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Send a Parcel from Italy to the UK with ParcelBroker

The UK and Italy have become closely connected through trade, tourism and immigration. It is estimated somewhere in the region of 200,000 Italians have set up home in the UK - interestingly around 16,000 Italian students study at UK universities each year. Additionally, the UK imports around £24billion worth of goods and services from Italy each year.

Because of this, a lot of post travels between these two countries. Sending a parcel the short distance from Rome to London or Milan to Liverpool couldn’t be easier with ParcelBroker. Because of our excellent connections with the major shipping companies, we are able to pass on considerable savings to our customers.

Send Parcels from Italy to the UK from just £18.52+VAT

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Why ParcelBroker?

40-60% cheaper than direct

Looking to send a parcel from Italy 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?

Exceptional customer service

Fed up with other carriers? We’re a breath of fresh air - every customer is important to us, and we make sure that whether you’re sending one parcel from Italy to the UK or a thousand, you’re completely satisfied with our service. There are no automated lines or call centres here; we know how important good communication is to the transport industry, so you’ll speak directly with our team.

Simple booking process

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 Italy to the UK - spend less time sending, and more time selling.

Register in under 1 min

Your time is valuable, so we don’t waste it with long registration forms. Get signed up with ParcelBroker today in less than 60 seconds, and benefit from low cost parcel delivery from Italy to the UK.

Italy FAQs

How long does parcel delivery from Italy to the UK take?

Due to excellent postal links, parcels can be sent from Italy to the UK quickly and easily. Most shipping companies can deliver from Italy to the UK in around 1 to 2 days, with delivery unlikely to take longer than 5 days with any service.

Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Italy to the UK?

As both Italy 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 Italy.

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.

How should I address my parcel to the UK?

When you come to send your parcel from Italy 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:

  • 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 import restrictions?

As both Italy 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.

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
  • Rough diamonds
  • Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
  • Pirated media

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 Italy to the UK?

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 andgives 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 Italy 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.