Lisa Takata on sat 6 apr 96
Re: Shipping Advice
A friend was invited to show a piece in Australia, but after
contacting shipping services, is finding it extremely
cost-prohibitive. The price quotes to ship from Phoenix to Australia
range from $500 to $1,000. Should we resign ourselves to the fact
that this is the price one has to pay, or are there any other cost
effective alternatives out there that we should consider?
Lisa T (a new Clayart subscriber who has learned a LOT from you
WardBurner@aol.com on sat 6 apr 96
I usually use Emory Worldwide Express for foreign shipments. They have three
levels of priceing depending on time/service. You didn't say how big or how
much this piece weighs. If the gallery is willing to pick up at the closest
international air terminal, you can save quite a bit. Look in the Yellow
Pages for Emory.
Richard Tarrant on sun 7 apr 96
> Re: Shipping Advice
> A friend was invited to show a piece in Australia, but after
> contacting shipping services, is finding it extremely
For that sort of money you could come a-visiting and bring your work with
you as hand luggage or excess baggage (:->).
Mark mentioned Emery as a possible carrier. We've used them for
international freight and been happy with their service. On one notable
occasion they charged us $270 *and* acted as customs agents when other
companies were quoting over $1000 with customs extra.
After we had got friendly with the clerk at Emery, he said to us "Never
accept our first quotation". Obviously it pays to haggle some.
Most of the large US parcel services have branches in Australia. It might
be worth ringing them all and *not* accepting their first offers!
Richard Tarrant (firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU)
Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Ph +61 2 810 2890 Fax +61 2 810 2890 (by request, phone before faxing)
email@example.com on sun 7 apr 96
Emory Worldwide Service
I shipped to Paris with Emory many years ago. I had to pay duty of $90
when my piece came back (?) Marcia in Montana