If you're shipping internationally, you'll be required to fill out a customs form. Countries use customs forms to decide whether your recipient will need to pay import taxes or duties on declared items, so it's important to be honest. Here's more information on customs duties.
Pirate Ship automatically requires you to fill out the form when a country other than the United States is selected. This is also true for Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, US Minor Outlying Islands, FPO & APO Military Addresses. If you are using a package preset, you'll have to click the Modify Package in order for it to populate. We recommend pre-filling customs forms for your Saved Packages so you don't have to do this every time.
The customs form looks like this:
Select from the dropdown if it is Merchandise, Documents, or a Gift. If you are shipping a package with multiple items, you can select Add Line Item to add rows. For example, if you had a box with one bottle of rum, one eyepatch, and one pirate flag you would need three separate lines.
Add the quantity, a brief description of the item, how much you charged the customer, and the weight.
Harmonization Codes are only helpful for countries that do not speak English and aren't required. You can click the blue Search #'s and find the code for your item.
For the "Sign Customs Form As" either use your personal name, or the legal name of your corporation.
Click the Get Rates button and you're ready to buy postage!
The customs form is not a separate sheet. It is printed right on the label.
Here's what your completed label with a customs form will look like:
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