07/18/2014Blue Horizon Shipping Inc
I used Blue Horizon to move to Indonesia earlier this year. This was my experience: I put my info on a site which sends it to a bunch of companies. I received emails from 7 different ones and phone calls from 3. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Blue Horizon going over the whole process. The guy was very detailed and explained all that was required for me to be able to clear customs hassle free. That’s what set this company apart from the others who focused mainly on the price and couldn’t really confidently and readily answer specific questions as to my particular situation. There are very specific guidelines for foreigners moving to Jakarta. KITAS is needed before arriving. I shipped a 20’ container which came to my door. Three movers came to pack. I was told the day before to be ready by 8am, they didn’t get there until 8:45. Packing took fairly long but they were polite and didn’t really seem to mind my wife changing her mind a thousand times as to what’s going and what’s staying. In the end the container was totally full. Price: $7,695 and that included delivery in Jakarta and packing in GA. This was 2nd most expensive of the 7 I got. Also, I was given a choice as far as paying for additional fees that would apply in Indonesia in advance or when the container gets there. It was nice knowing I would have to pay more before I picked to go with a particular company. Apparently there are a bunch of costs that are usually not included so be sure to read all estimates carefully and ASK! Service: it was mostly via email after the initial call but that was actually better because I prefer to have things in writing in case something goes wrong down the line. I was getting updates throughout and any questions I had were answered promptly. Shipping took ~6 weeks pretty much as long as was listed on the contract. When the container got here, sure enough there were charges at the port. I had to shell out another $600 bucks but I was ready for it. When everything was said and done, a box of glassware was a bit crushed and a few glasses didn’t survive the voyage. I’m happy with how everything turned out.
I've worked with the great team at Comet Delivery Services for over 20 years for three reasons. One and two is that they are dependable and reliable. And three is that they understand that, especially when it comes to delivery services, timing is everything. My graphic design firm, IKON Communication + Marketing Services, has demanding clients that require mostly, time-sensitive, local pick-up and delivery services. A typical order is a three-part round trip of a just-off-the-press proof, that needs to be rushed to the design firm for us to inspect, then taken to the client for their approval, and finally expediently delivered back to the printer with sign-offs, before a waiting 6-color press can be given the thumbs-up. Another typical scenario is for Comet to pick-up a comp at seven in the morning, deliver to our client's office before nine, so the client can walk into an early-morning board or committee meeting with glossy presentation in-hand. My clients count on me throwing a touchdown and with total confidence, I depend on Comet to run the ball across the goal line. I use Comet to deliver everything from an envelope to a van load of boxes. They’ve received, warehoused and delivered items on pallets, too large to receive at our office. Bottom-line, Comet has accommodated every delivery service need that our firm has had, and because of this, I have, without hesitation, recommended Comet Delivery Services, for years, to many of our own clients. And the whole Comet team gets bonus points for being really, really nice people to deal with!Randy BurmanIKON Communication + Marketing Design
I love this UPS store. Super friendly staff, who really go out of their way to talk to you, and genuine about it too. They give you the best prices (you feel that you just found yourself a sale). I was so happy and surprised that they also do USPS, so that saves me a trip driving all the way to Brickell to drop off packages since I live only 5 minutes away from the place. It's part of the UM Life Science Building which recently opened up. On Thursdays, there is a weekly food truck event from 5-7 PM and Balans is also there (which means EtOH is ok!). Seriously who can complain about this place? Go out on an errand and get buzzed!The manager has a great enthusiasm for his job, and he really wants to help you out. For instance, instead of charging me a flat rate he told me that shipping via Priority Mail would be cheaper. Sometimes I feel the service here is much better than at your usual post office. Will recommend to anyone who needs printing /shipping services. This place = AWESOME! Thank you so much and I Hope you keep up your enthusiasm and excellent staff!
Marvelous delivery company... straight up, honest, reliable service, quoted prices always honored. Miami is not known for long–time worker retention, and yet here, year after year, the SAME drivers continue to work and deliver our important deliveries with NO problems! Seems to me Comet Delivery is doing something RIGHT!