The two carriers have signed a leasing agreement that permits Estafeta to clear Mexican packages through U.S. Customs and move them to the USPS McAllen, Texas, post office where they will be tendered as domestic Priority mail. Estafeta also gains limited use of USPS trademarks and its logo for advertising, promotion and signage.
The product being offered the Mexican public is called, “USAEconomico.” With more than 500 retail outlets in Mexico, Estafeta’s affiliated U.S. offices are in Houston, with warehousing in Reynosa, Mexico. Jimmy Ortiz, Estafeta’s Program Manager for Global Business Development in Latin America and the Caribbean says, “this agreement allows package shippers within Mexico greater and more efficient access to the U.S. Market. It extends the brand image for Estafeta with a familiar and trusted identity that builds on the reliable service customers have come to expect. It will also provide the Postal Service with an opportunity to expand its share of the growing commercial package delivery market originating in Mexico.”