Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by whoaali
on Jun 26, 2011 -
How can I affordably and safely transport my large dog 1,200 miles, when I am not traveling with him? [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Jun 25, 2011 -
Have you ever shipped a car to Hawaii? From Long Beach. Boating advice requested. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Opening an online store shipping physical products. You've been there, done that. What tips, tricks, and advice have you learned about handling the actual order/shipping workflow that you wish you knew starting out? [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Jun 2, 2011 -
What's the cheapest way (speed not an issue) to ship a 2400lb milling machine, roughly 5'x5'x8', 700miles from Albuquerque, NM to Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on May 31, 2011 -
I ordered a product
that can be damaged by heat. The company I ordered it from shipped it from Arizona, and as I just found out, did not include an ice pack with it. It's been in Arizona, where temps are over 100 for two days so far according to the tracking information. I'm thinking of returning it. Is this unnecessary?
posted by long haired child
on May 28, 2011 -
Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell
on May 6, 2011 -
I have 2 large boxes of used clothing/shoes to ship to the US soon, and the post office employee told me the volume of items would definitely not pass the border unless I have a Certificate of Disinfection. Unfortunately, this document seems non-existent. There is NO information in Google, answers are always something along the lines of, "Ship it in several smaller boxes!"
or "Don't say it's clothing!"
which are avoiding the point: I am trying to do this by the book (legally).
Does anyone have experience with this particularly evasive document, or parameters that would let Customs determine the packages are okay?
Or another way I could *legally* ship the clothing to the US? [more inside]
posted by Geethebluesky
on Mar 28, 2011 -
We want to send some balloons overnight via Fed Ex to our boss. Will he open a box of deflated, sad balloons and promptly fire me? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews
on Mar 22, 2011 -
I ordered something from an Etsy seller located in London on November 15th, and I still haven't received it. Seller claims she shipped it in November and blames the crazy snow in London on the delay. So, my brothers and sisters on the other side of the pond, is it true? Have you had the blizzard of the century, or what? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Jan 12, 2011 -
I'm near Ottawa, Ontario; I need to ship a defective video card to California. What way gives me the best combination of low cost/speed/reliability? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Jan 4, 2011 -
I was selling off old textbooks on Half.com and mistakenly sent a book that was about twice the selling value. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus
on Jan 2, 2011 -
I just sold my laptop on eBay... my first eBay sale. The buyer was in Poland. I've never shipped anything internationally. Looks like I can ship the package for about $40. It also looks like this sale might require someone to pay a Value Added Tax or import tax of some kind. What do I need to know about how this works? Do I pay or does he? Anything I should consider in the course of this sale?
posted by shanevsevil
on Dec 6, 2010 -
I need some shipping boxes for larger items. Unfortunately I only need one or two, so it doesn't make sense to buy from Uline. And the freebies from the grocery/liquor store aren't appropriate. Is there a more affordable vendor than an office supply or specialty shipping store for this stuff? Thanks!
posted by herrtodd
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Need reliable shipper for art. I need to ship two framed paintings from Connecticut to Seattle. These are family antiques that I could not bear to lose. I already had a wooden crate made. I need to get the crate shipped.
- Highly reliable and insured
- Speed and delivery date are flexible. I can arrange to be available to receive shipment on short notice.
- size: the crate is about 2' x 3' x 1'.
- Cost... looking for lower cost options, but reliability is key.
- The paintings have not been appraised, nor do they have any documentation. I'm sure they are worth money, but the real value is sentimental. I'd rather not go to the expense of having them photographed and appraised.
I've already requested a quote from Art Logistics
. I haven't heard back yet, but I suspect the cost will be very high. And I'm not sure they ship to and from private residences.
fyi... an earlier thread about shipping art
posted by valannc
on Nov 13, 2010 -
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Where can I find a comprehensive list of all the ports in the United States that are capable of receiving an international cargo shipment that will need to be cleared through US customs? I know that this includes seaports, but I think that it also includes "dry ports" and "intermodal hubs."
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Nov 10, 2010 -
I'm moving from New York City to Oregon at the end of the year. What's the cheapest way for me to move all of my things--mostly books, papers, and clothing, enough to fill a 10-foot U-Haul van? [more inside]
posted by thecolor12
on Nov 7, 2010 -
Can I get package delivery companies to just leave the package rather than leaving an InfoNotice/"you weren't home, we'll try again tomorrow" slips? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes
on Nov 5, 2010 -
I am sitting here drinking coffee from a Crate & Barrel jumbo mug (ie reasonably specialist item), made in China. What journey did it take from its origin in China to get to my kitchen? I'm particularly interested here in how freight & distribution of specialist items works - ie if you're shipping rice, I'm guessing you just fill an ISO container with rice and send it off, but if you've got lots of weird little things, how is the contents, packing, count, destination etc of a container determined?
posted by forallmankind
on Sep 19, 2010 -
How stupid is this? We're going on a trip that will involve being in a wedding followed by 4 days' vacation. I don't want to drag a garment bag all around California. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Is it possible to somehow buy online and receive a replacement PS3 Rock Band wireless drum adapter in NYC by tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by lauranesson
on Sep 7, 2010 -
I need suggestions about economical cross-border shipping options for a poorly thought out ebay purchase. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Which airline flying to Heathrow London has the best extra baggage and heavy baggage prices? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi
on Aug 25, 2010 -
My girlfriend and I are shipping all non fixtures from our 1 bedroom apartment across the country. We will not have a new address until after we move. What is the best way to ship everything? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy
on Aug 11, 2010 -
What's the best way to (inexpensively) ship a bike from Toronto to NYC? [more inside]
posted by tip120
on Jul 30, 2010 -
I have a bunch of boxes. I want to ship them across the country and pick them up at the post office on the other end. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor
on Jul 28, 2010 -
An item that I ordered many months ago, that was determined to be lost by the USPS and the value refunded to me finally arrived. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Joe Chip
on Jul 26, 2010 -
Ecommerce, Shipping, Programming: I am setting up a warehouse for my burgeoning ecommerce business and am designing custom coded shipping workflow. I am also shipping orders from this warehouse for two or three other online stores in different shopping cart platforms, and need to streamline the orders together into an efficient packing and shipping operation. Here's an example shipping setup that I'm moving towards.
Please refer me to resources or people to hire (more detail below). [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Jun 26, 2010 -
What is the best way to ship food in glass jars from the U.S. to a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by needled
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Things I should've been able to figure out by myself but can't Filter: How do I register and submit my artwork to a Canadian art show while living in the US? Help me figure out how to write and mail a check, mail my artwork, and pay whatever duty charge there might be. [more inside]
posted by wet-raspberry
on Jun 21, 2010 -
Advice on shipping a gift from Russia? Or advice on buying a gift online in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Does this exist: a storage unit that one can ship boxes to and the staff will put the boxes in the unit for you? (Like, I don't live there yet but want to move some stuff there before I move.) If so what is this called? And do you know of any in the DC area?
posted by k8t
on Jun 3, 2010 -