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Parcel delivery and courier service to the USA

If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable delivery service when sending a parcel to the USA, look no further. Do you know what items you can (or can’t) send to North America? Take a look at this guide for all the info you’ll need to get a package posted successfully, quickly and cheaply with ipostparcels.

To all cities including; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadephia, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco and more...

The USA might be vast (about 3,000 miles from east to west, depending on the route) but don’t let that worry you; door to door parcel delivery from the UK to the States is surprisingly easy. Just register with us – it only takes a few minutes – and choose the delivery option that suits you best. Our drivers will come and collect your parcel from home or work on a day of your choosing, and we provide free online tracking; all you need to do is enter your parcel’s consignment number on our website.

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Your parcel will travel over 3,500 miles, be delivered in 2-3 days and will cost as little as £16.42* (ex VAT)

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How much will it cost?

Our 2-3 days* Worldwide Air service offers incredible value for money which you will find hard to beat elsewhere. We’re proud of our budget-friendly prices for postage to the USA. Send a parcel with collection and delivery from just £17.67* (ex VAT) – or save £1.25 when you drop your parcel off at one of our 52 nationwide depots.

Parcel Weight


1kg Parcel Delivery to USA

From £18.81* (ex VAT)

5kg Parcel Delivery to USA

From £34.66* (ex VAT)

10kg Parcel Delivery to USA

From £46.68* (ex VAT)

25kg Parcel Delivery to USA

From £80.06* (ex VAT)

How long will it take to deliver?

We offer door to door delivery from the UK when sending a parcel to the USA. Our drivers will collect your parcel from home or work on a day of your choosing. That very day your parcel will be returned to its local depot and sorted. From there it will travel overnight to one of our distribution centres and begin its speedy journey by air to the United States.

You can expect delivery to your US destination within 2-3 days after collection.

Please note – federal and state holidays in 2018 which may affect delivery times to USA: Jan 1, 2, 12, 15, 19, 31 / Feb 12, 13, 19 / Mar 1, 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 26, 30 / Apr 16, 23, 27, 30 / May 8, 10, 28 / Jun 4, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20 / Jul 4, 24 / Aug 13, 16, 17, 25, 27 / Sep 3, 10, 19 / Oct 8, 18, 26 / Nov 6, 8, 11, 12, 22, 23 / Dec 10, 24, 25, 26, 31

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Your parcel is in safe hands when you send it with ipostparcels so there’s no need to worry. We offer a free, online parcel tracking system to give you full visibility of the parcel on its journey. And if that’s not enough to ease your mind, we provide £50 free extended cover on your item – you can choose to add extra cover if you wish.

Do I need to deal with Unites States customs?

For any parcel to be delivered outside of the EU, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents about the contents of your package so they can process it properly and speedily.

To avoid any delays your parcel must be accompanied with the correct customs documents. Conveniently, during the booking process, these forms will be auto filled in and emailed to you, along with your labels once you have completed booking your parcel.

This may sound complicated, but we’ll help automatically generate these documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form. You’ll just need to print and sign them, place them in an envelope marked ‘customs documents’ and attach them securely to the outside of the package.

It’s also worth knowing that US customs may apply additional duty or tax to your shipment and these charges will be applied to the recipient of the parcel. As these charges are applied at point of entry to the USA we cannot include these charges in our prices.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for the USA.

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What items can't I send to the USA?

The US is fairly open when it comes to trade policies, but there are few important factors to note when sending a parcel to America.

Please refer to our prohibited items list to see which items are permissible to send to the USA. Military and biological shipments must have licensing from the proper US agency in order to be imported legally.

The USA has strict rules around meat and meat products from countries with risk of BSE (Mad Cow Disease). This broadly means you shouldn’t send from the UK anything with meat, milk, egg, poultry and their products (including products made from them) as they are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States.

It’s also important to note that the USA will not do business with the following countries; Iran, Libya, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. Whilst it’s usually ok to ship parcels from the UK, if the products have originated from these countries it may cause issues.

Restricted and Prohibited Goods


Illegal and dangerous



Food products (prepared)

Flammable fuels and liquids Game and Hunting Trophies

Fruit and vegetables

Biologicals Gold

Dairy products

Firearms Textiles and clothing

Meat products

Medications Plants and seeds

Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.

How to package parcels to the USA

We’ll transport parcels up to 25kg in weight, 80x80x80cm max in size. Visit our help page on sending large and heavy parcels to the US.

Regardless of the size of your parcel, care and thought is needed when packing your parcel for delivery to the States as it will be handled multiple times in various locations while in transit. Individual wrapping, use of bubble wrap and a sturdy outer container sealed with strong tape will help to keep your parcel secure.

Consider also the climate in the US when packaging your parcel contents which may be sensitive to temperature; it can be extremely hot during the summer and very cold during the winter.

See our handy International packaging guide for more packaging hints and tips.

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How safe will my parcel be?

From the time of collection (should you not be in, you can opt to leave your parcel in a safe place and our driver will collect it from there) to delivery, where it will be signed for by the recipient, we take good care of the items you send with us.

We also offer free online tracking to keep you fully updated on your parcel’s location, and provide £50 extended cover on your item as standard – you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items if you wish.


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