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need advice on shipping/customs from EUROPE to US.

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by DangerousDEN, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    I will be shipping small items from EUROPE to US. Each item cost $7-$25. It's cheap silver accessories.
    what is the most cost effective way to do it? What shippers guys are you using? Fedex? How to deal with customs? I know there is limit of $200. So i have to divide packages in portions of $200?
    Sending legal staff, not fakes, have s-CORP registered, want to make everything legit/right.

    Sorry for newb question , but the 1st time is most difficult one:)
     
  2. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    Any advice on that? Currently i found only 2 options - country's mail service and UPS, mail service is pretty slow 10-15 days + seems there is no LOST protection, UPS MUCH MUCH more expensive.

    Anybody shipping from Europe? Any advices? Planning to make test order on $1K, will appreciate ANY feedback/recommendation.
     
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    Everywhere the post office parcel service is the cheapest in the country . Services like UPS , Fedex , DHL , TNT are much expensive .
     
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    hanabaam Newbie

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    Sagar can you pm your skype id. I cant pm you due to my low post count
     
  5. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    Yes, i think i will start with the post office parcel service, and when VOLUME will be higher - will deal with UPS to get DISCOUNT on VOLUME.

    what about Customs Fee? If i separate in several packages under $200 each i don't have to pay fee's at all? Or they calculate as combines price of all shipping if the company within some period if time?

    Thx for suggestions guys!
     
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    neu009 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    actually in the US a person can receive $100 per day in the mail without being charged customs for it. now of course you d have to check customs traiffs to see which category your item falls in , custom % etc ...
    if you separate it to more parcels the shipping cost would be most likely more than customs.
    honestly in order to get a discount at ups,fedex etc you need quite some volume. even when they give you a discount their main operations is express service so most likely will stay more expensive than the regular mail.
     
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