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Overseas Holiday Shipping -Advice from Houston Shipping Company

Posted on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

With the holidays approaching, our international customers ask if we ship to just about every country in the world.  While the answer is yes, we would like to offer advice about ways to choose a shipper who has experience.

Whether you have purchased  your gifts at an auction house and need auction house shipping, or if you have gone to garage sales all year long and need pick up and shipping services, here are some questions that you may want to ask when you call to ship your holiday gifts?

Do you know how to pack a delicate item?

Can you provide a tracking number for my shipment?

Are you able to value my item for loss and damage during shipping.

Will the country that I am shipping to accept the item that I would like to send as a gift?  This may be one of the most important questions that you will ask.  Some countries choose to not allow jewelry; some do not allow food items. Some countries allow items that have been made in other countries, but may charge such high duties and taxes, that it does not make sense to send a gift that was manufactured in one of those countries.

You may want to check out import duties and taxes before you ship an item.

If you are sending any sort of medication, the recipient may need an import license, even if this is a gift.

Make sure that you have a street address for your recipient.  If you do not have a    phone number, please have their email address on hand to put on the shipping label. 

If you are shipping a container of gifts overseas, make sure that you leave enough time for the container to load, sail, clear customs in the destination port and be delivered to the final recipient.

For some of the less known countries that we ship to, I will give you a short list below: Just A-G for now, but I want to demonstrate that even if your loved ones do not live in the frequently visited countries, common carriers, air cargo and cargo shippers are able to reach all corners of the earth for your holiday shipping needs.

Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Baruba, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivial, Bonaire Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cook Island, Curaco, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, East  Timor, Eritrea, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Faroc Islands, Gabon, The Gambia,  Gibraltar, Ginvea-Bissau, Ginvea Equatorial, Guernsey, Guinea, Guyana.

For more information on shipping your holiday purchases, please feel free to contact pack n send at  713 266 1450.

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