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Shipping Internationally – General Considerations

Shipping Internationally – General Considerations

Specifying reasonable shipping and handling costs in your listing is essential for smart selling.

We recommend providing a buyer with firm shipping costs to their destination.

Shipping costs are determined by the Seller and specified at the time the Seller creates it advertisements. Please see shipping calculator links below and ensure you have this determined prior to creating your listing.

Who Is Responsible You Any International Duties and/or Taxes?

Importing duties and fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Before agreeing to purchase an item that requires any international shipping please make enquiries and ensure that you are familiar with your country's customs, importing laws and any associated costs.

Remember it is your responsibility as the Buyer.

Are You Wanting to Use Paypal?

As well as Escrow services for all transactions we offer Paypal.

Paypal is currently available across over 200 countries using 25 different currencies.

To review the current list of qualifying countries please see go to the Paypal site:

Are You Wanting to Use Payoneer?

In today’s borderless digital world, Payoneer enables millions of businesses and professionals from more than 200 countries and territories to connect with each other and grow globally through our cross-border payments platform.

With Payoneer’s fast, flexible, secure and low-cost solutions, marketplaces, networks, businesses and professionals throughout the world can pay and get paid globally, as easily as they do locally.

Please see:

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To protect both you and your buyer against loss or damage during shipping, consider purchasing shipping insurance for your package—especially for higher priced items. Shipping insurance is available through most postal carriers, and can be purchased while you pay for postage.

You can factor in the cost of shipping insurance into your shipping cost—but make sure you state in your description that you are doing so.

Buyers want to know that they are paying extra for shipping for a good reason. Shipping insurance generally covers both lost and damaged items.

Package Your Musical Instruments Securely

After your item sells, you are ready to ship it. Make sure you package your instrument safely and securely.

We recommend using bubble wrap, foam, or other packaging materials to make sure your item is not damaged during its transportation. If you take an item apart to ship it, please include a list of pieces and instructions on how to put it back together.

Individually wrap items and provide lots of cushioning (bubble wrap, foam, corrugated dividers, or crumpled paper). Be careful if you choose to reuse newspaper—the ink can rub off and damage your items.

If any pieces could be damaged by water, make sure you wrap them with a layer of sealed plastic or place them in a waterproof carrying case. Remember, wrap and pack firmly—you don’t want to hear any rattling!

Use strong tape designed for shipping, rather than masking tape, cellophane tape, string or paper over-wrap.

How Do I Calculate My Shipping Costs?

DHL, UPS, and FedEx and Twill amongst others offer shipping calculators for International orders. For all countries check with major carriers in your region about shipping rates for international orders. Alternatively contact escrow@guitartrader.intrernational for assistance with all your freight requirements.

DHL Online Calculator

UPS Online Calculator

FedEx Online Calculator

Twill Online Calculator

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