Why NowShip To is the International Student's Best Friend
Going abroad will probably be one of the most exciting and enriching things you’ll ever do, and that’s to be celebrated!

Why NowShip To is the International Student's Best Friend


Going abroad will probably be one of the most exciting and enriching things you’ll ever do, and that’s to be celebrated! But moving all of your effects to your new home may be one of the most daunting tasks that comes with being an international student. You may be wondering how am I going to get my bags to school? How much is this going to cost me?

Depending on what method of shipping you choose, it could cost you an arm and a leg or a surprisingly reasonable amount. Many international students I’ve met at University just take all of their things on the flight over, while others ship their belongings to campus. But which is the better deal? Let’s take a look.

Using Checked Baggage

Many airlines offer excess baggage services so you can take all of your belongings on the flight with you. However, this is often one of the costlier methods of international moving you could choose.

According to Airfarewatchdog, the average fee for additional bags (the third and every one after), is $150, and this doesn’t even take into consideration the fees that will be tacked on for an international flight.

Depending on where you’re travelling, airlines like Delta will charge you anywhere from $150 to $345 per extra bag. Depending on how many bags you’re taking (the limit is 10, but will often be lowered to accommodate other passengers), this could cost up to $3450! That on top of your plain ticket does not make for a pretty bill.

Using NowShip To

Luckily you don’t need to get bring all of your bags on the plain with you. The NowShip To service allows you to ship as many as 20 bags, whereas most airlines cut you off at 10.

With NowShip To, the very most you’ll be charged is $2100, and that’s only if you’re shipping to Poland or Serbia. Most of the quotes for NowShip To hover around $1300, and only represent the maximum price you could pay to ship to your destination.

Plus, when you take advantage of NowShip To, all of your bags are packed into one crate by you, leaving no chance for them to get separated, misplaced, or manhandled, and giving you a good peace of mind on the flight over.

In Closing…

Lugging all of your affairs on the flight over as checked baggage has the potential to put stress on both the mind and the wallet. Keep in mind that quotes for checked baggage always go up when the flight is international.

NowShip To offers lower quotes than checked baggage, has a bag limit twice as large as most airlines, and gives you the assurance that your affairs will be packed and shipped with care and efficiency.



Author: Tanner Hackney, Mr. Hackney is a Junior Journalism and Marketing student at American University. His travels have taken him to England, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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