General Discussion: ROYAL MAIL


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Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

18 Aug 2020 10:26
Does anyone know the best way to send a jacket to the USA?

Weighs just over a Kilo and would need it covering up to £500, think Royal Mail only cover up to £250?
Centurionone
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1454 posts since 30/3/11

18 Aug 2020 10:52
Try Parcel Force and ask for the enhanced cover, details are here
https://www.parcelforce.com/help-and-advice/sending/enhanced-compensation
Rirawin
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9410 posts since 17/7/05

posted 18 Aug 2020 12:36, edited 18 Aug 2020 12:36
I would recommend against sending anything that is processed by USPS in the US. The US Government has defunded USPS and as a result has severely impacted the service. This is experience from my customers in the US.

Better to use FedEx, UPS or DPD via a broker like Interparcel.com or Parcel2go.com
swede
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9077 posts since 21/3/09

18 Aug 2020 19:41
insight Cool
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

18 Aug 2020 20:24
Thanks a lot Cool
rural
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17722 posts since 26/9/06

18 Aug 2020 20:35
Knowledge bomb
Hanto
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2405 posts since 30/11/09

20 Aug 2020 21:38
Rirawin wrote: I would recommend against sending anything that is processed by USPS in the US. The US Government has defunded USPS and as a result has severely impacted the service. This is experience from my customers in the US.

Better to use FedEx, UPS or DPD via a broker like Interparcel.com or Parcel2go.com

Can vouch for this. Just used parcel2go and ups access point. Dropped the parcel off at 09.16 in West Sussex on Monday. Delivered to address in Long Island at 16.40 on Tuesday. Jimmy Hill jawdrop
generic_guy
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9566 posts since 16/9/02

20 Aug 2020 22:16
No dis on Rira for posting but do the rest of you not see any news at all?
It's quite a big news story Laughing out loud
Rirawin
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9410 posts since 17/7/05

21 Aug 2020 07:28
Think their claims are based on https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/usps-funding-crisis-bigger-election-experts-warn-n1237579
Rirawin
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9410 posts since 17/7/05

20 Oct 2020 08:45
If people are still sending stuff using Royal Mail, for 72p extra you can get Royal Mail to collect the parcel from your doorstep. It's not advertised on the website at all, only found out about it through a leaflet through the letterbox, which admittedly did seem a bit scammy. The option for collection is right at the end of the checkout process when you're purchasing postage from their website.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

21 Oct 2020 07:30
It's new - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/21/postal-workers-to-collect-from-the-doorstep-as-royal-mail-shakes-up-service
LFC
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4769 posts since 14/6/11

27 Nov 2020 13:29
Anyone ever had a Mr Porter DHL return go missing? If so, what was the outcome?