Pitney Bowes Cross-Border Carrier Service


This page lists the available services and options for PB Cross-Border. For additional information, see Pitney Bowes Cross-Border Carrier Service.

Service Classes

The available service classes depend on the type of delivery agreement. The PB Shipping APIs currently support Duty and Taxes Paid in Advance (DDP).

Duty and Taxes Paid in Advance (DDP)

Merchants pay importation and transportation costs before shipping the parcel. Importation costs include an estimate of the duty and taxes owed when Customs clears the goods in the buyer’s country. Transportation costs include all shipping costs included in delivering the goods to the buyer.

The following services are supported:

Service ID Service Class
PBXPS Complete Delivery: Cross-Border Duty Prepay Standard
PBXPE Coming Soon. Prepay Express

Restriction Screening

In addition to providing the quotes for DDP services, Pitney Bowes screens goods for export and import eligibility. When rating or creating a shipment, provide the following information to increase the accuracy of the eligibility screening:

  • Tag commodity information to categories to help Pitney Bowes identify commodities that could be restricted at the Customs. If you have a category tree on your platform, share it with Pitney Bowes in advance. If you do not have a category tree, Pitney Bowes can provide one.
  • Provide detailed commodity descriptions to help Pitney Bowes to identify which countries allow the commodities and to classify the right HS codes and reduce the possibility of Customs rejecting a parcel at the border.

Parcel Type

PB Cross-Border uses the PKG parcel type.