Shipping Antiques from Abroad
The Antiques Diva® & Co is pleased to be your liaison with 3rd party art and antiques shippers from Europe and Asia to destinations around the globe. For over 10 years, AD&CO has partnered with a premier international shipping companies to refer you to the best shippers to meet your international shipping needs.
At AD&CO we introduce you to the right contacts – giving objective feedback on which 3rd party shipper best fits your shipping needs. On tour, you’re welcome to choose whichever shipper you want – one from our network, or your own, and we will work with your shipping company to provide the information so they can collect your goods from the dealers.
The responsibility of the shipping company is to track your inventory and payments, cross-reference your tags, pack, complete all export/import paperwork and monitor your shipment’s progress from the time they receive your goods until they are delivered to you; and keep you advised of the status of your shipment.
When shipping internationally the options include:
- full 20 or 40ft containers or partial containers (LCL: Less Container Loads)
- door-to-door shipping
- port-only shipping
- independent or shared location shipping
Antiques Diva Liaison Shipping Services
While we do not ship your inventory ourselves, we do work with you to advise on your international antique shipping needs based upon over a decade of experience buying antiques abroad. We advise on what to watch out for, how to save money on your shipping and give tips and advise on how to work with your preferred shipper. The fact is international shipping is not easy – but understanding the risks helps you better understand the process. And as they say, informed is better prepared. Let us help prepare you. At The Antiques Diva & Co, we liaise on shipping services to customers across Europe and around the globe, including antiques dealers, interior designers, builders and private clients.
Working with your chosen 3rd party shipper we will make sure you are provided with your shipping tags, labels and instructions to identify and inventory your purchases at the dealer or on your buying tour. We are there to hold your hand through the process of working with an international shipper before, during and after your shipment giving our advice along the way.
What to Expect
International Shipping Services Usually Include:
√ Organizing the invoicing and payments of the goods purchased abroad
√ Collecting all the goods from the different vendors and transporting to the 3rd party warehouses
√ Packing service includes wrapping your goods in protective materials, crating, loading on pallets for transport, and using the most advanced art and antiques packaging and crating industry practices.
√ Prior to shipping your goods are stored in secure cold storage warehouses
√ Shipments are organized in 20ft, 40ft or LCL ( Less Container Loads)
√ Your Shipper manages the loading of your container in our warehouse
√ Your Shipper organizes all customs and VAT paperwork concerning the export and import documentation necessary for your goods
√ If required, your shipper provides fumigation of your container
√ Your Shipper can provide insurance for the shipped goods or you could work with a 3rd party insurer.
The Antiques Diva & Co works with 3rd party shippers to recommend the right service for your shipping needs. We suggest shippers who offer competitive rates and the shortest possible handling and shipping time to deliver your goods from the antiques dealer to your door.
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