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MD12112

Hello everyone just some advice needed I've tried to look ran but I can't find information, I've got interest for the watches of put for sale but possible buyers are requesting shipping to the US. I have no idea how the whole custom situation works could someone shed some light on it sending from UK to us what are the best methods and what do you declare in the customs forms. 

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Howitzer

I've had mixed success posting from the UK to the US to be honest, including one that got lost one somewhere in the US Postal Service (specifically in Fresno, CA).  I'd say I've got probably a 60-70% success rate, but I've probably just been unlucky. I've never had a problem with Customs per se, just the USPS, and it's always a bit of a lottery.

The advice I have seen seems to be to put a low value on the customs form, say $20, and "broken clock for repair" or similar in the description. I think it's just one of those where the buyer has to take the responsibility because it's entirely out of your hands. I've never tried DHL or FedEx etc though, only ever Royal Mail. 

 

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BadApple

I've shipped 5-6 watches M2M to USA with no issues. I just declare watch case and strap £48 every time on customs decalration. 

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mr.tourette

Ive always put some cheaper brand on the declaration such  as " used casio watch" and some low value generally around the 30-40 pounds mark.. no issues so far

 

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MD12112

Thank you everyone for your reply. 

@BADAPPLE do you use courier or Post??

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pickledbeetroot

Like the others I used Royal Mail signed for, put "clock parts" in the declaration and £40 value. 

No worries at all.

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BadApple
2 hours ago, MD12112 said:

Thank you everyone for your reply. 

@BADAPPLE do you use courier or Post??

Royal Mail Post....

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narikaa

One little anomaly with Royal mail

 

Use International Tracked and signed BTW

 

& no matter what tissue of lies you put on the customs declaration, buy the enhanced insurance level so that you are completely covered for the sale value. If, as and when you are in a claim situation they will have no more idea than the man in the moon has as to what amount was on the CN22

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TheGingerFerret
24 minutes ago, narikaa said:

One little anomaly with Royal mail

 

Use International Tracked and signed BTW

 

& no matter what tissue of lies you put on the customs declaration, buy the enhanced insurance level so that you are completely covered for the sale value. If, as and when you are in a claim situation they will have no more idea than the man in the moon has as to what amount was on the CN22

Oooooh, great little tip there, good stuff :thumbsup2:

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MD12112

Thankyou for your advise

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laspomkj
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It's easy to implement. At the moment, many companies can help you accomplish this. I sell shoes and I also was looking for a shipping agency to ship items to my customers. I tried out several shipping agencies and to be honest, most of them are bad. They rip you off and never deliver items on time. I lost a lot of customers because of that, but gladly I found a good place to ship. Once, I was browsing through the internet and I ran into this website https://sourcingbro.com/shipbob-review/ and I can tell that they are the best at what they do. Good prices and punctuality is their second name.

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felicityhu
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Now you can find all the detailed information about this and so on delivery services. In my experience, I will say that everything that is sent from England to America is sent quickly, and you can always track the goods https://www.ukmailtracking.com/en/. For example, how it arrived at customs, when it was sent, where it came, and so on. Now technology allows you to keep track of everything you need. I personally had a guitar that I ordered from England for about a week. And I didn't pay much for the delivery, there was a small price, to be honest. However, suppose you want to order through such companies as FedEx, DHL. In that case, everything is much faster there for a couple of days at most, but the prices are simply enormous.

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BadApple
9 minutes ago, felicityhu said:

Does anyone know how to track parcels ? I would really like to have such a function when I order something!

PUT TRACKING NUMBER INTO WEBSITE AND ET VOILA

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TheGingerFerret

You're possibly talking to a bot.

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BadApple
2 minutes ago, TheGingerFerret said:

You're possibly talking to a bot.

BOT CAPS ON.......

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