Do You Want To Ship To Puerto Rico From The US?
Some US online stores don’t offer international shipping to Puerto Rico, even if it is one of the US territories. But don’t worry, we got your back! In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the US to Puerto Rico.
Shipping to Puerto Rico from the USA takes between 3 to 15 business days (depending on the shipping method). We ship to Puerto Rico using carriers like FedEx, and DHL. Prices start at around $20 for small packages and you get package tracking as well. We also send packages right to your doorstep so it is very convenient for you.
We are going to explain to you, how much does it cost and how to get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Puerto Rico, how does it work, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions and much more.
If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Puerto Rico
Prices for shipping from the US to Puerto Rico are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.
How To Get The Cheapest Shipping From The USA To Puerto Rico?
The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Puerto Rico, select slower delivery methods.
In the following table, you can see the estimated prices of shipping from the USA to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
|Shipping Method||0.5 kg, 25×18×10 cm||4.5 kg, 50×25×18 cm||20 kg, 90×60×50 cm|
|*FedEx: International Economy||$73.5||$126.9||$883.53|
|*FedEx: International Priority||$118.33||$208.83||$1222.33|
|*DHL: Express Worldwide||$28.99||$45.49||$231.93|
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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.
How Does The Shipping To Puerto Rico Work?
Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Puerto Rico. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.
The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).
|Traditional Shipping||Planet Express|
|Costs of the shipping||Very expensive||Much cheaper|
|Delivery time||Depending on the delivery method||Depending on the delivery method|
|Additional services||Very limited||Wide selection*|
|Delivery methods||Limited, depending on the carrier||Wide selection (more carriers)|
|Customer support||Very slow||Very responsive and helpful|
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Shipping From The USA To Puerto Rico With Planet Express
Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Puerto Rico, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.
1. Getting a Free USA Address
At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.
2. Using Your USA Address
When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in Puerto Rico, proceed to step 3.
3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Puerto Rico
Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.
Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.
Duty & TAX
Puerto Rico is part of the US customs territory. This means you don’t have to pay customs duty on products imported from the US.
The standard sales tax rate is 11.5 % in Puerto Rico.
Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.
Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Puerto Rico
There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So, what you cant ship from the USA to Puerto Rico? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:
The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Puerto Rico:
|Currency & monetary items||Drugs||Explosives|
If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit the US Customs and Border Protection website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected].
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Shipping From The USA To Puerto Rico FAQ
The price of the shipping varies depending on the delivery method you choose, the dimensions and the weight of the package. Cheaper methods costs between $10 to $30. The more expensive ones are usually above $50 for the smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to Puerto Rico.
The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Puerto Rico can be described in 3 simple steps:
1st STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
2nd STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
3rd STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Puerto Rico.
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Yes, USPS delivers to Puerto Rico. They offer several methods including Postal Service: Fully Tracked, USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.
Getting a package from the USA to Puerto Rico takes between 3-10 business days with fast delivery methods, about 10-20 business days with slower delivery methods, and about 20-30 business days with the slowest and cheapest delivery methods.
Calculate the price and delivery time with the postage calculator.
Shipping to Puerto Rico is not “international” however, it is not simple domestic shipping. It is somewhere between. When you use our postage calculator, you will find Puerto Rico as a standalone country even if it is a US territory.
Yes, but there are some limitations:
• The weight of the package is limited to 70 lbs.
• The maximum length or girth is 108 inches.
• The expedited and priority shipping isn’t available for P.O. Boxes in Puerto Rico.
If there is an item you need to ship from Amazon US that is not shipped to Puerto Rico, you can use our package forwarding service. Read more…
Yes, eBay ship to Puerto Rico. To find out whether the product is shipped to Puerto Rico, change the delivery country to ‘Puerto Rico’.
Once you choose the product, click the ‘See details’:
After that, you will see the delivery details for the selected item:
Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Puerto Rico
We deliver to all parts of Puerto Rico – from San German to Santa Isabel, San Juan… We cover almost 100 % of the cities and villages in Puerto Rico. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.
Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected].