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Fantastika
23-02-2014, 20:29
My friend said that the Russian Postal System now has tracking.

Does anyone know about this, or how it works? With incoming and outgoing international mail, too, or just within Russian locales?

I am trying to teach my friend how to start an online-selling business, such as molotok.ru or ebay.com, and it would be a lot less hassle if there is a way to track delivery of the packages.

In my little village in US, there is just a one-clerk Post Office. I just print the labels on the packages at home, from Ebay or USPS.com, and rarely have to wait more than a minute or two. In the nearby city, they have a place where I can just drop off pre-labeled packages at the Post Office, no waiting at all.

Anything like this in Russia, where you could print postage labels and drop off your packages?

At least with tracking, it eliminates 90% of the seller-buyer problems.

robertmf
23-02-2014, 20:35
My friend said that the Russian Postal System now has tracking.


I've been using trackitonline.ru (http://trackitonline.ru) to track the customs slip #. I find this more effective than the USPS customs # tracking ;) This tracking only gets you customs country <-> country, not door-to-door; but it's better than nothing.

For my last parcel Philadelphia -> Moscow, it took 2 days to get to Moscow and 28 days to be delivered :Loco: Go figure ;)

Hans.KK
23-02-2014, 20:46
http://www.russianpost.ru/RP/SERVISE/EN/Home/postuslug/TrackingPO

Fantastika
24-02-2014, 03:56
I've been using trackitonline.ru (http://trackitonline.ru)

For my last parcel Philadelphia -> Moscow, it took 2 days to get to Moscow and 28 days to be delivered :Loco: Go figure ;)



Don't feel bad, I shipped a small item to Germany (from US), it took 8 weeks, and to England, 6 weeks. Customer want their money back, I told them to just be patient, finally the packages arrived.


http://www.russianpost.ru/RP/SERVISE/EN/Home/postuslug/TrackingPO

To register the item is it very expensive? I mean , if you are selling $5 light bulbs, is it worth it?

robertmf
24-02-2014, 04:03
To register the item is it very expensive? I mean , if you are selling $5 light bulbs, is it worth it?

Do you have strings of C7 Christmas tree lights :question:

I've also found the UK Post to be very sluggish. To Australia is 10 days flat.

Fantastika
24-02-2014, 05:22
I have maybe 200 C-7's, but right now a lot more C-9's, mostly in old strings. I haven't shipped anything overseas, they get pretty weighty and the postage is expensive, unless you're just looking for a few bulbs.

You know these are 110 volts? The old ones are anyway.

vossy7
24-02-2014, 07:46
What's with the Тольятти‎ flag are you selling Жигули bulbs?:confused1:

Hans.KK
24-02-2014, 09:59
To register the item is it very expensive?
Do your calculation here http://www.russianpost.ru/rp/servise/ru/home/postuslug/autotarif

But be aware that not all items are allow to be send by mail, there is both general rules http://www.russianpost.ru/rp/servise/ru/home/postuslug/goodslist and http://www.russianpost.ru/rp/servise/ru/home/postuslug/customs and country specific rules for international mailing (here you have to ask at the post office, or you may be able to find the info if you start digging from here http://www.russianpost.ru/rp/servise/ru/home/documents) and they often check the contains at the post office.


I mean , if you are selling $5 light bulbs, is it worth it?Senders (or receiver if sender transfer the cost to him) choice.

robertmf
24-02-2014, 16:27
I have maybe 200 C-7's, but right now a lot more C-9's, mostly in old strings. I haven't shipped anything overseas, they get pretty weighty and the postage is expensive, unless you're just looking for a few bulbs.

You know these are 110 volts? The old ones are anyway.

I was just curious. I need to replace the strings of lights on my 4' Xmas tree. C7 strings. I don't like the C9 :)

110V is okay for Philadelphia

Fantastika
25-02-2014, 03:22
How many strings, or bulbs? What colors do you prefer?

robertmf
25-02-2014, 03:48
How many strings, or bulbs? What colors do you prefer?

What do you suggest for a 4' tree? I'm thinking 3 strings ? The tree is in 2 sections, so I suppose 2 strings for the bottom and 1 string on the smaller top section.

Mixed solid colors are good. No flickering lights.
+ I'd also buy red, either solid or clear bulbs.
+ I'd buy blue clear bulbs, too.

No rush if you run into something :) I have 10 months :rofl: eh wot