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Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

Hi,
I will be leaving SWISS Permanently and going back to INDIA, i have 2-3 Boxes (20 KG each) full of my personal belongings like Clothes, Shoes, Books, Toys of baby etc.

I checked SWISS Post they charge 154 CHF for 20 KG which is too high. I heard in Germany International post is much cheaper. While checking Deutsche Post website, i got confused. It seems for International parcels its through DHL. when i talk to DHL, they quote much higher prices. Somehow i am lost. :-(

Anyone who has sent the Parcel from germany to any NON EU country?
I am in Zurich, so where is the nearest border Deutsche Post office where i can drop my boxes?

Thanks for quick help.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

this site explains how Deutsche post is now related to DHL

http://www.howtogermany.com/pages/postal.html

and here is the DHL part in English



http://www.dhl.de/en/paket/pakete-ve...den/paket.html


I do not live in Zurich, but I am thinking perhaps Konstanz is relatively close to you. You cross through Kreuzlingen (Switzerland) the other side is Konstanz, Germany. Remember your passport etc to exit and return
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

154chf for 20kg is good. I just checked royal mail and the cheapest is 250.

Maybe check with your airline the price of adding extra bags?
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

Thats really good Info Moggy. Thanks.....:-)
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

Quote from Ireland Monkey (normal quote not happening for me)
154chf for 20kg is good. I just checked royal mail and the cheapest is 250.

Maybe check with your airline the price of adding extra bags Unquote

Royal Mail is UK, if I was in UK, would look at various courier companies, Royal Mail has had high prices for some years.

Yes always worth checking airline rates for extra luggage pre booked, though perhaps OP has already used his limt there.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Courier my Personal Belongings by POST

hi, did you try any of the companies in INDIA itself? I wouls suggest to ask them once. They have tie-up with international couriers. They may charge you in INR as well (depends though).
I am also going to face the similar situation soon and will follow the same.

Another option is getting extra luggage booked, as moggy has mentioned, through your airlines. This may work out cheaper, though the stuffs you are moving also matters.
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