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Math question

Math problem with shipping rates. Can a maths whiz point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by dydecker on Apr 14, 2009 - 11 answers

 

Why does maritime law prevent lighted ships?

Does maritime law require that ships under way do so under running lights only? Why? [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Mummy ! They won't ship my new toy to Belgium !

The Flip Mino HD with my own image will not ship outside the US. How can I have it reshipped to Belgium ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Je veux savon de castille!

is there a website that i can order--and have shipped--Dr. Bronner's soap (lavender, liquid castile) online. Catch: It needs to be shipped to Paris, France. (Cost, within reasonable limits, is not a factor.) [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Oh decisions! My kingdom for a great credenza!

This is a two-parter, the first part being about shipping furniture from Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Portland, Oregon, and the second part being about consignment or mid-century modern antique shops in the Jonesboro/Little Rock/Memphis area... [more inside]
posted by amanda on Mar 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Why does India consider the iPhone a "Dangerous Item" that cannot be shipped to the US?

How do you ship an electronic item (iPhone) with a non-removable battery out of India? It's labelled as a "dangerous item." [more inside]
posted by smersh on Mar 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Employees are like Rail-cars... if you don't replace us as 3% a year, you'll be screwed down the line...

JobSearchFilter: How do I explain years of non-documented interest and knowledge in an interview, and where can I look to search for shipping industry employment? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Mar 11, 2009 - 10 answers

A+++++++++ Best Question Evar Would Answer Again

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]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Mar 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Do I refund the shipping difference?

Sold internationally on eBay (I'll never do it again) but couldn't ship via the method the buyer wanted. Do I refund the difference, or chalk it up to lessons learned? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 6, 2009 - 15 answers

How to get pugs from point A to point B?

A likely move to Grand Cayman, but how to get my pugs there? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Feb 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Filipino Dog

How much would it cost to transport a medium sized dog to Canada from the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by Iax on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Best Eco-Friendly Packaging for Soft Goods?

I'm looking for good, sturdy, eco-friendly shipping options for soft goods - mostly clothing. Something that won't fall apart or soak through before the customer receives their item, but also something that won't sit in a landfill for 400+ years. [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Feb 18, 2009 - 12 answers

International Valentine?

How can I send flowers from the US to someone in France? Or, what should I send instead? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jan 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Shipping database servers and electronics in the US. Need advice.

Shipping 500-1000 pounds of electronics (some sensitive, fragile) cross country. Anyone have advice or resources? This is in the US. [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Jan 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Ship it or leave it

Can I ship some camping gear ahead of my travels and pick it up from the post office or UPS Store when I arrive? [more inside]
posted by indyz on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Where do I get a box for a big keyboard?

Where can I find a box to ship a big keyboard? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jan 8, 2009 - 9 answers

international custom fees for online orders

I have a small online company in the US. Am I responsible for the custom fees other countries charge my buyers? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Jan 6, 2009 - 15 answers

What is optimal shipping pick & pack system

Can anyone suggest an optimal layout for a pick & pack operation in a shipping warehouse? Does it make sense for each worker to build a box, pick the items, pack them, tape up the box, and label it, or is some kind of assembly line operation better? The typical number of items is around 5, and they are picked mostly from about 10-20 most popular items. I'm thinking of a five-person operation for assembly: 1. Build boxes and provide next person in line with right size box for the particular order. 2. Pack bigger/heavier items which are near this person 3. Pack medium size items which are near this person 4. Pack small items which are near this person 5. Seal boxes and label
posted by Dansaman on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Shipping stuff from Toronto to the UK

Shipping from Canada to the UK: I have a few extra bags and two bikes that I want to send back to the UK ahead of our return home. We're currently living in Toronto. Have you used any good shipping companies lately? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Nov 27, 2008 - 4 answers

...international sales virgin

HoldmyhandFilter... I'm thinking of selling/shipping a rather expensive antique instrument to someone in Europe (I'm in Canada). [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Nov 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Is air shipping much more inefficient than truck shipping?

How much jet fuel does it take to fly a 50lb box 100 miles vs. gasoline for driving the same box the same distance? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Nov 4, 2008 - 7 answers

DHL want to charge me for something I already own!

I'm in Germany for the next few months. Had one of my hard drives shipped to me by a friend so I could get to some of my files. DHL have it now and won't give it to me without a fee and a receipt! What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Advice on avoiding customs charges when shipping personal property to myself (US->UK)?

I'd like to have my brother ship an item I bought in the US to me (I'm in the UK.) I'd also like not to have to hand over my first born child to UK Customs. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by -1 on Oct 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I buy boxes in the Netherlands?

I'm having great difficulty finding a supplier of boxes and packing materials in the Netherlands that doesn't require buying in bulk [more inside]
posted by MentokTheMindToker on Oct 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Shipping packages to a hotel?

I will be traveling to the US soon, and would like to be able to buy some stuff online and have it shipped to my hotel room. Do hotels allow this? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Oct 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Information on Shipping Large Items & the Best Rates

I have a few large items that i would like to sell on eBay however the shipping charges are way to high, this is not due to weight but due to dimensional size. ie. 30" x 30" x 26" high or another item is a pair of speakers which are approx 50 lbs each and 20" x 24" x 34". The cost of shipping these items makes it impossible to sell them on eBay and get what they are worth. I hope some of you savvy sellers and shippers can help me out with this problem, i have many vintage items that are large and too expensive to ship via UPS, FedEx or Dhl. Thanks
posted by Audio Lover on Oct 14, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I get my blade home?

Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona on Oct 8, 2008 - 9 answers

What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats?

What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Need help with international shipping

Information on International shipping (US to India)? [more inside]
posted by rathikd on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

I really don't want to take it all with me.

What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Save my vinyl!

How should I ship my beloved LP collection across the country? [more inside]
posted by pedstel on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

My God, I have a lot of crap.

This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Aug 2, 2008 - 8 answers

How does my iMac join me on holiday?

How do I take my 20" iMac with me on holiday? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jul 29, 2008 - 19 answers

How to get a bike from California to Toronto

I'm in Toronto. A bike I want is in Berkeley, CA. I do not know the seller and he refuses to ship (anywhere). I have a relative in Fresno who does not drive but if the bike can get to him, he can ship it to me. Is there a service or something that I can pay to either ship the bike to me or deliver it to my relative? Ridiculous details inside. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

how to make cake in a jar

how safe are cakes baked in mason jars? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses?

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Shipping computers across the Canada & U.S.A. border

I'm in Canada, and I need to send some computers to our office in the U.S.A. (Vermont, to be more specific). Will the hardware be inspected by customs or other security as it crosses the border? [more inside]
posted by danwalker on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Will it make it intact?

I have a 42-inch LCD TV in its original box that needs to make its way cross-country. Can we just drop it off at FedEx/UPS, or does prudence and shipping policy require us to find a larger exterior box with more cushioning?
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jun 24, 2008 - 13 answers

ship from France to US?

Any up-to-date advice about less expensive (not cheap, of course) ways to ship about 100-150 lb of personal belongings from France to the US? I don't need fast delivery, just reliable and not break-the-bank.
posted by cogneuro on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

There's got to be an easier way...

Is there an easy and relatively inexpensive way to ship a pallet of furniture and household goods halfway across the country? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Take My Stuff - Please!

Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Amazon and eBay best practices?

I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

help bring my books home!

how can I ship my books from the UK to North America without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

I don't live there, give me my package!

The post office, Google Earth, and all other mapping systems are wrong about my address. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

How to Ship Liquor?

I'm currently in Tenn. a thousand or so miles from home. I am looking to ship several bottles of whisky back to my home state of Washington, as I have to fly to Canada before heading back home. Can anyone recommend a decent way of doing this, accepting that most delivery services (FedEx, UPS, USPS) do not allow this activity unless I'm a licensed vendor? Thanks!
posted by AccidentalHedonist on Apr 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Would you like VAT with that?

Is VAT calculated based on the billing or shipping address of an EU customer? [more inside]
posted by subpixel on Mar 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I transport an animal out of BC and into AK?

I want to get a dog from Topley, BC to Juneau, AK. The papers are all taken care of but transportation is a big problem. Is there any way to fly a dog out of small town BC? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Getting the scoot from there to here without driving it.

What's the best way to ship a scooter from Ohio to Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Mar 4, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I get a copy of Carmody's "The Stone Key" outside Australia?

How can I get a copy of Isobelle Carmody's "The Stone Key"? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Where do I look to find information on rail cargo rates and services?

Where to start looking for rail cargo rates? I need to move about a shipping container worth of stuff from one side of the USA to the other. (DC to Fan Francisco). I have been told several times that rail is the cheapest, but I can't find much information about how to do it.
posted by Nothing on Feb 16, 2008 - 6 answers

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