The Package Arrives in the US from Panama

On June 6th, I went to the local post office and mailed a small package to my daughter in Seattle. There are details in the post here.

On June 29th my daughter got a notice from the post office that a package had arrived. Apparently the postman tried to deliver it while they were at work and didn’t leave it at the door, not sure why because I didn’t request that on my end.

But, 23 days later, the package was at my daughter’s post office! So, it worked, and in just slightly over the 3 weeks that we expected. I wouldn’t mail anything critical or time sensitive in the Panamanian mail service but if time isn’t a consideration, Panamanian mail is a good option. It cost me $2 to mail a manila envelope with a little Cuban dress for my granddaughter, and now she has it just in time for their warm summer weather.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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4 Responses to The Package Arrives in the US from Panama

  1. rOGER says:

    Some years ago I wanted to send a medium size package to a cousin living in NYC. This package was a small box weighting about 2 pounds. I wanted it to arrive quickly and safe. So I tried using the postal system of Panama. What I did was to ask this package to be sent “special ” or “express” delivery and Certified Mail.

    It cost me a little bit more but it arrived in a shorter time than the expected regular mail. I am not sure how this service is working actually but ask for it at the postal office and see if they are still good, the cost and time to deliver.

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  2. Glad she got it! Don’t try mailing food! 😉

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