Small packet delivery
Light Packet is one of our ePacket shipping services, specially designed to help businesses and individuals ship small packets internationally for an affordable price.
Whether you’re an eCommerce business shipping light packets to customers overseas or you’re shipping a small gift to a friend or family member outside the US, you can save money on your delivery costs by booking the Parcel Monkey Light Packet service via our shipping calculator.
The cheapest way to ship a small packet
Light Packet is one of our cheapest shipping services for small packages, offering fully tracked delivery for packages up to 4lbs to destinations worldwide.
If you’re looking to reduce your small package shipping costs, Light Packet is a cost-effective alternative to standard courier and postal services. Our discounted rates are some of the cheapest on the internet for shipping small packets by air.
Small packet quotes
Getting a quote to ship a small packet overseas from the US is quick and easy with Parcel Monkey. Simply weigh and measure your packaged item, then enter the details into our shipping calculator, along with the destination. In seconds you’ll be able to compare prices from multiple international shipping companies so you can choose a service that suits your needs and budget.
How does Light Packet work?
Light Packet is a drop-off service, which means you’ll be able to drop off your packet at your nearest FedEx location at a time that’s convenient for you. All you need to do is package your item, print and attach your shipping label (along with any relevant customs documents) and drop off your packet.
FedEx will take your packet to a central sorting facility where it will be shipped overseas by USPS. Estimated delivery time is 10-16 business days to major locations
Tracking your ePacket
Light Packet comes with full tracking so you can track your shipment all the way to the recipient's door via the Parcel Monkey tracking tool.
The final mile delivery agent, USPS, is part of the Prime Initiative, which encourages more visibility from the couriers, so you can see every scan made on your package for ultimate clarity of where your package is during despatch and delivery.
Where can I ship to?
Light Packet is a cost-effective way of sending a small packet by air and can be used to ship to popular destinations such as Australia, Canada, China, France, Spain and more. Ideal for eCommerce deliveries, Light Packet enables small business to grow international sales while keeping shipping costs to a minimum.
Booking Light Packet with Parcel Monkey
Your goods must be well packed and prepared for transit. Please read our packaging advice for guidance on this.
You will require a printer to use this service as you will be provided with two shipping labels. One for the central sort location in the US and one for the final destination. Print and attach both labels before dropping off your light packet.
Find out more about printing shipping labels.
If you’re sending a small parcel overseas, you’ll need to complete a customs declaration form detailing the contents of your package and the value. This is included in our booking process for Light Packet, so all you need to do is answer the questions accurately, print out the completed form and attach it to your package.
Light Packet includes $50.00 protection cover, which can be upgraded to $1,000.00 for an additional fee.
Can I have my package collected?
Light Packet is only available as a drop-off service, however, if you’d like to book a courier collection from your home or work address, we have a range of affordable pick-up and delivery services to choose from.