Shipping on Mercado Libre

Most US merchants selling on Mercado Libre are enrolled in shipping via Mercado Libre’s logistic partners. In the US, the partner is DHL. Sellers do not need to worry about cross-border related challenges, Mercado Libre provides ready to print labels, then a seller needs to drop off packages to DHL.

It is important to know that delivery with this method is based on DDP (delivered duty paid). DDP is where the shipper delivers the goods with all the paperwork provided, and all import duties and taxes paid. Thanks to Mercado Libre’s partnership with DHL, sellers do not need to worry about those formalities. This is also a buyer who covers the cost of the duties and taxes. The shipping cost is either covered entirely by a buyer or it is covered only partially by a seller, as Mercado Libre covers part of this cost as well. For details about the shipping cost, see this page. Below, we show formula to calculate the costs.

  • For products below 8 kg (17.6 lb), buyers on Mercado Libre get free shipping, and they only pay for items, duties, and taxes. Shipping is covered by the seller. However, based on the seller’s reputation, Mercado Libre contributes to and covers part of the shipping cost. Example:
  • For products above 8 kg (17.6 lb), buyers on Mercado Libre need to pay for the shipping, as well as the items, duties, and taxes. There is no extra cost for a seller! Example:

How to ship Mercado Libre orders using GeekSeller

Go to your GeekSeller Orders section, then click on the Mercado Libre order, you will see a button “Get DHL Label from Mercado Libre” which will generate a label. A ready-to-ship package must be dropped off to your local DHL. Or, if you have more than 10 orders per day, you can contact Mercado Libre to arrange DHL doing daily pickup from your warehouse.