Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Leaving Switzerland  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.06.2019, 11:22
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Baden
Posts: 139
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Maruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisance
Cargo to send items to out of country

Hi Team,
I am planning to send items packed in carton boxes to my native country India these are personal non-commercial and non-electronic items. I enquired in fedex, DHL and Die Post cargos.
1. Are these the best ways?
2. Are there suggestions for cheaper options because I heard if there is a water way cargo then its cheaper but did not find any.
3. Any other suggestions in this regard will be helpful as I am doing this for first time.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24.06.2019, 11:41
Caleb's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,146
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 2,096 Times in 800 Posts
Caleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

What's the volume and weight? Are you talking a few small boxes (e.g. smaller than moving boxes), or we're taking a pallet-full worth of goods?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Caleb for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 24.06.2019, 12:08
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Baden
Posts: 139
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Maruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisance
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Quote:
View Post
What's the volume and weight? Are you talking a few small boxes (e.g. smaller than moving boxes), or we're taking a pallet-full worth of goods?
As of now I used 4 boxes which i had, their size will be approximately size of check in baggage. Total weight may come up to 40 kgs.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25.06.2019, 09:14
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Baden
Posts: 139
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Maruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisance
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Hi All, does some help me here
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25.06.2019, 10:27
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 5,374
Groaned at 300 Times in 213 Posts
Thanked 7,330 Times in 3,441 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Do a search for Cargo Brokers at Zurich airport. There should be a number of these. But you will need to know the dimensions and weight.

These guys ‘consolidate’ shipments by finding multiple shipments going to the same destination. In Airfreight costs are based on a per kilo basis with larger shipments moving at a much lower rate per kg than smaller shipments.

FedEx and similar use a different pricing model for their ‘courier’ products.

Your shipment appears to be low value and could be difficult to consolidate but someone may be interested.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 25.06.2019, 11:05
Caleb's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,146
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 2,096 Times in 800 Posts
Caleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

For that weight, just as bowlie suggests, the cheapest possible option is to consolidate it. Google for "Schweiz cargo ausland"...you'll find plenty of companies that do it (e.g. www.emons.ch, https://cargo24.ch, www.cargointernational.de, https://intrapass.ch). I haven't used any of them, but perhaps another TBer has ?

That last one link (Intrapass) has a door-to-door service called "Excess Bagagge", that charges Fr. 400 for a 20kg package (I guess it's a reasonably sized package, not 20kg of feathers).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25.06.2019, 12:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 5,374
Groaned at 300 Times in 213 Posts
Thanked 7,330 Times in 3,441 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Quote:
View Post
That last one link (Intrapass) has a door-to-door service called "Excess Bagagge", that charges Fr. 400 for a 20kg package (I guess it's a reasonably sized package, not 20kg of feathers).
They also have a 'Dimensional Weight Calculator' (Dimensions and weight necessary) on their website. In airfreight the package size is often more important than the weight. Nobody could make money carrying boxes of feathers at a rate per kilo.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25.06.2019, 14:24
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Baden
Posts: 139
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Maruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisance
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Thanks for all the replies. I checked most of them dont have standard prices for shipment to India. Hence i have asked for quotation. Intrapass said they would charge around 600 chf for delivering in airport for 60KGS. Would you guys think this is would be average cost or can we find some others with cheaper prices.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25.06.2019, 14:44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 374
Groaned at 12 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 218 Times in 126 Posts
ankurm.2008 has made some interesting contributions
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for all the replies. I checked most of them dont have standard prices for shipment to India. Hence i have asked for quotation. Intrapass said they would charge around 600 chf for delivering in airport for 60KGS. Would you guys think this is would be average cost or can we find some others with cheaper prices.
Die Post would charge CHF 201 for upto 30KG, so compared to Intrapass you save around CHF 200 for 60 KG

India is Zone 5 - details in link below.

https://www.post.ch/en/private/sendi...tional-economy
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 26.06.2019, 16:16
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Baden
Posts: 139
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Maruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisanceMaruti is considered a nuisance
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Yes I had checked with Die post and felt its good option. The flight which i have booked also has similar price and its per extra baggage. When i called airline they said we consider extra baggage and not boxes. I dont have so many baggage/suitcases. I would need one or 2 boxes to be packed the airline customer care person said hopefully we will accept if its in the size. So can some one suggest me what is the best way of packing items in a box and putting it in flight as checked in because i have never done this so
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 26.06.2019, 17:15
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 5,374
Groaned at 300 Times in 213 Posts
Thanked 7,330 Times in 3,441 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Check the website of the airline. They will have information there.

You could find an indirect airline could be cheaper AND give more free baggage allowance. Emirates used to give 70kgs, but that was a few years back.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 27.06.2019, 07:01
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Zug
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Shefalidhiraj has no particular reputation at present
Re: Cargo to send items to out of country

Thanks for lot of inputs, so far Die post option seems to be best
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Send boxes of personal items abroad Dack Rambo Transportation/driving 9 22.01.2017 12:26
L to B when you are out of country magicj Permits/visas/government 1 05.09.2013 10:01
Shipping items to another country Aconite Leaving Switzerland 6 11.04.2013 15:47
If [health] insurance refuses to pay [treatment out of country while on holiday] Mou Insurance 17 28.08.2009 22:27
What is the best way to send personal items from US to CH Ashellie Transportation/driving 7 18.02.2008 11:36


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0