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    Default Buying stuff online in the Dominican Republic?

    Hola, I'm pretty new here and was wondering if there are any online ecommerces like Amazon here in the Dominican Republic. For instance, I'd like to buy a hair trimmer. Also when you get stuff shipped here, does it get delivered to your door or do you have to pick it up at the post office? I am living in a condo by the beach in Bavaro in case that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olalonde View Post
    Hola, I'm pretty new here and was wondering if there are any online ecommerces like Amazon here in the Dominican Republic. For instance, I'd like to buy a hair trimmer. Also when you get stuff shipped here, does it get delivered to your door or do you have to pick it up at the post office? I am living in a condo by the beach in Bavaro in case that helps.

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    Hi and Welcome!

    I believe most including myself order stuff from Amazon/Ebay in the US and use a forwarding courier to ship it to their nearest office in DR.

    Myself use EPS, they have an office in Bavaro. There are others that people recommend too.

    Some information in this thread

    https://dr1.com/forums/showthread.ph...=1#post1978084

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    Quote Originally Posted by olalonde View Post
    Hola, I'm pretty new here and was wondering if there are any online ecommerces like Amazon here in the Dominican Republic. For instance, I'd like to buy a hair trimmer. Also when you get stuff shipped here, does it get delivered to your door or do you have to pick it up at the post office? I am living in a condo by the beach in Bavaro in case that helps.

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    There are a few local online shopping stores but very limited.
    For example: https://sirena.do/site/home La sirena GO

    Most people buy from Amazon, ebay, etc.
    And use a forwarding courier that gets your items here to an office in DR.

    There are many couriers you can use check https://couriers.do to compare the most popular ones.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon486 View Post
    There are a few local online shopping stores but very limited.
    For example: https://sirena.do/site/home La sirena GO

    Most people buy from Amazon, ebay, etc.
    And use a forwarding courier that gets your items here to an office in DR.

    There are many couriers you can use check https://couriers.do to compare the most popular ones.

    Have fun!
    Purchases over 200.00 US$ are subjet to custom taxes at arrival to DR so make sure what you buy is always under that limit, and you must be registred at the DGA, if not they will stop your shipment. After you open your currier account here do not forget to register here https://www.aduanas.gob.do/de-inter%...istro-courier/

    If Im not wrong Domex deliver your package in your door, not sure if they add extra charges for that, I think they do. I use EPS and BM Cargo.

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    I use BM cargo right next to jumbo in bavaro.. folks who work there are very friendly and helpful ,, its very east to setupup account....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva_31 View Post
    Purchases over 200.00 US$ are subjet to custom taxes at arrival to DR so make sure what you buy is always under that limit, and you must be registred at the DGA, if not they will stop your shipment. After you open your currier account here do not forget to register here https://www.aduanas.gob.do/de-inter%...istro-courier/

    If Im not wrong Domex deliver your package in your door, not sure if they add extra charges for that, I think they do. I use EPS and BM Cargo.
    Domex does not charge for deliveries.

    They are also the carrier for the U.S. Consulate.

    Over the years I've used other carriers and Domex is by far the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Domex does not charge for deliveries.

    They are also the carrier for the U.S. Consulate.

    Over the years I've used other carriers and Domex is by far the best.
    The D.R. is fast becoming the most difficult country in the world to do the simplest everyday things !
    How many countries make you register to recieve packets items sent from abroad. You need a licence here not very tourist friendly by doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstew View Post
    The D.R. is fast becoming the most difficult country in the world to do the simplest everyday things !
    How many countries make you register to recieve packets items sent from abroad. You need a licence here not very tourist friendly by doing this.
    Save your breath and be happy for no taxes below $200 US. This registration allows the government to track between commercial and private purchases etc. and helps keeping stuff free for normal persons.

    In my home country they tax everything from abroad, the previous (free) limit is gone...
    I do not want the same happen here.

    It only takes a minute or so to register, and then you can forget it.

    Jeeesus, all that negativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstew View Post
    The D.R. is fast becoming the most difficult country in the world to do the simplest everyday things !
    How many countries make you register to recieve packets items sent from abroad. You need a licence here not very tourist friendly by doing this.
    Tourists and/or expats are probably a fraction of the persons using mail courier services in the DR.

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    Good experience with https://www.aliexpress.com/
    I pick up packages at the Post Office, never any problems, but delivery is slow (4+ weeks).
    Waiting for the Chinese to have weekly freight flights to the DR.

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