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|Where is my stuff ?|
Lord, grant me patience, but please, hurry !
Please keep in mind that it usually takes a day before you can see packages in online tracking. Please contact us for any shipping related questions.
|About shipping costs||Due to the complexity of international shipping, our web site cannot estimate the shipping cost in advance. Unless you specify a specific ship method, we will suggest the best value shipping option for your order. We don't make money on shipping - after cost of goods and salaries, shipping is our third largest cost block.|
|Inside Switzerland||Usually next day delivery, mostly by DHL, sometimes by Swiss Post.|
|A Post||For thin, light orders. Usually CHF 2 to 3 + tax, no tracking.|
|Prio||Flat rate per package CHF 7.50 + tax. Tracking at DHL or Swiss Post . DHL will not ship to PickPost or postal boxes.|
|Pick-up at our office||Mention on the order form if desired.
Note for international customers: We have to charge 7.7% Swiss VAT. VAT refund can be arranged for orders over CHF 300.
|UPS||We can offer very attractive rates on shipping by UPS express saver and UPS standard (surface shipment inside Europe). Tracking at UPS. Shipping cost about USD 30 to 40 for one system.|
|NL post registered||Economy shipping suitable for small shipments (weight limit 2 kg). Tracking at PostNL or your local postal service (e.g. USPS. It will take several days for first tracking information to appear. Canada and Australia Post don't provide tracking details. Expect 1 to 4 weeks total transit time. Shipping cost EUR 5 + EUR 12.70 per kg.|
|NL post or Swiss Post air mail||For small, low value shipments. No tracking !|
|Swiss Post Priority parcel||UPS is usually less expensive. Rates / transit times / tracking at Swiss Post.|
|Air freight||Interesting for large shipments or when you need full control over customs clearance. Most MAWB numbers (master airway bill) can be tracked at track-trace.com. For shipments sent under CPT term (Carriage Paid To), you or your customs broker are responsible to clear the shipment through customs, and pick it up at the airport.|
|Drop shipments from Taiwan||Certain items can be drop shipped from our suppliers in Taiwan and China. A discount will apply given our savings on incoming freight and handling.|
|EXW shipping options|
|Your courier||We can use the carrier of your choice, using your shipping account (EXW = ex works term). Please enter the details in the "ship method" field of the order form. Please check rates in advance to avoid surprises - shipping from Switzerland can be VERY expensive.|
|DHL||Please specify your account number.|
|Fedex||Please specify your account number and service type (International Priority / International Economy). The Fedex web site is very finicky about the account number, specify the billing zip code if different than the ship to.|
|TNT||Please specify your account number and service type (Global Express / Global Economy).|
|UPS||Please specify your account number and service type (Express / Expedited / Saver / Standard).|
|Air freight||Please provide the Swiss contact information of your forwarder. We will deliver the goods to their handling agent at ZRH airport at no charge.|
|Country specific information|
|EU European Union||Please remember that Switzerland is NOT part of the EU, thus all shipments to EU customers have to pass through customs, and VAT will be due on import.|
|DE Germany||German postal customs can take up to 2 weeks for dutiable mail shipments. Use UPS instead. EORI number required for UPS.|
|ES Spain||Suggest UPS.|
|FR France||EORI number required for UPS !|
|IT Italy||Suggest shipment by UPS. Italian postal customs sometimes takes 2 to 3 weeks.|
|PL Poland||Postal customs clearance seems to be difficult and expensive - recommend shipping by UPS.|
|US United States||UPS rules, postal transit times are not so consistent. Postal tracking at usps.com. For orders above USD 2500, formal customs clearance is required, which adds a lot of nuisance fees.|
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