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    Default Postal solutions?

    Could I ask the different solutions residents use to replace the inadequate postal service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smart View Post
    Could I ask the different solutions residents use to replace the inadequate postal service?
    Where are you sending from/to?
    Caribe Express is a very dependable in-country courier service.

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    Metropac for the places Caribe Express doesn't reach

    For receiving post from overseas, there are several companies that provide you with a Miami P O Box address, and they courier the post to the DR.

    PO Box International and Mail Boxes Etc. are the ones I've used.

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    To send letters and documents abroad, we use the EMS (express mail service) in the Post Office. While I never googled how this works, EMS seems to be every where as an optional fast delivery in Latin American countries. We sent documents to the US many, many times, and small packages. They always arrived. It's not as fast as a 48-hour service; it takes about a week to the US, but it works great and it is not as costly as Fedex. I think we pay $18 (US) for a small package or documents.

    PS: for packages in the DR, we use Metro. Be aware though that neither Metro nor Caribe Express provides insurance. If something gets lost, you lose.

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    Caribe Tours is extemely good.

    My lawyer letters go from SD to the north coast for about $1... same day service, better than any postal service I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat-in-Cabarete View Post
    To send letters and documents abroad, we use the EMS (express mail service) in the Post Office. While I never googled how this works, EMS seems to be every where as an optional fast delivery in Latin American countries. We sent documents to the US many, many times, and small packages. They always arrived. It's not as fast as a 48-hour service; it takes about a week to the US, but it works great and it is not as costly as Fedex. I think we pay $18 (US) for a small package or documents.
    I wish I'd known that - I recently had to send some documents to Paraguay (The employee said "¿Eh? ¿Dónde es eso?") and used TNT - the cheapest option offered by Vimenca. It cost RD$1,500 - the other options were around RD$2,500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat-in-Cabarete View Post
    To send letters and documents abroad, we use the EMS (express mail service) in the Post Office. While I never googled how this works, EMS seems to be every where as an optional fast delivery in Latin American countries. We sent documents to the US many, many times, and small packages. They always arrived. It's not as fast as a 48-hour service; it takes about a week to the US, but it works great and it is not as costly as Fedex. I think we pay $18 (US) for a small package or documents.

    PS: for packages in the DR, we use Metro. Be aware though that neither Metro nor Caribe Express provides insurance. If something gets lost, you lose.
    How large of a package can be sent using EMS to the US?

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    If people want to send me something they just put in in the normal mail/post overseas and write the address as the gringa with the big dogs and the name of the town. Within 2 weeks some chap turns up at the door with the letter or parcel. I have no idea who he is or how he gets my mail as there is no post office in town, but nothing has been lost yet. He gets 50 pesos from me for his effort!

    Matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    How large of a package can be sent using EMS to the US?
    I found the answer to my own question here:

    Express Mail Service (EMS)

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    Default Other thread with positive feedback on INPOSDOM EMS

    You can also check this thread with generally positive feedback on INPOSDOM EMS.

    I definitely recommend INPOSDOM EMS for outgoing international package mail.
    I don't have experience with incoming mail, but heard more mixed reports about it. So I decided to use CPS for incoming mail.

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