Tips on shipping to Russia or Mexico?

ihsu

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Jan 26, 2006
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I've recently gotten offers from Russia and Mexico. I've never shipped to either country. I typically use USPS Priority or Express for the tracking, but it sounds like sometimes that is useless. The items are ~$100 and $300. How can I protect myself?

Thanks!
 

shinymagpie

vintage bag lady
Mar 29, 2008
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I have shipped to both Russia and Mexico with no problem at all. I used a tracked system (called EMS in Japan). Use whatever is equivalent for the USA. Good luck.
 

wis3ly

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Aug 17, 2008
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I've recently gotten offers from Russia and Mexico. I've never shipped to either country. I typically use USPS Priority or Express for the tracking, but it sounds like sometimes that is useless. The items are ~$100 and $300. How can I protect myself?

Thanks!
Ship with USPS Express Mail. It's usually expensive like $30-40, but it only takes 5-7 business days or less. It has $100 complimentary insurance with the service, but I recommend you insure it FULLY. Express Mail also has online tracking number.
 

kat99

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Jun 20, 2006
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Just a warning that shipping to Russia carries some customs implications, they can be pretty annoying and hold it forever