Many of our customers come from the UK. We have decided to make it easier for them to find out how to send packages from the US to the UK at the best prices on the market!
In this guide, you will find all information needed for shipping package from the USA to the UK also called Great Britain. Thanks to us you will be able to shop from stores like Amazon, GAP, eBay, Walmart and many more.
Country abbreviation: US
Currency: American Dolar/USD
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Country abbreviation: GB
Currency: British Pound Sterling/GBP
Everything You Need To Know – How Does It Work?
The package forwarding from the US to the UK can be described in 3 simple steps.
1. You make an account with us and pay $5 deposit (this deposit is added as your shipping credit). Then you will get the US address. The US address looks like this:
John Doe 17224 S. Figueroa Street #1234 Gardena, CA 90248, USA
2. Your new US address you will fill in the address details in the stores you want to shop in (check our blog for shopping tips).
3. Once we receive your package, you will get the notification email. Then you fill in the declaration and you can "Mailout" the package with one of our shipping methods. The price for the shipping you can calculate with our postage calculator.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To The United Kingdom
The price of the shipping mainly depends on 3 factors:
- a weight of the package
- dimensions of the package
- the delivery method
If you want to send more packages from the USA, we recommend you to use our service called consolidation. Simply said, each package contains a lot of packaging material which is "dead weight". Also, we make one package from 2,3... even 10 packages so you save more space – more money.
Check our Consolidation page for more details.
We send the packages to the United Kingdom using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx or Planet Mail. Deliveries usually take 3–4 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper methods called "Economy".
Duty & TAX
The United Kingdom has no de minimis value on duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX to every package. We recommend you to check official UK government page where you can find the percentage of duty & TAX from specific product categories or you can see our tip bellow.
TIP: For calculating Duty & TAX we recommend a great tool SimplyDuty.com.
Important information is that the customs declaration is a responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.
Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To The United Kingdom
There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to the UK? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:
If you are not sure, if you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit UK's import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected].
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Useful Informations For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To The UK
Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods and US stores where shopping = fun.
We deliver to all parts of the United Kingdom – from London to New Castle, Cambridge, Liverpool, Bristol... We cover almost 100 % of the cities in the UK. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.
Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services
Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidation, fulfillment or Shop For Me service.
During transport across the USA, it happens sometimes that the package is damaged. If you want to be sure that your goods are OK or that you do not have both shoes left, just request opening the package and creating a few more pictures.
Shop For Me
Do not know how to fill in a US store address, or simply do not have the time? No problem. Just let us know what and where you want to buy, and we'll be happy to do it for you.
Our fulfillment center services will be used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For calculation, please contact us at [email protected]