music to Botswana? [more inside]
Help - I'm on a very short fuse! Any experience/recommendations with services in Belgium (Aalst) that will pick up, pack and ship items to the USA, at 'reasonable' cost? [more inside]
How do companies ship their products internationally so cheaply? [more inside]
What's the best option for me to ship a document to Colorado from Toronto that has to arrive by Monday? [more inside]
Sending a gift of wine to Atlanta from Toronto - Atlanta companies that deliver wine/other solutions? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to ship an electric guitar to New Zealand? [more inside]
What are the current best practices to make sure that you don't get ripped off on eBay as a seller, especially if you are getting paid by PayPal and/or selling to an international buyer? [more inside]
Awesome, supermarket-available, vanilla-scented shower gel from France - bought online and shipped to Latvia? [more inside]
Ebay n00b seller. Confused by shipping, and the results searching on ebay and google for the answer. [more inside]
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
What is the best (and cheapest) way to ship a large box of souvenirs from Hong Kong or Bangkok to Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want to ship some possibly sketchy items to Suriname. How can I get them there with a minimum of fuss? [more inside]
What's the best method for cheap, international shipping? [more inside]
Why are online retailers only shipping electronics to their home countries now? [more inside]
How do I ship a 65+ lb suitcase from Cairo to New York? [more inside]
I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option? [more inside]
I shipped something to Nigeria through USPS and it didn't get there. I told them I wanted to insure it for $300 (it was a PS2) and paid $60 to insure and ship it but my reciept says it's only insured for $50. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Shipping a desktop pc from Australia to the UK? Air or ship? Which companies? Any tips? [more inside]
Question for a friend... She's hoping to move to New Zealand, and wants an inexpensive way to ship her stuff. [more inside]
I've got a craving for Turkish pistachios and need to find a way to get some here in South Korea. [more inside]
I live in the US and have a niece (about to turn 6) and nephew (a year and a half) in Norway. Every year I have the same dilemma buying Xmas and bday presents for them and I'd love some ideas... [more inside]
International auto shipping recommendations wanted... [more inside]
I will soon be moving permanently from California to the UK. Besides the headaches of visa applications and plane tickets, I have an awful lot of crap I need to ship over. I'm looking for the cheapest, safest way to ship large amounts of clothing, books, etc. overseas. I don't mind if the cheapest option means it will take 3 months to arrive. Any advice on this matter is welcome. [more inside]
I'm considering ordering some relatively expensive gear online from the US, however the suppliers will only ship domestically. Being that I live in Australia, this is a problem. Does anyone know of some reliable proxy operators who will provide a US address for delivery, and then ship internationally? Is this worth the risk/expense?
My daughter's birthday is coming up and we would like to get her some Bratz Rollerblades. Unfortunately, the only ones we can find are in the UK and Argos won't ship outside of the UK and Ireland. Is there any way to get these in the US? (Nothing on Ebay, US or UK version)