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Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

Hello Friends,

I am in the final stages of relocating from Zurich to London (and I also had to move a lot to the U.S.). I just wanted to let everyone know that the cheapest and quickest way I have found to move most of my things is through the Swiss Post. Large moving boxes cost 100 CHF or less to ship to either the US or the UK as long as they weigh less than 20kg (I believe this is the accurate weight).

For the more cumbersome and fragile items I used Team Allied and they were friendly, prompt, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend them.

Thanks,

Quentin
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Good to know. In perfect time for my move to the US.
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Thank you for this!!
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Old 10.05.2011, 09:59
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Further detail can be found on the Swiss Post table, showing the prices by Zone and Weight (in english).

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List of Zones - PDF

I plan to use this for shipping some of my things. I will be discussing the details with my local post office, and if there's any other relevant info I'll add it.
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Further detail can be found on the Swiss Post table, showing the prices by Zone and Weight (in english).

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List of Zones - PDF
Very handy calculator. Thanks!
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

Yeah, who knew Swiss Post had so much useful info online in English!! We've been investigating shipping companies for upcoming move and the rates are extraordinarily expensive. Need to do some measuring and calculating to figure out what combination of Post/Shipper options might work best. Thanks for links!!
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

is there any cheaper rate than swiss post for moving from swiss to USA
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I just wanted to let everyone know that the cheapest and quickest way I have found to move most of my things is through the Swiss Post. Large moving boxes cost 100 CHF or less to ship to either the US or the UK as long as they weigh less than 20kg. Thanks, Quentin
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is there any cheaper rate than swiss post for moving from swiss to USA.
Which bit wasn't clear enough for you? And where is swiss please?
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Which bit wasn't clear enough for you? And where is swiss please?
Well I'm assuming that since the company name has "Swiss" in it, one may think It could NOT, be the cheapest. And "Swiss" is a Canton close to Wettingen, it's not Aargau, but a bit further out in the boonies.
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And where is swiss please?
Have you checked the FAQ?

This question has been asked loads of times before and if you do a quick search of the forums you should find you your answer...

and possibly also where to buy brown sugar...
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

Maybe you are playing stupid, but swiss is an adjective, as in Swiss chocolate, or Swiss Alp Resort, and there is no town called swiss. I was being sarcastic and obviously this was lost on the two of you, or maybe you meant Schwyz?
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It was meant for humor, and not playing stupid, but I guess the punch line got lost in there somewhere. Oh well, I may try again tomorrow.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

well at any rate, the question is quite generic. Something cheaper? that would depend by what criteria, and how much stuff you plan to ship. Moving is NOT cheap, and even small amounts of stuff are expensive if you aren't moving them yourself.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

Hi Guys,
I am moving a full 3-bed apartment from Zurich to Dublin. I have been recommended to use Packimpex and this thread suggests Team Allied. Any comments (pos or neg) on Packimpex and any other suggestions for a moving company which is reasonable and won't break my things?
Peter
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hello, you should try Weber-Vonesch. They seem to be reasonable
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Lot of good info here
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Re: Leaving Switzerland - Low Cost Shipping

Hmm, one of the reasons we had to come back to Switzerland is, that our moving stuff (20 Boxes) didn't arrived.
Some should be brought by someone and some send with Swiss post, but there were just too many problems.

How ever, someone gave me this website. They are supposed to be the cheapest and safest option for the UK.

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I personally have no experience with them, yet.
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I used a British company when moving and in short were they the worst customer experience I ever had - including all Swiss restaurants and even the kiosk in Zürich's HB (the one with the two grumpy Yugoslawian ladies behind the counter). I could write pages on what all went wrong but to cut it short: it's the first time that I got so annoyed that I wrote some CEO I found on linkedin a lengthy email. Not because I think he'll answer or improve anything... but to get it off my chest.

So who ever you go for, avoid these guys at all costs:
http://www.excess-baggage.com/
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Hello Friends,

I am in the final stages of relocating from Zurich to London (and I also had to move a lot to the U.S.). I just wanted to let everyone know that the cheapest and quickest way I have found to move most of my things is through the Swiss Post. Large moving boxes cost 100 CHF or less to ship to either the US or the UK as long as they weigh less than 20kg (I believe this is the accurate weight).

For the more cumbersome and fragile items I used Team Allied and they were friendly, prompt, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend them.

Thanks,

Quentin
Totally agree I have used Team Allied many times and have been very happy with them. They will be moving me via direct load Zurich - to UK soon with a UK crew......sorted!

I can also recommend their part loads which have very competitive rates!
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Hi Guys,
I am moving a full 3-bed apartment from Zurich to Dublin. I have been recommended to use Packimpex and this thread suggests Team Allied. Any comments (pos or neg) on Packimpex and any other suggestions for a moving company which is reasonable and won't break my things?
Peter
I highly recommend Team Allied ........ tried , tested and they delivered!
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