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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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Moving Container Boston MA

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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