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Shipping From Vietnam to United States

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 Hello everyone,

 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience or any suggestions on how to ship items from Vietnam to the United States. My fiancée will be coming here to the US soon, and she has and altar that she would like  to bring with her.  It’s a rather large piece, and I’m not sure that we will be able to send it on the airplane.

 

Has anyone shipped furniture or larger boxes, etc. from Vietnam to the US?  It’s coming from Saigon. 

 

Thanks for for your help. 

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I don't know what size/dimensions you are talking about, but I would:

 

Check with your airline. Doubtful they will ship anything very big, but for the $$$ they might. The problem may be getting it from airport to home.

 

Check with UPS, FedEx, etc. There are a lot of companies flying cargo, but I'd go with a reputable one.

 

We have shipped boxes, but nothing the size of an altar. FedEx and UPS are expensive, but reliable. EMS may have to handle it on the Vietnam side, or DHL. Ask an Importer/Exporter - tons of them in Saigon. They know how to ship things.

 

Good luck!

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Bamboo Express: 0973.945.427 Viber, Zalo, SMS

 

My mom just sent two huge wooden crates from HCMC. Got here in a week. Call them. Should be in the neighborhood of $5-$6/kg. They can pick up from her house for free and do all the crating and packing.

 

Couple years ago, my friend also shipped a whole sugar cane machine thingy (you know the one they use to juice the sugar cane on the street with the little wheel and like two rolls thing) for his phở restaurant in San Jose. 

Edited by USS_Voyager

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Can the altar be "broken down" so it can be boxed to meet airline baggage rules?  I've seen people include some fairly large, bulky items with their checked baggage, including flat screen TVs, wood crates containing artwork, and golf club bags.  You could also contact some of the Vietnamese cargo companies in the U.S. to ask if they have an overseas partner who ships Vietnam to U.S.  We pay about $4.50kg to ship to Vietnam and we pack and deliver it to the cargo company ourselves, so the price USS_Voyager mentioned for Bamboo Express sounds fair with pick up and crating service.  Also, one week is really fast!  Our shipments from the U.S. to Da Lat or Bac Ninh take 2-3 weeks.

 

Jason

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Wow! Thank you all for great suggestions. 

 

We we are trying to determine whether the altar can be broken down. If so, then the airline may be able to take it. More than likely, we’re going to have some other things to take, so a shipping company is looking more and more likely. 

 

I’m back in the states, so she’s going to look into the shipping companies there. And we’ll definitely check into Bamboo Express. Thank you USS_Voyager for posting the contact info for them, also. 

 

I also want want to say that it is so refreshing that there are still forums where people really do care and help each other out. We were a bit lost and worried before I posted my question, but I think we are now heading in the right direction. She was so concerned that she couldn’t bring the altar. It has so much meaning, and I thank you all again for your kind replies. 

 

John

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11 hours ago, VietJandD said:

She was so concerned that she couldn’t bring the altar.

My mom gave the altar away to her brother. But she brought everything else... Jesus, there are paintings from the 1950s, china (as in dishes bowls, not the country of course), and apparently every single photograph ever taken by the family since 1965... 

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