TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
I want to ship a 4 pound item to Brinsmead Glen, Australia 4870 from San Antonio TX 78217. I checked UPS and was surprised the shipping was very expensive almost $90.00 US. Anyone have any ideas about a cheaper method or maybe I was doing it wrong? Need help!
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
If speed is the priority then Federal Express is the fastest followed by DHL, USPS is probably your cheapest option. One thing to remember don't put a high price on the goods as this will likely attract Australian duties of 5% and a GST(goods & service tax of 10%), which will need to be paid before the goods are sent to the receiver. Items under $250.00 will usually avoid these charges. The other important thing is to include a phone number.
Hope this helps.