PAYABLE DUTIES & TAXES FOR ITEMS SHIPPED TO COSTA RICA
Costa Rica does not have a duty free allowance for imports. Taxes are payable upon delivery of the package to Costa Rica, not when they are sent from your virtual mailing address or your virtual mailing addresses. As a result, the value of all goods is taxable and is required for the overall package forward shipment.
We guarantee the safety of your forward packages to ShipByMail. If your purchased goods arrive to ShipByMail virtual mail addresses in Canada in substandard condition, we will notify you and pause the shipment: this way, you won’t pay duties on products that have to be returned/exchanged with the original provider.
HOW LONG WILL MY SHIPMENT TAKE?
Express Shipping from the ShipByMail warehouse to Comoros will take 5-10 business days.
We work as fast as possible to combine your items into a single package and get your Canadian mailing delivered from your address in Canada without delay. Cook Islanders often obtain their shipments more quickly than the estimated transit times.
COSTA RICAN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Certain commodities are banned for import into Costa Rica. For a list of banned or restricted goods for import, please visit the Costa Rican government website.
As specialists in export/import business, we can ship your goods with ease from your Canadian addresses (our warehouse). If you have any questions about your address or about your forwarding package, our Shipping Experts would be happy to assist. We can also provide tips on how to legally ship to Costa Rica, plus assist you to complete any required shipping and import documentation on your virtual Canadian mailing address.
RECEIVE YOUR ONLINE PURCHASES QUICKLY
Many popular brands don’t provide international shipping services. That’s where ShipByMail comes in! Regardless of their origin, ShipByMail gets your purchases to you swiftly and safely from your virtual mailing address or virtual mailing addresses in Canada to you in Costa Rica.
By joining ShipByMail, your goods are sent directly to our Canadian warehouse (your Canadian address) before we expedite them to you. Shop from an expansive list of Canadian retailers with your ShipByMail Canada address, regardless of their shipping limitations or restrictions.
ShipByMail enables any Costa Rican resident or business to purchase their favourite international brands and get those goods shipped their way as quickly as possible. How do we do it?
- Become a ShipByMail member and you’ll be sent your very own ShipByMail Canadian addresses.
- Shop online at any international store, including Canada Goose, The Bay, Lululemon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Toys R Us, Roots, Ebay and many, many more.
- At checkout, include your ShipByMail virtual mail address.
- Once your order is received by ShipByMail, as your package forwarder we’ll send you a notification, assist you with customs documentation and expedite (package forward) the items from your address Canada to Costa Rica.
Ready to shop? Join ShipByMail to receive your free Canada-based virtual addresses right away!
ShipByMail PRICING: How much does it cost to Import (Forward Package) to Costa Rica from Canada without Breaking the Bank?
There are five elements that determine the price of international shipping:
- WEIGHT : How heavy is the package?
- SPEED : We will package forward your Canadian mail to you in the quickest, most cost effective manner
- CARRIER : What freight company do you choose? (ShipByMail provides shipping discounts from major national carriers (package forwarders)
- DESTINATION :Your region within Costa Rica may have an impact on the price.
- MEMBERSHIP : ShipByMail provides free membership where all members receive their address, a discounted shipping rate along with many premium services for their Canadian mail shipment.
Thinking of ordering something? Estimate the price of delivery from your Canadian address to Costa Rica by using our handy Shipment Calculator.
EXCHANGE RATE CALCULATOR
WHERE CAN YOU SHOP AND SEND ITEMS TO YOUR VIRTUAL MAIL ADDRESS AS A ShipByMail MEMBER?
Whether it’s clothing, tech, makeup, household accessories or everything in between, ShipByMail can forward package it your way. We’ve been the package forwarder for many retailers, giving our Members substantial savings on items that would have otherwise cost much more if purchased locally. Popular items imported via ShipByMail include:
- Canada Goose
- The Bay
- Best Buy
- Toys R Us
- And many, many more…
Sign up now to receive your ShipByMail address in Canada instantly and get shopping!
WHEN WILL MY ITEMS ARRIVE FROM MY ADDRESS CANADA TO COSTA RICA?
ShipByMail works with a number of package forwarders to get you your goods quickly. As part of your Membership, our expedited shipping means that you can receive your Express Deliveries in 4-8 business days.
NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL
From tiny to huge, ShipByMail is able to accommodate any of your forward packages needs. From the smallest items such as socks or household décor to larger items such as bikes, electronics, equipment and more, we can get it to you. At ShipByMail, there are no surprises or hidden fees.
ShipByMail OFFERS PACKAGE FORWARDING SERVICES TO COSTA RICA
Wherever you are, we’ve got you covered. We offer package forwarding to a huge number of areas across Chile, including:
- Buenos Aires
- Cartago Jacó
- Ciudad Colón
- Palmar Sur
- Playa Grande
- Playa Herradura
- Puerto Jiménez
- Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- San José
- San Ramón
- And more…
Whether you’re in San José or one of the many Costa Rican municipalities, ShipByMail’s reach is immense. Members can expect dependable, expedited service, not only within Costa Rica but also throughout Central America. We serve over 200 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, meaning that you’re always covered by ShipByMail.
IMPORT RESTRICTIONS OF ITEMS FROM YOUR CANADA ADDRESS ENTERING COSTA RICA
In addition to goods that cannot be shipped outside of Canada from your virtual mail addresses, there are additional items that are prohibited from being imported into Costa Rica.
A limited list of items banned from import to Costa Rica include:
- Explosives or flammables
- Toxic, corrosive or poisonous compounds
- Acids and some batteries
- Radioactive materials
- Wood products from Liberia
- Political or subversive propaganda
- Used clothing and shoes
- Magnetized items
- Dry ice
- And more…
Please confirm import limitations on the Costa Rican import website at www.hacienda.go.cr to see the current list of import restrictions, as well as detailed information of duties and taxes. Have more questions? Please contact our Shipping Experts today!
Please note: timelines for shipping and delivery from your Canadian addresses to Costa Rica are dependent on weather, location and local Customs authorities. Deliveries from Canada can also be impacted by global natural or political events. For additional details on shipments to Costa Rica, please see our FAQ. Express Shipping services are offered through major national carriers.