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Shipping to Mexico with USPS

April 24th, 2018

Did you know that 48% of all Mexican imports come from the United States? And with an expected 84.9 million Internet users in Mexico by 2019, it couldn’t be a better time for e-commerce sellers to open their markets to online buyers south of the border.

Here are the basics on shipping your products to Mexico vis USPS.

Available USPS Mail Classes to Mexico

  • Priority Mail Express International. For date-specific delivery and a money-back guarantee, you’ll also appreciate 3- to 5-day delivery on packages up to 70 pounds.
  • Priority Mail International. With similar features to Priority Mail Express International (above), Priority Mail International delivers within 6 to 10 days.
  • First Class Package International Service. If you’re shipping small, inexpensive items to Mexico, First Class Package International Service is the economical choice for packages up to 4 pounds, with 7- to 10-day delivery.
  • Stamps.com International Flats Service. Stamps.com offers customers a special rate on shipping merchandise in Flats/Large Envelopes — up to 65% off international package rates.

Important Restrictions to Note

As with all international shipping, it’s vital to understand prohibitions and restrictions to Mexico.

Prohibited and restricted items include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Weapons
  • Furs
  • Precious Metal
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco

Lastly, here’s some sweet advice for U.S. shippers – as Mexico is the birthplace of chocolate, understandably the country takes that product seriously. If you sell chocolate or products made of chocolate, you must obtain prior authorization for these items from the Mexican Secretary of Commerce.

Printing International Postage for Mexico via Stamps.com

It’s simple to ship to Mexico with Stamps.com! Here’s a rundown on the benefits you receive when you take advantage of Stamps.com’s services.

  • Discounts on international shipping rates. Save up to 5%!
  • Directly fill out Customs Forms. Save time – the Stamps.com interface automatically inserts your e-commerce order data into the Customs Form.
  • Insurance savings. When you use Stamps.com, enjoy savings of up to 40% on international insurance.

The Bottom Line

Our South of the Border neighbors represent a tremendous opportunity for e-commerce sellers. With several cost-effective shipping options to Mexico, plus extra benefits to Stamps.com users, you could soon be enjoying a fiesta of new business and simple solutions.

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