GlobalPost

GlobalPost is a consolidation service for international shipments that is included with your Stamps.com account through ShipEngine.

Stamps.com's GlobalPost services offer you a very economical way to ship international packages that weigh less than 4.4 pounds. Through simplified service options, the shipping costs are greatly lowered. For more information, read the Stamps.com page about using GlobalPost.

Benefits of GlobalPost:

  • $100 insurance included for all shipments.

  • 6-10 day delivery time with priority services.

  • Easy customs forms printing.

  • Ships to over 200 countries. (Standard and Economy services differ in supported countries.)

How GlobalPost works:

  1. A GlobalPost label will be automatically printed for your shipment when you make a create label request.

  2. The package ships from your drop-off location to your regional GlobalPost Shipping Center.

  3. GlobalPost processes the package for international delivery.

GlobalPost Services

GlobalPost offers Standard (priority), Economy, and SmartSaver services. Each service has specific size and weight restrictions. A list of services, with their supported package types and maximum allowed weights, is included below.

Standard

Economy

SmartSaver

Package Type

Max Weight

Package Type

Max Weight

Package Type

Max Weight

Large envelopes or flats

17.6 oz.

Large envelopes or flats

13 oz.

Large envelopes or flats

17.6 oz.

Packages and tubes

70 oz.

Packages and tubes

16 oz.

Packages and tubes

70 oz.

Flat Rate envelopes and boxes

70 oz.

GlobalPost FAQs

How do I enable GlobalPost?

Reach out to our team, and we will enable GlobalPost for your account.

How do I pay for GlobalPost postage?

Postage for GlobalPost shipments is purchased using your Stamps.com postage funds.

Why do GlobalPost labels have a domestic ship to address?

Consolidation services like GlobalPost work a little differently than major providers. Instead of shipping your package directly to the recipient, the package ships to a local consolidator sorting facility. This facility's address is what appears on the label.

The consolidator scans the barcode to retrieve the recipient information, relabels the package, and sends it to the international destination.

Why is the tracking number on my label different from what was sent to my selling channel and customer?

The tracking number on the label is only meant to get the package to the sorting facility. The new tracking number issued when the package is relabeled is the tracking number sent to your selling channel and customer.

GlobalPost Standard (Priority) tracking numbers are trackable throughout the duration of the transit. GlobalPost Economy shipments will only be trackable to the sorting facility and will not be trackable once they leave the sorting facility.

Can I insure my GlobalPost shipment?

GlobalPost automatically provides $100 of complimentary insurance coverage. Adding carrier insurance to GlobalPost shipments is not supported at this time.

If you need to insure your package for more than $100, you can use Shipsurance. The maximum declared value for a shipment is $400.

Why didn't any customs forms print out with my labels?

While customs information is required to use GlobalPost, all of the information is submitted electronically to the sorting facility. This means you don’t need to print or manually submit any information. When the package is relabeled at the sorting facility, they will include the customs information with the shipment to pass customs.

What is special about GlobalPost SmartSaver?

If you ship more than 10 packages a day with GlobalPost, you may qualify for additional savings.

Can I include GlobalPost shipments on my End of Day (SCAN) Form?

GlobalPost Economy and Standard shipments can be included on your USPS SCAN form generated through ShipEngine. GlobalPost SmartSaver shipments cannot be.