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cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

Good morning all. Any recommendations for a cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)? Looking for a better price than Swiss Post for a large item....

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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

I honestly can't imagine that you will get cheaper than the Post. But how large, what weight and from where to where do you want to send it? This info might help get a more useful answer
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

I agree with grumpygrapefruit, Swiss Post has B & A post for parcels, I just remember there is one rather Large size that is more expensive.

so yes what are the dimensions and weight?
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

Dimensions likely to be: 115 x 33 x 40 cm
Weight around 9kg.

Someone has just suggested sending it by train as unaccompanied baggage: http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/baggage/baggage-switzerland.htmlhttp://

This looks like a very affordable option, which I will look into. But just in case it's not an option, other suggestions are most welcome.

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Dimensions likely to be: 115 x 33 x 40 cm
Weight around 9kg.

Someone has just suggested sending it by train as unaccompanied baggage: http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/baggage/baggage-switzerland.htmlhttp://

This looks like a very affordable option, which I will look into. But just in case it's not an option, other suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks.
Something that big will cost 29 bucks with the Post since it's over 100cm long...no middle ground, just the top price!

I just had to send something around the same size and found that DPD is the cheapest courier for that size/weight combo - 20.90

Check here...http://www.dpd.com/ch/home/dpd_web_parcel

No idea about SBB...sounds like a nice idea, but I would check in case SSB ensure that only you can collect what you've sent with some sort of ID check...
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

Thanks for the great advice, much appreciated.
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

As soon as one side of the box measures more than 100 cm you are looking at the bulky goods "sperrgut" rates.

The post office is really picky. Once I had a box which was 1 cm over the limit and the clerk made a fuss. So I asked her if she has a knife and tape. She gave me these items and I cut down the box and sealed it again.
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DID is best alternative to post, cheaper and faster too.




You may check up with


https://www.dpd.com/ch/home/produkte...ational/preise

http://www.overnight-kurier.ch/?gcli...M_3BoCT5Dw_wcB
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

Hello Everyone,

What about sending some chocolates/cheese to india?
May be a 10.00 kg parcel...!!

Appreciate a reply
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Hello Everyone,

What about sending some chocolates/cheese to india?
May be a 10.00 kg parcel...!!

Appreciate a reply
Have you tried the Post site?

https://www.post.ch/en/private/sendi...tional-economy

It seems like the cheapest option, but starts at 49 CHF...
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Re: cheap courier service to send a domestic parcel (i.e. within Switzerland)?

It is a good option. Thanks..!¨¨
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