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Shipping to France

Send a parcel to France starting from £10.99

France has been a traditional trading partner with the UK for decades and is one of its closest neighbours. In fact, around 400,000 English citizens have their residence in France, while around 300,000 French citizens live in the UK. That means there’s a huge demand for parcel delivery from the UK to France.

Whether you want to ship an urgent parcel to Paris or you have a loyal customer in Lyon, shipping to France has never been easier and more convenient. As one of the world’s largest and most stable economies, expanding into the French market can only help you grow your business.

Making UPS for small businesses your courier of choice means you start growing your business in France for as little as £10.99.

Sending a parcel to France post Brexit

With Brexit in effect since 1st January 2021, parcels to France are treated as an export shipment and have to clear customs. This means shipments require additional documentation such as a commercial invoice and may be subject to other fees and duties. Read everything you need to know about clearing customs below, and you can refer to the EU Trade Helpdesk as your guide to import rules and taxes in European markets.

Shipping Rates to France

Whether you want to save some money on shipping costs, value convenience over speed, or have time-sensitive parcels that need to reach your customers urgently – you have a variety of options to choose from. See some examples below, get a quote or start shipping right away.

  • Ship an extra small parcel to France

    • Drop-off and collection at a UPS Access Point location
    • Delivery within 2 business days before end of day

    From £10.99

  • Ship an extra small parcel to France

    • Door-to-Door delivery
    • Delivery within 2 business days before end of day

    From £14.99

Need your parcels in France the next day? Time-sensitive parcels are best sent with our express Door-to-Door service, ensuring that they reach your customer’s doorstep the next business day before 10.30AM.

Select a delivery at the end of the next business day as a more economical express option, or, if your shipments are not urgent, choose our standard economy solution. It’s based on distance and takes up to two business days.

Send your parcel to France

Full transparency from collection to delivery

All of your shipments to France (just like any shipment to anywhere in the world) are fully tracked across country borders and you can check on the status of your parcel at any time for no additional cost.

If you have chosen one of our Express services, you receive an extra commitment on the delivery time through our money-back guarantee. If your parcel arrives late, the shipping costs will be credited or refunded back to you. You also get a basic coverage for loss or damage for up to £60. Should you wish to insure your shipment further (up to £1000), you can do so for only £5 incl. VAT.

Convenience and flexibility for you and your customers

Your customers are busy and can’t wait at home all day to receive a parcel? Send it to a UPS collection point, also known as UPS Access Point location. These are local shops across your neighbourhood such as corner shops or grocers where your customer can collect their parcel when convenient for them – and you can drop them off when it works for you.
Not only are you making it easier for your customers to get their parcels according to their schedule, you also save £2.00 VAT incl. by having the parcel sent to a collection point.

The number of UPS Access Point locations has been growing across Europe, making it even easier to serve your customers abroad.

France Customs and Regulations

The first question you might be asking yourself is whether a shipment to France is considered an international shipment. As soon as your parcels cross country borders, you are shipping internationally and you are considered an exporter.
With Brexit having come into effect on 1st January 2021, shipments to France are treated like any other worldwide shipment, meaning they have to clear customs and may be subject to additional duties and fees. You will also have to provide export documentation, such as a commercial invoice, and you need to have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number, a unique ID used to track and register customs information in the EU. For more information about international deliveries, you can head to our international delivery content centre where we have compiled a wealth of useful information - including an export checklist, a guide on how to fill out a commercial invoice, how to register for an EORI number and more.

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