If you're planning on sending items from Spain to the UK, there are a few things to take into consideration first. This guide will provide you with all of the information you'll need to get your parcel to its destination safely and securely.
Find a courier you can trust
When posting any items over longer distances, it's important to find an experienced courier service that you can rely on to get your parcel to its destination. Using the tool above, you can compare the rates of the various courier services that are available to you for this package delivery. Getting a free quote from our site is a great way to cut down on unnecessary costs, while ensuring that you're getting a reliable and experienced courier who will get the job done right.
Be precise with your measurements
International deliveries differ from posting items internally across the UK in that they require more accurate measurements of the weight, height and length of your parcel. Failure to get this right can really add up, as you may be stuck with costly charges. Save yourself the trouble by taking the time to precisely measure the height, weight and length of your parcel prior to hiring your courier service. This way, you can ensure that you're not paying a penny more than you should be.
Check your address
Before handing your parcel over to a courier, it's vital that you ensure you check the address you've written is correct and has been formatted using a five digit postal code.
How long will my parcel take to arrive in the UK?
The transit time for a package coming from Spain to the UK can differ depending on the courier service you select and the type of service you pay for (economy or express). The time varies anywhere from one to four days, so be sure to factor this into your delivery process when deciding on the date to send your package.
Will I need to worry about customs, duty and tax?
Both Spain and the UK are currently members of the EU, so you won't need to worry about getting clearance for your shipment to the UK. Following the UK's plans to leave the EU, these laws may be subject to change, but this will not be outlined until at the very least later this year. At ParcelBroker, we provide a wide selection of different couriers to the UK from Spain, and will ensure that our customers are always kept up to date on any new custom laws as they come in.
You'll need to remember that VAT is payable on all carriage charges for shipments in the EU. It's also important to check that the contents of your package meet the requirements of the law, and don't contain any items that are prohibited or restricted.
To find out more about restricted items, or if you would like to use our services when sending your parcel from Spain to the UK, contact us today.