A means of shipping and entering goods into the Customs Territory of the United States. Mail entry has several advantages as well as several limitations.
1) Duties on parcels valued at US$1,200 or less are collected by the letter carrier delivering the parcel to the addressee.
2) No formal entry paperwork is required on duty-free merchandise not exceeding US$1,200 in value.
3) There is no need to clear shipments personally if under US$1,200 in value.
See entry; consumption entry.