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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 freedom. 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 customers 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 regarding its arrival. Hiring a reputable company with the knowledge, expertise and contacts, and with a clear understanding of customs laws, is a far better way to go.
Since November 2009, Paul and his team have successfully shipped in/out over 650 containers to Ecuador(June 2020), averaging between five and six containers each month. Considering they manage the process from start to finish, you realize that’s a lot of paperwork (from your home in your country of origin 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 container sizes:
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 – 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:
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, Canoa, Otavalo, 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.
*All prices relate to costs in Ecuador of the same quality appliance as in the US.
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.
What can we say about our experience with shipping our possessions from Canada to Ecuador with Paul
Wilches and his team from Relocations Services Of Ecuador.
We first talked to Paul approximately 9 months prior to our shipping our container. He answered all the
questions we had at the time, and we talked to him a couple times more before locking in our decision
to bring our possessions with us.
The contract that we signed was pretty clear and included in the email that they sent with the contract
were simple instructions on packing, things we could not be bring and the number of certain items we
During the whole process Paul Wilches would respond to us when we had questions and if not
available at the moment we called him, he would return our calls within a reasonable amount of time.
Paul Wilches and the rest of the team kept us up to date all the way through and made it easy during
COVID times to get legal documents signed here in Ecuador.
Our possessions arrived into Guayaquil, had a few issues with the shipping line which was sorted, a
couple issues with customs, one being an error of a weigh scale but Paul Wilches there every step of
the way ensuring our belongings arrived to our new home.
With a move as big as this, we knew that there would be stressful moments, and there was a period of
time when it was held up in the shipping yard we thought, “why did we do this”, but were thrilled to see
it arrive to our home safely. It has now been two months since it arrived and we are extremely happy
with the decision that we made for us. I
f you were thinking about who to use to ship your possessions to Ecuador from another country, we
would certainly recommend Relocation Services of Ecuador
Kristin and MArk Verleyen
Paul Wilches of Relocation Services of Ecuador at firstname.lastname@example.org 098-721-3242
We shipped a container from Texas to Cuenca and Paul was fantastic during the whole process, including instructions about inventory, packing, loading, customs inspection, transport, and finally unloading into our apartment. There were “bumps” regarding the lockdown at that time, and these were expertly resolved by Paul. We recommend his services without reservation!