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ADKmom
1/23/2016 22:05 EST

Has anyone had things shipped to Roatan from Amazon,com? If so how does it work?

fmfeldman
1/30/2016 11:14 EST

Hi,

I live in San Pedro, not Roatán, but I ship to Honduras all the time using a GBox. I believe it stands for General Box. The way it works is that you set up an account with one of the shipping companies that offer the service -- I use TransExpress. They have an address in Doral (Miami), Florida. With my Amazon Prime account I ship for free to the GBox in Doral and from there they ship to Honduras. I pay for the service -- they offer different rate packages and pay for shipping from Miami to Honduras and of course, some duty. The packages require a Commercial Invoice as all countries require to pass through Customs, but with Amazon it's hit or miss with a CI so I just email my Amazon invoice to them and they handle the rest.

Amazon is not the only retailer I ship from. Whomever ships can ship to the GBox. If you are shipping personal belongings, put a very very low value and write "Used goods, for personal use only," which tends to result in very low duty.

Hope this helps.

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ADKmom
2/1/2016 09:31 EST

Thank you this is very helpful.

perrorojo
2/1/2016 10:31 EST

My gf lives in San Pedro Sula with her family and has a P.O Box set up in Miami. She ships everything to the P.O. Box and then a shipping company forwards everything to Honduras (for a fee of course). Items shipped using Amazon (new items) usually have a copy of an invoice so they do not get held up. If you are shipping used items or personal household items you will have to create your own invoice to send with the items.
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