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Import Parcels to the UK

Send to the UK from only £20.00

  • Safe and secure delivery from £20.00
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Enhanced liability options*
  • Up to 50kg in weight per parcel
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Use ParcelBroker’s delivery service to import parcels to the UK from a range of destinations and enjoy 70% off with our trusted affiliates. Compare rates on UK imports today.

Import to the UK From These Locations and Many More!

How to Book an Import Service

To place an import order with ParcelBroker - just follow these simple steps:

  1. Get an instant quote by adding the weight, dimensions, and collection country in the form above.
  2. Browse the selection of available services, and choose the one that works best for you.
  3. Enter your collection and delivery addresses.
  4. Choose a preferred collection date where applicable.
  5. Track the progress of your parcel with our dedicated tracking service.

What is the Cheapest Option for UK Imports?

If you're shipping from Europe into the UK, then Economy services like "DHL Standard" or "FedEx Economy" will see a portion of the transportation taken by road.  As road transportation costs less than running aircraft, this is usually reflected in the price and will provide the cheapest shipping option.

If you are importing from an international destination outside of Europe, there will usually be a requirement for goods to travel via air transportation.  If you're goods are under 100kgs, then we recommend using our instant quote tool.  If your goods are over 100kgs, then get in touch to discuss an air freight quote.

Why Work with Us?


Save up to 70% on UK Imports

Save up to 70% from a courier's standard tariff when booking through our trusted courier comparison service, and enjoy £25 liability cover with every delivery.


Service you can Trust and Depend on

ParcelBroker are the highest rated courier comparison service on Trustpilot, check out our great customer reviews to find out for yourself!


Quick, Hassle-Free Parcel Delivery

Register with us for a streamlined delivery process. Receiving your parcel has never been easier


Guidance Every Step of the Way

You can contact our trusted team for help and guidance as a first time sender, we are also on hand to answer any questions you may have as a returning customer.

Important UK Customs Information

The UK is subject to international import regulations alongside its own laws defined by HM Revenue & Customs. As the recipient of the goods you may be liable to pay VAT, customs duty or excise duty fees depending on the parcel’s place of origin and its contents. Thankfully, ParcelBroker can handle most of the work for you.

Prohibited items - include items that are commonly illegal internationally, in addition to items specifically controlled by the UK’s border forces. Couriers also have their own lists of prohibited and restricted items, too – so be sure to confirm these before shipping.

Restricted items - will only be admitted into the UK when legal restrictions are correctly followed. This means your package may be seized due to an error on the paperwork, or to missing documents.

Here are some examples of items that are prohibited and restricted for import into the UK. You can find the Universal Postal Union’s full list of prohibited and restricted items, here.

Commonly Restricted items

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic beverages below 70% ABV
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Electronic items
  • Food items
  • Lighters
  • Paints
  • Perfumes
  • Seeds and plants

Commonly Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic Beverages above 70%
  • Combustible Gases
  • Explosive materials
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials
  • Meat products from a prohibition area
  • Narcotics

UK Import Checklist

Follow this checklist to ensure your import abides by all relevant rules and regulations.

  • Check what import duty is owed and pay it within 14 days of arrival. If you don’t pay these fees, your parcels may be returned to the sender, or destroyed.
  • How much is your gift worth? Gifts worth £36 or less are excluded from the rules on duty and VAT. There are no extra charges associated with shipments within this category.
  • Remember that certain goods automatically qualify for Inward Processing Relief (IPR) or Duty relief. In these circumstances you may be able to avoid paying any charges at all. You can find more information on IPR, VAT and Duty on the HMRC website.
  • Check your parcel is labelled correctly before shipping. You’ll need the proper customs label displaying the contents of your parcel. Make sure you write recipient details clearly and correctly. You should also provide your details as a return address in case something goes wrong and the parcel needs to be returned to the sender.

How Much Does UK Import Duty Cost?

UK import duty commonly falls under either VAT, Customs Duty or Excise Duty. All of which depend on the value of the parcel being received. For goods with a value of less than £135, no import duty is charged. For goods worth between £135 and £630, a fee of 2.5% will be charged. Anything above £630 will be charged according to its corresponding HS code.

FAQs about Imports to the UK

How to address packages for delivery to the UK:

Address labels must be clearly legible and free of spelling errors. As part of our trusted service, ParcelBroker will provide you with labels upon creation of your order.

How to send food to the UK:

Food and perishables will need to be sent in original packaging, with ingredients clearly stated on the label. It should be packaged as to ensure it can survive a 48-hour journey in the UK, and to prevent leaking or cross-contamination.

How to import large parcels to the UK:

With ParcelBroker, you can ship parcels up to 50 kg in weight via UPS, DHL and FedEx. Find a quote using the weight and dimensions of your large parcel for more information.

Customs for imports into the UK to consider:

Imports into the UK may be subject to  VAT, customs duty or excise duty fees based on their contents. Check to see if your goods qualify for Duty Relief here.

What is the cheapest way to import a parcel to the UK?

ParcelBroker offers parcel shipping to the UK starting from £20 . Explore our Economy and Express Shipping options, using the quote builder above and choose from the world's best couriers.

How long will my UK import delivery take?

Most destinations in Europe offer next day delivery with imports from North America taking 2-3 days, and Asia and Australia taking a minimum of 4-5 working days. Although this can vary based on country of origin, size of the parcel and other factors.

Save Money Sending, with ParcelBroker


At ParcelBroker, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy international shipping at affordable prices. We ship to over 220 countries, working with the best couriers to help our customers send parcels safely. Whether it's a personal package for a friend or family member, or a business managing multiple shipments – Find out how ParcelBroker can help you.

Ratings and Reviews for Imports to the UK

ParcelBroker is the highest-rated courier comparison site on Trustpilot and ranked #1 in the "Shipping & Postal Service" category. See what some of our previous customers thought, here!

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