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Top 7 Options for Shipping to Venezuela
How would you send something if it requires shipping to Venezuela? What options do you have and how much would it cost? Here you can find some answers to those questions. You might just find the perfect solution right here.
7 Best Options for Shipping to Venezuela
Maybe you need to ship some important immigration documents like a USCIS change of address to Venezuela. Don’t be alarmed. Here follows a list of different companies that still offer shipping services to Venezuela. Each has its own pros and cons at different price levels. Choose the option that suits your needs best when shipping to Venezuela. Those options include:
- NEX Worldwide Express
- International Parcel Services
Please note, It’s hard to compare the exact same type of options as they differ from one service provider to another. We’ll look at a few options at every service provider. The prices for larger packages will be more expensive. You can compare those in your own time. Also note, the prices may differ depending on the address you ship from. Use the examples below as a reference point for the price levels of the many options available.
DHL offers all kinds of services including shipping to Venezuela. They have different kinds of offerings that you can research on their website. They have two main categories of shipping namely Same Day and Time Definite. Same-Day shipping is the more expensive option since it guarantees your package will be sent on the same day. Time Definite shipping has different options. You could choose to ship the package at different times between the start or the end of the next day. It depends on how quickly you want your package to arrive at the intended destination.
The company has some pros and cons which may help you make your decision.
- Ships to many countries including Venezuela
- They have many options to choose from
- Their Express service is world-renowned
- Their website could be confusing to use
- They are one of the more expensive service providers
USPS offers wonderful options for both documents and packages. They also ship to Venezuela amongst many other countries. They have a Priority Express option which is their fastest and most expensive offering as well as a Priority International option which costs less. They have many variations of the above-mentioned options listed on their website. Let’s look at a few of their pros and cons.
- Reliable yet affordable service
- Ships to a large number of countries
- Their fastest option may take as long as 3 – 5 business days to be delivered
FedEx is a well-known shipping service provider. It regularly features in all kinds of pop culture references in music and movies. And rightly so, because they offer good value for money. They offer international shipping to Venezuela and have many options to choose from. Their most apparent types are an Overnight option with many variations and an Express Saver® option which takes 3 business days to be delivered. Let’s weigh their pros and cons.
- Well established company with a good reputation
- Ships to many countries
- Some clients might consider them to be expensive
UPS serves clients all over the world. They even get involved with humanitarian causes abroad. They have a range of different shipping services that could suit your needs. From their fastest option Express Critical® International to the more affordable options like Worldwide Express®. Here are a few of their pros and cons.
- Large selection of shipping options
- Ships internationally to many countries
- Would be considered as one of the more expensive service providers
NEX Worldwide Express
NEX Worldwide Express is based in New York and has more than 18 years of experience. They have cost-effective options that lower expenses and express priority shipping services that offer faster delivery times at a higher price. Let’s weigh their pros and cons.
- They offer cheap shipping solutions
- They regularly offer massive discounts
- They use other shipping companies in the process which have caused problems in the past (according to reviews)
International Parcel Services
International Parcel Services use FedEx as their service provider. They ship huge numbers of parcels at the same time with FedEx and therefore save lots of money in the process. This, unfortunately, means they can’t offer an express service to international locations. They need to fill their orders before they can make a shipment. This does save you money, but you need to wait longer for your packages to arrive.
- Cheap shipping solution
- First shipments could get up to $200 discount
- No priority shipping option
- Other service providers are involved in the process (which could complicate things)
USGoBuy offers a handy service to people who don’t have an address in the U.S. Open an account to register your own unique address in one of their warehouses. You can use this address as your U.S. mail address and ship your mail and goods to any other international destination. This could be useful to people living abroad in need of a U.S. shipping address. Let’s look at the pros and cons.
- Open an account and get a U.S. mail address
- Ship your goods abroad
- They may require a few business days to process your goods before it’s ready for shipping
All these companies appeal to different customers. One isn’t necessarily better than the other. You decide which is best for your needs. Please also note, shipping companies can’t be held liable for time lost due to packages kept by customs officials at the foreign destination.
5 Tips for Shipping Internationally
Shipping something abroad could become a real gamble if you don’t know the rules and regulations. It becomes a proverbial roll of the dice to ship something if you haven’t done your homework. You must be sure about the success rate when you ship important documentation like a Green Card change of address. So here are a few international shipping tips to help you improve your chances of success:
- Provide the Proper Documentation
- Be Specific on Your Customs Forms
- Know the Unique Requirements for the Country You’re Shipping to
- Know What You’ll Be Paying to Ship Ahead of Time
- Know Where to Get Expert Advice for Your Questions
Provide the Proper Documentation
Most international shipments require paperwork. Customs officials want to know about both the origin and the destination of packages passing through their systems. Your package will not reach its destination if you refrain from providing the correct and documentation. Make sure waybills and invoices contain the correct information.
Be Specific on Your Customs Forms
Vague shipment descriptions make customs officials doubt a package’s contents. You must provide detailed and clear descriptions of the package.
Here is a list of things you need to describe on a customs form:
- What is in the package?
- What are its uses?
- What are the contents, ingredients, or substances of the shipment?
- Where was the shipment manufactured?
- What is the quantity and weight of the package?
- What is the shipment worth?
Keep to the requirements set out by the authorities to whom you’re shipping. Some countries may flag an address to scrutinize any future packages originating from the same address. You don’t want your address to be flagged since it will delay your delivery dates.
Know the Unique Requirements for the Country You’re Shipping to
Understand which items and types of goods are banned by the country to which you are shipping. For instance, you are not allowed to ship beef jerky to the U.K. Only ship things which won’t be rejected by the country’s customs officials.
Know What You’ll Be Paying to Ship Ahead of Time
Know the required costs before you ship your goods. You don’t want to be caught off guard by unexpected costs. This will not only hurt your budget, but it will delay the shipping process. Perhaps you need to keep to a deadline. Know the costs involved and pay it as soon as possible to minimize any time lost due to unsettled shipping expenses. Also, ask about any costs the package recipient should cover (if any).
Know Where to Get Expert Advice for Your Questions
First of all, you should only work with companies who have experience in international shipping. They’ll already have a wealth of knowledge from which you can benefit. Then find forums or platforms which offer advice and information which can help you complete a successful shipment. The U.S. Commercial Service offers a Basic Guide to Exporting. Find reliable sources and educate yourself with the required regulations when shipping to Venezuela.