In January 2013, USPS dramatically increases the First Class International Mail tariff. In many cases, the delivery cost of international packages is doubled. While this may be a very bad news for many Amazon and eBay sellers, there are some good news. USPS officially launches a new international service, Commercial ePacket, in the United States.
Commercial ePacket USPS product, provided by a USPS-approved pre-qualified wholesaler (PQW). This service has a very beneficial effect on many freight forwarders delivering light, low value products overseas. Amazon and eBay sellers are comfortable with the fact that they no longer have to prepare documentation from the US and the necessary labels. The selected USPS PQW provides the required documentation. In addition, all eRetailer can track these packages on USPS.com in the 14 participating countries.
- E-commerce postal product tracking and delivery confirmation
- Ease of low-value merchandise, <2kg and <400 dollars
- in the form of commercial mail packs and uses foreign foreign postal networks.
- Transaction duration 4-7 days
- Postal clearance (recipients payable and taxes)
- Free returns on non-deliverable items
- Tracking is directly on USPS.com
- 14 Participating countries: Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain. Ireland, Finland, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
- USPS approved by PQW
- Induction Locations: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles
- USPS Approved Screening and Foreign Post
- Custom Label and Bar Code Identification – LX Prefix
- Electronic manifestation labeled by pre-qualified wholesaler and fell in bags only
How does ePack work?
Customers contact a USPS PQW in their region and talk to someone about how to get started. Ideally, you would like to choose a PQW who has the ability to communicate in all three cities. This will be extremely important due to unpleasant weather and natural disasters. The PQW is provided with a variety of services located at all three locations, which ensures that your mail is redirected to another pickup center when it is closed or there is no flight from which we have encountered Hurricane Sandy.
PQW guides you through setting labels and data storage features. After all the data capture functions are switched on, send the mail or PQW sends the vehicle to its place. You will need to send out the sent mails every day and send a manifesto electronically outlining all the customs information for each package.
When packets arrive at PQW, PQW confirms that they have received the electronic manifest for that day's delivery. If PQW does not receive the manifest, it can not process its emails through the Commercial ePacket service. Upon receipt of the manifesto, electronic information will be uploaded to the USPS system and all the labels and required customs documentation will be generated. Packages have proper labeling and are dispatched by the country of destination and shipped to the International Service Center (ISC) designated by USPS.
After accepting the USPS ISC, bags will be opened and each packet will be scanned as proof of entry and placed on the next available outbound flight to the destination country. After the flight arrives, the parcels allow customs clearance through the postal customs clearance mechanism. This ensures that the packages can move faster to the cleaning process and are not affected by typical deliveries due to the normal air traffic management system.
After Clearance, packets will be placed in the PRIME network and receive primary processing within the destination country. Customers waiting to receive packages can trust that tracking information will be provided directly to the USPS Web site. This feature eliminates the many customer service calls that many Amazon and eBay vendors receive from customers daily.
After the parcels arrive via the postal system of the country of destination, the parcel will be served after service delivery. This scan event will be uploaded to the USPS Web site and accessible to everyone to check the progress of each consignment.
Based on initial results, this service is a great offer for companies that deliver 100 or more daily packages a day. However, some customers who deliver less than 100 packages a day can also take advantage of this service if they decide to schedule one or two days of ordering before sending. Obviously, every customer has their own idiosyncrasy, which can affect if a service such as Commercial ePacket is beneficial. However, depending on the JFK Airport, the O & # 39; hare international airport or Los Angeles International Airport, or you can use less than 100 packages a day. For details on the service today, I will contact USPS-approved PQW.