Shipping to United States: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

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United States eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to United States

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United States Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful United States shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to United States include, Hong Kong Post - E-Express, Singapore Post - ePack & UPS - Worldwide Saver.

When shipping to United States, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in United States are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by United States are Credit card

Many merchants in United States provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the official Holidays Page

United States Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

United States calculates using the FOB method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs values of the imported goods. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges

Duties & Tax Details For United States

Currency: United States dollar (USD)

Calculation Method: FOB

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products only

Tax Threshold: 800 USD

Tax (VAT/GST): 10%

Duty Threshold: 800 USD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

6 %

Tablets

6 %

Computers

6 %

Cameras

6 %

Accessories

6 %

Accessories (Battery)

6 %

Health & Beauty

6 %

Fashion

22 %

Watches

6 %

Jewelry

6 %

Pets Accessories

6 %

Dry Food & Supplements

9 %

Home Appliances

6 %

Home Gardening

6 %

Toys

6 %

Sports

6 %

Luggage

20 %

Audio Video

6 %

Documents

6 %

Gaming

6 %

Books & Collectibles

6 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to United States

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

United States Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on United States customs and regulations? Before shipping to United States (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for United States and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Animals

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Weapons

Prohibited Items

  • Chemicals

  • Counterfeit Goods

  • Cultural Heritage Goods

  • Drugs

  • Endangered Animals

  • Fresh Food

  • Objectionable Publications

  • Plants

  • Seeds

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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