Best way to reliably get documents from US to India?

#1 Nov 16th, 2010, 12:44
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
Pune, India
Posts:
30
  • tbs99kk is offline
#1
Hi,

I need to get documents from the US to India on a regular'ish basis. Primarily from California to Chennai and Mumbai. Is there a courier service to be able to get this, which is not Fed Ex/DHL, who all are really expensive? I'm hoping for something in the range of ~$10-15 per 250 gms.
#2 Nov 18th, 2010, 09:52
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Location:
जोर बाग़,New Delhi
Posts:
2,071
  • dillichaat is offline
#2
How fast do you need them and how important are the documents (=if they got lost, would it be a nuisance or a disaster?). Fast + ultra-reliable=expensive. No free lunches on offer. Else you could use regular (registered) airmail, from Europe it takes about one week but everything depends on where you live and your postman. I have no problems, a colleague of mine who lives 5 km away cannot have anything sent to him because half the time it doesn't reach him, despite regular complaints at the local post office.
#3 Nov 18th, 2010, 09:58
Join Date:
Sep 2010
Location:
Software-ganj and Urojahaj-nagar
Posts:
1,826
  • arindamdas is offline
#3
I know this is not the answer you are looking for, but if the documents are important, I would suggest FedEx. Not even USPS or DHL.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbs99kk View Post Hi,

I need to get documents from the US to India on a regular'ish basis. Primarily from California to Chennai and Mumbai. Is there a courier service to be able to get this, which is not Fed Ex/DHL, who all are really expensive? I'm hoping for something in the range of ~$10-15 per 250 gms.
#4 Nov 18th, 2010, 10:42
Join Date:
Apr 2010
Location:
(Now in Delhi) Manchester
Posts:
191
  • engharsh is offline
#4
If you want reliability + speed the big three UPS/DHL/Fedex win hands down.

Best way to send documents is to contact third party companies, who buy postage slots from DHL/Fedex in bulk and send through them. They generally offer rates about 20-50% less than quoted by DHL/FEdex directly. You canthink them as agents of DHL/Fedex offering discounts.

I've used this model both in the UK and India (UK to other countries and India to UK)- and this is kind of standard thing in most of the countries.

I found DTDC to be very good while sending documents from India to US - cheap and reliable - they are the biggest courier company in India. But, I don't know the flow in reverse - might be a good idea to call them for quotes.

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success