Need to send military personnel a care package? Customs forms can be complicated and challenging.
No package will be delivered without the form completed correctly. At Pak Mail of Livermore, we simplify the process by assisting
you in completing the forms and packing and shipping your items to the military.
forms aren't the only obstacle when shipping overseas to the military. There are specific and varying item restrictions.
If the rules are not followed, it could mean long delays in delivery. Check out the list below for a few general but helpful
tips when deciding what to pack and ship.
Helpful Tips for Military Shipping
Batteries must be removed because electronic devices can inadvertently go off while in transit. They
just don't want things ticking, vibrating, our making any kind of noise like clocks or radios. Other prohibited items
include hazardous or flammable material, (including cologne), aerosol cans, firearms, furs, perishables, plants, tobacco,
and liquor to name a few.
Avoid sending anything that will melt such as chocolates. Also, it is
recommended to avoid sending very fragile items since the shipping process may take multiple truck loads and unloads increasing
the risk of damage. Pornographic material is illegal in some countries.
International shipping can be expensive depending upon the speed of service, distance, weight and
package dimensions. Of the factors that determine the rate, weight and size are very important. When possible, select lightweight
items for shipping. Packages less than 4 pounds are the most economical to send. Keep in mind also, that box and packing material
adds to the total weight.