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  1. nttisch23

    nttisch23 Jul 5, 2019

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    Hello OF,

    I am reaching out for any advice that can be shared my way. I am in the process of shipping a high value timepiece from USA to New Zealand. I want to insure this to the full value. The problem I am having is anyone I choose to ship with (Fedex, USPS, DHL) I’m pretty sure will never pay out more than $1,000 I believe if the package is lost or damaged etc, which is unbelievable considering they let you pay for whatever value insurance you want. I contacted Parcel Pro, but I cannot insure anything internationally without a Federal EIN.

    My question(s) is does anyone have a Parcel Pro account that would be willing to help me out with shipping this item, or is there another course/ shipping courier that I can insure to New Zealand. Does anyone have experience with this? Any advice is helpful and if you have any questions please PM me :)
     
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  2. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 5, 2019

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    I found it very easy to get a parcel pro account. It took about a day. You will need a federal tax ID which is easy and simply name some business references. They can also help walk you through the shipping steps.

    If you are paranoid about a Tax ID, don't be. It's no big deal. It's almost instantaneous.
     
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  3. nttisch23

    nttisch23 Jul 5, 2019

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    It’s $277 for the Federal EIN, which I need to ship internationally I was told. I do not ship enough internationally in order to get this just for the one package. I am not saying that the buyer is not important enough, I will do so if it is the only
    Option. I just wanted to see if anyone had experience with another courier or if someone would be willing to help me with this one package.
     
  4. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Jul 5, 2019

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    Have you considered Secursus? The founder @VersusTime is a member on OF

    https://www.secursus.com/

    Very easy to set up and they charge 0.6% of the value of the item you are shipping. They give instructions on how to package the item and then it's just a matter of entering tracking number and name of carrier, short description of item and payment via credit card.

    I have not needed to make a claim with them so far (touch wood) so can't really comment on how efficient this process is.

    Some more information in the following thread:

    https://omegafms.net/threads/watches-and-insurance-during-shipping-solution.83160/page-2oru
     
  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 5, 2019

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    I paid nothing. Make sure you are looking at sole proprietor .. no employees.
     
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  6. blubarb

    blubarb Jul 6, 2019

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    I use Parcel Pro. Haven't had to make a claim touch wood - but I think you have to use USPS, FedEx or DHL ( I believe Parcel Pro is owned by DHL)
    $.26 per $100 for domestic. $.36 per $100 for international.

    Thanks, Omegaswisst. I will check out Secursus
     
  7. blubarb

    blubarb Jul 6, 2019

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    This last link seems broken
     
  8. Aludic

    Aludic Jul 6, 2019

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