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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.
1 de julio a las 14:43 ·
I need to do a major shout out to Paul Wilches and his Ecuador Relocation Services! I packed my container with in a Houston on May 25th and got it delivered to my new Ecuadorian home in Santa Marianita on June 30. I tracked my ship leaving Houston going to Mobile, Alabama before going through the Panama Canal. I followed his instructions from our zoom call and in spite of last minute packing discrepancies l forwarded our inventory list twice before getting it correct. We still had a box without a label and an excercise ball lose it’s label but Paul worked around it to get our container released in short order. I did give Paul a major scare when he needed me to get our final notary note to get container released and needed my passport and had to tell him I send mine and wife’s to Guayaquil to be renewed and it woul be back in 30-40 days. He worked around that and got it released. He was in Manta for a conference and personally escorted the semi driver who got lost leaving Manta to be on hand for unloading process. If anyone has any question or wants to contact me directly I will be more than happy to share more detail of my wonderful experience.
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• Lorraine Gardner Skoglund
Yup. Used Paul in the middle of the pandemic with a shortage of containers which was a hiccup that just about gave me a heart attack but still managed to get my container in 6 weeks with every intact
Paul M Wilches Iñiguez
Lorraine Gardner Skoglund thanks for the feed back and support
We can also recommend Paul M Wilches Iñiguez . He did a great job with our container in 2021.
We recently used Paul Wilches relocation services and he is the best! Highly recommend him and his colleagues!
He really is good at his job!
Sherri Peterson Casey you are the best
Paul and his crew are amazing! We too were so pleased with his service.
Kimberlee D. Wood thanks for your support
Paul is the best!
My husband and I used his services as well. Couldn’t be any happier! Paul is the best!
Liz Tompkins thanks for the opportunity and referals. You guys are the best
What kind of taxes did you have to pay. Does anyone know the rules on motorcycles?
Shawn Mazlack motorcycles are not part of house holdgoods container. Its not possible to bring it. The only way to do. Its commercial importation.
You’re very fortunate.
Paul M Wilches Iñiguez
Dear Bob Miller thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you. Its been a pleasure working with you guys. I will be always working hard for every customer. Thanks for your feed back
Glad you had such a positive experience. Welcome