Apple Watch Shipping Boxes

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jwloh, May 4, 2015.

  1. jwloh macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone I'm new here, but I've been following this site for a long time, so I'm technically not new here.

    I need some help. I don't live in the US, but my aunt who does has kindly helped me in getting two Apple Watches. The watches are now processing and it will take some time to reach her house (given an estimate of May 21 - Jun 4).

    While I wait for them to arrive, I'm trying to estimate how much it will cost to have them ship over to Singapore, where I live.

    Before I can do that, I need to find out what are the sizes of the shipping boxes they come in. So for those who still have the original shipping boxes, could I trouble you to help me do some measurements, including the weight of the package with the watches inside?

    I ordered both the Apple Watch (SS BSB) and Apple Watch Sport (SG BSB) and I understand that they have different boxes and ship in different shipping packages individually, so I would really appreciate if you guys can input on this.


    Also, what International Shipping methods will you guys recommend? DHL, UPS, FEDEX or USPS?
     
  2. nerdbob macrumors member

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    My Stainless Steel box is 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 5 inches.

    It weighs a lot, so keep that in mind. The box the watch is in is a very sturdy plastic. I was taken aback by how heavy the shipping box was
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    If it helps there are unboxings on YouTube that might give you an idea. The sport and SS each have unique packaging so look at both.
     
  4. jwloh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks nerdbob!

    Are those dimensions for the retail packaging or the shipping package?

    Any idea on the weight?


    Chupa Chupa - yeah I've looked at youtube videos, but they don't really show the shipping package that they come in, so it's hard for me to estimate.
     
  5. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    I would add an additional 1.5-2" for retail packaging. They have a cardboard base and lid that sandwiches the retail box, from within the shipping box go act as centering, and cushion.
     
  6. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Here you go.
     

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  7. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Stainless steel box.
     

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  8. grenhall macrumors regular

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    Apple Watch Sport:

    Weight - 2,65lbs (1,2kg)
    Volumetric weight - 2,65lbs (1,2kg)

    Width - 14 in (35,56cm)
    Length - 3 in (7,62cm)
    Height - 3 in (7,62cm)

    All according to Borderlinx.
     
  9. starbot macrumors regular

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    ^ Sounds close re:sport.. I actually found the box to be 15"x3.25x3.25 and right around 2.6lbs. Was $12.20 to ship USPS Priority within the U.S.
     
  10. grenhall macrumors regular

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    Ahh so I got a discount... :rolleyes:
     
  11. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a

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    I would tell her to wait until she receives both and put them both in 1 larger box. I would think that 1 larger box will be much less than 2 smaller boxes.

    They may both fit in 1 "International USPS Flat Rate LARGE" box...
     
  12. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Um, Singapore doesn't have a UNITED STATES postal office?

    Not sure how this would work
     
  13. Arran macrumors 601

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    Very close. Actual sport brown shipping box I just measured: 3.25" x 2.75" x 13.8" (84mm x 72mm x 351mm)
     
  14. grenhall macrumors regular

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    Thank you!

    The thing is that since this is from Borderlinx this will allow the OP to calculate shipping rates based on volumetric weight easily. :)
     
  15. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't read the OP.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. jwloh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this, where can I find this information on Borderlinx?

    Thanks everyone for their input so far, I'm just left with the dimensions of Apple Watch shipping package and the weight.

    I've checked the rates with some dummy figures on UPS/FedEx/DHL. I've found out that DHL < Fedex < UPS, but the rough cost is at least USD$120+. Am I missing out something or is there other cheaper options?
     
  17. grenhall macrumors regular

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    You'll find this information on Borderlinx when your package has arrived. I just copied the information there to let you know how you should specify it's dimensions for delivery.

    Most freight companies base their shipping cost on volumetric weight so adding that to the calculation will probably render out the most appropriate cost.

    Borderlinx is a freight forwarder so there's no need for them to be included into this. Head straight to UPS/DHL/TNT/FEDEX for more accurate shipping estimates.
     
  18. wesbowhunts macrumors member

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    USPS Priority international is around $25- IF she will unbox it and put them into a flat rate box! takes about 7-10 days
     
  19. jwloh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that grenhall! Yea, I know what Borderlinx is, I personally use Comgateway and they have been pretty reliable.

    Right now I have two options -

    1. Have my aunt pack both into a box and send using UPS/DHL/FedEx to Singapore,

    OR

    2. Have my aunt send both the watches to Borderlinx/ComGateway and have them forward to me.


    The estimates you have given me are certainly helpful, but I need the dimensions of the Apple Watch SS to have a better estimate and to compare my shipping options.


    Also, would you guys recommend that she take out the shipping boxes and repack them? I would ask her to just put the two watches in their original shipping boxes into a bigger box, just to be safe, but I might be overthinking this. Any thoughts?
     
  20. profmatt macrumors 65832

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    As I'm sending mine back, I can give you exact information for the SS Apple Watch, plus all retail and shipping packaging:

    19.5mm x 18.5mm x 11.5mm

    1.3kg

    The packaging is excellent and is entirely sufficient on its own. The watch is inside a box a cushioned plastic box, which is inside a cardboard box, which is held between two cushioned cardboard pieces, which is inside a cardboard box.
     
  21. jwloh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've found USPS to be the cheapest, but I'm really wary about the way my shipment will be handled. Correct me if I am wrong, USPS will handle the shipment until it reaches Singapore, where they will sign over to my local courier, which is SingPost to deliver from them on.

    I've read at a lot of places that the whole process is trackable, but tracking information is limited, and sometimes it can be twice the amount of days its stated.
     
  22. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a

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    USPS.com will likely only be able to track it until it is transferred to your local postal service.

    Have you included the cost of insurance in your quote? Sounds like you need about $1,000 (USD) of insurance...
     
  23. jwloh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I did the cost estimation, I included insurance and the applicable tax that is imposed to import it in my home country too.
     
  24. Aar0n macrumors newbie

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    Hey OP, do you have a spare to sell?

    I dont mind paying for the shipping. :D
     
  25. ill-tempered macrumors member

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    Thanks for this information. I was looking for it. 1.3 kg is kind of heavy for a watch...
     

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