I??ve been using this service which sends stuff (including furniture, ?) from New York to Medellin for 1.1$/pound. It works like this:

  • You pay 1.1$/pound, plus about 10$/box in taxes and obligatory insurance.
  • The maximum weight is 110 pounds.
  • You drop of boxes in the shop in New Jersey, and they are delivered to a home address (by truck) in Medellin (or other cities closeby). There??s no extra charge for the delivery.
  • Shipments are sent by air and take about two weeks (often about 10 days).
  • If your box is very, very large and doesn??t weigh much (a large mattress), they??ll charge you per size instead of per weight.
  • The extra costs per box mean that it??s cheaper to send 1 larger box than many smaller boxes.
  • You can send as many boxes as you want, but each box needs to be less than 110 pounds.
  • You don??t pay any extra taxes, except if you send electronics (anything with an electric plug), then you pay a small extra fee.
  • They take care of all paperwork, customs, etc?
  • If you send more than 6 of the same item, you can get into trouble with customs (over 6 of the same item is not ??personal use? anymore and they??ll want you to pay import taxes or fine you if you don??t). The shop is very careful about this and will warn you. You can easily send separate shipments though, don??t think that would be a problem.

This is the address:

Rinconcito Musical
Street: 342 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-5803
Phone: (201) 487-1018

It??s a music shop (they sell CD??s and stuff), just go inside and ask about shipping.

This is the cheapest way to send stuff to Colombia that I??ve found, cheaper even than renting part of a shipping container which takes 3 months to get there. I??ve already sent a few boxes and the service works great. Highly recommended.

Posted on October 26, 2009


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great lead. do they ship to other countries?

Posted on October 26, 2009


This is a bruja company and they really should not worry if it is 6 items or 10,000 and btw it is more than 3 of the same item not 6 if you are shipping legal.

Just FYI this is 2k pesos a pound? that is very very very cheap. A third what the other black market companies charge. Have you shipepd a lot with this company? Have you lost things? If it is a good company meaning no theft then wow a great deal!

Posted on October 26, 2009


I ship with Vencell Coordinadora Cargo out of Jackson Heights, Queens. They charge me the same $1.1 per pound and an additional $19 for insurance, taxes and puerta a puerta delivery. They quote 8 days from receipt to delivery.

I have shipped with them several times and only once was a package delayed and that was for 2 days. Never was anything opened. Needless to say, nothing was ever stolen. I often look at them as an alternative to FedEx. FedEx wants $90.62 to send a 3-page document to Santa Marta and they quote delivery at 3 days, if there are no customs delays. I shipped the documents in a box with some other things that weighed 45 pounds and was charged $68.50 by Vencell with 8 days for delivery.

Vencell Coordinadora Cargo
84-26 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY11372
(718) 533-9509

Posted on October 26, 2009


I've shipped like 20 boxes on various occasions with El Rinconsito and so far everything has been fantastic, everything arrives, nothing opens. They ship huge amounts of stuff.

Posted on October 26, 2009


And indeed, it's 2000 pesos/pound, and indeed, it is very, very cheap, but totally legit in my experience with them.

Posted on October 26, 2009


I need a company like that ships from Atlanta.

Posted on October 26, 2009


You could call them and ask them if they know someone who ships at similar rates from Atlanta...

Posted on October 26, 2009


Atlanta 6782262088


Miami 3054575300

Posted on October 26, 2009


Hi peter , I was going to rent a half container from another company to ship furniture from NYC to Barranquilla , do they ship furniture?

Posted on October 26, 2009


Im sure they must do all of Colombia as well. Cali? Good company lead to file away as well.

Posted on October 26, 2009


I also dislike Colombian style furniture, I'm sending HEAPS of Ikea furniture over. The good thing is that it's nicely packed, ready to send. Even with sending costs, it still ends up cheaper than similar (but uglier) local furniture. I do feel a bit bad about not supporting local industry, but oh well.

Posted on October 26, 2009


Thanks Peter for that contact. Looks like a good one! I can wait a few more days and save money.............

Posted on October 26, 2009


Peter, can you have online orders shipped to them and they will accept delivery for forwarding to Colombia? do they set up shipping accounts as well?

Posted on October 26, 2009


No, they don't forward, you have to physically go there (as far as I know). Give them a call though, I might be wrong :)

Posted on October 26, 2009


That's a good deal, definitely... but you can get it at some places off of Roosevelt and la 37 in Queens, or close to it.

You know there are people who make custom furniture here, I'm getting all my shit custom built....

Posted on October 26, 2009


Any one knows from Miami?

Posted on October 26, 2009


Vincell also has a Miami office. Their number is (305) 406-0020. I used to ship through them until they told me about the NY location.

Posted on October 26, 2009


How about from Washington, DC. Anyone know a shipper with ties to Colombia (specifically Bogota)?

I need to ship a few things from DC to Bogota . . .

Posted on October 26, 2009


TW PM me

Posted on October 26, 2009


Just sent a PM . . .

If you didn't get it, you can reach me on twmcm at yahoo dot com

Posted on October 26, 2009


ok got it

Posted on October 26, 2009


I need the nearest shipper to Colombia from zip code 98569 Ocean Shores Wa

Posted on October 26, 2009


Anyone in Atlanta used B & G Cargo Express?

http://www.bygcargoexpress.com/rates.html

Posted on October 26, 2009