Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally
Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
When it comes to shipping internationally, there are a number of options that you could choose from, but which is the cheapest?
There are a lot of options that will end up much more expensive than you might think, such as:
Option 1 for Cheap International Shipping:
This option is fast but it can end up being very expensive. If you go directly to an air freight company you may have to sort out customs yourself, or hire the services of a customs agent, which will add considerably to the cost and to your stress levels. You will also need to consider how you are going to get your items to and from the airport, if your company doesn’t offer that service.
Option 2 For Cheap International Shipping:
Sea Freight and Container Shipping
This involves your possessions being loaded into large container which are then placed on cargo ships. While cheaper than air freight, sea freight and container shipping can still cost big bucks. You will still need to make sure your items clear through customs and possibly hire a customs agent to help you, especially in destinations with complicated customs processes. The biggest problem with sea freight and container shipping is that it can take ages for your items to arrive at their destination. Plus, you need to arrange their transport to and from the ports. Depending on where you are living, your items may still need to make a considerable land journey to get from the port to your door.
Option 3 For Cheap International Shipping:
Go Direct to a Courier Company
You could choose to ship your items with a courier company, such as DHL, UPS, Parcelforce or FedEx. However, if you go to these companies directly you may pay more, you won’t have the specialist 24hr support provided by Send My Bag and, perhaps most importantly, your shipments will usually be cleared as commercial goods rather than as personal effects, meaning a longer transit time and additional costs.
Solution For Cheap International Shipping:
Send My Bag
This is where Send My Bag comes in. Send My Bag is a luggage delivery company that offers cheap international shipping all over the world and sends suitcases, boxes, bags, and sports equipment, like bikes, skis and golf clubs.
Unlike sea and air freight, Send My Bag ships door to door, so you don’t need to worry about getting your items to and from sea or air ports.
Send My Bag works with courier partners to negotiate the best and cheapest price for you, and even offers a price guarantee, so sure are we that our door-to-door luggage service won’t be beaten on price.
Plus, we take care of customs, guiding you through the customs process and providing you with any customs paperwork you need. Our customer service providers are on hand 7 days a week to offer help whenever you need it, by phone, online chat or email.
There are many benefits to shipping internationally with Send My Bag, whether moving abroad, going to college/ university or enjoying a trip abroad.
Find out more about shipping luggage internationally.
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