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Snoopy 20.08.2020 21:05

Where to send a pallet in Italy near Swiss border?
 
I am looking to order a rather bulky item online that comes on a pallet.
Shipping costs within Italy are considerably cheaper than if I had it shipped to Switzerland.

Near where I live now (on the German border) there are a load of places that I can have a pallet sent to, pick it up and bring it over the border myself. But moving to Ticino, it's a whole new world of discovery!

I have found a couple of places in Italy near the Swiss border (near Lugano and down past Chisso) but they all seem to just take small parcels.

Does anyone know of a place that I could have a pallet sent to? Weight probably around 80Kg.

st2lemans 20.08.2020 22:13

Re: Where to send a pallet in Italy near Swiss border?
 
I normally use friends, or our office near Genova.

A friend in Sloveniaja once used our Trieste address to ship a motorcycle in a crate.

Tom

swisspea 20.08.2020 22:28

Re: Where to send a pallet in Italy near Swiss border?
 
just curious how much the 'saving' is - because if you ship officially you can get the supplier to take off the 22% italian vat, and apply the 7.8% swiss VAT. For a larger shipment, this usually balanced out the shipping costs. But you have to do the calculations...if you buy in Italy and bring something worth more than 300chf across the border, then you will still need to deal with customs.

Snoopy 21.08.2020 07:46

Re: Where to send a pallet in Italy near Swiss border?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swisspea (Post 3209229)
just curious how much the 'saving' is - because if you ship officially you can get the supplier to take off the 22% italian vat, and apply the 7.8% swiss VAT. For a larger shipment, this usually balanced out the shipping costs. But you have to do the calculations...if you buy in Italy and bring something worth more than 300chf across the border, then you will still need to deal with customs.

Thanks. Happy to deal with customs. The object isn’t that expensive, just big, bulky and heavy. And shipping to Switzerland rather than Italy adds about 40% of the value of the goods! If the only option is Genova or Trieste, we’ll have it shipped to Switzerland. If there was something closer, it would be nice...

st2lemans 21.08.2020 08:18

Re: Where to send a pallet in Italy near Swiss border?
 
My wife's cousin lives just over the border, BUT most shipping companies (other than the Post) cannot find the address as it doesn't show up on their computers, so we've given up on using that.

If you have a shipper who can work with GPS coordinates rather than Google maps it would work, I can send you the coordinates.

Tom


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