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How to Ship Packages Internationally

Shipping packages internationally is a much more complex process than domestic shipping. While it's possible to do it all by yourself, the numerous processes and customs laws can slow you down or create room for error and loss.

Working with an established international shipping expert like Pak Mail can save you time and headaches, not to mention additional convenience.

By understanding all that's involved in international shipping, you can ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

The Intricacies of International Shipping – What To Be Aware Of

International shipping can be confusing, given the different customs laws. Some considerations you may need to factor in when shipping internationally include:

  • Size of the package
  • Weight of the package
  • Destination country
  • The shipping method, service, and time.

Find the Right Shipper

Consider these factors when choosing a provider to ship packages internationally:

The company's reputation. Look for a company with a good track record and experience shipping to your destination.

Available shipping options:

Pak Mail partners with the following international shipping companies:

  • USPS
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • DHL

Shipping costs:

Find out what shipping option you’ll need for your shipment, how much it’ll cost, and how long it will take to arrive at their destination. You should also know what services are available with each carrier so that you can decide which is best for your needs.

Shipping times:

Determine the time it takes to get your items from when they are picked up at your home or business and delivered to the destination. This is especially important if you need them in a hurry!

Customer service:

You want someone who can help with any issues during this process—especially if something goes wrong with your shipment! You need a company that is responsive, helpful and willing to go the extra mile for you. Our partnerships with air, truck, and ocean carriers give each local Pak Mail the flexibility to select the fastest, safest international shipping options available. We pack and ship anything, anywhere.

Prepare Your Package for Shipping

Once you've settled on the right shipper based on your needs and preferences, the next step is to prepare your package for international shipping. Here's how to do it:

First ensure your package is in good condition and that it's packed properly and securely, with no damage to the outside box or any internal contents that might be damaged by improper handling during shipment (e.g., glassware). Pak Mail staff can pack or crate your shipment for you.

Finally, label all parts of your package clearly with their contents and any special instructions for shipping companies that are required for international shipments (e.g., "Fragile," "Fragile Airmail," etc.). These labels should also include your name, address, phone number, email address and those of the recipients, package description, item quantities, value of the items, weight, and dimensions of the package.

Ship Internationally with Pak Mail

International shipping can be challenging without the right information and shipping partner. Pak Mail's extensive and longstanding partnership networks with numerous carriers guarantee you'll get outstanding, reliable, consistent, and cost-efficient service.

Learn more about Pak Mail’s international shipping services.