Using mail alternatives from U.S. to Chile

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rasmataz
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Using mail alternatives from U.S. to Chile

Post by rasmataz » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:06 pm

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using an alternative to U.S. Mail, DHL or Fed Ex on this forum. As many of you know, there are certain items that cannot be shipped to Chile due to licensing issues or because the business is just not set up to ship internationally. I have heard that Chile Express offers this service but I wonder if any of you have had experience with this and how it worked for you. Also, if you know of any other alternatives, that would help too. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Using mail alternatives from U.S. to Chile

Post by tiagoabner » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:41 pm

I have worked for two years in a freight forwarding company from the US and I have shipped some items here to item myself using a multitude of services.

The simpler solution is to create an account at a freight forwarding company in the US, such as Viabox, MyUs or Shipito. You can get the items at their warehouses and then ship through their services. However, this may not always offer the best prices, as they usually only offer air freight.

If you are having trouble with a specific product, please link the MSDS for the product (it's easy to find it at Google) and I can easily check the simpler option to get it shipped.
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Re: Using mail alternatives from U.S. to Chile

Post by at46 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:51 pm

I used eshopex.cl a few times, but they go by the book, and so will collect all the duties/taxes for items priced from US$30+ as well as their own fees. My recommendation would be to find the seller that ships using usps. Small packages valued under US$100 will go through without any duties or taxes. Or find the product on aliexpress.com and ship China Post.

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