In the month of June we experimented with a new service from DHL, called Global Mail. Worldwide postage prices are getting more expensive than ever, so, we are happy to announce that Global Mail is FASTER and CHEAPER!
Global Mail uses the Hong Kong Post office to deliver the parcel to your doorstep. We ship your shells with DHL to the Hong Kong Post office and they deliver the parcel with regular mail to you. The average transit time for a parcel from the Philippines to the US is about 10-12 days instead of the more usual 4-6 week with the Philippine Post office. To Europe it takes about the same time.
This new shipping method can send parcels up to 2kg.
We have calculated that you save 40% on some destinations for 1 kg.
Prices effective Feb. 1, 2013:
Prices in USD
Registration Service (Postage + Registration Fee)
|Country||Up to 10gms||Additional 10gms|
Example: 900gms parcel from Philippines to Belgium
- Step 1: Item weight 900gms (rounded up to the next 10gms) - 10gms= 890gms
- Step 2: 890gms/ 10gms= 89xUS$.21(additional 10gms charge) = US$18.69
- Step 3: Up to 10gms charge US$ 2.49 + US$18.69 = US$21.18= US$21.20 (rounded off to the nearest 10th)
It is important to know that we include all needed export papers from the Philippines on your parcel for FREE for orders above 200 euro/250 USD. Orders below 200€/250 USD, additional of $10 for BFAR for Global Mail and Air Parcel Shipments and $17 for DHL Express Service.
- Customs export declaration form
- Bureau of Fisheries export permit stating that all shells included are legal and that there are NO CITES shells inside your parcel.
These papers are needed in case you want to sell or donate your collections to museums, they will be even more important in the future.
FOR PARCELS FROM OVER 2 KG (Box 9 to BB)
The Philippine Post office and DHL rates have also been adjusted to make it more affordable to receive these parcels. We could save about 7 euro or about 10 dollar from the last posted rates and about 5 dollar on the DHL rates. Shipping cost includes the Custom forms and Bureau of Fisheries export permit.
WE WANT TO POINT OUT THAT AT PRESENT CONCHOLOGY, INC DOES NOT CHARGE ANY COMMISSION FEES ON PAYPAL AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.