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Recommendations for shipping 4 boxes from London to Zug?

Dear all,

We are moving from London to Zug in August but will be traveling for a couple of months before then. We want to ship 4 boxes of used personal effects (winter clothes, shoes, books, a few kitchen items) to a friend's house in Zug before leaving London.

Two questions:
  1. Can you recommed some providers for shipping boxes? We are looking for the more economic (but reliable) ones - time is of no concern as we have 2 months to kill. Some providers I found online are www.parcel2go.com, www.parcelsplease.co.uk, www.excess-baggage.co.uk but they all seem to be quoting 30-40 GBP + per box [25 kg, 18 in x 18 in x 18 in]
  2. What customs forms I need to fill in advance? These are all well used household items. I don't want my friend to be troubled regarding customs etc..

Many thanks in advance for helping this newbie (to this forum and to CH!)!!
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Old 05.05.2012, 13:14
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Re: Recommendations for shipping 4 boxes from London to Zug?

Have you considered regular post ?
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Re: Recommendations for shipping 4 boxes from London to Zug?

Check out costs for regular post and also get some quotes through the companies that advertise in the TNT magazine that is aimed at expats in London.
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Re: Recommendations for shipping 4 boxes from London to Zug?

Thanks both! I am checking out all options. It seems it is cheaper to go via parcels2go or similar websites even for regular postal service (much cheaper rates)

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Re: Recommendations for shipping 4 boxes from London to Zug?

Just an update: I used ParcelForce via parcels2go.com. Really cheap price (~30 GBP per box of 25 kg each)... I faced no issued in tracking or delivery or pickups. Also, just FYI, if you use ParcelForce from UK, Swiss Post picks up the buck on the swiss border. This means customs clearance is probably easier as Swiss post have some special arrangement. Also, swiss post will re-deliver once for free if the recipient is not at home. I used form 18.44 and was not assessed any additional customs fees.
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