How to Send a Laptop to India from USA: 10 Ways
Laptops in the USA are cheaper than they are in India, says an article on The Telegraph. The reason for this is that American companies like Google, Dell, Microsoft, etc., selling in their home country, have to pay tax once. On the other hand, when they sell in India, they pay sales tax and import duty in India and income tax in the US. Moreover, the non-US companies like Lenovo, HTC, Asus, etc., prefer to export large numbers of their laptops to USA compared to India, help them sell to US retailers at a lower rate.
The good news, however, is that you can easily send laptops throughout the world, including India, from the United States, using a shipping company or a parcel service. Here’s a look at the 10 ten options.
10 Ways to Send a Laptop from USA to India
Personal Help: If you have a friend or family member living in America, they can carry the laptop along with their luggage, when making their way to India. This is indeed the cheapest yet most trustworthy means to send a laptop to India, since there are no additional fee, like delivery charges, associated.
Hire a Proxymate Partner: Apps like the proxymate app on Google Play Store, which can be downloaded easily, allow you to register and place a request to find a person or willing traveler, who is ready to deliver the laptop for you. In exchange, they’ll charge you a very low commission.
Import Through a Logistics-Based Startup: Logistics based startups, like Speedbox, operating through a mobile app and offering affordable rates, can have your parcel picked up and delivered anywhere in the world, through their effortless shipping options.
DHL Courier Service: DHL, operating in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group. They have very advanced warehousing services that, other than storage, include packaging and repairs as well. With DHL, you can be absolutely sure of your laptop reaching India safely.
FedEx: FedEx shipping service provides time-definite and customs-cleared delivery, typically in 3 business days. The shipment is also backed up by the FedEx money back guarantee. FedEx offers a simple tool to obtain a rate quote and determine the expected delivery date of your laptop to India and time for your shipment.
UPS: UPS is one of the three biggest shipping carriers in USA. It really becomes economical to ship via UPS if your package exceeds 3 pounds. An average laptop weighs somewhere around 5 pounds. You can track your package to find out exactly where it is through its journey.
Bombino Express: Bombino Express, operating between India, USA, the UK, Middle East and the rest of the world, is also known to deliver electronic items, including laptops, from USA to India, without any additional cost.
USA Box: A package and mail forwarding service like USA Box is by far the cheapest and safest way to send a laptop from the US to India through a logistics service. Other than providing 100% free insurance, they will also check for damage and repacking on request to make sure you receive your laptop in good condition.
Shop USA: Another package and mail forwarding service, Shop USA is specially meant for those who shop from online stores in the US and want to ship their purchase to India.
Borderlinx: Shipping to 60 countries, Borderlinx includes repackaging and consolidating multiple packages.
To check how much duty you have to pay on imported electronics to India, check this post.
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