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Which mail courier service is better to send a package from Canada to overseas country? Fedex, UPS, DHL, Purolator, or Canada Post?

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I want to send a small courier package from Canada to a friend of mine who went to live in India and it doesn't weigh much, it is only about 1 kgs. I do not have experience in sending such courier package and i am afraid that my package could get lost in transit, as i heard a lot of stories from my co worker about how their packages was lost and there was nothing the courier company could do about it. I believe they also offer some kind of insurance for the value of the packages but the price might be quite expensive and i am not sure if claiming for the package insurance would be easy or not.

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asked in Gander by Sally Carpenter (153 points)

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Usually purchasing additional insurance for your courier package is not required as the items are tracked all the way to your destination but if in case your package does gets lost in transit, you can always claim for it even without purchasing insurance. The reason is that because the package should be sort of guaranteed to arrive. They may not refund you the full value of the item lost but some portion value of it.

In my case, i send a package from Canada to India using UPS company and i paid for the express post service which was supposed to arrive in three days time. It was a mistake and worst experience because the package got stuck in Mumbai for almost two weeks before it got released. I called to inquire about the package when it got stuck in Mumbai, and they replied that it was customary rules any imports has to be in hold for few days. I told them it took almost two weeks now and UPS was supposed to be have delivered it in three to five days maximum. Finally, after much awaiting, the package started to move toward the destinations. When the package arrived at my relative's place, my relative still had to pay import duties for the package. So never again, would i use UPS courier package service. Instead i would go for DHL courier, if i need to send package to India because in India, DHL has lots of operation there and services is faster there.
answered by Mumtaz Fadil (152 points)

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