GlobalPost Introduces USPS Canada DDP Service to Help Avoid Delays and Returns

September 25th, 2020 Comments off

GlobalPost is excited to announce the launch of USPS Canada Delivered Duties Paid (DDP) service for Stamps.com shipping customers.

USPS Canada DDP allows customers to prepay duties and taxes for their First Class Package International Service parcels to Canada. For a flat fee of $6.95, packages of 4 lbs. or less will be delivered directly to the buyer’s door without having to pay required customs fees upon delivery, or having to travel to the Customs Office to pick up their package.

GlobalPost’s USPS Canada DDP service offers online retailers these great benefits:

Better Customer Experience: With sellers paying DDP, the buyer receives a smooth and easy delivery experience.

Decreased Returns: Shipments that arrive with duties owed face a high rate of refusal, or abandonment, as unhappy consumers refuse to pay the additional costs. When customers refuse a package, the seller typically has to pay the return shipping fees to get the package back.

Increased Sales Conversion: DDP is designed to help online retailers improve their shopping cart conversion rate for Canadian orders. Without DDP, customers are left guessing their total fees and end up abandoning their cart.

Eliminates $9.95 Surcharge: If Canadian duties and taxes are assessed by customs and DDP was not included, Canada Post collects the fees upon delivery, plus an additional $9.95 surcharge.  That extra surcharge could end up being a large percentage of the overall product cost, cutting further into the seller’s margin.

How GlobalPost’s USPS Canada DDP service works:

It’s easy. When preparing a First Class Package International Service label to Canada in Stamps.com, open the Duties/Taxes drop down menu and select “Prepay Duties and Taxes.” That’s all there is to it.

Note: If you are using Stamps.com Software for your PC, you must upgrade to the latest version of the software to use Canada DDP.  Download now.

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GlobalPost Upgrades Standard International Shipping Service

September 1st, 2020 Comments off

Now ship up to 70 lbs. with door-to-door tracking to over 200 countries.

GlobalPost has always been a great choice for affordable, hassle-free international shipping. We’ve recently made a number of improvements to the service while maintaining our existing pricing.  Now you can use GlobalPost Standard for even more of your shipments to even more countries!

GlobalPost Standard Service Now Offers:

• Increased weight limit from 4.4 lbs. to up to 70 lbs.

• Expanded door-to-door tracking capabilities from 36 countries to over 200 countries.

What is GlobalPost?

The GlobalPost delivery network leverages partnerships with international postal operators as well as commercial carriers to offer worldwide delivery. GlobalPost services reach over 200 countries and territories and includes features not found in traditional international postal services.

There’s never been a better time to choose GlobalPost for your international parcel shipping.

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USPS Restores International Service to Four Destinations

June 15th, 2020 Comments off

The USPS has resumed service to four international destinations: Colombia, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, and Myanmar. Service to these destinations was initially suspended on April 24, 2020 due to lack of transportation as a result of coronavirus.

With these updates, the list of USPS suspended international destinations now stands at 106:

AzerbaijanLebanonSolomon Islands
BoliviaLiberiaSouth Sudan
BruneiLibyaSyria
CambodiaMadagascarTajikistan
ChadMauritiusTimor-Leste
CubaMongoliaTurkmenistan
EcuadorMyanmarTurks & Caicos
HondurasNigerUzbekistan
IraqPanamaVanuatu
JordanPapua New GuineaVenezuela
KiribatiRepublic of CongoYemen
KyrgyzstanSeychelles
LaosSierra Leone

International Mail Announcements — May 27th

May 27th, 2020 Comments off

The USPS has received communications from four international postal services regarding new service interruptions. For more information about service alterations due to coronavirus visit the Stamps.com Cornavirus Updates Page.

Honduras
Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has extended the suspension of all postal services until May 31, 2020—this date may be subject to change.

Peru
Servicios Postales del Perú has announced that the suspension of all postal services has been extended until further notice.

Slovenia
Slovenia, Pošta Slovenije, has announced that postal services are now gradually returning to normal. Outbound mail service will resume based on the availability of flights and transport capacity.

Spain
Correos y Telégrafos has advised that the Spanish Government has extended the state of alert until at least June 7, 2020. As a result, the alterations to postal services will remain in effect.

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New Tax ID Requirements for Shipping to Brazil

December 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Beginning January 1, 2020, all shipments to Brazil must include the recipient’s Tax ID number on both the customs declarations and shipping labels. Brazil is implementing this new requirement to help ensure taxes are collected from resellers who purchase U.S. goods and resell them within Brazil at a profit. If you are selling to customers in Brazil it is essential that you collect their Tax ID at the time of sell—shipments missing the recipient’s Tax ID will be subject to return, or even disposal, by Brazilian Customs.

Shipping and Customs Requirements

Regardless of mail class, the recipient’s Tax ID must be visible on the shipping label and declared within the appropriate customs form. There are several Tax IDs that can be used when shipping to Brazil, including:

  • CPF – Individual Tax ID (format: 000.000.000-00)
  • CNPJ – Business Tax ID (format: 00.000.000/0000-00)
  • Passport Number

Shipping to Brazil with Stamps.com Online

If you are a Stamps.com customer, adding a Tax ID to your Brazilian shipment is simple. Typically when shipping to an individual in Brazil, the company field is left blank:

You can use this field to enter your recipient’s Tax ID. We recommend using the prefix “CPF-” to indicate that you are using an Individual Tax ID.

If you are shipping to a business, enter the customer’s Business Tax ID, followed by a slash and their business name.

Shipping to Brazil with Stamps.com Windows Software

If you use the Stamps.com Windows software the process of adding a Tax ID to your shipment is just as easy. Within the International Tab of the software simply include the recipient’s Tax ID in the Delivery Address field under the recipient’s name.

For Individual Tax IDs use the format “CPF-” followed by the ID number:

For Businesses enter the customer’s Business Tax ID, followed by a slash and their business name:

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