Mule services in Ecuador are a popular way to get hard-to-find items delivered from the U.S. to Ecuador, especially from online shopping sources like Amazon.com.
Ecuador Fee-based Mule Services
The people who offer this type of service will provide a shipping address in the U.S. where you can mail packages. Then they’ll retrieve the packages, usually on a monthly basis, and bring them to Ecuador for a fee.
Here are 3 fee-based mule services and their fees (as of this writing):
- USAValet.net – $10 up to a pound, $10/pound after that; electronics have additional fees
- APShipping.us – $10 up to a pound, $9/pound after that; high cost items have additional fees
- CuencaExpress.com – $10 handling fee + $10/pound after that; no additional fees for electronics or other high cost items
Ecuador Free Muling Options
You can also find friendly expats who are willing to take things back to the U.S. or other places, as well as bring things back to Ecuador for you. Sometimes, they’ll ask for an exchange or a favor, but other times they’ll just do it for the good karma.
Here are two places to post your muling requests:
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