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    Default Fed Ex from the States to Puerto Plata

    Hi!
    Im just wondering if anyone can give me some advice from prior experience on receiving a fed ex from the US to Puerto Plata. I live in an apartment, but I think it would be difficult to find and it has no number. Can I have them send it to a drop or the airport? or will they call me to pick it up? and is it totally reliable because it will be something that I really need ( not pricey) but necessary. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm1980 View Post
    Hi!
    Im just wondering if anyone can give me some advice from prior experience on receiving a fed ex from the US to Puerto Plata. I live in an apartment, but I think it would be difficult to find and it has no number. Can I have them send it to a drop or the airport? or will they call me to pick it up? and is it totally reliable because it will be something that I really need ( not pricey) but necessary. Thanks!

    Yesterday I send an envelope package to DR. It should arrive tomorrow by 6pm. The house its going to does not have a number on it as well-I wonder how the fed ex guy knows? I'll let you know if it arrives!!

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    I have received FedEx mailings from Southern Florida to Sosua and later Puerto Plata in usually 3 working days.

    There is indeed a problem with the receiving address.
    Unless one has a known business address or lives in a well known condo or private/gated development with an office which is open during regular business hours, one would be well advised to seek a good, trustworthy friend with such an address to use and receive FedEx shipments to.


    ... J-D.

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    We regularly receive FedEx, UPS and DHL here at Las Canas. The companies know where we are using our address as Las Canas Aparthotel, La Mulata, Sosua. Be sure to have your phone number on the package. For us it is easy because they just deliver it to the front desk.

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    just make sure they leave a tel. number to contact you, their should be NO problem

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    And be aware, that unlike UPS and DHL, Fedex has no phone number answered in the DR. The local DR number for Fedex, including its toll free number is answered by a call center in Mexico. There is nobody to speak to in SD directly. When I get Fedex, I just have the shipment retained at Av. Los Proceres at fedex and pick it up when going to Santo Domingo. I am doing so after about a year ago a shipment arrived and I got a call from a local fedex station in Higuey - about 3 weeks late - guess from who - Banco BHD!!! --apparently they are doing deliveries for Fedex to where Fedex does not deliver directly.

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    The Fedex office in Puerto Plata is diagonally across the street from Metro bus terminal. The young lady is extraordinarily helpful, pop in & see her in advance of your package arriving & make your own arrangements for collection. If you need a reference point, tell her the English woman who recently sent papers to the Isla del Hombres sent you (she'll probably remember me because.......it took them a little while to track down where the Isle of Man was )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    The Fedex office in Puerto Plata is diagonally across the street from Metro bus terminal. The young lady is extraordinarily helpful, pop in & see her in advance of your package arriving & make your own arrangements for collection. If you need a reference point, tell her the English woman who recently sent papers to the Isla del Hombres sent you (she'll probably remember me because.......it took them a little while to track down where the Isle of Man was )

    Do you know if that office would accept to receive FedEx shipments (to their address as Mr./Mrs XYZ c/o FedEx office across Metro) and hold them for pickup?

    That would be a good solution for many with hard to describe addresses.

    ... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J D Sauser View Post
    Do you know if that office would accept to receive FedEx shipments (to their address as Mr./Mrs XYZ c/o FedEx office across Metro) and hold them for pickup?

    That would be a good solution for many with hard to describe addresses.

    ... J-D.
    That's what I am doing now, but held for pickup in SD... address goes like this:

    JOHN DOE
    Retener en Fedex Av. Los Proceres
    Pasara a retirar
    SANTO DOMINGO, DR

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    That's what I am doing now, but held for pickup in SD... address goes like this:

    JOHN DOE
    Retener en Fedex Av. Los Proceres
    Pasara a retirar
    SANTO DOMINGO, DR
    OK, gotta go ask the little office in Puerto Plata if they can handle that concept.

    Thanks! ... J-D.

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