How to send a package to Peru?
Are you a company or an individual
and you send parcels or documents to Peru?
You work in a company or simply you are a private individual who lives in Switzerland and you wish to send a parcel to Peru? You are not sure that the best solution to send a parcel to Peru is the Post Office? You are right to ask yourself the question. Indeed, the Peruvian Post is ranked 88ème out of 168 countries in 2021 according to the Universal Postal Union report. This does not mean that your package to Peru has no chance of arriving if you choose the postal option, but it is better not to take any risk.
What is the alternative? Expedismart.ch. In two clicks you can compare the prices of shipments to Peru with express carriers such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, Aramex or DPD. You can also compare the delivery time. Then, with a few clicks, you can book your shipment online. The courier of the carrier you have chosen for your parcel shipment to Peru will come to you at the time you have chosen.
On expedismart.ch, you benefit from discounts that we have negotiated directly with our partner carriers present on the site. Small packages, large packages up to 70kg, you choose. You can ship up to 20 parcels at a time to Peru.
Customs formalities for package to peru
When sending a parcel to Peru, as in all countries, it is necessary for the sender to provide a number of customs documents. Generally, these documents are two in number. Of course, Peruvian customs may ask for additional documents, but generally, a bill of lading, also known as an Airway Bill, is required.
There are several ways to fill out this document. Manually when the courier passes by. You can do this if you do not have an account with the carrier. Directly on the carrier’s website, but their websites are often quite complicated and the risks of making a mistake or spending a lot of time on it are important. The last and easiest solution is to book your shipment on expedismart.ch. The Airway bill is filled in automatically and you will receive it in PDF at the end of your shipment to Peru.
The second document is the proforma invoice or the commercial invoice. If you are a Swiss company and you are sending a parcel to Peru in order to sell goods, then you have to fill in a commercial invoice. The purpose of the commercial invoice is to give information to the Peruvian customs officers, notably on the content of your package and the value of the goods you are sending, all this to determine the amount of VAT to pay.
If you are a private individual and you are sending goods to Peru on a private basis, then you will have to fill out a proforma invoice, or “for form”. Like the commercial invoice, it is there to indicate to customs officials the contents of your package. Your recipient will also have to pay a VAT fee.
What information must be included in pro forma invoices when you send a parcel to Peru.
- The complete address of the recipient and the sender, with their emails and phone numbers
- The VAT number for commercial invoices (sales of goods)
- How much your package and how many products it contains, with the value of each
- Possibly a copy of the recipient’s identity card if the recipient is an individual
- You must have 3 copies of the invoices and they must be signed
- Full address
- Proforma document
- Customs declaration
- No banned goods