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Sending a parcel to EU countries

If you’ve thought about shipping to other countries in Europe, you might ask yourself if shipping within the EU is even considered as exporting.

Technically, the moment you send your goods outside of the UK, you are considered an exporter. However, thanks to the European Union, businesses benefit from the free movement of goods, meaning that goods can move freely between EU countries without having to clear customs or requiring a commercial invoice. There are some exceptions to the rule when it comes to excise goods and chemicals, however generally, this rule applies to all countries in the EU. The EU Trade Helpdesk is your guide to import rules and taxes in European markets.

Which countries are part of the European Union?

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For a quick quote for your EU parcel delivery, check out the rates for selected destinations in the table below or start your quote here.

Shipping rates to EU countries Group 1

Your package sizeStarting from
Extra small £12.49
Small £13.49
Medium £14.49
Large £15.49
Extra Large £18.49

*Prices are for sample purposes and are subject to change depending on a selected destination. Prices displayed include Door-To-Door delivery and are VAT exclusive.
 EU countries Group 1: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland

Shipping rates to EU countries Group 2

Your package sizeStarting from
Extra small £15.49
Small £16.49
Medium £17.49
Large £18.49
Extra Large £21.49

*Prices are for sample purposes and are subject to change depending on a selected destination. Prices displayed include Door-To-Door delivery and are VAT exclusive.
 EU countries Group 2: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain

Send your parcel to a European country

Sending a parcel to a non-EU country

When sending a parcel to a non-EU country, there are a few more things to keep in mind:

Most importantly, shipments to a country that is not part of the EU are treated the same as worldwide shipments. This means that they have to clear customs and require a commercial invoice along with other export documentation.

The commercial invoice

commercial invoice is used as a customs declaration. It’s provided by the person or business shipping items across international borders and describes the goods and their value to help determine the customs duties to be paid. To make filling out a customs invoice a little easier, we have prepared a visual guide explaining each section of the document.

Download the commercial invoice guide

Clearing Customs

Check with the Chamber of Commerce about trade agreements the UK has with the importing country.

Trade agreements determine tariffs and duties that countries impose on imports and exports. They also impact customs processes so it’s a good idea to check Incoterms that covers rules around delivery, risks and costs. By including those in your invoice, you make sure your customer is not confronted by additional delivery payment by surprise.

It is also worth checking the de minimis threshold in your destination country. If the value of your goods stays below the thresholds of the destination country de minimis, no customs charges such as duties and taxes will be added to the shipment and you can optimise the shipping duration and clear customs faster.

For a quick quote for sending a parcel to a non-EU country, check out the rates below for selected destinations or start your quote here.

Shipping rates to the rest of Europe

Your package sizeStarting from
Extra Small £18.99
Small £21.99
Medium £25.99
Large £29.99
Extra Large £33.99

*Prices are for sample purposes and are subject to change depending on a selected destination. Prices displayed include Door-To-Door delivery and are VAT exclusive.
 Rest of Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City

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Frequently asked questions about European parcel delivery

For more export related questions, see our International Shipments FAQs.