Why to be careful about sharing space when shipping to Israel
Things to consider--every one of these has happened. We have seen long-term friendships break up over these kinds of events.
They ship contraband?
They don’t pay on time, dispute your measurements, your rate, or what charges they should pay for?
They ship taxable goods? Are you going to lose your rights or pay taxes on it?
Their junk gets lost or damaged, or part of it? Will they come after you? Will they demand to search your house?
It’s forbidden goods, like an electric bike or a gas grill?
They insure with you, but fail to supply required docs?
You have some emergency and have to store your goods for a month or a year?
The addition of your friends goods bumps you up to a container, which affects timing and pricing (sometimes cheaper and faster).
With multiple pickups, deliveries, insurances, etc...each person you add adds to potential complications and unexpected expenses (i.e. sorting).
If you still want to do this, here is how to bill them:
Make a signed agreement between you. We can help.
Take your total bill, and I mean your *total* bill, not your per cubic foot or anything else. Measure the goods by how much space they take up and multiply. We suggest you not charge less than 1.5 times your costs. Make a written agreement signed by both of you (fax and emails are ok), before you accept any goods.