Portugal is a Southern European country, with Spain as its only direct neighbor. Portugal's population is estimated to be over 10 million people, whilst many Portuguese reside around the world meaning there is a great demand for packages to be sent back home by expats to cities such as Lisbon, Porto, and Braga. We work with some well known and established courier companies such as DHL and the USPS as well tracked mail couriers like TrakPak.
Cheap shipping to Portugal from the USA
DHL eCommerce is the cheapest way of shipping packages from the US to Portugal as it makes use of the Portugal Post Office to handle the last part of the delivery. You can book this tracked mail service using our shipping calculator and drop off your package at your local USPS Post Office. DHL then ship your package overseas and hand over to the local delivery experts.
We also offer another tracked mail service through TrakPak which is picked up from your home or work address by FedEx and then shipped overseas by FedEx. In addition to this is the GEPS Light packet service which caters for small packages that need to be shipped cheaply from the US to Portugal.
Express shipping to Portugal from the US
Sometimes an express delivery service is required to ensure your package is shipped quickly to Portugal and so we offer some expedited delivery services.
- International Drop Off - is a FedEx service that you drop off locally and then your package will be delivered within 2-5 days
- DHL Express - DHL pick up and deliver your package in 2-5 days
- USPS Priority - drop off your package at your local USPS Post Office and they will quickly send your package internationally and provide full tracking.
Portugal is a Southern European country, with Spain as its only direct neighbor. Portugal's population is estimated to be over 10 million people, whilst many Portuguese reside around the world meaning there is a great demand for packages to be sent back home by expats to cities such as Lisbon, Porto, and Braga.
eCommerce opportunities in Portugal
Portugal is also on the map in terms of eCommerce, with 5.9 million internet users, who spent €2.9 billion in 2014. Portuguese online shoppers spent more on online purchases, ahead of counterparts in other Southern European countries including Italy and Spain.
Sending parcels to Portugal normally means the recipient can expect a fast delivery service due to the fact this well-developed country has a strong economy and infrastructures in place to support logistics, such as new road systems linking all major towns and cities. Furthermore, Portugal has numerous major seaports in Sines, Lisbon, and Faro as well as major airports. Close to 75% of e-shoppers in Portugal prefer home delivery so this is something to consider if arranging to ship a parcel, as a door to door service may be the recipient's preference.
In terms of import partners, Spain, Germany, and France are the most prominent. Data from eCommerce Europe shows there are about 2.2 million online shoppers in Portugal, who on average spent €1,330 per person so the market is ready should you wish to develop your business there. Portugal is not quite as dominant e-commerce player such as economic powerhouses like the U.K. or Germany are, is a small nation is full of potential.
With the majority of citizens having access to high-speed internet access and Portugal being in a prime geographic location it is set to expand its role as a major e-commerce destination, so utilize the competitive cross-border shipping rates we can provide. Of the e-shoppers in Portugal, 12% shop cross-border. In addition, nearly 40% of cross-border e-shoppers in Portugal were aged 34 or younger whilst the majority of goods purchased were of less value than €50.