Chit Chats requires an invoice to be included on the outside of any shipment crossing the U.S. border that fits one or more of the following conditions. Please note, this includes shipments with international destinations that transit through the U.S.
Shipments that have a retail value of $300 USD or greater
Higher value shipments may have their retail values verified at the US border.
Values for collectible or vintage items may vary across different markets. Including an invoice with such items aids U.S. Customs in verifying the retail value for which it was sold.
Shipments destined for Amazon Fulfillment centres must include a commercial invoice listing the retail value of all items.
A record of the purchase or transaction, such as an original sales receipt would be accepted in the place of an invoice to confirm the value of the shipment.
As per U.S. Customs the maximum value for gifts, donations and documents entering the United States tax and duty free is USD $100.
The best practice is to include an invoice with all of your shipments to help facilitate quick transit through customs checkpoints. We also encourage you to provide an invoice through a verified third party such as PayPal, eBay, Shopify or Etsy.
In the event that Chit Chats, U.S. Customs, or any other customs official requests an invoice, it is your responsibility to provide one in a timely manner.