Whether you’re sending a gift, sending something you’ve sold on eBay or you’re a regular shipper - we’re perfect for anyone who needs a globally trusted courier to send a parcel quickly, for a great price. We offer some of the UKs cheapest International postage rates, alongside a fast and reliable parcel delivery service. Every day we collect thousands of parcels and send them all over the globe - you can send a parcel to the USA in just 2-3 days from £16.42* (ex VAT) or send a parcel to Germany in just 2-3 days from £8.74* (ex VAT). See all countries we ship to here.

 

Ways to save money on your International postage with ipostparcels

Save £1.25 when you drop your parcel off at any of our 50+ UK depots. Find your nearest depot
Opt-into recieving our emails and get 15% off your first delivery.
Save up to £35 when you use our pre-pay, top-up account service
If sending smaller items worldwide ensure the box isn’t much bigger than the item you are shipping (and that the item is safe and secure to avoid damages during transit) – this way you will save money on the volumetric weight.

Tips to success when shipping Internationally

Weigh your parcel in kilograms
Measure the size of your parcel in cm (Length x Width x Height)
Complete the customs declaration section within the booking form
If sending multiple items in one order, make sure you list them all within the booking form including a brief description and the value
Print off all labels and paperwork
Make sure you're not sending anything that may be a prohibited item. See full list here

 

How your parcel is priced


Sending a parcel within Europe?

Send up to 25kg across Europe for one flat rate with dimensions up to 120 x 80 x 80 – prices start from £7.74* (ex VAT)

Sending a parcel worldwide?

Send up to 25kg Worldwide with dimensions up to 120 x 80 x 80 – pricing is based on volumetric weight calculations and starts from £16.42* (ex VAT).

 

We offer up to 4 shipping methods across Europe which means were able to offer you cheaper or faster alternatives to ensure your parcel arrives quickly and for a great price. For all worldwide destinations we offer a fast, cheap and reliable Worldwide Air service.


DHL Parcel Connect

Europe-wide road service: Fully tracked delivery to your recipient's home address or the nearest in-country DHL ServicePoint or locker.

  • Electronic signature or confirmation of delivery
  • Pre-delivery alerts
  • Delivery to the in-country DHL ServicePoint and locker box network
  • Recipient can re-route the parcel to an alternative address

Max dimensions 120 x 60 x 60 and up to 25kg

Up to £500 extended cover available

DHL Parcel International

Worldwide road-based service: Reliable final mile delivery via the local in-country postal partners.

  • Proof of delivery
  • Online tracking
  • Pre-delivery alerts
  • Signed for delivery to your recipients door

Max dimensions 120 x 60 x 60 and up to 25kg

Up to £500 extended cover available

Road Economy Delivery

Europe-wide road service with proof of delivery - perfect for larger parcels or business addresses.

  • Proof of delivery
  • Online tracking

Max dimensions 120 x 80 x 80 and up to 25kg

Available to residential and business addresses

Up to £1000 extended cover available

Worldwide Air Delivery

Worldwide Air service for urgent and time-sensitive parcels - signed for delivery to your recipients door.

  • Proof of delivery
  • Online tracking

Max dimensions 120 x 80 x 80 and up to 25kg

Available to residential and business addresses

Up to £1000 extended cover available


Whether you choose to use one of our Road or Air services, the price is based on the weight and dimensions of your parcel plus how you chose to ship it. Your parcel can weight up to 25kg and must be no bigger than 120cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 80cm (h).

The volumetric weight of a parcel is: length x width x height in centimetres (cm) divided by 5000. If your parcel's volumetric weight exceeds the actual weight of your parcel then you’ll be charged the volumetric weight price. All you need to do is enter the correct weight and dimensions of your parcel into our quick quote or booking form and we’ll work the cost out for you.


Popular destinations in Europe and Worldwide


To ensure you get the best price and service when sending Internationally, and to save you time comparing prices, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve compared our most popular European and Worldwide delivery services against Royal Mails, Parcelforce offering. All International deliveries booked on ipostparcels come with £50 contents cover, included as standard and we collect from your door. You can even drop off at any of our 50+ UK depots to save even more money on your postage costs. 
 
Royal Mail sends parcels over 2kg to Europe / Worldwide via Parcelforce Worldwide – All prices and delivery times have been sourced from parcelforce.com/price-finder on 16.07.19.
 

Parcels up to 5kg

Country

 

ipostparcels

Royal Mail (Parcelforce)

Cheaper or Faster?

Australia £46.08 (4-5 days*) £89.90 (5+ days)

49% cheaper
0+ days faster

USA £37.06 (2-3 days*) £74.05 (5+ days)

50% cheaper
2+ days faster

Germany £20.74 (2-3 days*) £31.70 (5+ days)

35% cheaper
2+ days faster

France £20.74 (3-4 days*) £31.70 (5+ days)

35% cheaper
2+ days faster

Canada £36.66 (3-4 days*) £74.05 (5+ days)

50% cheaper
1+ days faster

Italy £20.74 (3-4 days*) £37.65 (5+ days)

45% cheaper
1+ days faster

China

£44.83 (3-4 days*) £89.90 (5+ days) 50% cheaper
1+ days faster

Spain

£20.74 (4-6 days*)

£37.65 (5+ days)

45% cheaper
1+ days faster

Netherlands

£20.74 (2-3 days*) £35.85 (5+ days) 42% cheaper
2+ days faster

New Zealand

£44.83 (4-5 days*) £89.90 (5+ days) 50% cheaper
0+ days faster

*Prices quoted in the above table are based on parcel weight of 5kg and parcel dimensions of 25cm x 25cm x 25cm with depot drop off, delivery to recipient and contents cover of £50 for ipostparcels and £100 for Parcelforce. Parcelforce quotes based on a Global Value Drop Off service. ipostparcels prices include a depot drop off discount of £1.25. Parcelforce prices are taken from parcelforce.com/price-finder. All prices quoted exclude VAT. Prices are correct at time of publishing (16.07.19)


 

Parcels up to 10kg

Country

 

ipostparcels

Royal Mail (Parcelforce)

Cheaper or Faster?
Australia £64.83 (4-5 days*)

£135.40 (5+ days)

52% cheaper
1+ days faster
USA £50.61 (2-3 days*)

£111.05 (5+ days)

54% cheaper
2+ days faster
Germany £20.74 (2-3 days*)

£48.70 (5+ days)

57% cheaper
2+ days faster
France £20.74 (3-4 days*)

£48.70 (5+ days)

57% cheaper
1+ days faster
Canada £52.66 (3-4 days*)

£111.05 (6+ days)

53% cheaper
2+ days faster
Italy £20.74 (3-4 days*)

£51.15 (5+ days)

59% cheaper
1+ days faster

China

£64.83 (3-4 days*) £135.40 (5+ days) 52% cheaper
1+ days faster

Spain

£20.74 (4-6 days*)

£51.15 (5+ days)

59% cheaper
0+ days faster

Netherlands

£20.74 (2-3 days*) £44.35 (5+ days) 53% cheaper
2+ days faster

New Zealand

£64.83 (4-5 days*) £135.40 (5+ days) 52% cheaper
0+ days faster

*Prices quoted in the above table are based on parcel weight of 10kg and parcel dimensions of 25cm x 25cm x 25cm with depot drop off, and contents cover of £50 for ipostparcels and £100 for Parcelforce. Parcelforce quotes are for a Globalvalue service. ipostparcels prices include a depot drop off discount of £1.25. Parcelforce prices are taken from parcelforce.com/price-finder. All prices quoted exclude VAT. Prices are correct at time of publishing (16.07.19)


 

Important information about sending parcels abroad


Packaging advice

 

Your parcel will be handled at various stages throughout its journey so it’s important to package and waterproof your items correctly. For example if you are sending a parcel to The United States, your parcel will travel over 3,000 miles in 2-3 days, so packaging your parcel correctly can avoid any delays or damages during transit. Read more information here

Restricted and prohibited items for International delivery

 

Unfortunately you cannot send certain items through the post or our network if they are classed as a prohibited item. Restricted items may be sent through the post and our network but certain rules may apply regarding the product itself. Any person sending prohibited items may have their order cancelled without notice or refund. Read more information here



Understanding taxes and duties

 

If you are sending an International parcel outside of the EU then you will be required to complete a commercial or pro-forma invoice. The paperwork will be printed off automatically alongside your label once you have completed your booking. All copies of the invoice must be securely fixed to the parcel. Read more information here

How to complete an International invoice if you are sending outside of the EU

 

Duties, taxes, and other customs fees may apply when you send parcels Internationally, outside of the EU. The fee payable may be assessed based on the contents of your shipment. Accurate descriptions of shipment contents are not only required for this purpose, but are essential for timely customs clearance. Read more information here


What is a commerical or pro forma invoice if you are shipping outside the EU?

 

Once you have completed your booking and click ‘Print labels and paperwork’ you will see 5 copies of either a commercial invoice or proforma invoice alongside your parcel label. You will need to type all the relevant information into one of the International invoice types:

The commercial invoice is a customs declaration document supplied by you, the shipper which allows your parcel to pass through borders and between countries. If you are sending a gift or personal belongings, a 'pro forma invoice is needed, rather than a commercial invoice.

These types of invoices are quick and easy to complete. They just contain information about the shipment such as a description of the items, the value and information about you, the shipper.

 

 


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