It appears someone in government has found a need and found a way to compete with the private sector. Remember not all the towns in Panama has Mail Box etc and competitors but most have a Post Office.
Is a new service for purchasing in the US and having the items shipped to Panama and delivered to the post office. I signed up for it today to try it out, the signup is going to cost $15 but for now it is free so even if you don’t know if you are going to use the service it is worth signing up now.
Costs appear to be reasonable especially if you live in a location without other options.
The first pound or less is $6.
|0 a 1 libra||USD 6,00|
|2 a 10 libras||USD 4,00|
|11 a 100 libras||USD 3,50|
|101 en adelante||USD 3,00|
Example for a 10 pound package
|1 libra||USD 6,00||USD 6,00|
|9 libras||USD 4,00||USD 36,00|
If the value is over $100 expect to have to go to David to Customs and pay customs and 7% ITBMS. So I would recommend this only for value under $100 USD.
They also have a “Chiriqui” penalty of $3 additional to deliver the package to Boquete’s Post office.
I have no idea of time to deliver but if you consider this worth the savings you might want to give it a try.