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PostPost by: rdssdi » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:59 pm

I am purchasing some parts in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations for a shipping company or freight forwarder.

Box measures 156cm x 30cm x 100cm and weighs 25kgs.

thanks

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PostPost by: CSICO » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:22 am

I am purchasing some parts in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations for a shipping company or freight forwarder.

Hi Bob
I did made good experience with this company (fast, reliable, sensible pricing), but I do not know whether they are shipping to US. Might be worthwhile asking .

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 am

hi Bob,
i have used DHL, which is a very service.
One thing you need to remember is that there are 2 different weights. One the real weight and another that is calculated with the volume.
I found DHL rates not so bad and super service
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PostPost by: EPA » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:33 am

Bob
I usually send parcels via interparcel (on Line). They provide quotes and options from various companies. You can track progress and I have found it to be a good service
http://www.interparcel.com/
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:22 pm

This is the UK company I use on a regular basis for sending and picking-up packages across Europe. http://www.parcel2go.com/Quote-page.asp ... %7c20%7c30
They operate worldwide.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:57 am

alan.barker wrote:hi Bob,
i have used DHL, which is a very service.
One thing you need to remember is that there are 2 different weights. One the real weight and another that is calculated with the volume.
I found DHL rates not so bad and super service
Alan B


+1 on DHL from the UK to Canada at any rate. Seems they are perhaps a more common shipping network in the UK than here, but service at my end was very good. Customs brokerage fees were reasonable compared to what I was used to from Fedex, UPS, etc. Suppose your selection of company depends on who is packing & shipping at the other end. Looks like lots of options. :)
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:49 am

bcmc33 wrote:This is the UK company I use on a regular basis for sending and picking-up packages across Europe. http://www.parcel2go.com/Quote-page.asp ... %7c20%7c30
They operate worldwide.


+1 on parcel2go. I bought a a few items on Ebay UK, and the parcel2go rates were significantly lower than what the seller(s) originally quoted. Items arrived fairly quickly as well.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm struggling with the same issue on boby panels for my latest Rally Car project. While the panels are big, thay are not that heavy. I'm still scraching my head,trying to figure it out

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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:43 pm

I have sent parts from the UK all over the world with out too much problem.
The bigger issue I find is cost. Its gets very expensive especially when insuring it.
One pointer I will mention for James' benefit regarding car body panels.
I have not shipped any but you may struggle to get insurance for them.
Body panels are on the list of non insurable items for most couriers I use.
Couriers say they will ship them but with no liability for damage.

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PostPost by: Bruce Crowthorne » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:14 pm

My son ships 40 foot containers of car parts to the US two or three times a year.

Let me know how much you get quoted and I'll ask him if he can do anything.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:20 pm

Salut

A small tip for Parce2Go users (and probably other online services). As Alan said there's a difference between the volume weight and real weight. I recently had some light weight parts sent and had to exaggerate (lie) about the weight for the online calculator to accept the package - can't remember the exact figures but I entered a weight heavier than the actual weight. I've also had to play with dimensions sometimes to get a parcel accepted - sometimes a difference of a few centimetres can result in a parcel being accepted or not. If you're reasonable with the adjustments there shouldn't be a problem.

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