How to Save on International Shipping Costs with a Courier Service

How to Save on International Shipping Costs with a Courier Service

In the U.S.A., you can find many products at advantageous prices. However, once these products are shipped to your home country, they become expensive to acquire due to additional costs such as taxes charged by the seller, shipping fees, and delivery time.


If you purchase from Amazon or any U.S. store that delivers to your country, you will find that if you don't choose carefully, the shipping costs included in the total order amount can be relatively high. Although Amazon offers competitive prices on many products, the truth is that shipping costs, in more than 90% of cases, can be quite expensive.


The reason is that Amazon ships through UPS or DHL, companies that charge rates above the normal market price. Therefore, if you want to save on shipping costs, a good option is to use a courier service.

This timeline diagram graph shows the steps involved in the fulfillment process, from the customer placing an order to the product being delivered. The graph includes the following steps: order acquisition, order processing, order shipping, and order delivery. The estimated time for each step is also shown.

Save on Shipping Costs:

When making purchases through a courier service, instead of using a delivery address in your country of residence, you use a delivery address in the United States, specifically the address of a courier.


The courier is a company that will bring all your purchases from the U.S. to your country of residence, and you will pay two fees for this service: the shipping fee and customs expenses (cargo nationalization, import taxes).


The shipping fee is the amount charged by the courier for transporting your order from their location or warehouse in the U.S. to your country. Additionally, Ancon Mall does not charge internal shipping fees in the United States for orders over $50. This can represent a savings of up to $6.00 per order.


Save Time:

Companies that offer shipping services can guarantee a predetermined delivery time. These logistics companies know how to deliver on time. However, guaranteed delivery speeds may be subject to certain conditions and limitations. Factors such as the origin and destination locations, the time of day the package is dropped off, and any potential delays or disruptions (e.g., weather conditions, holidays) can affect the actual delivery time. However, customers are generally aware of these potential inconveniences in advance.


Save on Taxes:

Free Trade Zones in Florida are designated areas that offer tax and customs benefits to companies operating within them. These zones are designed to encourage international trade and attract foreign investments to the state of Florida.


Tax Exemption: Companies operating in a Free Trade Zone in Florida can benefit from tax exemptions, which means they don't have to pay state or local taxes on imported or exported goods. That's why our customers do not incur tax charges on their purchases.



In most cases, courier companies do not charge a registration fee. Registration with these companies is usually free and only requires providing basic information such as name, address, and contact details. It is important to review the terms and conditions of each company to understand any possible additional charges before registering.


Where to Look:

Online Search: Search for "courier companies in Florida for shipping to Latin America" in your web browser.

Research Options: Examine the different courier companies in the search results. Consider their reputation, experience in international shipping, and services offered.

Location Verification: Ensure that the courier companies have locations in the Florida Free Trade Zone.

Service Evaluation: Review the services offered by the courier companies. Consider aspects such as delivery time, security, and customer service.

Price Comparison: Compare shipping prices, including base costs and additional charges.

Registration: Visit the selected company's website and complete the registration form.

Identity Verification: Some companies may require additional identity verification.

Review Terms and Conditions: Carefully read the terms and conditions of the courier company before finalizing the registration. Ensure you understand the shipping policies, delivery timelines, responsibilities, and any other relevant details.

Registration Confirmation: Save the confirmation received via email or the account number provided.


Please note that each company may have slightly different registration requirements and processes, so it is important to follow the specific instructions provided by the selected company."




Disclaimer: The content provided above is a sample and should not be considered legal, financial, or professional advice. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult with appropriate professionals or experts for specific guidance related to your business or individual circumstances.

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