Jun 29, 2003, 12:09 PM
Post #11 of 13
I read the original poster's message to imply that they wanted to mail personal possessions to Mexico. However, since several of the respondents have replied with methods for sending letters and documents....
For shipping letters and documents, for roughly half the cost and with a far greater service area in Mexico than FedEx or UPS is one of the Mexican international mailing services such as Mexico (Meijico) Express. Targeted for use by immigrants and others sending money orders remittances to families and friends in Mexico, these services operate using storefront agents, typically check cashing services, small markets, and ethnic businesses, located in portions of (US) towns with a large Mexican population. To locate an agent in the area for the first time you have to call the company's toll free number. You have to drop off the sealed letter or document at the agent's store and pay for shipment in cash. Delivery, to the recipient's doorstep in Mexico takes 3-5 days.
For forwarding of bills, in the past a couple of Mexconnect users have given positive feedback to Paytrust. For a fee Paytrust provides you with a PMB which you use as your bill delivery address. Rather than forwarding the physical bills Paytrust emails you notification when bills arrive; you can then log onto their secure website and review scanned images of the bill and/or authorize disbursement of payment. The benefit to the Paytrust service is that you don't need a fixed forwarding address to receive the bills, they're available for review and approval from anyplace you can get worldwide web access. Personally, since most of my monthly bills are already reviewable on the web with payment handled by electronic debits to my bank accounts I don't see a lot of benefit to the service, but if you're dealing with bills which vary from month to month, from vendors who aren't sophisticated enough to provide electronic billing and payment it's an option.