Do You Want To Ship To Bolivia From The US?
In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to Bolivia.
We are going to explain to you, how does it work, how much does it cost, 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.
How Does The Shipping To Bolivia Work?
Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Bolivia. 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|
*Read below how you can benefit from our additional services.
Shipping From The USA To Bolivia With Planet Express
Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Bolivia, 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 Bolivia, proceed to step 3.
3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Bolivia
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.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Bolivia
Prices for the shipping from the US to Bolivia 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.
The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods. Here are examples of the shipping prices of different packages from the US to Sucre:
|Delivery method||1 lb, 10×7×4 inches||10 lbs, 15×10×8 inches||20 lbs, 20×13×10 inches|
|DHL Express Worldwide||$61,83||$136,95||$224,29|
Note: The prices have been calculated on the 22nd of April, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Planet Mail and USPS methods are not available.
We send the packages to Bolivia using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 6 days with express methods and 20 to 30 days with cheaper, economy methods.
Tip: Our customers from Bolivia especially love the Aramex delivery, FedEx Economy & Express delivery methods.
Duty & TAX
Bolivia doesn’t have de minimis value on duty & TAX. So you have to pay Duty & TAX from every package. Aduana.gob.bo is the official customs website.
We recommend using USPS Express and Planet Mail Express delivery methods (see more details below). If you use DHL or FedEx, there are huge fees for customs processing.
Planet Mail Express
If you use Planet Mail Express, you don’t have to pay VAT but the tracking info is not so exact and there are size & weight limits.
You have always pay VAT, however, you can send bigger packages (see size & weight limits).
The VAT rate is 14.71% + there is a customs tax. The rates vary according to a product category. Feel free to visit customs duties list where you can find all the categories and rates.
If you ship an Apple Airpods ($150) you have to pay 14.71% + 5% customs tax of the total value (shipping costs, insurance + value in customs declaration).
Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to complete it read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.
Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Bolivia
There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you can’t ship from the US to Bolivia? 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 Bolivia:
|Ice (dry or wet)||Used clothing||Currency|
|Precious metals and stones|
Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services
Calculate the Postage Price in Advance
You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.
Save Up To 80% With Consolidation
f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation service. You can save up to 80%.
Why Choose Planet Express?
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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Bolivia
We deliver to all parts of Bolivia – from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Oruro, Potosi, Copacabana, and other cities and villages. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.
Shipping From The USA To Bolivia 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 $50 to $60. The more expensive ones are usually above $90 for the smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to Bolivia.
The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Bolivia can be described in 3 simple steps:
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
#2 STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Bolivia.
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Getting a package from the USA to Bolivia takes around 5-10 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.
Yes, USPS delivers to Bolivia. They offer several methods including USPS ePacket, USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.
However, this shipping method is currently (April 2020) not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Yes, FedEx delivers to Bolivia. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.
Yes, DHL delivers to Bolivia. The most popular method is DHL Worldwide express which takes around 6 business days to deliver.
Some of the products from Amazon USA can be shipped to Bolivia, however, if you want to be 100 % sure you get the shipping from the USA to Bolivia, you can use a package forwarding service like Planet Express. We will provide you with a free US address so you can order goods from Amazon USA and forward them to your home address in Bolivia.
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]