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ePacket Service Save Retailers to International Customers

ePacket Service

Above all ePacket service is designed for eCommerce companies as a way to send lightweight, inexpensive items at an affordable price. The ePackets most of us are familiar with are delivered from China at unbelievably low costs, but ePacket discounts are available for American companies too. Similarly, US retailers can send ePackets to the majority of the largest economies in the world. As a result of it’s popularity the services is currently available to 36 countries, and it continues to expand every year.

Save Retailers time and Money

Certainly, ePacket service is the most cost effective service for internet retailers.  Even more, all customs documentation is ready for export, and the required labels are applied. Another benefit is that shipments are tracked all the way to your customer’s door, and delivery speed averages just 4-7 business days.  Also, your international customers can track their ePackets at no cost through the USPS. Even more, undeliverables are returned for free, allowing retailers to refund customers if they don’t receive their package.

ePacket Requirements to International Customers

Because ePacket service is designed for small packages their are some requirements. So, the packages can weigh no more than 4.4 pounds or 2 kilos, and the shipping costs are based on the package weight. Also, they must have a value less than $400.00. Furthermore, the maximum length is 24″, the minimum requires the package be large enough for postage, address, and customs forms, and  the total of length, height, and thickness cannot exceed 36″. The service is currently available to US retailers mailing to:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Volume ePacket Discounts are Available

Another reason the service is so popular is that volume ePacket discounts are available and start at only 30 pieces. Likewise, all the tracking and custom’s benefits retain at lower mailing costs.  New countries test the ePacket service every year, and more countries will likely join soon. Also with Atlas, free same day pickup is available for US and Canadian companies.

Finally, if you have questions or don’t see the country you are looking for contact Atlas International for a free consultation 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com

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ePacket Service Save Retailers to International Customers

ePacket Service

Above all ePacket service is designed for eCommerce companies as a way to send lightweight, inexpensive items at an affordable price. The ePackets most of us are familiar with are delivered from China at unbelievably low costs, but ePacket discounts are available for American companies too. Similarly, US retailers can send ePackets to the majority of the largest economies in the world. As a result of it’s popularity the services is currently available to 36 countries, and it continues to expand every year.

Save Retailers time and Money

Certainly, ePacket service is the most cost effective service for internet retailers.  Even more, all customs documentation is ready for export, and the required labels are applied. Another benefit is that shipments are tracked all the way to your customer’s door, and delivery speed averages just 4-7 business days.  Also, your international customers can track their ePackets at no cost through the USPS. Even more, undeliverables are returned for free, allowing retailers to refund customers if they don’t receive their package.

ePacket Requirements to International Customers

Because ePacket service is designed for small packages their are some requirements. So, the packages can weigh no more than 4.4 pounds or 2 kilos, and the shipping costs are based on the package weight. Also, they must have a value less than $400.00. Furthermore, the maximum length is 24″, the minimum requires the package be large enough for postage, address, and customs forms, and  the total of length, height, and thickness cannot exceed 36″. The service is currently available to US retailers mailing to:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Volume ePacket Discounts are Available

Another reason the service is so popular is that volume ePacket discounts are available and start at only 30 pieces. Likewise, all the tracking and custom’s benefits retain at lower mailing costs.  New countries test the ePacket service every year, and more countries will likely join soon. Also with Atlas, free same day pickup is available for US and Canadian companies.

Finally, if you have questions or don’t see the country you are looking for contact Atlas International for a free consultation 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com

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Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating strikes causing Canada Post delays may continue into 2019. Canada Post has advised customers to expect delivery delays for the foreseeable future. Because of the ongoing rotating strikes delivery standards will suffer. There are already massive backlogs of mail and parcels, and much more is expected with millions more parcels from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Canada Post expects the worst delays will be in southern & southwestern Ontario. Likewise delays are expected to continue for the next several weeks, including the holiday season and possibly into next year.

Rotating Strikes continue for 5th Week

The rotating strikes have been going for more than a month and have impacted nearly every Canadian address. The CUPW (Canada Union of Postal Workers) and Canada Post have been at odds over pay and working conditions for a very long time. The CUPW rejected an offer of a $1,000.00 bonus per employee to stop the rotating strikes until February. The union rejected mediation and has encouraged employees not to work overtime. The Retail Council of Canada has requested the Canadian government to end the rotating strikes. The busiest time of year for the postal service is just days away, and the two sides seem no closer to an agreement than they were in October.

The CUPW Wants Wage & Benefit Improvements

The CUPW is requesting a 2.9% annual wage increase, improvements to short-term disability and injury pay, wage advancements for temporary /  seasonal employees, and double-time pay for working a sixth or seventh day in a row. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a last-minute plea to the CUPW and Canada Post to reach an agreement, just hours before Canada Post’s latest offer expired.

Atlas International Mail is Following Updates Closely

If you are sending mail to Canada, we strongly recommenced you do it sooner than later. The rotating strikes have created backlogs, and delays may get worse. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com
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Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating strikes causing Canada Post delays may continue into 2019. Canada Post has advised customers to expect delivery delays for the foreseeable future. Because of the ongoing rotating strikes delivery standards will suffer. There are already massive backlogs of mail and parcels, and much more is expected with millions more parcels from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Canada Post expects the worst delays will be in southern & southwestern Ontario. Likewise delays are expected to continue for the next several weeks, including the holiday season and possibly into next year.

Rotating Strikes continue for 5th Week

The rotating strikes have been going for more than a month and have impacted nearly every Canadian address. The CUPW (Canada Union of Postal Workers) and Canada Post have been at odds over pay and working conditions for a very long time. The CUPW rejected an offer of a $1,000.00 bonus per employee to stop the rotating strikes until February. The union rejected mediation and has encouraged employees not to work overtime. The Retail Council of Canada has requested the Canadian government to end the rotating strikes. The busiest time of year for the postal service is just days away, and the two sides seem no closer to an agreement than they were in October.

The CUPW Wants Wage & Benefit Improvements

The CUPW is requesting a 2.9% annual wage increase, improvements to short-term disability and injury pay, wage advancements for temporary /  seasonal employees, and double-time pay for working a sixth or seventh day in a row. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a last-minute plea to the CUPW and Canada Post to reach an agreement, just hours before Canada Post’s latest offer expired.

Atlas International Mail is Following Updates Closely

If you are sending mail to Canada, we strongly recommenced you do it sooner than later. The rotating strikes have created backlogs, and delays may get worse. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com
Leaving the UPU Universal Postal Union

The USA is Leaving the UPU (Universal Postal Union)

The White House announced it is leaving a 144 year old global postal agreement due to the current trade war with China. China benefits from significantly lower postage costs thanks to a decades old agreement to help poor and developing nations with lower postage rates. China is now the second largest economy in the world, and China should no longer be classified as a poor or developing country. Something must be done to level the playing field, but leaving the UPU only stands to isolate the US.  Many other countries, including all US allies, are facing the same inequities and are working with the UPU to negotiate fair terminal dues. With the US withdrawing, China now has one less party voting for a fair deal.

Leaving the UPU May Severely Damage the USPS

For the USPS, leaving the UPU would mean negotiating individual postal agreements with 190 countries. The US withdrawal from the UPU gives the USPS 12 months to do that. Negotiating on our own rather than collectively with other countries would likely lead to higher export prices. It’s a logistical nightmare waiting to happen, and the USPS will bear the brunt of it. The USPS has been losing money delivering below-cost items from China, but it may get worse. They may lose the international business altogether to private delivery companies like FedEx and UPS. These private companies were influential in the White House’s decision to withdraw from the UPU. The private companies already have negotiated rates in place to take shares of the multi-billion dollar business. They stand to benefit at the expense of the United States Postal Service.

Trade War with China

Leaving the UPU may just be another threat in order to garner attention to an ongoing issue, the trade war with China.  The White House has been withdrawing the US from international agreements at an alarming rate. (NAFTA, The Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Iran deal, Treaty of Amity, The Paris Climate Accords, UNESCO, International Coffee Agreement, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty …) New agreements have been made with small concessions, and newly established agreements are the same long standing agreements branded differently. Perhaps this will be another aggrandizing move that changes little or nothing, but there is a lot at stake.

One Year to Create New Postal Agreements

Withdrawing from the UPU will take a year. This is not enough time to create 190 bilateral postal agreements with all the countries of the world, but it is certainly enough time, along with our allies in the rest of the world, to negotiate fair terminal dues with China. Withdrawing from the UPU will only benefit a few large private delivery companies (UPS, FedEx, DHL.) The costs to US businesses that ship overseas, US consumers, and the USPS are too great to risk. The US is one of the founding members of the UPU, a union of nearly every country in the world that has benefited billions for 144 years. Leaving the UPU now has many unknown consequences, and it only stands to benefit a small amount of people. Diplomacy is the best solution for America. Along with our allies, we need to negotiate a better deal.

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Leaving the UPU Universal Postal Union

The USA is Leaving the UPU (Universal Postal Union)

The White House announced it is leaving a 144 year old global postal agreement due to the current trade war with China. China benefits from significantly lower postage costs thanks to a decades old agreement to help poor and developing nations with lower postage rates. China is now the second largest economy in the world, and China should no longer be classified as a poor or developing country. Something must be done to level the playing field, but leaving the UPU only stands to isolate the US.  Many other countries, including all US allies, are facing the same inequities and are working with the UPU to negotiate fair terminal dues. With the US withdrawing, China now has one less party voting for a fair deal.

Leaving the UPU May Severely Damage the USPS

For the USPS, leaving the UPU would mean negotiating individual postal agreements with 190 countries. The US withdrawal from the UPU gives the USPS 12 months to do that. Negotiating on our own rather than collectively with other countries would likely lead to higher export prices. It’s a logistical nightmare waiting to happen, and the USPS will bear the brunt of it. The USPS has been losing money delivering below-cost items from China, but it may get worse. They may lose the international business altogether to private delivery companies like FedEx and UPS. These private companies were influential in the White House’s decision to withdraw from the UPU. The private companies already have negotiated rates in place to take shares of the multi-billion dollar business. They stand to benefit at the expense of the United States Postal Service.

Trade War with China

Leaving the UPU may just be another threat in order to garner attention to an ongoing issue, the trade war with China.  The White House has been withdrawing the US from international agreements at an alarming rate. (NAFTA, The Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Iran deal, Treaty of Amity, The Paris Climate Accords, UNESCO, International Coffee Agreement, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty …) New agreements have been made with small concessions, and newly established agreements are the same long standing agreements branded differently. Perhaps this will be another aggrandizing move that changes little or nothing, but there is a lot at stake.

One Year to Create New Postal Agreements

Withdrawing from the UPU will take a year. This is not enough time to create 190 bilateral postal agreements with all the countries of the world, but it is certainly enough time, along with our allies in the rest of the world, to negotiate fair terminal dues with China. Withdrawing from the UPU will only benefit a few large private delivery companies (UPS, FedEx, DHL.) The costs to US businesses that ship overseas, US consumers, and the USPS are too great to risk. The US is one of the founding members of the UPU, a union of nearly every country in the world that has benefited billions for 144 years. Leaving the UPU now has many unknown consequences, and it only stands to benefit a small amount of people. Diplomacy is the best solution for America. Along with our allies, we need to negotiate a better deal.

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UPU Extraordinary Postal Congress

The Universal Postal Union is holding an Extraordinary Postal Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. This may have a drastic impact on international eCommerce. The UPU coordinate rates and standards between every national postal system, and has been a vital to international structure since 1874. Crucial reforms are needed for terminal dues if the US is going to be able be competitive in both global and domestic eCommerce.

Terminal Dues

The UPU uses a system to help developing countries by subsidizing more prosperous countries with terminal dues. As a result the wealthier countries pay a higher share of the costs. Countries are positioned in nine different categories based on their level of development. The rates developing countries pay are usually far lower than rates paid by domestic shippers in more developed countries. In some cases, terminal dues are so low that that developed countries like the US actually lose money on mail sent to them internationally. The Extraordinary Postal Congress meeting may result in significant changes to how some countries are positioned.

China Has an Unfair Advantage

The UPU categorizes China as a category three economy entitling them to huge international postal discounts. China is however, the second largest economy in the world. This allows Chinese retailers to undercut American retailers by very wide margins. The Chinese economy is benefiting at the expensive of US retailers and the United States Postal Service. The USPS loses an estimated $1 on every small package that arrives from China. In Fact, mail services for small packages shipped from China to the US cost significantly less than what USPS charges American mailers for a comparable service.

The Cost to American E commerce and the USPS

Terminal dues on items from China to the US average $1 per Kilogram. As a result, USPS received less compensation for a China Post package moved from a Los Angeles port to its final destination inland, than it would have from someone in Los Angeles who sent an identical package within the United States. Costing the China Post less than the price of a U.S. stamp. Conversely, it is far more expensive to send a similar package to China. The Extraordinary Postal Congress gives us an opportunity to change China’s unfair trade advantage with the US.

UPU Can Influence Fair Trade

The Extraordinary Postal Congress convened in an effort to reform the UPU. Just 1 of 192 countries invited is the US. This give us a small voice in a big crowd. It is vital the we work with our allies to influence the UPU to categorize China as the developed country that it is. Finally this would create fairer trade between China and the rest of the developed world.

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UPU Extraordinary Postal Congress

The Universal Postal Union is holding an Extraordinary Postal Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. This may have a drastic impact on international eCommerce. The UPU coordinate rates and standards between every national postal system, and has been a vital to international structure since 1874. Crucial reforms are needed for terminal dues if the US is going to be able be competitive in both global and domestic eCommerce.

Terminal Dues

The UPU uses a system to help developing countries by subsidizing more prosperous countries with terminal dues. As a result the wealthier countries pay a higher share of the costs. Countries are positioned in nine different categories based on their level of development. The rates developing countries pay are usually far lower than rates paid by domestic shippers in more developed countries. In some cases, terminal dues are so low that that developed countries like the US actually lose money on mail sent to them internationally. The Extraordinary Postal Congress meeting may result in significant changes to how some countries are positioned.

China Has an Unfair Advantage

The UPU categorizes China as a category three economy entitling them to huge international postal discounts. China is however, the second largest economy in the world. This allows Chinese retailers to undercut American retailers by very wide margins. The Chinese economy is benefiting at the expensive of US retailers and the United States Postal Service. The USPS loses an estimated $1 on every small package that arrives from China. In Fact, mail services for small packages shipped from China to the US cost significantly less than what USPS charges American mailers for a comparable service.

The Cost to American E commerce and the USPS

Terminal dues on items from China to the US average $1 per Kilogram. As a result, USPS received less compensation for a China Post package moved from a Los Angeles port to its final destination inland, than it would have from someone in Los Angeles who sent an identical package within the United States. Costing the China Post less than the price of a U.S. stamp. Conversely, it is far more expensive to send a similar package to China. The Extraordinary Postal Congress gives us an opportunity to change China’s unfair trade advantage with the US.

UPU Can Influence Fair Trade

The Extraordinary Postal Congress convened in an effort to reform the UPU. Just 1 of 192 countries invited is the US. This give us a small voice in a big crowd. It is vital the we work with our allies to influence the UPU to categorize China as the developed country that it is. Finally this would create fairer trade between China and the rest of the developed world.

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International Mail Consolidators Discount U.S. Postage Rates

Above all Mail Consolidators save customers money over first class postage rates from the post office. The largest volume discounts are achieved by bundling multiple mailings together. As a result American small businesses are benefiting by using a third party service to consolidate their mailings with other companies to attain the most favorable international postage rates. Mail is strategically entered  into foreign postal systems where volume discount agreements are offered by a variety of international post offices.

International Postal Rates are Very High for Small Businesses

Escalating international postal rates pose challenges for companies looking to manage expenses. Mail consolidators are able to take advantage of international postal presorts, and customers save up to 50% to over countries. Services vary from first class postage rates to e-Packet delivery to direct entry services into specific 180 countries. Consequently choosing the right service ensures lower postage costs, faster mail delivery, and improved localization.

Mail Consolidators Reduce Costs for E-commerce Companies

E-commerce businesses face the constant challenge of keeping delivery costs low. There is an abundance of different services, delivery methods, insurance options, and track & trace services to choose from, and figuring out the prepayment of duties & taxes is complicated. Using a third party mail consolidator certainly makes this simple and affordable. Consolidators offer International Parcel Services featuring the utilization of USPS services, direct access worldwide, and automated completion of customs export documentation. The time and money saved is tremendous, especially to Canada.

USPS First Class Postage Rates to Canada

Sending mail to Canada shouldn’t cost a fortune. So we consolidate mail and enter it into to the Canada Post at significant savings over US postage rates. Mail travels across the Canadian border and enters the Canada Post at the lowest possible rate. U.S. companies also benefit from a favorable exchange rate making international mail consolidators the best way to save when mailing Canada.

Consolidating with Atlas International Mail

Atlas is a leader in global mailing services. We’ve helped hundreds of companies save on rising international postage rates, and we can certainly consolidate your mail for maximum volume discounts. Even more we provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation.  Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

Contact us for a free no obligation quote.  800-852-0889 or info@atlasintlmail.com

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International Mail Consolidators

International Mail Consolidators Discount U.S. Postage Rates

Above all Mail Consolidators save customers money over first class postage rates from the post office. The largest volume discounts are achieved by bundling multiple mailings together. As a result American small businesses are benefiting by using a third party service to consolidate their mailings with other companies to attain the most favorable international postage rates. Mail is strategically entered  into foreign postal systems where volume discount agreements are offered by a variety of international post offices.

International Postal Rates are Very High for Small Businesses

Escalating international postal rates pose challenges for companies looking to manage expenses. Mail consolidators are able to take advantage of international postal presorts, and customers save up to 50% to over countries. Services vary from first class postage rates to e-Packet delivery to direct entry services into specific 180 countries. Consequently choosing the right service ensures lower postage costs, faster mail delivery, and improved localization.

Mail Consolidators Reduce Costs for E-commerce Companies

E-commerce businesses face the constant challenge of keeping delivery costs low. There is an abundance of different services, delivery methods, insurance options, and track & trace services to choose from, and figuring out the prepayment of duties & taxes is complicated. Using a third party mail consolidator certainly makes this simple and affordable. Consolidators offer International Parcel Services featuring the utilization of USPS services, direct access worldwide, and automated completion of customs export documentation. The time and money saved is tremendous, especially to Canada.

USPS First Class Postage Rates to Canada

Sending mail to Canada shouldn’t cost a fortune. So we consolidate mail and enter it into to the Canada Post at significant savings over US postage rates. Mail travels across the Canadian border and enters the Canada Post at the lowest possible rate. U.S. companies also benefit from a favorable exchange rate making international mail consolidators the best way to save when mailing Canada.

Consolidating with Atlas International Mail

Atlas is a leader in global mailing services. We’ve helped hundreds of companies save on rising international postage rates, and we can certainly consolidate your mail for maximum volume discounts. Even more we provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation.  Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

Contact us for a free no obligation quote.  800-852-0889 or info@atlasintlmail.com

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The Impact of Tariffs & Mailing China

The Impact of Tariffs

America has been the leader of the global free trade for decades, but that is beginning to change. The United States has levied tariffs on all 5 of our largest trading partners. Canada, China, Japan, Europe, and China. All but Japan have retaliated with tariffs of their own. Tariffs are a ultimately a tax on American consumers and businesses.

International Mail Companies & The Auto Industry

So far, there is no impact to international mail, but if trade declines between countries so will mail volumes.  The tariffs are likely to have the biggest impact to the automotive industry. Automobiles are the US’s 3rd largest export. The majority of US auto exports are sent to our largest trading partners (Canada, China, Mexico, and Germany.) The tariffs will likely decrease exports, and in the long term move manufacturing to other countries. The EU has imposed tariffs on $3.2 billion of US imports, and some predictions are that tariffs could rise to $300 billion if a resolution cannot be reached.

The tariffs are designed to increase manufacturing and consumption of domestic goods. A decrease in imports also come at a cost. US ports and border crossings would being doing less business. The creation of new manufacturing jobs would likely come at the expense of the rail, bridge, and port businesses.

Cost of Postage to Canada

The cost of postage to Canada has not changed. Canada has long been our largest trading partner and closest ally. In retaliation to tariffs being applied to goods from our largest trading partner, Canada has imposed tariffs of their own on $12.6 billion worth of US products. Most notable is the 25% tariff on US Steel, but a wide variety of products are now subject to a 10% tariff. See the items detailed below:

Aluminum / Yogurt / Coffee / Beef / Maple Syrup / Candy & Chocolates / Pizza / Cucumbers / Strawberry Jam / Orange Juice / Ketchup / Mayonnaise / Salad Dressing / Condiments & Sauces / Whiskies / Candles / Dishwasher Detergents / Glues & Adhesives / Insecticides / Fungicides / Herbicides / Plastic bags / Table & Kitchenware / Plywood / Toilet Paper / Handkerchiefs / Facial Tissues / Towels / Tablecloths / Printed Postcards / Greeting Cards / Cast Iron Grilles / Refrigerators / Water Heaters / Dish Washers / Lawn Mowers / Dryers / Boats / Chairs / Mattresses / Pillows & Cushions / Bedding / Playing Cards / Pens

Mailing China

Chinese imports benefit from low postage rates to the US. Often times it is less costly to send mail from China than to mail domestically within the United States. Export postage to China is drastically higher than what it costs to import from China. There are some discounted rates available, especially for savvy print & e-Commerce companies. ( Learn more  ) This coupled with high tariffs on many US goods has resulted in a large trade deficit. It does however, keep prices competitive and domestic producers searching for new innovations.

July 6th saw a 25 percent tariff on 818 Chinese imports, worth $34 billion a year. China retaliated with tariffs of their own. There is evidence that China subsidizes key industries allowing state-owned businesses to overproduce and undercut market prices. They also force foreign companies that want to do business in China to share key technologies. The consensus from economists is that tariffs are not a viable solution. The best solution may come from the WTO. The United States should enlist the help of our largest trading allies Europe, Canada, Japan to push for changes in the Chinese government’s economic scheming. China usually complies with WTO ordered remedies, and the US wins about 90% of the cases they present to the WTO against them.

History has proven that there are no winners in a trade war. There is a delicate balance. It makes sense to negotiate tariff rates as part of trade deals, but we cannot risk a global economic trade war.

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The Impact of Tariffs & Mailing China

The Impact of Tariffs

America has been the leader of the global free trade for decades, but that is beginning to change. The United States has levied tariffs on all 5 of our largest trading partners. Canada, China, Japan, Europe, and China. All but Japan have retaliated with tariffs of their own. Tariffs are a ultimately a tax on American consumers and businesses.

International Mail Companies & The Auto Industry

So far, there is no impact to international mail, but if trade declines between countries so will mail volumes.  The tariffs are likely to have the biggest impact to the automotive industry. Automobiles are the US’s 3rd largest export. The majority of US auto exports are sent to our largest trading partners (Canada, China, Mexico, and Germany.) The tariffs will likely decrease exports, and in the long term move manufacturing to other countries. The EU has imposed tariffs on $3.2 billion of US imports, and some predictions are that tariffs could rise to $300 billion if a resolution cannot be reached.

The tariffs are designed to increase manufacturing and consumption of domestic goods. A decrease in imports also come at a cost. US ports and border crossings would being doing less business. The creation of new manufacturing jobs would likely come at the expense of the rail, bridge, and port businesses.

Cost of Postage to Canada

The cost of postage to Canada has not changed. Canada has long been our largest trading partner and closest ally. In retaliation to tariffs being applied to goods from our largest trading partner, Canada has imposed tariffs of their own on $12.6 billion worth of US products. Most notable is the 25% tariff on US Steel, but a wide variety of products are now subject to a 10% tariff. See the items detailed below:

Aluminum / Yogurt / Coffee / Beef / Maple Syrup / Candy & Chocolates / Pizza / Cucumbers / Strawberry Jam / Orange Juice / Ketchup / Mayonnaise / Salad Dressing / Condiments & Sauces / Whiskies / Candles / Dishwasher Detergents / Glues & Adhesives / Insecticides / Fungicides / Herbicides / Plastic bags / Table & Kitchenware / Plywood / Toilet Paper / Handkerchiefs / Facial Tissues / Towels / Tablecloths / Printed Postcards / Greeting Cards / Cast Iron Grilles / Refrigerators / Water Heaters / Dish Washers / Lawn Mowers / Dryers / Boats / Chairs / Mattresses / Pillows & Cushions / Bedding / Playing Cards / Pens

Mailing China

Chinese imports benefit from low postage rates to the US. Often times it is less costly to send mail from China than to mail domestically within the United States. Export postage to China is drastically higher than what it costs to import from China. There are some discounted rates available, especially for savvy print & e-Commerce companies. ( Learn more  ) This coupled with high tariffs on many US goods has resulted in a large trade deficit. It does however, keep prices competitive and domestic producers searching for new innovations.

July 6th saw a 25 percent tariff on 818 Chinese imports, worth $34 billion a year. China retaliated with tariffs of their own. There is evidence that China subsidizes key industries allowing state-owned businesses to overproduce and undercut market prices. They also force foreign companies that want to do business in China to share key technologies. The consensus from economists is that tariffs are not a viable solution. The best solution may come from the WTO. The United States should enlist the help of our largest trading allies Europe, Canada, Japan to push for changes in the Chinese government’s economic scheming. China usually complies with WTO ordered remedies, and the US wins about 90% of the cases they present to the WTO against them.

History has proven that there are no winners in a trade war. There is a delicate balance. It makes sense to negotiate tariff rates as part of trade deals, but we cannot risk a global economic trade war.

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Getting GDPR Compliance Ready

GDPR Compliance Ready; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force across the European Union on May 25th 2018. It brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. GDPR is based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach. The GDPR meets the requirements of the digital age.

The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology. There are new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardize data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Our Commitment to Data Protection

Atlas International Mail Inc is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information. We process data to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognize our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR, the UK Data Protection Bill and the United States Privacy Act.

Atlas International Mail Inc is dedicated to safeguarding personal information and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose, and demonstrates an appreciation for the new regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance are the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum ongoing compliance.

Atlas International Mail Inc. understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR.  We have involved all our employees in our preparation plans. We implemented an employee training program specific to the GDPR which was provided to all employees prior to May 25th, 2018, and forms part of our induction and annual training program. If you have question or concerns about GDPR and how it may impact your international mailings, please contact us.   info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889

You can read our full compliance statement here.

Also you can follow the links below, and learn more about Atlas’s services and GDPR.

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Mailing with Atlas

Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Because Atlas utilizes the latest technology for maximum efficiency, we can handle all aspects of mail production. As a result of having a far-reaching network of worldwide mailing hubs we also offer remarkable international postage discounts to over 180 countries. Atlas International Mail arranges for many different types of service, and for this reason can create an exclusive solution for you. Also, there are never any hidden fees or fuel charges.  In addition to our upfront no-nonsense pricing, we also offer same day pickup. Finally, to make things as easy as possible, we also complete all required customs documentation. U.S. companies also benefit from a favorable exchange rate making international mail consolidation the best way to save.

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GDPR Compliance Ready

Getting GDPR Compliance Ready

GDPR Compliance Ready; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force across the European Union on May 25th 2018. It brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. GDPR is based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach. The GDPR meets the requirements of the digital age.

The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology. There are new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardize data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Our Commitment to Data Protection

Atlas International Mail Inc is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information. We process data to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognize our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR, the UK Data Protection Bill and the United States Privacy Act.

Atlas International Mail Inc is dedicated to safeguarding personal information and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose, and demonstrates an appreciation for the new regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance are the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum ongoing compliance.

Atlas International Mail Inc. understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR.  We have involved all our employees in our preparation plans. We implemented an employee training program specific to the GDPR which was provided to all employees prior to May 25th, 2018, and forms part of our induction and annual training program. If you have question or concerns about GDPR and how it may impact your international mailings, please contact us.   info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889

You can read our full compliance statement here.

Also you can follow the links below, and learn more about Atlas’s services and GDPR.

The Impact of TariffsAtlas International Mail to Canada

More about GDPR

Home

Mailing with Atlas

Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Because Atlas utilizes the latest technology for maximum efficiency, we can handle all aspects of mail production. As a result of having a far-reaching network of worldwide mailing hubs we also offer remarkable international postage discounts to over 180 countries. Atlas International Mail arranges for many different types of service, and for this reason can create an exclusive solution for you. Also, there are never any hidden fees or fuel charges.  In addition to our upfront no-nonsense pricing, we also offer same day pickup. Finally, to make things as easy as possible, we also complete all required customs documentation. U.S. companies also benefit from a favorable exchange rate making international mail consolidation the best way to save.

European General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

GDPR European General Data Protection Regulation

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU Regulation that enhances the protection of the personal data of EU and UK individuals. Additionally, it increases the obligations of organizations who collect, store, and process data. It applies to anyone in the world who offers goods or services or monitors the behavior of European Union and United Kingdom individuals. The GDPR will apply if you’re based outside of the EU, but you control or process data of EU citizens. There are 99 detailed articles in the GDPR, and penalties for violations may exceed $20 million. To meet GDPR requirements you must be able to find, edit, and delete any personal data about anyone in the EU or UK. So what does this mean for you? We’ll explain below.

Sending Mail to Europe? Get Consent

The Right to Consent is important for mailers. Consent must be given by any EU or UK resident to use their personal data. “Personal data” is defined as “any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical informa­tion, or a computer’s IP address”.  This must be done with “a statement or a clear affirmative action”.  In other words, your clients’ customers in Europe receiving mail must have opted in. To date, there is no “do not mail” list, but we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.

GDPR Understanding Individuals Rights

In addition to The Right to Consent, individuals also have The Right of Access, The Right of Rectification, and The Right to Be Forgotten. The Right of Access gives in individuals the right to obtain a copy of the information held about them.  Additionally, they also have the right to know where the information is stored, who can access it, how they access it, and the reasons for access. The Right of Rectification allows individuals to correct inaccurate or discriminatory data. Lastly, The Right to Be Forgotten grants EU and UK individuals to request that any or all information be deleted.

GDPR Compliance

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.  We have a process in place to ensure full GDPR compliance.  First, data is gathered and parsed. After that, hygiene corrections are made for phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses. Finally, merging, matching, and cascading is performed to create master records. The master records can then be updated with metadata when / if  individuals change permissions or update their information. For more information about this process please call 800-852-0889 or send us an email info@atlas-mail.com

Contact us today, and you can save big on your next international mailing.

The full GDPR regulation can be found here.

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GDPR European General Data Protection Regulation

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU Regulation that enhances the protection of the personal data of EU and UK individuals. Additionally, it increases the obligations of organizations who collect, store, and process data. It applies to anyone in the world who offers goods or services or monitors the behavior of European Union and United Kingdom individuals. The GDPR will apply if you’re based outside of the EU, but you control or process data of EU citizens. There are 99 detailed articles in the GDPR, and penalties for violations may exceed $20 million. To meet GDPR requirements you must be able to find, edit, and delete any personal data about anyone in the EU or UK. So what does this mean for you? We’ll explain below.

Sending Mail to Europe? Get Consent

The Right to Consent is important for mailers. Consent must be given by any EU or UK resident to use their personal data. “Personal data” is defined as “any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical informa­tion, or a computer’s IP address”.  This must be done with “a statement or a clear affirmative action”.  In other words, your clients’ customers in Europe receiving mail must have opted in. To date, there is no “do not mail” list, but we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.

GDPR Understanding Individuals Rights

In addition to The Right to Consent, individuals also have The Right of Access, The Right of Rectification, and The Right to Be Forgotten. The Right of Access gives in individuals the right to obtain a copy of the information held about them.  Additionally, they also have the right to know where the information is stored, who can access it, how they access it, and the reasons for access. The Right of Rectification allows individuals to correct inaccurate or discriminatory data. Lastly, The Right to Be Forgotten grants EU and UK individuals to request that any or all information be deleted.

GDPR Compliance

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.  We have a process in place to ensure full GDPR compliance.  First, data is gathered and parsed. After that, hygiene corrections are made for phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses. Finally, merging, matching, and cascading is performed to create master records. The master records can then be updated with metadata when / if  individuals change permissions or update their information. For more information about this process please call 800-852-0889 or send us an email info@atlas-mail.com

Contact us today, and you can save big on your next international mailing.

The full GDPR regulation can be found here.

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International & Canadian Mail Service Updates

Below, we address some International & Canadian Mail service updates. The last few months saw a number of service disruptions due to inclement weather, strikes, and government interruptions. Canadian Mail service suffered from isolated slow downs due to the winter weather, but no major delays have interrupted service.

Mass Mailings Delayed

Bolivia and Guatemala’s governments have stopped all mail services except for Global Express Guaranteed. This has been an ongoing issue for Guatemala for more than a year, and there are no signs of progress. At this time, we do not recommend sending mail to either country unless absolutely necessary. Severe snow storms caused delays across Europe.  Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, and Great Britain all reported delays in February and March due to weather. Cyclone Gita was responsible for some delays in Tonga, Australia, and New Zealand. Mexico, Cyprus, and Greece experienced some small delays due to system and procedure changes. Meanwhile, Brazil, Chad, and El Salvador have had problems with striking postal workers, and only El Salvador is reporting services have returned to normal. Atlas International Mail updates our website when delays are reported, and we strive to keep customers informed and find faster, less expensive delivery alternatives.

USPS Service Alerts for International Mailers

Below we have listed the USPS service alerts for all affected destinations. These alerts appear at the bottom of our home page, and they can also be found on USPS.  Canadian Mail Service delayed several times throughout the winter, but it’s rarely reported because harsh weather is a common occurrence. Generally, Canadian Mail does not suffer long delays as they are well prepared for winter.  Service to Syria and parts of the Ukraine are suspended, and they have been for several years. Atlas International Mail offers service to over 180 countries around the world, and we are always looking for newer, faster , and more affordable services.

Australia

The Australia Post reports that severe weather in parts of Queensland Australia is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products for postcodes 4737-4895. (posted 3/8/18)

Bolivia

Most mail service to Bolivia has temporarily stopped by the Bolivian government. Only Global Express Guaranteed service is still available. This affects Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International (already unavailable to Bolivia), First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag items. (posted 3/7/18)

Chad

Chad’s post advises it has been unable to deliver or dispatch items since Feb. 1 because of a strike. (posted 2/9/18)

Cyprus

Cyprus Post advises an upgrade of its IT infrastructure will impact operations Feb. 9-11, including inbound and outbound mail and electronic data interchange. (posted 2/9/18)

Denmark

Denmark’s post advises that due to bad weather, the southern part of the country will have delays in delivery and collection of mail this week. This affects postal codes 3700-3799 and 4600-4899. (posted 3/1/18)

El Salvador

The El Salvador post, Correos de El Salvador, reports the strike is now over and all postal services have returned to normal. (posted 2/26/18)

France

France’s post advises mail operations — including transportation, collection and delivery — are disrupted because of bad weather including heavy snow.  Expect delays in the movement of mail and packages. (posted 3/1/18)

Great Britain

Royal Mail advises transportation disruptions due to heavy snowfall have ended and all postal services resumed on March 8. (posted 3/14/18)

Greece

Greece’s post advises processing of express mail and packages has returned to normal following implementation of new customs procedures. There also are improvements in handling of letter post, with a one-week backlog for inbound mail from non-European Union countries subject to customs control. (posted 1/29/18)

Guatemala

Most mail to Guatemala is suspended. Until further notice, only Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service will still be available. The suspension affects Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag items.

The Postal Service will return to sender already deposited items other than GXG addressed to Guatemala. For any returned item bearing a customs form, as well as any item shipped with Priority Mail Express International service, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service.

For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may remail them with the existing postage once service to Guatemala has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”

(Originally posted 4/11/17. This service suspension currently remains in effect.) 3/2018

Ireland

Ireland is experiencing a severe weather event, with snow storms causing major disruptions. The Irish postal service, An Post reports the Irish Meteorological Service has issued a National Red Alert Warning for most of the country, the result of the worst weather in Ireland since 1982. An Post says there are significant delays in processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail, and the weather situation is expected to get worse over the next 2-4 days. An Post says it will be doing everything possible to limit the disruption of service. (posted 3/2/18)

Italy

Italy’s post advises operations are back to normal following severe winter weather that had affected transportation, processing and delivery of mail since Feb. 26. (posted 3/6/18)

Mexico

Mexico’s post advises it will begin a data center migration on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. local time. This will affect dispatches of inbound and outbound mail. (posted 2/15/18)

New Zealand

New Zealand Post reports that mail service on the lower North Island and upper South Island has resumed in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita. In the Tasman District of the South Island, damage to roads and structures has caused some mail delays. (posted 2/26/18)

Spain

Spain’s post advised that due to bad weather and snowstorms, the northern part of Spain is facing transportation problems and outbound mail is severely affected. (posted 3/1/18)

Sweden

PostNord Sweden reports bad weather conditions have affected on-time delivery of the mail. Snow and heavy winds off the east coast have delayed distribution of letters and parcels in these Zip Code areas:  20-24, 26, 28-29 and 36-39. (posted 3/5/18)

Tonga

Tonga Post advisesd damage to postal facilities from Cyclone Gita affected operations, and delays expected in the processing and delivery of mail. (posted 2/16/18)

Join us on Social Media for the Latest Updates

In addition to our blog, we have several social media platforms that update regularly. We post articles about International & Canadian Mail Service Updates, and we find the latest trends in e-commerce, mailing, and shipping.  Please feel free to say hello, and like and share any content that catches your interest. We appreciate your continued support, and we say “Thanks to all of you from all of us at Atlas International Mail.”

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Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation. Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

 

 

 

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International & Canadian Mail Service Updates

Below, we address some International & Canadian Mail service updates. The last few months saw a number of service disruptions due to inclement weather, strikes, and government interruptions. Canadian Mail service suffered from isolated slow downs due to the winter weather, but no major delays have interrupted service.

Mass Mailings Delayed

Bolivia and Guatemala’s governments have stopped all mail services except for Global Express Guaranteed. This has been an ongoing issue for Guatemala for more than a year, and there are no signs of progress. At this time, we do not recommend sending mail to either country unless absolutely necessary. Severe snow storms caused delays across Europe.  Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, and Great Britain all reported delays in February and March due to weather. Cyclone Gita was responsible for some delays in Tonga, Australia, and New Zealand. Mexico, Cyprus, and Greece experienced some small delays due to system and procedure changes. Meanwhile, Brazil, Chad, and El Salvador have had problems with striking postal workers, and only El Salvador is reporting services have returned to normal. Atlas International Mail updates our website when delays are reported, and we strive to keep customers informed and find faster, less expensive delivery alternatives.

USPS Service Alerts for International Mailers

Below we have listed the USPS service alerts for all affected destinations. These alerts appear at the bottom of our home page, and they can also be found on USPS.  Canadian Mail Service delayed several times throughout the winter, but it’s rarely reported because harsh weather is a common occurrence. Generally, Canadian Mail does not suffer long delays as they are well prepared for winter.  Service to Syria and parts of the Ukraine are suspended, and they have been for several years. Atlas International Mail offers service to over 180 countries around the world, and we are always looking for newer, faster , and more affordable services.

Australia

The Australia Post reports that severe weather in parts of Queensland Australia is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products for postcodes 4737-4895. (posted 3/8/18)

Bolivia

Most mail service to Bolivia has temporarily stopped by the Bolivian government. Only Global Express Guaranteed service is still available. This affects Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International (already unavailable to Bolivia), First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag items. (posted 3/7/18)

Chad

Chad’s post advises it has been unable to deliver or dispatch items since Feb. 1 because of a strike. (posted 2/9/18)

Cyprus

Cyprus Post advises an upgrade of its IT infrastructure will impact operations Feb. 9-11, including inbound and outbound mail and electronic data interchange. (posted 2/9/18)

Denmark

Denmark’s post advises that due to bad weather, the southern part of the country will have delays in delivery and collection of mail this week. This affects postal codes 3700-3799 and 4600-4899. (posted 3/1/18)

El Salvador

The El Salvador post, Correos de El Salvador, reports the strike is now over and all postal services have returned to normal. (posted 2/26/18)

France

France’s post advises mail operations — including transportation, collection and delivery — are disrupted because of bad weather including heavy snow.  Expect delays in the movement of mail and packages. (posted 3/1/18)

Great Britain

Royal Mail advises transportation disruptions due to heavy snowfall have ended and all postal services resumed on March 8. (posted 3/14/18)

Greece

Greece’s post advises processing of express mail and packages has returned to normal following implementation of new customs procedures. There also are improvements in handling of letter post, with a one-week backlog for inbound mail from non-European Union countries subject to customs control. (posted 1/29/18)

Guatemala

Most mail to Guatemala is suspended. Until further notice, only Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service will still be available. The suspension affects Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag items.

The Postal Service will return to sender already deposited items other than GXG addressed to Guatemala. For any returned item bearing a customs form, as well as any item shipped with Priority Mail Express International service, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service.

For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may remail them with the existing postage once service to Guatemala has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”

(Originally posted 4/11/17. This service suspension currently remains in effect.) 3/2018

Ireland

Ireland is experiencing a severe weather event, with snow storms causing major disruptions. The Irish postal service, An Post reports the Irish Meteorological Service has issued a National Red Alert Warning for most of the country, the result of the worst weather in Ireland since 1982. An Post says there are significant delays in processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail, and the weather situation is expected to get worse over the next 2-4 days. An Post says it will be doing everything possible to limit the disruption of service. (posted 3/2/18)

Italy

Italy’s post advises operations are back to normal following severe winter weather that had affected transportation, processing and delivery of mail since Feb. 26. (posted 3/6/18)

Mexico

Mexico’s post advises it will begin a data center migration on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. local time. This will affect dispatches of inbound and outbound mail. (posted 2/15/18)

New Zealand

New Zealand Post reports that mail service on the lower North Island and upper South Island has resumed in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita. In the Tasman District of the South Island, damage to roads and structures has caused some mail delays. (posted 2/26/18)

Spain

Spain’s post advised that due to bad weather and snowstorms, the northern part of Spain is facing transportation problems and outbound mail is severely affected. (posted 3/1/18)

Sweden

PostNord Sweden reports bad weather conditions have affected on-time delivery of the mail. Snow and heavy winds off the east coast have delayed distribution of letters and parcels in these Zip Code areas:  20-24, 26, 28-29 and 36-39. (posted 3/5/18)

Tonga

Tonga Post advisesd damage to postal facilities from Cyclone Gita affected operations, and delays expected in the processing and delivery of mail. (posted 2/16/18)

Join us on Social Media for the Latest Updates

In addition to our blog, we have several social media platforms that update regularly. We post articles about International & Canadian Mail Service Updates, and we find the latest trends in e-commerce, mailing, and shipping.  Please feel free to say hello, and like and share any content that catches your interest. We appreciate your continued support, and we say “Thanks to all of you from all of us at Atlas International Mail.”

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Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation. Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

 

 

 

ePacket Service Expanded to 36 Countries

USPS ePacket Service Adds 5 More Countries

The USPS ePacket service expanded to 5 more countries. As a result ePacket service is now available to Austria, Greece, Norway, Poland, and Russia.  The service is for small packages weighing up to 4.4 pounds (2 kilos), and it is now available to 36 countries. Certainly the service has become popular with eCommerce companies.  Even more it provides the speed and transparency eCommerce customers demand, and allows businesses to track ePacket shipments all the way to a customer’s door.  Also the service is quite fast, and the average delivery speed is 4-7 business days. Similarly to the quick delivery and point to point tracking, the service is also very affordable. ePacket service costs up to 50% less than traditional first class package mail.  Another great thing is Atlas offers the service at a commercial discount, and the minimum requirement is only 30 pieces.

 

Delivery to 36 Countries and Counting

Atlas sends lightweight packages to the 36 countries below, and we are expecting that list to continue to expand rapidly. Therefore eCommerce customers depend on the service to keep delivery costs low and ensure their goods are quickly delivered across the globe.  Also, if you don’t see the country you’re looking for, don’t worry because we offer a variety of parcel services to over 180 countries across the globe.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

Russian Mail Service Offers High Potential

Expanding our Russian Mail service with ePacket tracking provides affordable opportunities to another BRIC country. Certainly the growing middle class offers high growth potential for new eCommerce customers. Service to Brazil has proven to be very lucrative for many US companies, and new services to India and China may be coming soon.

Tracking ePacket with USPS Delivery Confirmation

Need help tracking ePacket? Our International Parcel Services feature USPS services, direct access worldwide, and automated customs export documentation.  Even more customized solutions include ePacket tracking, parcel track & trace, and prepayment of duties and taxes are available. Also we offer a variety of delivery services and different levels of insurance protection.  So no matter where your customers are located, Atlas International can deliver the goods.  Finally if you have questions contact us for a free consultation and discover why Atlas is a leading ePacket shipping company.

Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore, we provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation.  Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

Above all, we make mailing ePackets easy. So, how do we make it easy? First of all, we never makes you sign a contract, so you will never be locked into a service you don’t want. Also, there are never any hidden fees or fuel charges. In addition to our upfront no-nonsense pricing, we also offer same day pickup. Finally, to make things as easy as possible, we also complete all required customs documentation. Hence, we make mailing parcels and ePackets easy.

Also, our already discounted international parcel and ePacket rates continue to improve due to changing global market conditions.

 

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ePacket Service Expanded to 36 Countries

USPS ePacket Service Adds 5 More Countries

The USPS ePacket service expanded to 5 more countries. As a result ePacket service is now available to Austria, Greece, Norway, Poland, and Russia.  The service is for small packages weighing up to 4.4 pounds (2 kilos), and it is now available to 36 countries. Certainly the service has become popular with eCommerce companies.  Even more it provides the speed and transparency eCommerce customers demand, and allows businesses to track ePacket shipments all the way to a customer’s door.  Also the service is quite fast, and the average delivery speed is 4-7 business days. Similarly to the quick delivery and point to point tracking, the service is also very affordable. ePacket service costs up to 50% less than traditional first class package mail.  Another great thing is Atlas offers the service at a commercial discount, and the minimum requirement is only 30 pieces.

 

Delivery to 36 Countries and Counting

Atlas sends lightweight packages to the 36 countries below, and we are expecting that list to continue to expand rapidly. Therefore eCommerce customers depend on the service to keep delivery costs low and ensure their goods are quickly delivered across the globe.  Also, if you don’t see the country you’re looking for, don’t worry because we offer a variety of parcel services to over 180 countries across the globe.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

Russian Mail Service Offers High Potential

Expanding our Russian Mail service with ePacket tracking provides affordable opportunities to another BRIC country. Certainly the growing middle class offers high growth potential for new eCommerce customers. Service to Brazil has proven to be very lucrative for many US companies, and new services to India and China may be coming soon.

Tracking ePacket with USPS Delivery Confirmation

Need help tracking ePacket? Our International Parcel Services feature USPS services, direct access worldwide, and automated customs export documentation.  Even more customized solutions include ePacket tracking, parcel track & trace, and prepayment of duties and taxes are available. Also we offer a variety of delivery services and different levels of insurance protection.  So no matter where your customers are located, Atlas International can deliver the goods.  Finally if you have questions contact us for a free consultation and discover why Atlas is a leading ePacket shipping company.

Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore, we provide easy same day pickup, and we complete all required customs documentation.  Best of all, we can do this for up to 50% less than the post office.

Above all, we make mailing ePackets easy. So, how do we make it easy? First of all, we never makes you sign a contract, so you will never be locked into a service you don’t want. Also, there are never any hidden fees or fuel charges. In addition to our upfront no-nonsense pricing, we also offer same day pickup. Finally, to make things as easy as possible, we also complete all required customs documentation. Hence, we make mailing parcels and ePackets easy.

Also, our already discounted international parcel and ePacket rates continue to improve due to changing global market conditions.

 

Epacket Tracking

Enter your tracking number(s) below to track your international epackets.

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