ePacket shipping is the most affordable way to send low weight, low-value items internationally. Very popular in the world of eCommerce, ePacket shipping is ideal for small businesses and online sellers who need to keep the cost of shipping down, whilst offering delivery to customers all over the world.
To find the cheapest ePacket shipping rates, use Parcel Monkey’s shipping calculator. We’ll help you compare and book ePacket delivery services from reliable couriers such as DHL, USPS and FedEx.
The term ‘ePacket’ stems from eCommerce, as the service was designed to meet the growing demand for affordable and quick delivery services from online retailers.
It is essentially small package shipping for low weight, low-value items at very cheap prices.
Parcel Monkey offers some of the most competitive international shipping rates available for ePacket deliveries.
We have a number of heavily discounted services suitable for shipping lightweight goods, including our great value, hybrid services. A hybrid service means your packet will be sent to a sorting office in the US via one carrier and shipped overseas by another. At the time of booking you may get a shipping label with a US sorting office address on it, but don’t worry, the final international address will be attached at the sorting facility.
|Service||Carrier||Delivery time||Drop off/collection||Tracking|
|Asendia||USPS handles the US leg of the journey. The final delivery courier varies by country.||5-15 business days||Drop off at your local post office||Basic tracking|
FedEx and USPS
10-16 business days
|Drop off at your local FedEx drop off location||
|EMS Parcel Post||FedEx and Express Mail Service||7-16 business days||Drop off at your local FedEx drop off location||Basic tracking|
|EU Parcel||4-14 business days||
Drop off at your local FedEx drop off location
or book a courier collection.
Get a quote through our shipping calculator to compare prices and find out which ePacket services ship to your destination.
ePackets often get grouped together and sent in bulk, so ePacket tracking is not as detailed as more expensive express shipping options. The tracking is normally to show when the package has been collected, left the country, arrived in the new country and delivered.
Parcel Monkey provides a tracking tool so you can track your ePacket from your Parcel Monkey account, plus you can take the shipment number from the shipping label and track a package directly with the courier.
ePacket tracking is especially important to eCommerce customers, who will want to know when the package is going to arrive. There may also be some Customs Duty to pay, so we advise to always share the tracking number with the recipient.
Most ePacket delivery times are between 7 and 20 working days depending on where the packages are being shipped to. ePacket delivery times will be quicker for major destinations than more remote areas, as in some locations the local Post Office may not be as efficient as the USPS for example.
For ePacket shipments, it is the responsibility of the recipient to pay any customs duty owed, so it is essential to provide working contact details, so the recipient can be contacted. Any delay in being able to reach the recipient will increase the ePacket delivery time and the time it takes for the ePacket to clear customs. You should inform your customers of this if you are running an online marketplace and if you are using an ePacket shipping service to ship items to a friend or family abroad.