How long does parcel delivery from France to the UK take?
Parcels sent from France to the UK can vary depending on the courier service you choose, but generally, we offer a range of delivery options to suit your needs, including express services that can typically be delivered within 1-2 business days.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from France to the UK?
You will need to deal with customs when sending a parcel from France to the UK. The parcel will be subject to customs clearance procedures, which involve checks on the goods being imported and the payment of any applicable import taxes or duties.
How should I address my parcel to the UK when sending from France?
When sending a parcel from France to the UK, it will need be addressed in the standard UK format. This format is as follows:
Name of recipient
Company name (if applicable)
Building name (if applicable)
Number and name of street (in this order)
Name of locality (if needed for differentiation)
Name of town or city (preferably in all capital letters)
Postcode (preferably in all capital letters)
It is advisable to include a return address on the rear of the parcel if necessary and, if you are writing the address by hand, to ensure all lines are written in capital letters for clarity.
What are the France to UK import restrictions?
There are import restrictions that apply to goods being shipped from France to the UK. Examples of these restrictions include customs clearance procedures, VAT charges, customs duty charges and excise duty charges. You should also be aware of prohibited and restricted items.
What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?
There are a number of items banned from import into the UK. Most of these are consistent with the EU’s own banned list. Items banned for import include:
- Endangered plants and animals
- Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the UK will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The UK government’s page on banned items may be useful for this.
You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.
Are there any other considerations for sending a parcel from France to the UK?
If you're sending a parcel to the UK, it's important to find a courier that can handle your specific delivery needs. You can use the tool located at the top of this page to search for courier companies that offer delivery services from France to the UK.
You will also need to accurately measure the weight and dimensions of your parcel, as this is crucial to ensure that you are charged the correct postage fees. Providing inaccurate values may result in additional costs, so it's essential to take precise measurements before shipping your parcel.
Another factor to bear in mind is that your parcel must be packaged as safely as possible. Goods travel quickly, so make sure they are tightly wrapped and secure for their journey from France to the UK.