I am often asked the question, how can I immediately find a service that offers cheap package shipping international. I think an even better question might be: where can I find a service that offers the best value for my shipping dollar? Cheap can and often times denote inferior or "just barely good enough" quality. My initial response it to tell them that the USPS Priority service is going to do the trick. However, I usually follow up with a warning that you may get what you pay for when using that service. It is true that millions of packages are shipped this way every year and make it to their destinations too. However, what the USPS service does not tell you is what their delivery % is. They are mum about just how many packages NEVER make it to its intended destination. Why? most likely they don't know for sure as many people don't care to tell them which is surprising. Not that the USPS can do anything about it, in fact once it leave U.S. soil, there is no tracking with the USPS Priority service at all.
What happens is that your packages are shipped to each respective country and handed off to the cheapest 3rd party contractor within that country. Security of your package is easily breached and it is handled by many different contractors and agencies within each individual country. The final delivery is also performed by the cheapest costing subcontractor or possibly within that country's postal system. The package is merely left at the door of the recipient. There are lots of times that packages go missing at any given point along the way or even after it is left on the porch or by the door of the recipient.
This is why we heavily recommend using DHL Express. From pickup all the way to delivery, your packages are 100% safe as it stays within the DHL system. All packages are easily tracked and traced and have a signature upon delivery requirement so you know exactly when it was delivered and by whom.
Global Mission Shipping can extend discounts of up to 50% off DHL's current rates because we are global partners with them as well as their 5th largest customer globally. Check out our website at www.globalmissionshipping.com for more information.