Does USPS Ship To Mexico? (Price, Time + More)

If you’ve got relatives in Mexico or have an ecommerce business that you’re looking to take international, then chances are that you’ll need to ship something to Mexico one day or another. 

USPS offers plenty of fast and affordable options for all of your south of the border shipping needs. Check out our article to find out more about delivery times and prices.

Does USPS Ship To Mexico In 2021?

USPS does ship to Mexico as of 2021 with four shipping options are available. These include Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International and First-Class Package International Service. Delivery times range from a minimum of 1 business day with Global Express to a maximum of 20 business days with First-Class Package International. Prices start at $14.75.

If you’ve still got questions about shipping to Mexico, then be sure to read the rest of the article.

Which Shipping Options Does USPS Offer For Mexico?

USPS offers four options for shipping packages to Mexico. They include: Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International and First-Class Package International Service.

In addition to their international package services, USPS offers First-Class Mail International for postcards, letters and large envelopes (sometimes called flats).

Take a look at what each service offers below:

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) provides date-certain delivery to Mexico in 1-3 business days. If your package arrives after that window, USPS will refund your postage as part of their money-back guarantee.

GXG packages are trackable door-to-door and come with up to $100 worth of insurance. You’ll also receive a free GXG shipping kit complete with envelopes, labels and stickers when purchasing this option.

Priority Mail Express International

Priority Mail Express International is USPS’ second-fastest delivery service. Delivery times range from 3-5 business days.

USPS does not offer a money-back guarantee on Mexico-bound packages. However, this service comes with door-to-door tracking, allowing you to notify the recipient of any shipping delays.

Priority Mail Express International packages going to Mexico also come with USPS insurance coverage. It includes up to $100 for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 for merchandise loss, damage or missing contents.

Priority Mail International

Priority Mail International is USPS’ economy shipping option for packages going to Mexico.

Delivery takes between 6-10 business days and comes with both tracking and insurance (up to $100 for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 for merchandise loss, damage or missing contents).

First-Class Package International Service

First-Class Package International Service is the most economical way to ship small packages (under 4 pounds) to Mexico.

While quite affordable, be aware that the First-Class Package International Service is also rather slow, with delivery taking anywhere from 11-20 business days.

What’s more, packages sent through this service don’t come with insurance or tracking. You can purchase insurance as an add-on service, but tracking is not available.

First-Class Mail International

First-Class Mail International is the service to use if you’re mailing postcards or letters up to 1 ounce or large envelopes up to 15.994 ounces to Mexico.

As an economy service, delivery may take up to 1 month. First-Class International products do not come with insurance, but you can purchase it as an additional service. Tracking is not available for this service.

How Long Does USPS Shipping To Mexico Take?

How Long Does USPS Shipping To Mexico Take?

Shipping times to Mexico depend on the service you choose. Here are the estimated shipping times for various USPS services.

Service Name Delivery Time
Global Express Guaranteed 1-3 business days
Priority Mail Express International 3-5 business days
Priority Mail International 6-10 business days
First-Class Package International 11-20 business days
First-Class Mail International 14-28 business days

Can I Track My USPS Package To Mexico?

Tracking is available for packages going to Mexico. Global Express Guaranteed and Priority Mail Express International come with delivery status information that you can check using the Track & Confirm tool on the USPS website.

Tracking is also available on Priority Mail International packages going to Mexico, however, it isn’t available for Flat Rate Envelopes or Flat Rate Small Boxes.

First-Class Package International tracking is not available on packages going to Mexico. Tracking is also unavailable for pieces sent via First-Class Mail International.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship To Mexico With USPS?

Shipping costs depend on the service you choose and the weight of your package. Please see the table below for starting costs on each of USPS’ international shipping options:

Service Name Starting Price
Global Express Guaranteed $75.50
Priority Mail Express International $57.50†
Priority Mail International  $46.95†
First-Class Package International $14.75
First-Class Mail International $1.30*, $2.60**

If you already know the weight and dimensions of your package, you can use USPS’ Price Calculator tool to estimate the cost ahead of time.

†Flat-rate pricing available on select boxes/envelopes

*Current price of a Global Forever stamp. Covers postcards and letters up to 1 ounce. 

**Starting price for a large envelope (flat) weighing 1 ounce or less

Who Delivers USPS Packages In Mexico?

USPS delivers your package as far as the US-Mexico border. After it passes through customs, the Mexican Postal Service (Correos de México) delivers the package to its destination.

What Items Can’t I Ship To Mexico With USPS?

Mexico maintains a list of items you are prohibited from sending into the country. See below for a list of some common prohibited items. Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive.

If you have any questions or doubts, visit the Mexican customs website for a complete list of prohibited items.

You may not ship the following items to Mexico:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Coffee or coffee samples
  • Computer components & parts
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Eyeglasses and contacts
  • Films
  • Tea
  • Toys
  • Used clothing

To find out more about USPS shipping services, you can also see our posts on whether or not USPS ships to China, if USPS ships to Puerto Rico, and if USPS ships to Hong Kong.

Conclusion

Shipping packages south of the border couldn’t be easier with USPS. USPS offers a variety of shipping options for every budget and situation.

Choose Global Express Guaranteed for your urgent shipments, or choose Priority Mail International for a reliable economic option.

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About the author

Marques Thomas graduated with an MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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