The short answer to that question is that it depends on the situation. But it’s not anything to worry about.
There’s a workaround that makes it possible to order from H&M and have the package shipped to Costa Rica. And the shipping rate is inexpensive.
How to Deliver Items from the H&M Online Store to Costa Rica
To ship internationally, H&M requires you to have a physical address in the United States. It is there that you will be expected to receive your order.
The good news is that you do not need to live in the United States, or even have relatives or friends that do, for this process to work!
This isn’t widely known, but there are businesses in the USA which have been set up purely to assist consumers with their international shopping.
They are called Freight Forwarders. When you sign up to use their services, they will allocate you a USA address that you can send your US-based deliveries too.
The Freight Forwarder which we would strongly recommend is called MyUS. They are reliable, affordable and unlike other Freight Forwarders, they do not charge extra taxes.
We’ve used them to ship packages abroad for years now.
Hopefully, you can now see how it all works. When ordering from the H&M store, or any other U.S.-only store for that matter, you simply get the packages shipped to the U.S. based address.
Your packages will then be shipped to the address that MyUS supplied you with.
Buy Your Product(S) From the H&M Online Store
Once MyUS receives your package from H&M, they’ll ship it straight to Costa Rica.
Another great benefit of MyUS is that they’ll actually consolidate multiple packages into one single shipment before sending it to Costa Rica.
By using these Freight Forwarding services, you can order things from the U.S. as if you were a resident!