Hi Amit, i have recently heard that you have purchased the Windows 7 Phone through eBay and had also listed that you used the USPS services in order to get the product shipped to India from US or UK may be. What is the best suggested parcel or courier delivery service which i can use to buy stuff from other countries which would deliver the product in the lowest time and also ensure that the customs department would clear the product quickly.
Answer : Hey, yes i did buy a HTC HD7 Windows Mobile 7 through eBay US the very same way i Ordered Apple iPad and which finally ended us quite costly under the Price calculation. Now back to the point of the suggestion of the best courier service where in we would be comparing few of the best services available.
- USPS : This stands for United States Postal Service which is offered by the government of US and is one of the major shipment service available. The USPS shipping pricing is quite less when compared to all the private service offerings, but when the shipment is reached in any other country its handled by the respective government postal services. Lets say you buy something from eBay US then the shipment would be shipped through USPS which when reached in India, would be first cleared by the customs department located at different Zone Offices following which the Indian Postal Services would be delivering the package to you after taking the customs payment from you.
- Private Parcel Deliveries : This category would include the major private players like UPS, DHL, Parcelforce, TNT, Interlink, City Link, APC Overnight etc All of these would on an average charge you double the shipment delivery charges when compared to USPS but the time taken for them to deliver is less than the half and this is because many of these companies offer services like delivery within 1-2 working days even if it has to be delivered to the other side of the world. You can easily find the Transit times on their respective websites and in most of the cases once you contact them the companies would pickup the parcel from your home and deliver the same in the time they have promised you. They directly contact the customs department at the Airport itself and try to clear the product right away, followed by which they would take the customs fees from you and deliver it on time.
The USPS based service is normally going to take a huge amount of time because once the shipment has arrived to the destination country it gets struck normally because of the government job of clearing the packages one by one while the private courier services would be clearing all the parcels within 2-3 working days maximum. Also its suggested that if you are interested in quicker delivery and have no budget issues then you should opt for private companies which would ensure timely pickup and delivery rather than the infinite loop of waiting process.