I am sending small items, less than 50 grams, from France to the US mostly, and normally use "lettre Prioritaire" which takes 1-4 weeks for 1.78 Euro. I just sent something "post export" for 6.73 Euro because they said 4 days to California. (without tracking) Has anyone else used "post export"? Are the expected delivery times accurate? Is this similar to the US Priority mail? Is it worth the extra 5 euro? Thanks!

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    That's interesting, the help center states these are "site worthy" - "Complications in every day life due to living in a foreign country as a non-citizen" The French Post is complicated. Others may have similar questions, and I found this site was the place to ask this.
    – Lisa C
    Jul 25, 2014 at 11:42
  • I had a related question a few months ago.
    – dearN
    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:43

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After a search on the french Poste site, you can see on this page (in french) that Postexport documents is an offer for a pre-stamped pack/enveloppe. The price therefore includes this package but the delivery system is described as Lettre Prioritaire, so not different from your 1.78 € stamp for a letter under 50g.

On the same page, you can see that there's an offer called Export Suivi, that you can add over a letter already stamped as a Lettre Prioritaire to benefit tracking of your letter, with no mention of a faster delivery.

So my feeling is that you will not benefit of a faster delivery by using Postexport, neither Export Suivi.

This document (in french) mentions a 4 to 11 days for delivery of Prioritaire in the USA outside LA and NYC.

  • Reviewing these pages, it seems you may be right. The post export may just be a convenience (costlier) envelope. It will be interesting to see if it arrives sooner than later.
    – Lisa C
    Jul 25, 2014 at 8:22

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