Shipping to Mexico: A Basic Primer for Exporters
Make sure that your shipment is addressed correctly. This may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but using a complete and correct address on shipments is the best way to ensure that your parcel arrives on time with a minimum amount of hassle. Avoid holdups and return shipments by formatting shipping addresses in the following manner:
Street name + House/Building number
Postal Code + Locality Name, Province Abbreviation
Alonso Reyes Diáz (Recipient Name)
ABB Sistemas, S.A. de C.V. (Company Name)
Via Gustavo Baz No. 166 (Street Name & Building Number)
Col. San Jerónimo Tepetlacalco (Neighborhood/Quarter)
06600 México, D.F. (Postal Code, City Name [MEXICO, D.F.” represents “Mexico, Districto Federal”; compare to “Washington, D.C.])
MEXICO (Country Name)
Provide your carrier with an accurate manifest.
The smallest measurement could change everything. Make sure to provide your carrier with the exact shipping commodity, pallet count, piece count, weight, and any special handling requirements. For example, your shipment may need to be protected from extreme temperatures during the summer. Providing more details usually results in faster, more efficient shipments. It’s better to have too much information than not enough.
Make sure your shipment has the
Purchase freight insurance.
Freight is not insured once it reaches the Mexico side of the border, therefore it is advisable to purchase insurance to guard against loss or damage. You may wish to purchase full coverage for the full declared value of your shipment. This is especially true if your shipment contains high-value or one-of-a-kind items.
Exporting and Doing Business in Mexico?
Estafeta USA offers fully integrated logistical solutions tailored to fit the needs of companies wishing to do business in Mexico.
Our services and solutions include LTL freight, pick-up at your dock, warehousing and fulfillment in Laredo TX, and cross border delivery directly to the doors of your customers in Mexico.
For logistical support to grow your business in Mexico, please call one of our Mexico Logistics Specialists at 1-866-518-6600 or send us an email.