Separated by the narrow strip of water known as the English Channel, France and the UK have a long and fascinating history. The two nations have been trading for hundreds of years through periods of war and peace, but these days they are close allies and two of the most powerful economies in Europe. France export over £40billion worth of goods and services to the UK each year - in all of Europe, Britain only imports more from Germany and the Netherlands.
With France and the UK such close neighbours and trading partners, postage links between the two are strong. Sending a parcel from France to the UK is easy with ParcelBroker, and our consolidated deliveries mean we make big savings which we pass onto our customers.
Looking to send a parcel from France to the UK? Send with us and you’ll get the best rates - we consolidate all our deliveries, allowing us to negotiate excellent prices that major carriers don’t offer when you go direct. We use fast, reliable and trusted delivery services for all our parcels to the UK, so why pay more?
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Our booking process is straightforward and to the point, so you can get the services you need, when you need them. Simply choose the best rate for the service you need, fill in your details, and schedule your delivery from France to the UK - spend less time sending, and more time selling.
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Due to excellent postal links, parcels can be sent from France to the UK quickly and easily. Most shipping companies can deliver from France to the UK in around 1 to 2 days, with delivery unlikely to take longer than 4 days with any service.
As both France and the UK are EU member states and benefit from the single market, you don’t have to worry about customs arrangements when delivering from France.
However, with the UK about to leave the EU, these customs arrangements could soon change. ParcelBroker will keep you updated of any changes as and when they occur.
When you come to send your parcel from France to the UK, you’re going to need to know how to address it. Thankfully, the standard address format in the UK is easy to follow. Parcels should be addressed to the UK as follows:
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.
As both France and the UK are in the EU, there are no major differences in the import restrictions in the two countries. Unlike imports from outside the EU, there are no limits on the amount of alcohol or tobacco that can be sent from another EU country 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:
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.
When shipping a parcel to the UK, you must be sure you can find a courier which can actually carry out the delivery. The tool at the top of this page will tell you which companies can deliver your item and gives you a quote for postage with each.
When providing the weight and dimensions of your parcel, it is vital you measure correctly. Inaccurate values could lead to hefty extra costs being incurred!
Ensure your parcel is packaged as safely as possible. As goods can travel between France and the UK so quickly, it can be easy to forget how many people handle them and how many vehicles they are moved between. You must keep all items tightly wrapped and secured, or there is a chance the item you are sending could become damaged.