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How I Saved 45% Off International Moving


Looking to ship my luggage and furniture overseas, I had some time to do my research to find the right carrier and a fair price. I heard so many horror stories about international shippers losing packages and charging an arm and a leg to deliver the household goods.

Since all I had was time on my side, I submitted few moving rate quote requests through the websites I found on Google. The websites were professionally designed and easy to absorb your personal data but here is what I learned real fast:

  • Your Contact data is farmed out and sold to other movers. You will never know who will call you back. Anyone can buy your contact and move details for as low as $5.00 per lead.
  • Moving lead farms do not screen their vendors.
  • The Quotes are not guaranteed, there are tons of hidden fees. from fuel surcharges to delivery fees.
  • Most consolidators will sit on your shipment until the container is full, that can mean weeks of waiting.
  • The devil is in the details, some movers lack the knowledge to properly complete the Bill Of Lading.

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How To Chose The Best International Mover

Your next international mover should be a reputable and experienced business! Not just a fancy website. The company should be able to provide you with complete tracking of your shipment in form of a Bill Of Lading that can help you track your Household Goods Movement from start to finish.

We suggest you do a lot of research on the international moving company you choose and verify its ability to handle all of the details, as well as its ability to be a single source of contact for you. Request multiple quotes from licensed, professional companies that have proven experience handling moves to your international destination, and make sure to get all quotes in writing with a time table.

Best International Moving Carrier For Your Money

Always, research the company you hire to help you move overseas, use the BBB or the local business chambers to solicit feedback. In my case, I was happy to select Neighborhood Parcel to handle my move and here is why:

  1. A+ Rating with the Boston BBB
  2. AAA Rating with the Boston Business Chamber.
  3. Fully licensed and insured Mover.
  4. Full-service Mover: Packaging & Shipping services.
  5. Locally Owned and Operated Business.
  6. Not a data farm, they secure your contact details.
  7. Fast Response to Moving Quotes

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Best Way To Ship Overseas


Shipping Overseas Is Not Easy!

International shipping has its advantages from a value perspective because of merchandise and Technology availability overseas and U.S Dollar Currency Exchange rate that can be very beneficial. However, in dealing with international shipping, you will soon discover that you will deal with your destination’s customs office to clear the shipment before you get it delivered.

Neighborhood Parcel has decades of International shipping experience to over 220 worldwide destinations and throughout the years we have identified these destinations as the most corrupt countries, in another word, you will need to bribe a customs officer or local government to access your merchandise. Often this is in addition to customs duty taxes assessed.

FedEx vs DHL Shipping Discounts

To avoid delays and maintain control of the shipment, we discovered that DHL has the Most Secure Export system worldwide where they maintain control of the shipment at all the time. Another way, if you ship an Apple iPhone or iPad to Russia, DHL will get the clearance done electronically whenever possible and keeps possession of the merchandise. If you ship the same item using Express Mail, for example, the phone is given to customs office for clearance and if in most cases if they like it, they will tax it and assess so many fees to discourage you from getting it and they will confiscate it in the end. DHL will cost a little more up front but you maintain control of your packages at all time.

The second best way is FedEx, they tend to be a little bit cheaper via their Economy service, delivery is usually within 5 to 10 Business days. They are great for deliveries to Europe and Latin America.

The Third and Least Expensive way to ship is to use an Air Cargo Door to door or Door to Port Carrier services like Air Cargo or UPS. They offer great savings for International Moving or Large Cargo shipments, they utilize passenger air crafts to maintain lost cost and low overhead. They can issue Bill Of Lading and Online Tracking just like the other more expensive services.

Worst Way To Ship Overseas

Our Opinion throughout the years of experience is that the Post Office is the worst way to ship your valuable packages. Simply because the post office in most developing countries is corrupt and valuable shipments end up being stolen. The US Post office will provide online tracking until the package leave the US and you will never be able to track it. The loss claim process is very complicated and will take months to resolve. While Priority Mail and International Mail EMS are cheap and economical, it is not the most secure option to get valuable packages delivered.

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College Move Out Service


College Move Out Service

Looking for College Move Service in Boston MA area? Remember that day you moved into your college dorm at the beginning of the school year and everything looked so…clean? Well the time has come to an end. Time to dismantle your tower of empty energy drink cans. Yes, college move out day is just around the corner and summer vacation can’t come soon enough. We know, because we were college students too one day.

College Move out day is one of the biggest sources of college roommate angst. Our Moving service makes it easy to move out to college or move back home. From our on time pick and delivery of your packages to state of the art tracking system of your valuables; we do college moving like no other while saving you time and money. Here are a few ways to get through the process College Moving pain-free:

Start packing early.

Bit by bit you should be starting to pack up stuff you won’t be needing over the next couple weeks. Not only does this make for less work on move out day, but if you share the same room it makes it less crazy if everyone isn’t scrambling to pack and move things at the last minute. We can provide you with college moving kit that contains all needed supplies to pack your dorm room. The contain will include boxes, tape and address labels.

Determine a time when everyone is still there to clean.

Some schools will charge students an extra cleaning fee to all students who share a room if they leave it behind in bad condition. Even if they don’t charge you a cleaning fee, it’s still the respectful thing to do to leave the place spotless. Determine a time after papers and finals are over for all your roommates to chip in on cleaning your place. When you make it a group effort it can get done quickly and you aren’t the only one burdened with the cost of cleaning supplies. Nothing is worst than having to be the last one to move out and be stuck with a gigantic mess to clean up.

When packing for your college move, it is best to create a list of all of the items that you will need.  This list may include clothes, books, pictures, posters, dishes, room décor and electronics.  Leave expensive valuables or family heirlooms behind.  Try to pick items that will help you to feel at home while also serving as necessities for everyday living.  Refer to the following list for examples:

  • Pack the books that will help in studying only for the classes for which you are registered.
  • Bring only a portion of your room decor (posters, pictures, pillows or other accessories), as your space is typically cut in half.
  • Opt for portable music players with a docking station instead of a stereo, or playing music through your computer.
  • Purchase a television that is cable ready with built in players.
  • Rent a refrigerator from campus or purchase one once you arrive on campus.
  • Leave behind any furniture, unless it is small and compact.
  • Purchase lightweight plastic dishes as opposed to glass or ceramics.

Boston MA area College students are moving from a house to a dorm or one bedroom of an apartment.  Your room will be multi-functional serving as a sleeping area, living area, study area and even dining area.  Choose to bring the items that will help with this ease of transition between uses.

It is not as common for families to hire movers to relocate their child’s belongings to a college campus.  In all likelihood you, your parents, or your friends, will be helping to move you out of your parents’ home and into your college home.  Pack sparingly to adjust for this factor.  You may conserve space in the moving vehicle by only bringing seasonal clothes, cutting your shoe collection in half or opting to buy a laptop instead of packing your desktop.  Remember it is always possible to ship forgotten items or to pick something up the next time you are visiting home.

For more information about our college move out or moving services, call us at (978) 851.0199 or book online here


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Neighborhood Parcel International Shipping Center

Offering Tips to make your next international shipment smooth and affordable:
1. Choose the Right Box
Use a box that is strong enough to protect the contents and large enough to leave space for adequate cushioning. You can also buy various sizes of boxes, as well as padded mailers, mailing tubes, and other packing materials at the store. If you choose a previously-used box, make sure you remove or cross out any old shipping labels, and make sure the box is in good shape, with no weak spots or cracks. Old or new, make sure the box is made of heavy, corrugated cardboard. Thinner boxes, such as most shoe boxes or gift boxes are not strong enough for shipping.

2. Protect and Pack
Don’t skimp on cushioning material. You can use shredded or crumpled newspaper, bubble wrap, or Styrofoam™ peanuts, or even plain air-popped popcorn. Pack items tightly to avoid shifting, and make sure the cushioning material covers all sides of the object. 
If you’re shipping several items together, wrap each one separately and provide enough cushioning to prevent movement. Fragile items need extra protection: For extra identification, place a return address label inside the package. After packing, gently shake the box. If nothing moves, it’s ready to be sealed.

3. Seal Carefully
A strong seal is essential, so always use tape that is designed for shipping, such as pressure-sensitive tape, nylon-reinforced Kraft paper tape, or glass-reinforced pressure-sensitive tape. These items can be purchased at the store. We recommend you do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, or cellophane tape. 
Make sure you seal the center seams at both the top and the bottom of the box securely. Cover all other seams with tape, and be sure not to leave any open areas which could snag on machinery.

4. Address Correctly
To avoid confusion, put the delivery and return addresses only on one side of the package. Make sure you include the ZIP code and complete street address, including apartment or unit number, if applicable. Also include all these items in your own return address. 
For overseas shipping, include the correct postal codes, city or town, province or state name, and country name.

Do not put the shipping label over a seam or closure, or on top of sealing tape. To avoid ink smudges, you can place a strip of clear packing tape over the address areas. Hollow items – stuff with packing material to avoid damage due to shock. Cover handles or other protruding parts with extra padding and/or cardboard. Extremely fragile glass or ceramics – try double-boxing: pack the item as described, and then place that box in a slightly larger box, with more cushioning material in between the boxes. Framed photographs or artwork – take the glass out of the frame and wrap it separately. Computer equipment, circuit boards and memory – pad well and pack in an Electro Static Discharge (ESD) bag to prevent damaging static buildup. Electronic items – remove batteries and wrap them separately.

Do not mail highly perishable foods such as soft cheeses or meats. Cured dry sausages and hard aged cheeses are fine. Firm baked goods are best, such as cookies, candies, flavored nuts, fudge, breads, unfrosted cakes, and muffins.

Be sure bottled and canned items are tightly sealed in thick containers that won’t break easily.

Foods should be sealed in airtight wrap before putting them into the gift container and the final shipping box. Wrap moist foods separately from crisp ones to preserve their textures.

Pack cakes snugly into tins. Put homemade confections in individual bonbon cups or papers, layered and separated with waxed, parchment, or butcher’s paper. Leave no headroom in the container. If necessary, fill unused space with crumpled wax paper. Pound cakes and loaf breads can be baked and shipped in disposable foil pans after being sealed in plastic wrap.

When shipping more fragile bottles of oils or vinegars, make sure they are tightly sealed. Place inside a plastic zip-top bag, leaving it full of air for added cushioning. Further protect the bottles by wrapping in bubble wrap.

If shipping more than one item, place heavier items at the bottom. Be sure there is ample space between each item, with packing surrounding each on all sides. Shake the box down to be sure there is no head space left unpacked so the contents will not shift. Use a waterproof marker on your shipping address and return labels. Print address and return labels in clear, large print and secure to the container with clear tape. Don’t trust self-sticking or glue labels to stay in place. Ship all food gifts via the fastest method possible.


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International Freight services


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Boston International Ocean Air Cargo

Neighborhood Parcel is your choice for International Ocean, Air and Ground Cargo Freight service in the Boston area. We provide you with one solution approach to your shipping needs, from packing to shipping and providing tracking numbers. We have negotiated great discount rate with major carriers to be able to provide you reliable service at reasonable cost. Freight and Air Cargo shipments from 1 to 10,000 pounds or more can easily move door–to-door or door-to-airport. Whether regular product, oversize, heavy weight or hazardous material shipments (restrictions apply), we ensure that the integrity of your shipment is maintained throughout the international move, taking all necessary steps to deliver your goods safely, on budget and on time.

We ship hundreds of packages around the world using a vast network of carriers; we shop for the best rate and service. We strive to be you business partner, let us handle your international shipping so you can focus on growing your business

We ship a variety of items from business equipment and computer components to fragile antiques and collectibles, our distribution network interfaces with preferred carriers such as U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, DHL, Roadway and many more. By offering a choice of carriers, Neighborhood Parcel gives you the best solution to pack, ship and track your valuables every time.
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Ocean Cargo Shipping

Neighborhood Parcel specializes in providing expert international ocean freight Cargo shipping services to companies large and small. We are an integral part of our clients export departments, offering custom tailored ocean/sea freight logistics solutions for a wide variety of cargo. We offer all types of containerized shipping, from less than container loads to 20′, 40′ and refrigerated containers. We also offer highly personalized roll on roll off services for cars, trucks and boats. Our International ocean shipping experts are available to provide you with fast quotes to all destinations worldwide.

International Air Cargo Shipping

At Neighborhood Parcel we understand that no two customers are the same. For the past 15 years, we have built a shipping company together with customers which provides tailored transportation solutions to meet your changing needs.  Our customization solutions give you the flexibility you need to quickly and efficiently transport your cargo around the world.