Fulfillment Centers in Mexico

You don’t have to outsource warehousing and distribution to reduce supply chain costs. With a Tecma shelter operation, you can leverage Mexico’s savings while maintaining quality and day-to-day oversight.

Stay on top of your process while reaping the benefits of Mexico

As e-commerce becomes more competitive, it’s imperative to keep costs down. Mexico has proximity to the US market, excellent free-trade agreements, and lower labor costs. But companies often hesitate to relinquish process control by outsourcing e-commerce fulfillment to a 3PL provider (third party logistics).

Fortunately, by opening a fulfillment center in Mexico as a Tecma shelter operation, you can reap Mexico’s many benefits and stay in the driver’s seat, too.

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Mexico’s advantages for the fulfillment centers industry

  • US Proximity

    In e-commerce, rapid order fulfillment is crucial. China transits are no longer feasible. Fulfillment providers can ship from cities along the Mexican border just as quickly as from a US city. And Tecma’s shelter service makes it just as simple.

  • Lower Labor Costs

    Pick and pack labor rates in border cities like Tijuana are around 70% lower than in the US. Mexican labor is also more productive than Chinese labor, thus increasing cost efficiency even further.

  • Modern Infrastructure

    Mexican industrial infrastructure has greatly improved over the past decade. Far from mere industrial parks, industrial hubs along the US-Mexico border now boast state-of-the-art technology, infrastructure, energy grids, and transportation options.

  • Duty-Free Imports

    Utilizing a shelter operation to open a fulfillment center in Mexico means duty-free imports and warehousing. Mexico’s IMMEX program allows US companies operating in Mexico to avoid duties on imported products trucked in bond.

  • Duty-Free Exports

    Using Section 321 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, shelter operations can legally avoid export tariffs on shipments valued at less than $800. Though trucked together, each package is labeled directly to US consumers as an individual shipment.

  • International Access

    Mexico boasts one of the most robust international trade programs of any developed country. With free-trade agreements in place with over 40 countries, fulfillment from Mexico with preferential tariff treatment isn’t limited to just the US.


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Learn how to transition your fulfillment operation to Mexico with minimum risk

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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning fulfillment center in Mexico without worrying about peripheral functions like recruitment, site selection, regulatory issues, or supply chain matters.

Tecma Shelter Services allow you to maintain your focus on manufacturing while Tecma takes care of Mexico. Over time, we have developed a proven system by which your company can avoid the costs of maintaining an internal recruiting team, extend its human resources networking reach, and achieve and maintain compliance with all aspects of Mexican Law.

Fulfillment from Mexico Simplified

  1. All-in-One Solutions

    We offer complete service packages tailored to your unique needs. From site selection to workforce recruitment to supply-chain optimization, our unique shelter solutions give you the options you need to navigate this challenging industry and excel in Mexico.

  2. Compliance Is Effortless

    Compliance issues can sidetrack you from your distribution mission. But when it comes to regulatory and tax issues, Tecma has you covered, every step of the way.

  3. Lower Costs

    Operating a fulfillment center in Mexico is how our top-tier clients stay ahead of the competition by lowering costs – 50% or more in many cases. Tecma’s 34+ years in e-commerce distribution means more savings for you.

  4. IMMEX to the Max

    You don’t have to choose between contracting out to a 3PL and a wholly-owned subsidiary. We leverage Mexico’s Maquiladora program (IMMEX) so you can quickly transition to fulfillment in Mexico without having to open a Mexican company. It’s the best of both worlds.

Just what is a Mexican Shelter for Manufacturers?


Perhaps you have a robust manufacturing operation in the US, but want to move manufacturing to Mexico to reduce costs. Opening a factory in a foreign country is layered in bureaucratic complexities, liabilities, and logistics hassle.

A shelter is a legal structure already established in Mexico under which you can operate as a division. This allows you to focus only on core functions while the shelter company handles everything from tax compliance to import/export to accounting and HR.

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Interested in manufacturing in Mexico?

A fulfillment center in Mexico is perfect for a myriad of services – from B2C sales warehousing to B2B freight warehousing to e-commerce fulfillment. Leading companies such as Walmart and Amazon have invested heavily in Mexico. Even Chinese-owned Alibaba is taking advantage of all Mexico has to offer. Our clients rely on our state-of-the-art facilities in border areas like Tijuana to position their business with ease in this highly competitive industry.

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