Sunday, June 7, 2009

Shipping things to Korea

Here's the question:

Do you have any info on shipping things to Korea? I found a resource online that says one has up to 6 months to ship household goods. But would you know how to go about it? Companies to use? Etc...

Shipping things to Korea is not really difficult at all. You have a few options and, aside from the slow boat (which takes about two months), everything should arrive within a couple weeks. There are a few companies that ship abroad, butFedex is the most efficient method and since there are Fedex's all over Korea, I would recommend using it. My parents usually ship things to me via USPS and it always arrives within 10 days in perfect condition. Shipping things to Korea is not an issue. The only thing that you want to consider is weight and time. Other than that, there should be no problems.

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John from Daejeon said...

USPS has flat rate boxes in which you can mail up to 20 pounds for a little over $50. They usually arrive within 10 days. Good for books and sour dill pickles in my case.

Robin Hudson said...

If the value, including the shipping cost, is greater than 150$ you might have to pay 20% duty. This happened to me, yet I know people who haven't had to pay. Go figure.