Shipping to Puerto Rico From the US (GUIDE) 🇵🇷 • Planet Express

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 from the USA to Puerto Rico
Shipping from the USA 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 wellWe 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 Method0.5 kg, 25×18×10 cm4.5 kg, 50×25×18 cm20 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
The prices were estimated on the 13th of July, 2020.
*Insurance included

We send the packages to Puerto Rico using carriers such as DHL or FedEx. You can calculate the price of the shipping in advance with our postage calculator.

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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 ShippingPlanet Express
Costs of the shippingVery expensiveMuch cheaper
Delivery timeDepending on the delivery methodDepending on the delivery method
Additional servicesVery limitedWide selection*
Delivery methodsLimited, depending on the carrierWide selection (more carriers)
Customer supportVery slowVery responsive and helpful
Package consolidationn/aAvailable

*Read more how you can benefit from our additional services below.

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:

AlcoholAnimalsChemicals
Currency & monetary itemsDrugsExplosives
FirearmsPerishable foodPlants
SeedsTobacco

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]


Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment, or Shop For Me service.

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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.

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Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me

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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 serviceYou can save up to 80%.

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration, or something else? Just make a special request.

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Why Choose Planet Express?

✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent Spanish and English speaking customer support.
✅ We have great customer reviews.

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Shipping From The USA To Puerto Rico FAQ

💵 How much does it cost to ship from the USA to Puerto Rico?

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.

🇵🇷 How can I send a package 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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✈️ Does the USPS ship to Puerto Rico?

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.

⏱ How long does it take to ship from the US to Puerto Rico?

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.

🌎 Is shipping to Puerto Rico domestic or international?

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.

🇵🇷 Does Amazon ship to Puerto Rico?

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…

🇵🇷 Does eBay ship to Puerto Rico?

Yes, eBay ship to Puerto Rico. To find out whether the product is shipped to Puerto Rico, change the delivery country to ‘Puerto Rico’.
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Once you choose the product, click the ‘See details’:
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After that, you will see the delivery details for the selected item:
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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Puerto Rico

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can find tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

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.


Fulfillment

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]xpress.com.