With full package tracking for 45 major countries, FCPI is the cheapest international service USPS® offers for packages lighter than 4 lbs
First Class Package International® is the cheapest USPS® service to ship packages that weigh 4 lbs or less.
Delivery is made by the receiving country's postal service within 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the destination.
First Class Package International® includes tracking through E-DELCON delivery confirmation to 45 countries.
Pirate Ship makes shipping internationally simple, with a customs form that's printed on the shipping label.
Commercial Pricing for First Class Package International Service® will save you 5% compared to retail prices.
With Pirate Ship you can ship to both domestic and international addresses at the same time.
The Postal Service® offers two pricing levels for First Class Package International Service® (also known as FCPI or FCPIS), Retail Pricing and Commercial Pricing. Like all USPS® services, Pirate Ship passes-through the deepest discounts available for First Class Package International Service®, which can save you 5% compared to retail prices.
First Class Package International® rates are based off the exact weight in ounces, and the destination country. Destination countries are grouped; use the table below the rates to determine each country's group number. They generally fall into the geographical region we've summarized in the rate table, but there are exceptions.
It’s a little confusing, but while domestic First Class Package Service® has a limit of 15.9 ounces (just under 1 pound), packages shipped internationally with First Class Package International Service® can weigh up to 64 ounces (4 pounds).
First Class Package International® is the cheapest service USPS® offers for international shipping. If your package is over 4 pounds, or if you want a faster service, use Priority Mail International® instead.
USPS® hands off First Class Package International® packages at the border, so the destination country’s local postal service will make the final delivery to your recipient. Depending on which country you’re shipping to, delivery can take between 1 to 3 weeks.
If you’re shipping to one of the 45 countries below, your package will receive full tracking scans from pickup to delivery through the USPS® International Electronic Delivery Confirmation program, also known as E-DELCON.
Tracking scan updates are available to view in Pirate
Ship, from the USPS® tracking website, or usually from the website of the national postal service in the recipient's country.
First Class Package International® rates are based off the destination country's pricing group. All countries and their price group are listed below.
Not every country has as reliable of a postal service as the United States, so we recommend two things when it comes to international shipping: patience and insurance.
Delivery can take up to 4 weeks for remote or undeveloped countries, and there is also a chance of packages arriving damaged or becoming lost. International shipping is expensive, and it’s always a good idea to insure your package, so you can file a claim if something happens. Pirate Ship makes it super easy with cheap shipping insurance rates and a fully managed claims process.
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