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Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

All,

I need to move some books and household items from Switzerland to India and was wondering if anybody can suggest the most efficient way to do this is.As I need to transport around 30 - 35 kg, therefore dont find die post to be the best option as for India the maximum they can offer is 20 kg.
Anyone shares any pointer will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

I know one guy in Zurich airport who charges around 300 chf for about 50kg but you have to collect the stuff from airport customs in India.

let me know.
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Hi kashif,
Thanks for the update.
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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

Two boxes 20kg each
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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

If you don't need the things immediately, then I would think surface post would be the cheapest. We did the same thing when on holiday in the US a few years ago. Bought so many books and other items that we shipped back 3 boxes via US Postal Service which cost us about $100 per box. As they went surface it meant we could pack up a box every few days and send it off, knowing it still wouldn't arrive until after we got home. The craziest thing though was that we enquired at UPS and FedEx to see if they would be cheaper, but they wanted to charge us double the post office price - and all they were going to do with the boxes was take them down to the post office and send them surface post.
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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

Fly it there ...... buy a Bombay Duck - isn't that the Indian version of a Homing Pigeon?

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Re: Best way to transport stuff from Switzerland to India

Thanks for the useful post. Ya, I don't need them urgently and its just that instead of having multiple boxes with lesser limit,I was looking for something wherein I could put everything at one shot and send it across. Anyways, thanks again.
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If you don't need the things immediately, then I would think surface post would be the cheapest. We did the same thing when on holiday in the US a few years ago. Bought so many books and other items that we shipped back 3 boxes via US Postal Service which cost us about $100 per box. As they went surface it meant we could pack up a box every few days and send it off, knowing it still wouldn't arrive until after we got home. The craziest thing though was that we enquired at UPS and FedEx to see if they would be cheaper, but they wanted to charge us double the post office price - and all they were going to do with the boxes was take them down to the post office and send them surface post.
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