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    Default ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Does anyone know in the Netherlands or elsewhere how much one has to spend to receive free shipping for shipments to the US? I know they deduct VAT and I was playing with the numbers adding and subtracting from my cart, but couldn't determine the threshold and couldn't locate the information on the website. Any info from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Well I found out today that it's free DHL Express shipping over 700 Euros as I just concluded an order earlier today. Love the fact they use DHL Express. Order scheduled to arrive Monday!
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    In summer of 2017 ParfuMaria stopped DHL Express shipment to the US because DHL Express would no longer accept hazardous goods going to the US from the Netherlands. Thus, they had to resort to Post NL only for all packages to the US. I had been in contact with them sporadically that German companies were able to use DHL Express although they had to substantially increase postage costs to transport hazardous goods and we know that companies such as FIF and Essenza have raised their rates. ParfuMaria informed me that sometime after October they hoped to resume DHL Express shipping to the US. This morning I received this e-mail from Maria of ParfuMaria which I thought I would share:

    "Tomorrow we have our final inspection here with a Dangerous Goods inspector. He will give us permission or not.
    If yes we can ship perfume as Dangerous Goods with DHL (huge costs). For a normal package 130 euro and we will take a part for our own account and a part for the customer. But first we have to wait if we will get this official licence. We keep our fingers crossed."

    Warmly

    Maria
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    For Basenoters outside Europe:

    Just got this today from Maria at ParfuMaria:

    We are allowed now to ship with DHL again but only as Dangerous Goods.


    Here you can read about it. (zone5)


    Rest of the World (almost every country that is not listed above) € 79,90 for 5 Kg (around 15 bottles) with DHL express with special Dangerous Goods transport. Safe and very fast. THE MINIMUM ORDER LIMIT IS: € 450,00.
    Free shipping above 800 euro.
    Read more about shipping with Dangerous Goods.


    Will now wait until I have a large order over 800 Euros before purchasing from them.

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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Skin Cosmetics in Amsterdam offers free shipping from €200 orders: https://www.skins.nl/en/delivery. or €25 per bottle zone 5
    As far as packages containing perfume have the diamond sticker on the box they are safe to ship ,without that sticker they run the risk of violating postal regulations.
    Eventually,we have here in Ireland something called: Adresspal; AddressPal allows you to create a UK or USA delivery address for your online shopping. Then track your item to your door or collect your items at your nominated Post Office (UK only) I don't know if that would be of any help to you. http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/MainCont...AddressPal.htm

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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    It seems like the threshold for free shipping at ParfuMaria has risen from 800 Euros to 998 Euros since I last posted in December,
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    They are now also using FedEx International Priority Express to ship fragrances to the US aside from DHL Express. FedEx even arrives faster - in two days!
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Looks like they don't offer the free shipping option anymore for countries in Zone 5 (US is in that list):

    https://www.parfumaria.com/en/deliveryzones

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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Quote Originally Posted by delfa View Post
    Looks like they don't offer the free shipping option anymore for countries in Zone 5 (US is in that list):

    https://www.parfumaria.com/en/deliveryzones
    Looks that way.
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    Default Re: ParfuMaria - Free shipping to the US with which minimum total?

    Received the following updated e-mail today from ParfuMaria in response to my e-mail concerning shipping to the US:

    Dear XXXX,


    Unfortunately FedEx and DHL raised the Dangerous Goods prices and when we do not adjust we make loss. Every shipment from 1-3 kg costs us 220 euro so we already pay a big part ourselves. In the past Dangerous Goods shipments were 180 euro. Included is a visit from a special inspector who inspects the parcel first before pick up. Much more work but safe without worries about destroyed parcels. By the way, we are the only store in Europe with an official IATA license to ship perfumes with special Dangerous Goods transport.

    Here a screenshot for the approx. weights:


    Warmest regards

    Charlotte
    Team ParfuMaria
    Parfumsalon ParfuMaria
    www.ParfuMaria.com




    -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----

    Verzonden: dinsdag 24 juli 2018 22:52
    Aan: parfuMaria <info@parfumaria.com>
    Onderwerp: Shipping to the US


    Maria,

    What happened to the Free Shipping you always had to the US over a certain amount even after you began shipping fragrances as hazardous goods? Why is there no longer a free shipping option over a certain amount to the United States?


    Thank you.

    XXXX
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