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Shipping parcel to France

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[OP]
Newbie
Dec 27, 2018
4 posts

Shipping parcel to France

Hi,

I'm looking for a cheap way to ship parcel to Paris. I used FedEx the first time but it came out to be more than $150 for 5.6 kg.

Just wondering if anyone knows a cheaper way to do this? Oh and they're not urgent so I don't need express, standard shipping is fine.

Thank you
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Sr. Member
Dec 18, 2017
594 posts
256 upvotes
London, On
I would call Canada Post and UPS and ask for a quote for their lowest non-time guaranteed service level.
Deal Addict
Dec 12, 2010
1520 posts
399 upvotes
Toronto
Chitchats.com for a 5.6 kg to France (although I didn't know the dimensions of the box so it might not be 100% accurate)

Asendia International Priority Tracked
Full tracking included, 4-21 business days
$64.95

USPS Priority Mail International®
Full tracking included, 7-12 business days
$78.65
Sr. Member
Jul 13, 2007
859 posts
397 upvotes
Toronto
Try Polimex if you’re in Toronto. Or some other parcel service in your nearest ethnic enclave.

Report back with the results.
Are you sure you wish to carry out this operation? You betcha.
Newbie
Dec 4, 2006
45 posts
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Postal rates to Australia got so high from Canada Post we started to mail from Blaine Wa using USPS for 40% less
a good alternative if you live close to border?
Newbie
Dec 4, 2006
45 posts
9 upvotes
I think USPS has an estimator tool online....?
Newbie
Dec 4, 2006
45 posts
9 upvotes
I think USPS has an estimator tool online....?
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 27, 2018
4 posts
cardle wrote: Chitchats.com for a 5.6 kg to France (although I didn't know the dimensions of the box so it might not be 100% accurate)

Asendia International Priority Tracked
Full tracking included, 4-21 business days
$64.95

USPS Priority Mail International®
Full tracking included, 7-12 business days
$78.65
Thanks for the info Cardle. Have you used this before? It seems like I have to weigh, measure and box the parcel myself. I wonder what would happen if I got the weight or measurement wrong and then end up at the store. Are they going to reject the parcel and make me come back?
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Oct 22, 2007
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London
Ishagol wrote: I wonder what would happen if I got the weight or measurement wrong
Round up to the nearest inch and add a couple of ounces.
Deal Addict
Dec 12, 2010
1520 posts
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Toronto
Ishagol wrote: Thanks for the info Cardle. Have you used this before? It seems like I have to weigh, measure and box the parcel myself. I wonder what would happen if I got the weight or measurement wrong and then end up at the store. Are they going to reject the parcel and make me come back?
I have used them for the last three years. You can actually go there and you do everything on the computer yourself, they have tape measures and scales as well. If you need any help, just ask.
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 27, 2018
4 posts
cardle wrote: I have used them for the last three years. You can actually go there and you do everything on the computer yourself, they have tape measures and scales as well. If you need any help, just ask.
Do they offer boxes as well? or do we need to bring our own?
Sr. Member
Jul 13, 2007
859 posts
397 upvotes
Toronto
I know I'm necroing a thread, but I was in the same situation. Needed to ship a 2kg parcel to France.

Canada Post = ~$85
ChitChats = ~$70
Polimex Trading = $44

Polimex Trading ships everything to Poland 3x/week, but Warsaw to Paris was 2 days trucking. Once in Poland, the parcel was handed off to a French company owned by La Poste: DPD.

Took 12 calendar days total. Would've been less, but I just missed one of their cutoffs for the 3x/week. Tracking is included.

Would do again.

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