Do You Want To Ship To Greece From The US?
In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping packages from the US online stores, (eventually, your friends) to Greece.
We are going to explain to you, how does it work, how much does it cost, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions and much more.
If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Greece
The price of shipping from the US to Greece may be very cheap, especially for small packages. Small packages can be sent for prices within $10 with our most affordable delivery method Planet Mail Express. We recommend these methods for the delivery of cheap goods like cosmetics (Boxycharm, Neutrogena, Sephora, and more), fashion, etc.
We send the packages to Greece using carriers like USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex, or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 5 to 10 business days with express methods and 20 to 30 business days with cheaper, more economic methods.
Calculate the price of the postage and delivery time using our postage calculator.
In case something bad happens during transport, we recommend paying for insurance so you can get a refund of the shipping costs + value in customs declaration + additional services costs. FedEx and DHL method has the insurance included in the price of the shipping.
The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. If you don’t need the package the next week, we recommend using slower methods to minimize the costs.
How Does The Shipping To Greece Work?
Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the USA to Greece. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.
The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).
|Traditional Shipping||Planet Express|
|Costs of the shipping||Very expensive||Much cheaper|
|Delivery time||Depending on the delivery method||Depending on the delivery method|
|Additional services||Very limited||Wide selection*|
|Delivery methods||Limited, depending on the carrier||Wide selection (more carriers)|
|Customer support||Very slow||Very responsive and helpful|
*Read more how you can benefit from our additional services below.
Shipping From The USA To Greece With Planet Express
Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Greece, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.
1. Getting a Free USA Address
At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.
2. Using Your USA Address
When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in Greece, proceed to step 3.
3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Greece
Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.
Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.
Duty & TAX
Greece has a de minimis threshold for importing goods. It applies to duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX according to values in the following table:
|Value of the package||Customs duty||TAX|
|0 to 22€||NO||NO|
|22€ to 150€||NO||YES|
For more information about import & export visit poral.www.gov.qa.
Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to complete customs declaration, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.
Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Greece
There are also some restrictions on goods that cannot be imported at all (or are limited). Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Greece? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:
The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Greece:
|Alcoholic beverages||Dry ice||Plastic kitchenware|
|All forms of asbestos||Electronic cigarette||Products made in Iran|
|All products containing biocide dimethyl fumarate||Games containing copper sulfate||Seeds|
|Atlantic red tuna fish||Knives||Telephone equipment|
|Certain USA beef hormones||Plants||Toy guns|
If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to goods you want to ship, please visit the Greek import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected]
Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services
Calculate the Postage Price in Advance
You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.
Save Up To 80% With Consolidation
f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation service. You can save up to 80%.
Why Choose Planet Express?
✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent English speaking customer support.
✅ We have great customer reviews.
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Shipping From The USA To Greece FAQ
The price of the shipping from the USA to Greece varies depending on the delivery method you choose, the dimensions and the weight of the package. Cheaper methods costs between $10 to $30. The more expensive ones are usually above $50 for a smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to Greece.
The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Greece can be described in 3 simple steps:
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
#2 STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Greece.
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One of the cheapest ways on how to send a package from the USA to Greece is using a package forwarding company like Planet Express. Thanks to a large volume of packages sent from our warehouse, we are able to provide discounted rates for USPS, FedEx, DHL, and also Planet Mail delivery methods.
For example, prices for Planet Mail Express starts at around $15.
Yes, USPS delivers to Greece. They offer several methods including USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.
Absolutely, DHL delivers to Greece. We provide our customers with discounted rates. The DHL Worldwide Express takes around 5 business days to deliver from the USA to Greece.
Yes, FedEx delivers to Greece. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.
Some items from Amazon may not be eligible for shipping from the US to Greece. Planet Express is here to help you with that.
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from Amazon and other US stores.
#2 STEP: Once we receive your package in our warehouse, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you complete the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Greece.
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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Greece
We deliver to all parts of Greece – from Athens to Thessaloniki, … We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Athens, Patra, Heraklion, Rhodes. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home through our administration system.
Our fulfillment center services are 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 individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]