The Safest Way To Ship Silver in Malaysia
The answer may surprise you.
The best and safest way to ship silver bars in Malaysia is by using Postlaju National Courier. Read on.
What silver investors want are 3 things:
1. Affordable Prices
2. Parcel Security
3. Parcel Secrecy
So does this service exist in Malaysia?
After weeks of researching and calling countless agents and courier companies, we have narrowed down the options for Malaysian silver investors to 2 viable options.
Option 1: Premium Courier Services (e.g. UPS or FedEx)
UPS: Only allows individuals to ship silver bars below the purity content of 50%. Any higher purity is considered high value items and illegal. Insurance cannot apply. :(
Cost: A whopping RM184.57 for a 5 kg parcel within Peninsular Malaysia addresses!
Fedex: Does not do domestic shipping within Malaysia. Although they can help you ship 99.99% silver bars internationally, insurance is limited to US$1000. Not good at all.
The Most Dangerous Practice of Premium Couriers
Many do not know that when you use a premium courier, you are strictly required to declare exactly what you are shipping. The postman needs to see the items before you seal it. You are also required to declare the value of the items.
YES. This means your dealer have to write '99.99% SILVER BARS' and write 'RM 25,000' on the parcel that is not insured!!
It would have been easier if you have just told others, ‘Come rob me, I am so rich’
This is absolutely insane and silly for silver investors to use this method. Who knows what the courier postman can do after work hours once anyone know you are storing thousands ringgit worth of pure silver bars at your address. It is crime-prone Malaysia after all.
Therefore premium couriers fail the secrecy test badly and few in the industry even use it. :(
Option 2: Low-Cost National Courier (Postlaju)
Pos Malaysia Berhad is Malaysia’s premier logistic and communications service provider. They have a widespread network of over 1,000 touch points countrywide that makes it one of the most extensive retail networks in Malaysia.
Because of this economics of scale, their prices are the most competitive and value-for-money in the shipping industry.
For example, A 5 kg parcel shipment only cost RM20, about 9 times lesser than the premium couriers. And trust us, it is equally secure. Read on and we show you why.
Postlaju uses a “Chain of Custody” process providing end-to-end security in locked containers.
When a post office agent hands a registered parcel to another agent, they are transferring responsibility and custody to the other party. A parcel’s custody transfer is all recorded from the moment we ship it till you sign for it at your door steps. If a registered parcel goes missing, the Post Master Inspector can easily identify at which the chain of custody did the parcel get missing or damaged.
E.g. Parcel is loaded on delivery van driven by Mr Amir’s Monday shift at 9 a.m. Now, Mr Amir is not stupid. He knows the company has daily internal papers to prove the parcel was in his custody. Why will he steal your parcel (which he do not know what is inside), so that he can lose his job and go to jail almost immediately?
In the US, registered mail is even used by the diamond industry and for mailing U.S. government classified information of up to the 2nd-highest classification level.
In the Malaysian silver industry, national registered courier is better than 99.99% secure in our experience.
Now we have come the final part which is the BEST part about Postlaju.
You do not need to declare your items as there are! You can write silver bars as ‘ART’ and no one will even care about what is inside. We can ship 100 kg of silver to you in 3 days and not a single soul except you and me will know. This is the pinnacle of secrecy.
For those that still think the deliveryman will steal your parcel if they feel it is heavy, then you need an internship with the courier service. Many people ship tons of heavy items every day, including cartons of wholesale clothes and even motor parts. The postman has thousands of parcels to deliver everyday and his priority is?
DO FINISH HIS JOB AND GO HOME. He has absolutely no interest in your parcels…
At first sight, it may be crazy to suggest that premium courier will lose out to low-cost courier. Yes, it may be true for ordinary ecommerce items like clothes. but for high value items that represents wealth, our analysis have show that nothing comes close to the 3 positive benefits that Postlaju can provide for Malaysian Silver investors.
Postlaju is therefore the current safest way to ship silver in Malaysia for silver investors.
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