Need to send baby shower gifts to your daughter living in Italy? Customs forms can be complicated and challenging. No package will be delivered without the form completed correctly. At Pak Mail Traverse City, we simplify the process by helping you to complete the necessary forms to make international shipping as easy as mailing a letter.
Customs forms aren’t the only headache when shipping internationally. There are specific and varying item restrictions for sending your package overseas. Reading a list of rules and regulations can be overwhelming. If the rules are not followed, it could mean long delays in delivery. Check out the list below for a few general but helpful pointers.
- Batteries must be removed because electronic devices can inadvertently go off while in transit. They just don’t want things ticking, vibrating, our making any kind of noise like clocks or radios. Other prohibited items include hazardous or flammable material, (including cologne), aerosol cans, firearms, furs, perishables, plants, tobacco and liquor to name a few.
- Avoid sending anything that will melt such as chocolates. Also, it is recommended to avoid sending very fragile items since the shipping process may take multiple truck loads and unloads increasing the risk of damage.
- International shipping can be expensive depending upon the speed of service, distance, weight and package dimensions. Of the factors that determine the rate, weight and size are very important. When possible, select lightweight items for shipping. Packages less than 4 pounds are the most economical to send. Keep in mind that the box and packing materials also add to the total weight of the shipment.