Packages Policy


For parents and friends looking to send mail to missionaries serving in Milan, please send all items to:

Via Antonio Gramsci 13/2
20090 Opera (MI)
Italy

This is the address of the mission office. Your missionary's mail will be delivered to us, and we will deliver it to him/her as soon as we can (usually within a couple of weeks). We do this because if a package is to be delivered to a missionary apartment, but the missionaries are not there at the time of delivery, the package will be taken to a facility and will require a good amount of paperwork to collect. 

Note:  It is NOT encouraged to send packages from overseas as the customs charges incurred can be very costly. Packages sent to the mission home with customs fees will be charged to the respective missionaries. To give you an idea, we routinely have charges from €20-€60. We encourage the money be placed onto the missionary's personal card. This way he or she can provide for his or her own needs directly, without the shipping or customs hassles. If you do send something overseas, make sure to clearly fill out the customs form, and keep in mind that the cost of homemade items is based on the cost of materials.

However, the European online Amazon store has a program that can be utilized.  It includes fast, free shipping from inside Europe, thus customs fees are not applicable.
To start, go to:  www.amazon.co.uk



1. Ensure you have arrived at the “amazon.co.uk” store.
2. Select “Grocery” from the drop down menu.


3. Search your desired item.

4. Select “FREE Super Saver Delivery” as the delivery option.

5. Ensure the item you want is eligible for free delivery.  Some are not.

6. When viewing your “Shopping Basket”, ensure that the whole order qualifies for free shipping.
7. Ensure that the “Subtotal” amounts to £25.00 or more.  If not, it will not be eligible for free shipping.

8. Ensure that “FREE Super Saver Delivery” is selected as the delivery method.
9. Be careful of the fact that this site operates in the currency of the British Pound.  For USD you need to multiply the total by approximately 1.53 (as of 17/2/15).  Thus £25.00 = $38.25USD. (Check the current exchange rate for the most accurate conversion: http://www.xe.com/).

10. Submit your order!

10 comments:

  1. I live in Denmark and if things from overseas are marked "personal belongings", there are no custom fees! Now personally I don´t have that problem as I´m sending my daughters winter clothes within the EU, But I´ve had things (and we´re talking actual personal belongings) of high value sent from the US to Denmark, I just wonder if it wouldn´t be the same if you were to send personal belongings from the US to Italy? Now I also realize there´s this weird list of things that are illegal to send from the US to Italy...shoes being one...but that list aside. You should be able to send personal belongings??? Atleast those have proved magical words when wanting things shipped to Denmark which is also in the EU. Anyone know?

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  2. Do we have Amazon items shipped to the Mission Home or directly to our missionary?

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  3. Amazon items should still be shipped to the mission office

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  4. I can't get the address to get accepted, what am I doing wrong?

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  5. The only delivery options I can see are these:

    Delivery Option
    Clear
    Prime Eligible
    Free UK Delivery by Amazon Free UK Delivery by Amazon

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    1. Shipping was $50 to Italy with the Free UK Delivery option. :(

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  6. I know a fair bit about shipping, not just as a buyer but as an online seller.  טיסות לחול

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  7. I think that there is an amazon italy
    https://www.amazon.it/gp/prime/pipeline/landing?ie=UTF8&ref_=nav_prime_try_btn

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