I have had a lot of overseas inquiries lately from interested massage chair buyers. I don’ t know if it is the strength of the foreign dollar or the outrageous costs of massage chairs outside of the US, but the bottom line is we get a lot of inquiries. We do not offer free shipping to orders outside of the continental USA, but we always offer to get a shipping quote for our visitors.
In the past, we have always just gotten an air freight shipping quote, but recently we have been looking into ocean freight.
Here is the pro and con of ocean freight versus air freight:
PRO: Ocean freight is definitely cheaper in most cases…sometimes up to 60% less!
CON: Ocean freight takes longer to get to it’s destination…sometimes up to 45 days!
So, the trade-off with ocean freight is that you get a massage chair to you a lot cheaper but it is going to take a while longer to get there.
I just got a shipping quote for a Sogno Plus massage chair to Brazil. The air freight was about $1400, the ocean freight was $658. That is a significant savings. And, in this case, the shipping by ocean would “only” take about 26 days. That is about two weeks longer than an air freight shipment to the same place.
If you live overseas and are thinking of getting a massage chair as a Christmas gift, you better get busy placing your order as soon as possible.
Just call or email us and give us your city and postal code and the model you are considering and I’ll get a shipping quote for you usually within 24 hours.
By the way, and this is the biggest thing, if you order any massage chair through our site, www.massage-chair-relief.com, for international delivery, we will give you anywhere from $100 – $400 credit in shipping costs, depending on the chair model you order. You see, if you order a chair to be shipped within the continental USA, you get free shipping. It is free for you, but it costs me between $100-$400 depending on the chair model. So, if you are shipping internationally, we don’t have to pay the shipping for the chair and can pass the savings on to you!
Dr. Alan Weidner