Shipping via mail service
Hello to all!
After Researching EVERY and ALL forms of shipping my belongings to STT, I found that the US mail was the best price. My question is, do I need a P.O. box prior to shipping if I have a physical address? Also, How far in advance (months) should I send my boxes? My move date Is September 30th, and I would like to send my things parcel post. Thanks to everyone!!
If there is no mail delivery service at your physical address (and as far as I know, most residences on the island do not have mail delivery service except in town), then you will need to set up a P.O. Box.
It is MUCH easier to set up a P.O. box while on island, but do a search on this board because there is a post or two regarding setting up a box from the states. (Although I believe that this would be quite difficult to do, no matter what the "official" rules are).
I sent a total of 40 boxes via the USPS back in February. My insured, priority mail packages arrived within 3-4 days and my insured parcel post packages took slightly less than 3 weeks. I obtained a P.O. Box prior to my move.
Good luck :)! You should also be able to find more information regarding this by doing a search on the board.
Thanks Mell! Sent you a P.M.
You can send them to General Delivery. They will hold them for one month. They do deliver to addresses outside of town. You will need your mailing address, even though you have a house or street number. The postal number for your house may be different than the one on the house itself. My address here is 12 Crystal Gade but the postal service wants people to put 2112 Crystal Gade as that's how they numbered it. Their numbering system is suppossedly better.
Thanks Ronnie!! This helped a bunch!
I think the USPS should conduct an in-depth audit on the efficiency of the USPS service in Puerto Rico. far too many things wind up undelivered from PR to the Islands. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think the bottleneck is there. Am I wrong?