First Class Package International Service
For those looking for the cheapest USPS international shipping, the USPS First Class Package International service is ideal.
Not all packages require expedited delivery, sometimes keeping costs down is far more important. By comparing package delivery prices with Parcel Monkey and booking economy courier services such as First Class Package International, you can save a few dollars to spend on more important things.
What is USPS First Class Package International?
First Class Package International is the cheapest USPS service we offer to ship packages that weigh 4 lbs or less. Rather than expensive Post Office prices, you can book online, print your shipping labels and customs documents and then drop off at any USPS Post Office. To the majority of destinations, the package will still come with tracking so that both the sender and recipient can keep an eye on the delivery.
The USPS will post your package internationally, then the local Post Office in the destination country will make the final delivery. It is essential to provide a local working contact number so that customs or the courier can reach out to the recipient should there be any issues with the delivery. All items shipped internationally are DDU (delivered duty unpaid). Any customs fees owed will need to be paid for by the recipient. We offer further advice on Customs here.
How long does USPS First Class take?
USPS First Class Package International transit times will vary depending on where you are shipping to, as the local postal service in each delivery destination can vary depending on how developed they are. The USPS advises to allow between 12 and 20 working days for this economy service, plus there can be delays when the package is cleared through customs. If you want a faster USPS service, or if your package is over 64oz/4lbs, we also offer USPS Priority Mail International and USPS Priority Mail Express International at discounted rats. USPS offers these services in destinations where there is a reliable postal service, such as China, Canada, the UK and other major destinations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
USPS First Class Tracking
Full package tracking is available in over 41 countries with USPS First Class Package International. You can use the PMS number provided to you by Parcel Monkey and our own tracking tool or take a note of the USPS tracking number on your label if you wish to track it directly with the courier. We also provide the relevant customs documents, ready for you to print and attach to the outside of your box. Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions so you should read up on these before posting your package.
We recommend sharing the tracking details with the recipient so they can also track the progress of their package.