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DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS account

Postby revolta » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:08 am

Do I need to open an account for DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS, if my supplier send me their goods through this services.
If need to open an account, how much do I need to pay.
Anyone know which services is better?

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:10 am

That depends on whether or not the sender has paid the freight. Don;t forget the potential import duty.
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Postby Guest » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 2:27 pm

Vaucluse wrote:That depends on whether or not the sender has paid the freight. Don;t forget the potential import duty.


I will pay for the feight, so do I need to pay a deposit for DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS account, or I will pay the feight cost when I receive the goods.

where to check the feight cost?
any web site to recommend

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Postby memorieschc » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 7:27 pm

Yes u need to put a deposit once u open an account. U may want to checkout the providers' website (for UPS, its www.ups.com). E-mail them and u will get the info u need.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 8:37 pm

Most of the carriers will require that shipping expense is billed to the shipper (in which case their account number is used), or to the recipient (in which case you must have an account) or to a credit card number (which can be either the shipper's cc or yours).

I'd say you need an account. If you have an ACRA registered business, this should be easy.

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Postby Sicily » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 8:44 pm

I just opened an account with Fedex, there is charges or not required any deposit in advance. You just need to call their hotline and do it. Myabe you can try to go to their website .

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Postby revolta » Fri, 22 Jul 2005 9:20 am

must I really need to have a registered company inorder to open an freight account?

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Postby bizcatalyst » Fri, 22 Jul 2005 7:12 pm

revolta wrote:must I really need to have a registered company inorder to open an freight account?

The basic question here is "Are you running a business in Singapore?"
If you are, you should register a company, sole proprietor or private limited company.
Import: The only to claim back GST is through a company with GST registration. So, if you pay GST when your shipment arrives, you need to pay the GST to clear the shipment from custom even if you use DHL or UPS.
If you like to know more, you may send yr question via email to me.
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Postby Guest » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 10:16 pm

DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS, does any one know which company have the lowest charges for posting.

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Postby Oriental » Thu, 28 Jul 2005 6:29 am

If you are a business customer and require a number of parcels to be sent to you each month and you have to pay the freight then, depending on your company’s creditworthiness, is should be no problem to open an account with the major courier firms. My experience is that they will charge a little extra for that service.
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Postby Guest » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 6:15 pm

sorry have some inqueries here,
I know there is DHL, UPS, FEDEX in singapore, but what is EMS.
Is EMS equal to sing post?
How to open an account in EMS account in singapore?

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Postby DHLgal » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 11:42 am

hey y'all

i would go dhl all the way - and that is just by my experience here and in other country. you can try www.dhl.com.sg for more info

staff are frendly and helpful. was paying cash for a while but then just opened an account. now no fuss, get better rates. i send mostly documents and samples. also use my account for ppl in other countries to send me stuff. that way i pay here in SGD and no hassle.

tried the others but not good results... with one my papers ended up in different place and then lost! be careful

it's easy to check them all out on the web perhpas even call and speak with their people. find the one that gives you the best service and the best rates.....

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Re: DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS account

Postby ksl » Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:26 pm

revolta wrote:Do I need to open an account for DHL, UPS, FEDEX, EMS, if my supplier send me their goods through this services.
If need to open an account, how much do I need to pay.
Anyone know which services is better?


EMS is the cheapest without doubt, but not always the best service.

You don't need an account, when the supplier sends his goods, through his account, you are billed on delivery and cannot get the goods until paid.

If you are purchasing on a regular basis, it pays to open your own account, you don't need to be a registered business as far has I know, but you lose any tax benifits, like the GST is payable on delivery.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:29 pm

Anonymous wrote:sorry have some inqueries here,
I know there is DHL, UPS, FEDEX in singapore, but what is EMS.
Is EMS equal to sing post?
How to open an account in EMS account in singapore?


EMS yes
Talk with singpost sales office, if your dealing with lots of parcels, bargain for discount.


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