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Flyerfan
04-05-2009, 05:51 PM
Does anybody ship packages from home to their resort? We've done this at POR and had no problem. Just wonder if the DVC resorts are any different.

toocherie
04-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Just shipped FedEx ground to SSR and had no problems. (No fees either.) packages just left SSR on Friday so haven't received them back yet.

stopher1
04-06-2009, 07:52 PM
We did last October. Used UPS to ship to Boardwalk...no problems on either end.

cogero
04-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Mine should be arriving at SSR today via UPS ground for our arrival on Saturday

Disneypirate85
04-07-2009, 08:23 AM
We ship too and from BWV and OKW no issues, no fee's other then the ship carge. Shawnpirate:

Flyerfan
04-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Another question....just curious. How big of a box do you ship and what do you usually send? I don't want to send too big of a box and look ridiculous picking it up.

DVCAmy
04-07-2009, 07:46 PM
I have shipped down food and toiletries in the past, especially when I had kids in diapers! It worked perfectly!

Amy

kimpossible
04-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Just a note. The shipping procedures have changed. They are now charging you fees to receive your package if you are staying at one of the Convention Hotels. They are also charging fees if you are staying at any hotel and sending your package home. This is on top of the regular shipping charges.

MARY-IN-OH
04-08-2009, 03:15 PM
To ship packages home, what is involved?

I imagine that you put on your own shipping label with your address along with packing and taping your own box, right?

Do you take the box to the front desk at the resort to ship it, and then how is it determined what carrier and what/how you pay? As in, does disney decide if it's going US mail or UPS, or do they always ship the same way?

thanks!
-mary

toocherie
04-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Just a note. The shipping procedures have changed. They are now charging you fees to receive your package if you are staying at one of the Convention Hotels. They are also charging fees if you are staying at any hotel and sending your package home. This is on top of the regular shipping charges.

At least at Saratoga Springs, this fee is not being consistently enforced. I was not charged it last week.

To ship packages home, what is involved?

I imagine that you put on your own shipping label with your address along with packing and taping your own box, right?

Do you take the box to the front desk at the resort to ship it, and then how is it determined what carrier and what/how you pay? As in, does disney decide if it's going US mail or UPS, or do they always ship the same way?

thanks!
-mary

I have a Fed Ex account so I bring already filled-out Fed Ex shipping forms with my number on it ready to go. I tape closed the boxes and then tape one end of the Fed Ex form to each box. Bell services picks them up from my room (I tip them) and put them in the area for Fed Ex pick-up.

wdw_adict
04-09-2009, 04:55 AM
Just a note. The shipping procedures have changed. They are now charging you fees to receive your package if you are staying at one of the Convention Hotels. They are also charging fees if you are staying at any hotel and sending your package home. This is on top of the regular shipping charges.

Strange, we received a shipped package just a few weeks ago they didn't charge us any kind of fee.

disneynutz
04-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Here is what's suppose to happen. The inbound packages at the following resorts are now processed by a outside vendor and they are allowed to charge a fee.
BCV
BWV
BLT

The following resorts are still processed by Disney with no fee.
OKW
SSR
AKV
VWL

alldiz
04-09-2009, 07:22 AM
Another question....just curious. How big of a box do you ship and what do you usually send? I don't want to send too big of a box and look ridiculous picking it up.

I send a package about 35-40pds. It usually costs about 35 bucks. I send a lot. Food, toiletries, juice....booze;)

The box is pretty big....I make sure that 1 person can lift it....although last time....I was worried:headache:
Kerri

disneynutz
04-09-2009, 08:04 AM
We use to ship until Disney lost our box. Since then we found Owners Locker and don't know how we lived without it. Their service is wonderful and it's so nice to have our locker waiting for us when we check in. :goodvibes

DIS members currently qualify for a discount: http://www.disboards.com/announcement.php?f=28&a=222

edk35
04-09-2009, 09:01 AM
What about boxes coming from another company and NOT from home. Last summer we shipped cases of water from Costco to OKW and BCV. We didn't pay any shipping at all. Costco ships for free. Do you think we would pay a fee to receive these in July at BCV?? Thanks

kimpossible
04-09-2009, 09:21 AM
What about boxes coming from another company and NOT from home. Last summer we shipped cases of water from Costco to OKW and BCV. We didn't pay any shipping at all. Costco ships for free. Do you think we would pay a fee to receive these in July at BCV?? Thanks

I heard of one person saying they charged him an extra $10.

disneynutz
04-09-2009, 09:48 AM
What about boxes coming from another company and NOT from home. Last summer we shipped cases of water from Costco to OKW and BCV. We didn't pay any shipping at all. Costco ships for free. Do you think we would pay a fee to receive these in July at BCV?? Thanks

It doesn't matter where it was shipped from, if the package is handled by IKON they can charge a fee.

SamSam
04-09-2009, 10:07 AM
We use to ship until Disney lost our box. Since then we found Owners Locker and don't know how we lived without it. Their service is wonderful and it's so nice to have our locker waiting for us when we check in. :goodvibes

DIS members currently qualify for a discount: http://www.disboards.com/announcement.php?f=28&a=222

I also used to ship a box down; now I also have an Owners Locker. I love the convenience of leaving our 'villa stuff' down there.