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RSE works to eliminate the worries and nightmares of getting your cherished belongings to Ecuador.We trust you’ll find Ecuador a multifaceted country of real freedoms. If you have decided, or are deciding, to make Ecuador your home, the team at Relocation Services of Ecuador (RSE) can help you.
There are many questions Americans have when moving to Ecuador. One of those is, “How do I get my household goods to Ecuador, and what can I bring?” The team at RSE will answer these questions.
You may hear horror stories about some Expats’ experiences trying to ship their personal items to Ecuador—stories like:
There are many people who attempt to ship their personal belongings into the country themselves, but quickly learn that while you may save a few dollars on the front end, you could find yourself paying thousands of dollars on the back end dealing with issues you weren’t aware of when it arrives in port. Hiring a reputable company with the knowledge, expertise and contacts, who does it day in and day out and understands customs laws, is a far better way to go.
Since November 2009, Paul and his team have successfully shipped over 500 containers into Ecuador until September 2017. They average between 5 and 6 containers each month. When you consider they manage the process from start to finish, that’s a lot of paperwork (from your home in origin country to your door anywhere in Ecuador) !
From the first inquiry by phone they help you understand the process, and walk you through each step so that there are no surprises along the way. Paul insists on having a conversation with every potential client, so they understand the scope of the project and he can get a clear idea of what they are looking for and advise them on their best course of action.
Once you have all the proper documentation, Paul helps you determine the appropriate size container for your household goods. There are three sizes for containers:
20’ container – 8’ wide x 8’ high x 20’ long – fits the contents of a two bedroom apartment.
40’ container – 8’ wide x 8’high x 40’ long – fits the contents of an average three bedroom home.
40’ HC container – 8’ wide x 9’ high x 40’ long – is the largest container offered, and it’s the exact same price as a 40’ standard container to ship.
“We don’t leave the office at the end of the day until every question has been answered satisfactorily for our customers. We pride ourselves on our communication. We push ourselves to offer the highest level of customer service to our clients.”
If you are thinking about shipping a container of goods to Ecuador, first and foremost it’s a good idea to understand what you are NOT allowed to bring with you.
1. Firearms, explosives or munitions of any kind – it will be considered contraband and could lead to a jail sentence.
2. No motorized vehicles, cars, motorcycles, scooters, golf carts, jet skis, etc.
3. No more than 10 bottles of liquor
4. No regular filament lightbulbs
5. No cash, gold or silver bars, etc. – all of this must be brought in through the proper channels
6. Food stuffs – you can pack your leftovers (what would normally constitute the contents of a pantry) but you can’t bring 40 cases of baked beans, for example.
To assist in making this process as painless as possible, Relocation Services of Ecuador provides a detailed inventory spreadsheet that you can use.
Relocation Services of Ecuador have delivered containers all over the country including Cuenca, Quito, Salinas, Vilcabamba, Cotacachi, Loja, Olon, Puerto Lopez, Puerto Cayo, Santa Marianita, Manta, Crucita, Jama and even the Amazon. They have a team on this end that will unload your container for you, a personal service that is included as part of the package.
Many people might think that shipping a container is too expensive and they look at replacing all of their household items once they get here, but check out the comparison chart above which shows the average cost of an appliance in the US vs. buying it new in Ecuador.
As you can see, just in the cost of replacing five major appliances, you could have brought a 20’ container to Ecuador with all of your belongings. Another consideration is that furniture made in Ecuador is made for Ecuadorian sized people, and can be uncomfortable for average Americans, unless you have it custom made which can be expensive.
From the first telephone consultation they help you understand the process and guide you through every step so that there are no surprises along the way.
Once the container arrives in Guayaquil, Paul or Nathaly personally travel to Guayaquil to open and inspect the contents.
Since November 2009, Paul and his team have successfully shipped over 350 containers into Ecuador. They average between 5 and 6 containers each month.
Many people might think that sending a container is too expensive and it is not.
“Paul, Nathlay, and Carmen of Relocation Services of Ecuador did an amazing job organizing and shipping our belongings. Not only did they provide all the details we needed upfront, they went out of their way to ensure our container was at our house on the exact date we needed it, even though there was a snafu with the container company. They were there for us every step of the way and it was great to be able to know that we could count on them to keep our belongings safe as well as avoid any surprises along the way. I highly recommend Relocation Services of Ecuador”.
El Servicio ofrecido por la Cia.Relocation Services of Ecuador,para enviar el Contenedor con todas mis pertenencias,hacia los Estados Unidos de America fue eficiente,profesional y recibido en las fechas exactas y de una forma Limpia y ordenada con respecto a todos los tramites realizados tanto en Ecuador como en USA.Fue un trayecto impecablemente bien manejado en todo aspecto,y estoy muy satisfecho con el servicio de Relocation Services of Ecuador ,Empresa manejada por su presidente y gerente :Paul Wilches I. y Nathaly Consuegra respectivamente.
Recomiendo a la Nombrada Empresa a Ojo Cerrado y con la misma confianza que ellos me brindaron, no duden de llamarlos: of.201 Edificio Acropolis(ave.Jose Peralta 4-138 y ave. 12 de Abril.)tel.593-7 404 8218 .593 987 236 479. 593 987 213 242. muchas Gracias Paul y Nathaly Buen Trabajo !!!