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International Shipping and Mailing Changes

Big Changes are coming in international shipping and mailing. The last Extraordinary Postal Congress ended with a compromise known as Option 5. The new deal that will allow the USPS to set its own postal rates starting in July of 2020. The other 191 countries will start setting their rates the following year, and there will be another five years of rate changes to follow. Perhaps you’re wondering what this may mean for your business’s international mailing rates. Inevitably things are going to change, and for the first year it may be a great boost to US eCommerce businesses. But what about when other countries start changing their rates too?

New UPU Agreement Good for USPS

First and foremost, the new UPU agreement will certainly help the USPS and US eCommerce business who have both been losing business to Chinese companies. China has long benefited from low labor costs, a lack of intellectual property rights, and mail service largely subsidized by importing countries. The USPS has been losing roughly $1 on every eCommerce package from China. US companies have been paying higher rates to ship domestically than their Chinese competitors have to ship internationally from China. Under the new agreement importers are able to charge up 70% of the domestic rate initially continuing up to 80% in the future. This should make it more expensive for Chinese importers to send goods to other developed countries. But what does this mean for consumers?

US Consumers Will Be Paying More

In short, everything will cost US consumers more. Products from China will see not only increased prices from higher tariffs but also increased international shipping and mailing rates. This makes domestic products more competitively priced, but there are some things that just aren’t made in the US. Ideally, this leads to more US manufacturing, but already US importers are warehousing foreign manufactured goods and mailing them at the domestic rate. Chinese companies have been offsetting increasing costs by devaluing their currency and could potentially ship from neighboring countries subject to lower rates and lower tariffs. So, in the short term, Americans are going to pay more for products they’ve been buying affordably for years. But what about US exporters?

US Exporters Rates Increase

US exporters have seen increasing rates for decades. Worst of all, retaliatory tariffs from foreign countries have driven international shipping and mailing costs up even more. Hopefully, they’ll see some relief in 2020. The new postal agreement levels the playing field a little for companies wanting to expand overseas. Also, thanks to the increasing strength of the US dollar some international shipping and mailing costs have gone down. Lastly, there are some alternative shipping and mailing methods that US businesses can take advantage of.

Alternative International Shipping and Mailing Services

The most affordable alternative for international shipping and mailing is using a direct entry service. Using a network of international mailing hubs to directly enter mail into the postal systems of foreign countries you can take advantage of unique postage savings opportunities offered by each postal administration and strategically dispatch your international mailing quickly at a significantly lower cost. The service also gives your mailing campaign the benefit of having a local or regional touch. While there are some uncertainties on the way, savvy business owners can always find a way to save money.  If you would like to learn more about some money saving options please visit us at AtlasIntlMail.com or call 800-852-0889

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International Shipping and Mailing

International Shipping and Mailing Changes

Big Changes are coming in international shipping and mailing. The last Extraordinary Postal Congress ended with a compromise known as Option 5. The new deal that will allow the USPS to set its own postal rates starting in July of 2020. The other 191 countries will start setting their rates the following year, and there will be another five years of rate changes to follow. Perhaps you’re wondering what this may mean for your business’s international mailing rates. Inevitably things are going to change, and for the first year it may be a great boost to US eCommerce businesses. But what about when other countries start changing their rates too?

New UPU Agreement Good for USPS

First and foremost, the new UPU agreement will certainly help the USPS and US eCommerce business who have both been losing business to Chinese companies. China has long benefited from low labor costs, a lack of intellectual property rights, and mail service largely subsidized by importing countries. The USPS has been losing roughly $1 on every eCommerce package from China. US companies have been paying higher rates to ship domestically than their Chinese competitors have to ship internationally from China. Under the new agreement importers are able to charge up 70% of the domestic rate initially continuing up to 80% in the future. This should make it more expensive for Chinese importers to send goods to other developed countries. But what does this mean for consumers?

US Consumers Will Be Paying More

In short, everything will cost US consumers more. Products from China will see not only increased prices from higher tariffs but also increased international shipping and mailing rates. This makes domestic products more competitively priced, but there are some things that just aren’t made in the US. Ideally, this leads to more US manufacturing, but already US importers are warehousing foreign manufactured goods and mailing them at the domestic rate. Chinese companies have been offsetting increasing costs by devaluing their currency and could potentially ship from neighboring countries subject to lower rates and lower tariffs. So, in the short term, Americans are going to pay more for products they’ve been buying affordably for years. But what about US exporters?

US Exporters Rates Increase

US exporters have seen increasing rates for decades. Worst of all, retaliatory tariffs from foreign countries have driven international shipping and mailing costs up even more. Hopefully, they’ll see some relief in 2020. The new postal agreement levels the playing field a little for companies wanting to expand overseas. Also, thanks to the increasing strength of the US dollar some international shipping and mailing costs have gone down. Lastly, there are some alternative shipping and mailing methods that US businesses can take advantage of.

Alternative International Shipping and Mailing Services

The most affordable alternative for international shipping and mailing is using a direct entry service. Using a network of international mailing hubs to directly enter mail into the postal systems of foreign countries you can take advantage of unique postage savings opportunities offered by each postal administration and strategically dispatch your international mailing quickly at a significantly lower cost. The service also gives your mailing campaign the benefit of having a local or regional touch. While there are some uncertainties on the way, savvy business owners can always find a way to save money.  If you would like to learn more about some money saving options please visit us at AtlasIntlMail.com or call 800-852-0889

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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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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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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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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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ePackets, Parcel, & Direct Mailing Deadlines

Holiday Deadlines for 2017 ePackets, Parcels, & Direct Mailings

Finally the USPS has released their International Holiday Shipping guidelines. So if you’re mailing an ePackets, Parcels, or sending a Direct Mailing time is of the essence.  For December 24th delivery, First Class and Priority Mail items need to be in the mail before the end of the week. Most importantly the international deadline are very soon. So if you have international mail send it ASAP.

DESTINATIONGLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED® SERVICEPRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICEPRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL® SERVICEFIRST-CLASS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICE
AfricaDec. 19Dec. 7Nov. 30Nov. 30
Asia / Pacific RimDec. 19Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
Australia / New ZealandDec. 19Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
CanadaDec. 21Dec. 16Dec. 9Dec. 7
CaribbeanDec. 21Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7
Central & South AmericaDec. 20Dec. 9Nov. 30Nov. 30
MexicoDec. 20Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
EuropeDec. 20Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7
Middle EastDec. 18Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7

Delivering ePackets, Parcels, and Direct Mailings up to 50% off

In business since 1990, Atlas International continues to be a leading international mail service provider.  As a result our clients range from eCommerce startups and non-profits to popular direct marketers and vanguards of the Fortune 500.

Certainly our expertise in international addressing, discounting current US postage rates, and simplifying customs clearance has made Atlas a leader in global mailing services. Hence Atlas can deliver your ePackets, Parcels, and Direct Mailings quickly and affordably.  Also no matter where your recipients are located or what languages they speak, Atlas International has the international mailing solution for you.

Also with Atlas, you never have to sign a contract, and there are never any hidden fees or fuel surcharges.

Above all we provide no-nonsense mailing discounts to over 180 countries.

Minimums are surprisingly low.

Finally, if you have questions contact Atlas International for a free consultation 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com

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ePackets Service Expanded

The Best International Mail Services

 

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. As a result, we’ve helped hundreds of companies save on rising international postage rates. Also, 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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ePackets, Parcel, & Direct Mailing Deadlines

Holiday Deadlines for 2017 ePackets, Parcels, & Direct Mailings

Finally the USPS has released their International Holiday Shipping guidelines. So if you’re mailing an ePackets, Parcels, or sending a Direct Mailing time is of the essence.  For December 24th delivery, First Class and Priority Mail items need to be in the mail before the end of the week. Most importantly the international deadline are very soon. So if you have international mail send it ASAP.

DESTINATIONGLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED® SERVICEPRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICEPRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL® SERVICEFIRST-CLASS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICE
AfricaDec. 19Dec. 7Nov. 30Nov. 30
Asia / Pacific RimDec. 19Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
Australia / New ZealandDec. 19Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
CanadaDec. 21Dec. 16Dec. 9Dec. 7
CaribbeanDec. 21Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7
Central & South AmericaDec. 20Dec. 9Nov. 30Nov. 30
MexicoDec. 20Dec. 14Dec. 7Dec. 7
EuropeDec. 20Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7
Middle EastDec. 18Dec. 14Dec. 9Dec. 7

Delivering ePackets, Parcels, and Direct Mailings up to 50% off

In business since 1990, Atlas International continues to be a leading international mail service provider.  As a result our clients range from eCommerce startups and non-profits to popular direct marketers and vanguards of the Fortune 500.

Certainly our expertise in international addressing, discounting current US postage rates, and simplifying customs clearance has made Atlas a leader in global mailing services. Hence Atlas can deliver your ePackets, Parcels, and Direct Mailings quickly and affordably.  Also no matter where your recipients are located or what languages they speak, Atlas International has the international mailing solution for you.

Also with Atlas, you never have to sign a contract, and there are never any hidden fees or fuel surcharges.

Above all we provide no-nonsense mailing discounts to over 180 countries.

Minimums are surprisingly low.

Finally, if you have questions contact Atlas International for a free consultation 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com

Atlas International Mail to CanadaAtlas International Mail United States Postal RatesAtlas International Mail FacebookAtlas International Mail LinkedInAtlas International Mail Canada postage postal address costs

 

Previous Post

ePackets Service Expanded

The Best International Mail Services

 

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. As a result, we’ve helped hundreds of companies save on rising international postage rates. Also, 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.