I use FedEx out of TH and they require a commercial invoice also, as does DHL and the items I usually send are worth no more than $25.00.
Originally Posted by Bob-D659
Personally, I don't understand why an item can't be sent Registered Mail (signed for) from the PO and require insurance as well. Those countries that don't accept RM - you then have to foot FedEx or DHL - no exceptions.
I understand the need to cover time and packaging expenses, but seriously, many of the US photographic stores truly gouge their shipping fees if you live outside the US.
- GS1 instruction book $18.00
Postage (to AU):
- UPS $59.00
- FedEx International Economy $80.00
- FedEx International Priority $90.00
Whatever happened to using the USPS for crying out loud? That same instruction book could be sent AU-USA via airmail for about $7.05 (based on 250g package), so include the envelope ($2.00) and time to pack and send ($5.95), $15.00 seems fair. (It's not too difficult, but I guess the fact the courier will collect from the store saves time and effort.) In which case, why not have 1 day where regular OS mail is sent out - after all, they use USPS for their domestic mail so they'll be heading to the PO anyway . . . . .
I think Fotoimpex's ~ 40 $US is for parcels up until 25kg ~ 55 lb, so it leverages when the order is bigger than a few films.
Originally Posted by FRANOL