Relations and trade links between France and the UK have been in place for hundreds of years, and their joint history is complex and diverse. The close borders between Dover and Calais have for years served as a point for which to cross the narrow sea and lay siege to either nation.
Great changes came as far back as 1066 when Normandy invaded and conquered Britain, and much of the landscape, culture and families that are present in the UK are as a result of that conflict. Both countries are a part of the European Union, and as such, trade has never been better due to the free movement of goods and people. Currently, around 400,000 British citizens live in France and around 350,000 French citizens live in Britain. Therefore, it is not just businesses looking to send goods between the two countries, but we quite often receive plenty of letters and parcels from family members and close sets of friends.
Before sending a parcel with us, read the common questions below to make sure you have everything you need and to ensure your package makes it to its destination as fast as possible.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from France to the UK?
All EU member countries benefit from free postage of goods across borders, which is great as it means that you will not need to deal with customs when sending a parcel from France to the UK.
How much does it cost to send a parcel to the UK from France?
ParcelBroker has specialist knowledge and relationships with couriers all across Europe meaning you get access to the best possible prices and perks when deciding to send with us. Due to these relationships, postage costs from France to the UK can be as little as £15.43 for a small parcel.
Of course, that price will change depending on what your requirements are, but we should be able to suit your needs regardless. We can offer varying size and weights of parcels, as well as special bonuses such as express delivery, signed delivery or full tracking. If there are any services you require from us, and you need more information regarding those, simply get in contact with us today.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to the UK?
Whether you’re sending your parcel to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, you can easily send your parcel using the same consistent postage layout. Full details on addressing a UK parcel can be found here.
What items can I send?
The UK subjects all deliveries to similar prohibitions and restrictions as other countries do. For example, no weapons, no corrosive materials, no flammables and no waste can be sent across from France to the UK. You can find a full list of these restricted items here. If for some reason your item doesn’t appear on this list, but you are still unsure as to whether you are able to send it, then it is best to first contact the UK customs office before you attempt to post using our services.