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1. Posted by Chippychatty (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hello, I have been travelling for 5 months (USA & Mexico) and plan to continue travelling for another 5-7 months (Mexico & Canada).

I would really like to lighten my bag by sending a box of belongings (that I would like to keep) back home to the United Kingdom.

I have searched online a lot, for affordable (under £100) options and I am finding nothing. DHL/UPS/FedEx are quoting upwards of £180 for 30cm x 30cm x 20cm box 2kg. Which is smaller than I would like and very expensive.

The Mexican postal service has a reputation for being unreliable so I don’t want to take the chance. Does anyone know if it is possible to ship a box by sea from Mexico/Canada/USA? I’m happy for it to take months to get delivered - speed is not a priority.Or any other methods to send?

I saw someone online saying that the cheapest way to ship internationally is to check the box in as luggage on a flight, unfortunately I do not plan to fly home anytime soon….

Any advice or recommendations much appreciated. I am expecting responses of “it’s not possible, unless expensive” hoping I have missed what I am looking for.

Best wishes!

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4860 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!


For U.S. post offices see if below link is any help.

Good luck.

3. Posted by Chippychatty (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thank you!