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Need Help Shipping A Package To India  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

I'm at work right now, trying desperately to ship a small package to India using FedEx shipping software. I dont understand the address/postal code system...heres what I have:

Attn: ----------
Company: -------------
Address (I assume): 10th Floor Telecom Building
V.S. Marg (Is this part of the address?)
Prabhadevi, Dadar, (West 400 028

Prabhadevi is the town, correct? Dadar is the region/province, correct? Is there a two letter abbreviation for Dadar (I need it)?

Is West 400 028 the postal code?

I cant figure this out for the life of me, whenever I try something different I get an error message and no 3-letter airport code for entry (which is essential)....

Thanks.



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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Just call FedEx...if you're part of an corporation, then they should have guys that know all about the system...talk to your Customer Services Dept.

Otherwise, Ask around...there has to be someone that knows how to use the system.

AMS



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

don't you think someone at 1-800-Go-FedEx would be better qualified to help you than someone just surfing the A.net forums?

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Sending back the mail ordered husband?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

You dont understand, this is basically my summer job, I've been using the system for 3 months now, and routinely ship packages to Europe and South Korea. I dont think that the FedEx customer service rep will understand what I'm talking about...I dont think they know the abbreviation for Dadar, or what V.S. Marg is....considering WE (my company) TOOK THE ORDER.

I know a quite a few people on this website are Indian, or live in India currently, so they are probably the most knowledgeable on the format of the addresses in India...

I just need to know what is what.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Yeah, the customer service reps at FedEx wouldn't know how to ship a package to India. I mean UPS service reps don't know how to ship things to Canada.  Insane

User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Ok, here's the organization of the address (there's no regular address format in India, BTW):

Building: 10th Floor, Telecom Building,
Street: V.S. Marg (Marg means Street)
Locality: Prabhadevi, Dadar, (West)
PIN (postal index number ~ ZIP) code: 400 028

Strictly speaking you should mention 'Mumbai' after Dadar(West), because Dadar is a suburb of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) city. So the address would be:

10th Floor Telecom Building,
V.S. Marg,
Prabhadevi, Dadar (West),
Mumbai INDIA
400 028

Region/Province is not necessary. The PIN code takes care of it. The above address should be fine.



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Address (I assume): 10th Floor Telecom Building
V.S. Marg (Is this part of the address?)
Prabhadevi, Dadar, (West 400 028


Try this:
http://www.mumbaiyellowpages.com/info/govt/pin_codes.html
400028 is the postal code of Dadar (W), a district of Mumbai (Bombay).

Google will do the rest.
http://www.google.com/search?q=V.S.Marg+Prabhadevi+Dadar+400+028

Hope that helps  Big grin



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Oops, beaten to it. Nice one.


Cunning linguist
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Jcs, anything else we can do for you? I mean it is YOUR job, not ours....

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

LOL@KROC
--
JCS17- is this the job that you were bitching about? The one that was so tough in the factory or whatever? So tough, huh? Your cruising A.net on the clock.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

so anyone feel like helping me take and deliver orders at IHOP while we're on the subject.

"Excuse me, are you our waiter?"

-"No, but I did read a thread on Airliners.net last night"

Okay that was a bad rip-off


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

BobRayner and BarfBag, thanks a lot! The package was able to be shipped and processed once I entered Mumbai (someone left the city off the form) and not Prabhadevi as the city.

Big help!

As for KROC---see any good DVDs at work lately while working on the public's dollar?

AA61hvy, hows that camp counselor job going ? They havent found out about your little fetish for young boys yet, have they?

AC320, try to avoid the book of insults authored by BR715, 9V-SVA, and Aloges.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

My counselors job is going just fine thanks. My pay checks are quite a little bit too.
-
Don't get mad at me because I ACTUALLY work at my job.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

AC320 don't need no book. Unlike some people who should read up on work ethics, learn how to use the phone, and understand that when you don't know something at work, you should ask.

User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

I'm, err, an Information Worker but my team speaks several different languages and they're usually just as busy as I am.

Therefore, the internet is the fount of all knowledge. I've yet to face a problem that couldn't be answered with Google and a little thought, apart from "Why won't girls talk to me?".


[Edited 2003-07-08 23:51:00]


Cunning linguist
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Unlike some people who should read up on work ethics, learn how to use the phone, and understand that when you don't know something at work, you should ask.

Work ethics? Please. Give me a break, I think that my bosses would be more pleased that I did my job, and they didnt have to fill out an Intl Airbill by hand (I am the only person who can do intl shipments and customs papers on the computer).

and understand that when you don't know something at work, you should ask.

Like I said above, my bosses dont even know how to do intl shipments by computer. I know how to operate the system, I just didnt understand the address format that was given to me since I had never shipped a package to India before.

Lay off, chief.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

You do realize that you most likely could have gotten an answer out of the guys at 1-800-Go-Fedex in the 40 minutes it took to get an answer here . Minus the abuse too, unless KROC also works for FedEx answering phones.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

As for KROC---see any good DVDs at work lately while working on the public's dollar?

That is only on my second job on the weekends. And the DVD player only arrived last week. Before that it was strickly VHS. Besides, don't even lie and tell me you would not want to work on the tarmac of an airport with the ability to watch movies all shift. At least I'm not asking someone to watch the movies for me ya sucka.

AC320, try to avoid the book of insults authored by BR715, 9V-SVA, and Aloges.

OUCH!

Minus the abuse too, unless KROC also works for FedEx answering phones.

1.) Jcs likes the abuse....the pervert. Especially from older men.

2.) I don't work for FedEx, but I might have a friends or two there I could have contacted. Anything to give Jcs the "hard" time he so desires.


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I don't work for FedEx, but I might have a friends or two there I could have contacted. Anything to give Jcs the "hard" time he so desires.

Guess that would give a whole new meaning to FedEx Home Delivery.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Sure, I'll help you with your IHOP work with a 95/5 pay ratio.
Just kidding.
The guy was stumped....so we helped.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Which moron in Mumbai qualifies Prabhadevi with "Dadar (West)"???? I think every mail or courier delivery person in town knows where Prabhadevi is.

Thats like all the offices in Phoenix Industrial Park in Lower Parel who call themselves "Worli (East)" because it sounds sexier.

What next? Is Dharavi going to start calling itself "Pali Hill (East)"???

(Note, only folks who know BOM will understand what I'm saying but this address manipulation gets on my nerves).

- Sean (proud resident of Pali Hill, the original - screw the East, West bullshit)


User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Is Dharavi going to start calling itself "Pali Hill (East)"???

ROTFLMAO!! Yeah, I was pretty surprised by the association between Pradhadevi and Dadar in the address too, but didn't think too much about it because its been a while since I left BOM and thought I might have been mistaken.

- former resident of Nepean Sea Rd, Malabar Hill



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