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Sending packages from Europe to America can be very expensive. It can cost twenty euros to send a small package of just two hundred grams! That means that a package of twenty kilos or more will cost you a minimum of fifty euros! This does not even cover express or air mail packages.
Believe it or not, there is a cheaper way to send a parcel to europe. If you are sending books, then the rate gets cut in a third. You can send up to five kilos of books for as little as thirteen euros. You can also send other things with the books if you pack carefully. You can easily get away with sending things to Almeria for a much cheaper price if you know how to make it look like you are only sending books. Keep this in mind if you need to find an inexpensive way to send things back home or to your final destination.
You can also send packages to America via cargo ship. The post office will give you several different options to send your package and one of them is by actually shipping your package by ship. You can send heavier packages for less. However, it does take much longer for it to arrive. If you have some items that you want to keep, but you do not mind seeing them for a while, then use this shipping method. Your items will arrive to their destination in a couple of months with no less wear or tear.
No matter how you plan on getting your things to America, you will need to package your things carefully. You will need to fill out custom forms as accurately as possible to avoid any fees or additional taxes upon the packages arrival. You should place heavy items at the bottom of a package and lighter things on top. Before you return home or leave on your trip, edit your things. You may be surprised by what you do not need. Then you will be cutting down immensely on your luggage weight and need to send off packages.