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okoloss 01-19-2017 11:07 AM

how to send gift to someone in Playa
 
Hello
I was visiting Playa del Carmen many times. And find a few friends there who is dear to my heart. I want to send a gift to one of them . How can I send a gift to someone in Playa from Canada? How parcels can be delivered to someone in Playa and will be there any fee for the person who will receive it. OR another option :are there businesses where I can order something to be delivered to someone who live in Playa?
Any advice would be much appreciated. The present is for male (so not flowers:) )

DrewJones 01-19-2017 01:41 PM

Playita Express || Servicio a Domicilio Restaurantes Playa del Carmen


These guys will buy and deliver anything if it can be bought locally.

okoloss 01-19-2017 01:52 PM

Haha
thank you !

It would be perfect if I would be in Playa and can pay locally. Unfortunately I am currently in Canada.

So I am looking fore some online business that can take payment online and offer a items that can be delivered locally. :)

DrewJones 01-19-2017 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by okoloss (Post 2166957)
Haha
thank you !

It would be perfect if I would be in Playa and can pay locally. Unfortunately I am currently in Canada.

So I am looking fore some online business that can take payment online and offer a items that can be delivered locally. :)


If they have a stable address you can buy and ship from the Amazon Mexico website. Liverpool also has a decent web store and offers delivery and in store pick up if that kind of gift suits you and the recipient. If it's an expensive gift, then you can ship it from Canada and insure it through FedEx and have it available for pick up at their office.


But I'll plug Playita again if you're looking for anything less than 2000 pesos. If you talk with Alvin at Playita and tell him what you'd like to do he can give you ideas of stores, he'll call around, and once you decide and confirm prices he buys it and sends one of his motorcycle guys to deliver it. He'll add 50 pesos if it's easy, maybe more if it's difficult. I've used them for food, pharmacy, flowers, and hardware. They have a good reputation around town.

okoloss 01-19-2017 02:38 PM

Thank You for reply :P . But as I am not present physically in Playa I can not pay them directly if they do not have online payments on their website which they do not have. The issue still exists. :(

Susie Q Roo 01-19-2017 03:34 PM

The best way is to post on here that you need a "mule" (someone who is traveling to Playa soon) who can carry your item with them and perhaps meet up with the person you are giving the item to. If you can order the item and have it delivered directly to the mule, that is the best way. And, if your friend can meet the person as they arrive in town at the bus station or wherever, that is also the optimum situation.

EditedUser 01-25-2017 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by okoloss (Post 2166904)
Hello
I was visiting Playa del Carmen many times. And find a few friends there who is dear to my heart. I want to send a gift to one of them . How can I send a gift to someone in Playa from Canada?

Playa del Carmen is serviced by the national post system (Mexico Post) as well as courier services, such as DHL.

Some deliveries can also be sent to specific businesses such as specific Oxxo's for pickup. Amazon mexico has a service agreement for that.


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How parcels can be delivered to someone in Playa and will be there any fee for the person who will receive it. OR another option :are there businesses
where I can order something to be delivered to someone who live in Playa?
Likewise shipping works the same way in most places around the world; however, there are specific customs charges that could potentially occur on some expensive items. Service fees from delivery agents can normally be prepaid particularly if you arrange to pay the customs charges with your courier service.


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Any advice would be much appreciated. The present is for male (so not flowers:) )
The issue with Mexico post in Playa is that I am pretty damn sure all their PO boxes which are limited number are taken already. So if your friend doesn't have a residential address then it may be difficult to use Mexico post. Technically they probably have some sort of general delivery function, I havn't used it though - techically it I think is fully usable in Mexico....

Lista de Correos (General Delivery) or the international term post restante. (Favor retener, paga almacenaje.)

With the post office information that I would check in specifically for. such as Playa Del Carmen Post Office, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


HOWEVER, if you don't want your friend waiting for an hour to pickup the delivery then you should go with DHL. It tends to be faster, and there is air conditioning inside. It is like 10 minute wait compared to 1 hour wait.

Correos relatively cheap, slower delivery times, wait time in lines
DHL, expensive, relatively fast delivery times for mexico, relatively short wait times in lines - higher standard of ID requirements may require proof of credit card by showing card anything was ordered with IF it is not delivered or provided with a letter allowing pickup if sent in person who orders name.



I havn't tried other services so I cannot comment on them.



Oh I had to add,

mail and stuff is delivered to addresses - I am not 100% sure how this occurs.

The delivery address can be complex to understand for someone not use to the mexican system,but I am pretty sure that the Mexican postal system knows how it works, you just need to find out what the mailing address is based upon the lote assignments and stuff......

normally mail is just put in the window of the gate door from what I understand. They deliver on motorcycles. I think they may also have trucks.

I think DHL also delivers but usually I think stuff is post office pickup and normally isn't dropped off like in US and Canada.


I am sure you could probably get a local to do this if you could find one if you paid them through paypal.


You may just put out a craigslist add offering employment for someone to deliver a gift. You could start with a lower value item then work it up to more expensive items once trust is built.

EditedUser 01-25-2017 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by okoloss (Post 2166957)
Haha
thank you !

It would be perfect if I would be in Playa and can pay locally. Unfortunately I am currently in Canada.

So I am looking fore some online business that can take payment online and offer a items that can be delivered locally. :)

When do you plan on doing this. I am currently in Ontario but highly considering a trip the beginning of April and I may be able to help you with this.

I can't guarantee muling as it is sketchy however we may be able to arrange for me to pick them up a gift once in mexico or if you pay me to buy something specific prior to departure for them as a gift I may be able to if I have space. I am unlikely to take an item that hasn't been in my control from a normal point of purchase to delivery.

I would most likely fly out of pearson and travel from Kitchener to Toronto for departure perhaps as early as April 1st.


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