Which shipping service to choose for forwarding stuff bought from USA

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Erfana, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Erfana macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    We all know that everything is cheap in USA and we all want to purchase products at that rate.
    I would like to purchase and then forward it to my home country.
    I have been looking for a reliable forwarding service and have investigated a lot but cant find one service with low rate , good customer service , free consolidation /repacking and no hidden charge.
    All the service providers have loads of positive and negative feedback therefore getting confused. Pls suggest me a good reliable forwarding service.
    If you have any idea about the following let me know pls
    1. myamericanshippe : http://myamericanshipper.com/shipping.html
    2. eforward : http://customer.eforward.com/externalquote.aspx
    3. myus : http://www.myus.com/en/international-shipping-rates/
    4. usgobuy : http://www.usgobuy.com/en/shipping-cost-calculator.html
  2. grandM macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2013
    Do inform me if the package got by customs. If not what was the fine
  3. Erfana thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    I have started using BoxHop .
    Customs will hold the box and I have contacted local DHL guys for help.
  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    These companies tend to use DHL or similar transporters, and these transport companies simply are too big to try to fool customs.
    This means that you have to compute the import tax, add the relevant VAT for (the thing you're buying + the import tax), and add transport costs, to find out how much you actually save compared to buying the thing in your country.

    Import taxes depend on what you're buying and from where. In Europe, the customs of each country should have something called the TARIC available, which contains the tariffs for everything they can think of that you'd want to import.
  5. Erfana thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014

    I am more worried about the reliability of the shipping agency , as I am going to buy lots of products ! Has anyone used BoxHop ? Can anyone provide any information about their service ?
    BoxHop will not reduce the declared value. There are some shipping agencies who could quote the value according to you. If you are worried about the customs fee , you can check out those. For e.g. eforward.com . Only way to reduce the customs duty is to declare smaller realistic value .
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Not sure there is any benefit unless you can buy tax free in the US. You will surely end up paying both US taxes and foreign country tax.
  7. Erfana thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    Actually most of the times the product cost is cheaper in US including all these factors!!

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