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    Richard Morris
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    Hi there everyone
    I’m hoping someone can help – we’re about to launch a new business and part of it involves shipping items from the Philippines to Australia.
    The quotes I’m getting are very high ($50AUD+ for a very small and light package).
    I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction on how to ship from the Philippines to Australia at a lower cost.
    Thanks
    Richard

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    LucasArthur
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    Richard Morris, post: 268496, member: 117022 wrote:
    Hi there everyone
    I’m hoping someone can help – we’re about to launch a new business and part of it involves shipping items from the Philippines to Australia.
    The quotes I’m getting are very high ($50AUD+ for a very small and light package).
    I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction on how to ship from the Philippines to Australia at a lower cost.
    Thanks
    Richard

    Howdy Richard

    Welcome and congrats…

    If you provide some additional information it may help those in the ‘know’ as to whether its a reasonable expectation at that price point..

    Example:
    Size
    Weight
    Hows it being sent – air courier (DHL or similar) or standard post
    Are you buying from a business organising their own freight
    Is this a sample order only or actual order
    etc etc

    All the above have large impacts to the prices quoted..

    Cheers

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    Richard Morris
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    Hi Jason

    Thanks so much for the response and for your kind congratulations.

    Of course, I’ve included the detail you mention below (my responses in bold):

    Size – roughly 16x10x8 inches (possibly marginally bigger with an outer box but only by an inch or two here and there)
    Weight – c. 500 grams
    Hows it being sent – air courier (DHL or similar) or standard post – happy to send however is most cost effective so I assume standard post, although we will need to track it in case it gets lost / damaged
    Are you buying from a business organising their own freight – I am buying from a business but for a few reasons they have asked for me to organise my own shipping (I’ll then give them access to the account to arrange collections etc)
    Is this a sample order only or actual order – we will run a few test orders as samples but then there will be regular orders (hopefully multiple per day, but let’s get launched first :) )

    The pickup will be from a business address and the drop off will be residential addresses in Australia.

    Do let me know if any other information would be helpful.

    Thanks

    Richard

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi And Welcome to Flying Solo [USER=117022]@Richard Morris[/USER] . It is great to have you!

    Thank you for joining our community and posting.

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