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CristoRey

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A friend of mine asked me a question recently which I was unble to answer.

Question:
What is the best way for Ebay sellers in the Dominican Republic to ship to Canada and the USA.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
 

Northern Coast Diver

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A friend of mine asked me a question recently which I was unble to answer.

Question:
What is the best way for Ebay sellers in the Dominican Republic to ship to Canada and the USA.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Postdom, the Dominican postal service. Everything else is crazy expensive.
 
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fuchs4d

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For items selling in larger quantities:
(Like clothes, shoes):

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Alexander
 

CristoRey

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I looked but was unable to locate previous DR1 thread on Ebay from last year, then... after using Google, I found it. I sent a message via the "Report" option to whomever moderates the Business forums with the intent of having this thread removed but I see the thread is still active.
Fair enough.

Thanks again for the responses.
 

AlterEgo

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I looked but was unable to locate previous DR1 thread on Ebay from last year, then... after using Google, I found it. I sent a message via the "Report" option to whomever moderates the Business forums with the intent of having this thread removed but I see the thread is still active.
Fair enough.

Thanks again for the responses.

Sometimes the search function is glitchy, I’ll leave both.
 

Manuel01

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A friend of mine asked me a question recently which I was unble to answer.

Question:
What is the best way for Ebay sellers in the Dominican Republic to ship to Canada and the USA.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Forget about it !!!! No way on earth that he can compete with US or Canada Sellers. If the Shipping cost want kill him than the negetive feedbacks will because costumers have to wait forever to receive their purchases.
 

fuchs4d

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No way on earth that he can compete with US or Canada Sellers. If the Shipping cost want kill him than the negetive feedbacks will because costumers have to wait forever to receive their purchases.
Not for hard to find or unique items.
Examples: original oldtimer parts like a spoke wheel, sweets from Bonao, Ron Centenario Edición Limitada.


Alexander
 

JD Jones

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For what it's worth, I've never used the search function of the forum software, but only Google:

"site:dr1.com [search terms]"

Works like a charm...
You don't have to put "Site" just DR1: Monte Grande as an example
 

josh2203

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You don't have to put "Site" just DR1: Monte Grande as an example
Weird, I just got completely different results like that:

"dr1: monte grande" = only first two results are for dr1.com

"site:dr1.com monte grande" = all results are only dr1.com

Am I missing something?
 

CristoRey

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Not for hard to find or unique items.
Examples: original oldtimer parts like a spoke wheel, sweets from Bonao, Ron Centenario Edición Limitada.


Alexander
She was thinking about trying to buy wholesale and export larimar jewelry.
 
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JD Jones

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Weird, I just got completely different results like that:

"dr1: monte grande" = only first two results are for dr1.com

"site:dr1.com monte grande" = all results are only dr1.com

Am I missing something?
You're right. I did it both ways and got 5 more hits with your method.
 

windeguy

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Why is this?
I suspect a lack of demand is the culprit.


If you were in Sosua or Cabarete, for example, your best option as quoted above is INPOSDOM.
The office for INPOSDOM is at the POP airport since the one in Sosua was closed. No demand.
So every EBAY order would require someone to go to POP,
Not quick, not convenient.

The standard couriers like UPS, FEDEX, DHL are rather expensive.

EPS might be an option for small items, but it is anything but quick.
 
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Glenn Burke

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I recently sold 8 items that I could not sell in DR for years even for the fraction of their price, finally sold them for a good price to buyers from UK, Canada and USA within a week. All were shipped by EMS from central office of INPOSDOM in Santo Domingo, all arrived on time or earlier, no problems at all, got positive feedback from all buyers.
 
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NanSanPedro

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I recently sold 8 items that I could not sell in DR for years even for the fraction of their price, finally sold them for a good price to buyers from UK, Canada and USA within a week. All were shipped by EMS from central office of INPOSDOM in Santo Domingo, all arrived on time or earlier, no problems at all, got positive feedback from all buyers.

Good info to know. But anymore details:

What were the items and did you have to take them yourself to INPOSDOM in the capital?
 

chico bill

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Forget about it !!!! No way on earth that he can compete with US or Canada Sellers. If the Shipping cost want kill him than the negetive feedbacks will because costumers have to wait forever to receive their purchases.
If they ever get it
So he will have to issue a refund and lose.
DR doesn't have reliable shipping or postal.
It's one major item, along with water and electricity holding the island back.
 

Glenn Burke

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Good info to know. But anymore details:

What were the items and did you have to take them yourself to INPOSDOM in the capital?
I live in SD.

Items were some professional equipment that nobody needs in DR, with price range from 200 to 1000 USD. Smallest box was 2 pounds, biggest one was 25 pounds. Sold one item to UK, others to US and Canada, all left DR next day after shipping them, tracking works fine, one sent to UK was delivered with Parcel Force, and in US they delivered by USPS and in Canada by Canada Post, all signature required on delivery.
 
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