Package Forwarding Services...

Discussion in 'UK Community Board' started by MarkE83, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. MarkE83

    MarkE83 Mouseketeer

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    I figure there must be some people on here who have purchased stuff from the various Disney / US based websites, and have them forwarded to the UK by a forward shipping company - so who do / did you use, and how did you find them?

    I am looking at MyUS at the moment, they seem to be best reviewed on places like TrustPilot, and they are very active on Facebook and Twitter, answering my questions honestly (not pushing me for the premium subscription service etc). I don't get married until August, but would like to order these soon (Maybe March) as I anticipate them taking a while to get here.

    For anyone who is curious... I'm ordering 10lbs (5KG) of personalized M&M's - the US website's offerings wipes the floor with the UK site... I'm aware this isn't going to be cheap to ship, but they're for our wedding favours, so very much a once off!
     
  2. Chilly

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    Don't forget to take into account customs charges
     
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  4. MarkE83

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    I've already spoke to food standards agency about that- as its for personal consumption (and I can prove it), it'll just be up to customs person that inspects it whether I'll have to pay for customs or not! But I am prepared for it if I have to :)
     
  5. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

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    Mokingjay services is another one...they are initially from the UK they will post items back
     
  6. MarkE83

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    Well, we're now at the end of my importing adventure. Here's what I did:

    I purchased 10lbs of custom M&Ms from mymms.com - they'd only take US credit cards, so I used a virtual credit card from entropay. Unlike some other providers, there was no delay between you paying them and then making the money available to you.

    I had the package forwarded to myUS - a shipping agent in Sarasota, Florida. They then forward the package to me.

    I also had to pay VAT on this - I paid this directly to DHL via their website the day before it was delivered.

    From the moment I placed the order to the moment I received it in my hand was 2 weeks.

    The box was heavy, weighing 12 pounds / 6kg. It cost £93 to ship it via DHL express. No idea how competitive that is compared to the real world, but it was the best price myUS had.

    All in all positive experiences all around. I wouldn't do it frequently, but it was worth while for this one off.
     
  7. Sarah Miller

    Sarah Miller Earning My Ears

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    I am using a package forwarding service from Houston, TX.
    They are called US Delivered, and I have been using them for 6 months now to get my packages to Calgary.
    From what I understand, they are still pretty new, but are a company owned by US Global Mail who has been around since the late 90's.

    I like that their customer support is always helpful and prompt. I also like their shipping prices, and that membership is only $5 USD monthly.
    I think you should check them out. https://usdelivered.com/online-shopping-usa-international-shoppers/
     
  8. Hrondor

    Hrondor Earning My Ears

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    You can use Planet Express , its a new company, but they have a very good feedback. I have used them once and I was really happy with them. I didnt find better prices on the market.
     

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