Multiservicios – trying something different for mail

Multiservicios was recommended to us, so we gave them a try. The letter mailed on March 5th arrived today, 17 day later. This is hardly lightning fast but it is far better than the two months it took for us to get something mailed to the local post office. It costs to use this service – $2/letter and $5/pound for packages, but if you want something in a more timely manner it could be well worth it.

Of course the next question is – where is this place?!
It is behind Romero supermarket, the one on Avenida Olbadia across from Rodelag.  If THIS LINK works correctly, it will take you to a map with the route from KFC marked. (KFC is an easy landmark on the PanAmerica highway.

But, when you get there you may not recognize it because there is no sign that says “Multiservicios”  (I don’t know why. This is Panama. Things don’t always make sense) We finally went in the FedEx office to ask for directions only to learn that this is the office you are looking for! It looks like THIS.

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If you stand in front of the office and look a bit left, you will see the back of Romero’s   If  you look a bit to the right, you will see this intersection.

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Gabriel work at this office. He is a very nice young man who speaks perfect English. The email address is multisevch@cwpanama.net, and the phone numbers are 777-2404 or 777-2400. He also lists a cell phone number – 6678 9130.

We’re so used to things getting places quickly and it’s been strange not to have mail available, at least not any mail that arrives in the same decade. I’m really glad to see that Multiservicios works fairly well so if we want to get something mailed to us, or from us, we have an acceptable option. And, it’s a USA address so anything mailed from there only needs US postage.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to Multiservicios – trying something different for mail

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kris: Thanks for the valuable information. To receive and send mail in David do you set up some sort of PO Box at the MultividoServices office or is lke general deliver there? Thanks, Jeff

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    • Kris says:

      It’s like general delivery. Gabriel gave us all the info and the address to use, we gave him our names and email addresses, and when the letter came in he emailed us to come pick it up. Very easy! You can get a box at the post office but I doubt it would make anything faster. It would just save you from talking with the gal at the general delivery window.

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  2. indacampo says:

    We’ve been using a Panameño mail forwarding service in Miami. We pay a yearly fee for it and everything we receive goes to PC, then to Las Tablas and three days a week they deliver to Pedasi. If we receive anything it comes right to our door. Great if we need to order anything on the internet and my mom sends a packet with stuff that’s been accumulating in Canada every once in a while. I think Mail Boxes etc. offers a similar service and they just opened a new shop in Las Tablas.

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  3. Trying something new and different can be a great thing. There’s also something better out there if we embrace our adventurous spirit. Great post!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey ,Kris enjoy readind and seeing your photos of Panama. Just heard from Jere there is a photo club in Boquete. Learning all sorts of helpful stuff on here. We will be visiting there in August this year to learn more. Thanks for the photos and info . R&E

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    • Kris says:

      A photo club? Maybe I should find out something about that! Glad you enjoy the blog 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments

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  5. Michael Evnin says:

    Does MULTISERVICIOS ship packages from David to the US in the same fashion as, say, FedEx? Namely, do they provide a tracking # and do they have US offices perhaps affiliated with someone like DHL or UPS. Shipping by FedEx out of David is not an option for a myriad of reasons.

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    • Actually it is FedEx if you choose, though it will not get there overnight and it is very expensive – trying to remember, around $50 to send a large envelope? Otherwise I believe it gets sent to their Miami office and from there by USPS. We’ve mainly used it to receive a bit of mail from the US (sent to Miami by USPS and then brought here by their service). Outgoing, We have only FedEx’d a paper or two and it’s been a while.

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      • Michael Evnin says:

        Thanks for your quick response but I’m not sure of what’s what now. I did call FedEx, David before finding you on the Internet and they said something about them – in David – not having the facility to send out, only to receive in. Odd. The guy I spoke to at FedEx wasn’t very confidend in his response but that may have something to do with the language problem. He didn’t mention MULTISERVICIOS by name at all. Since its a 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) package, I think it would be exhorbitant. I have heard that the Post Office, in Boquete at least, actually gets it done.

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