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If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable delivery service when sending a parcel to the USA, look no further. Find out the items you can and can’t send to the States and much more. You can send a parcel to the US using our reliable courier service and have it reach its destination in as little as three days*. UK to USA postage can include collection from your home or business address, or you can drop your parcel at one of our 52 depots nationwide to make the most of our quick delivery service.

The United States of America is a large country, composed of 50 states which share sovereignty with the federal government. Different areas of the country are famed for different things, including food, finance and film.

Postage to the USA through our courier service is easy – and you can remain certain that your delivery will arrive quickly and safely. We send thousands of parcels to the United States weekly, and yours could be one of them.

Send a parcel to the US to major cities, including: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Miami and much more. Make the most of our affordable shipping from the UK to the USA.

 
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2023 US Federal National Holidays

Federal and state holidays in 2023 may have an impact on UK to USA postage transit times. If you are sending a parcel to the US to be delivered around these dates, please plan ahead accordingly.

Holiday dates that may impact postage to the USA include:


Date

 

25th December

Christmas Day Holiday

 

 

2024 US Federal National Holidays

Federal and state holidays in 2024 may have an impact on UK to USA postage transit times. If you are sending a parcel to the US to be delivered around these dates, please plan ahead accordingly.

Holiday dates that may impact postage to the USA include:


Date

 

1st January

New Year’s Day

15th January

Martin Luther King Day

19th February

Presidents' Day

27th May

Memorial Day

4th July

Independence Day

2nd September

Labour Day

14th October

Columbus Day

11th November

Veterans' Day

28th November

Thanksgiving Day

25th December

Christmas Day Holiday

SEND A PARCEL TO THE USA AFFORDABLY

 

Our three-day* Worldwide Air service offers incredible value for money which you will find hard to beat elsewhere. We offer you budget-friendly prices and a super-fast service of postage to the USA. Postage to the States starts from just £40.24* if you drop off at one of our depots or from £41.49* if you want us to collect your parcel directly from your door.

Weight of parcel being delivered to United States of America Worldwide Air Prices
1kg £43.16* Book
5kg £66.33* Book
10kg £95.56* Book
25kg £188.28* Book
*Prices quoted in the table above are based on 10 x 10 x 10cm dimensions and all pricing quoted in this article is based on a Depot Drop off and Worldwide Air delivery from mainland UK to the state of New York, USA, with £50 contents cover included. Prices outside of the state of New York may incur additional fees.

How long will it take to deliver to the USA?

 

We offer door-to-door delivery from the UK when sending a parcel to the USA. After you have placed your order with us and selected what day you want us to collect your parcel, we’ll send you a one-hour collection window so you don’t have to wait in all day, or you can leave your parcel in a designated safe place for one of our drivers to collect. That very day your parcel will be returned to its local depot and sorted. From there it will travel overnight to one of our distribution centres and begin its speedy journey by air to the United States.

Sending a parcel to the USA with us? You can expect delivery to your US destination within two to three days after collection.


Do I need to deal with United States customs?

 

For any parcel to be delivered outside of the UK, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents about the contents of your package so they can process it properly and speedily.

To avoid any delays to postage to the USA, your parcel must be accompanied with the correct customs documents. Conveniently, during the booking process, these forms will be auto filled in and emailed to you, along with your labels once you have completed booking your parcel. This may sound complicated, but we’ll help automatically generate these documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form. You’ll just need to print and sign them, place them in an envelope marked ‘customs documents’ and attach them securely to the outside of the package.

It’s also worth knowing that US customs may apply additional duty or tax to your shipment and these charges will be applied to the recipient of the parcel. As these charges are applied at point of entry to the USA we cannot include these charges in our prices for sending a parcel to the USA.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for the USA.


What items can't I send to the USA?

 

The US is fairly open when it comes to trade policies, but there are few important factors to note when sending a parcel to USA.

Please refer to our prohibited items list to see which items are permissible to send to the USA. Military and biological shipments must have licensing from the proper US agency in order to be imported legally.

It’s also important to note that the USA will not do business with the following countries: Iran, Libya, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. Whilst it’s usually OK to ship parcels from the UK to the USA, if the products have originated from these countries, it may cause issues.

RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED GOODS


Food

Illegal and dangerous

Other

Food products (prepared)

Flammable fuels and liquids

Game and Hunting Trophies

Fruit and vegetables

Biologicals

Gold

Dairy products

Firearms

Textiles and clothing

Meat products

Medications

Plants and seeds

*Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.


HOW TO PACKAGE PARCELS TO THE USA


We’ll transport parcels from 0.5kg to 25kg in weight and max dimensions of 80 x 80 x 80cm. So, if you’re sending a small parcel to the USA or a large and heavy parcel, regardless of the size, care and thought is needed when packing your parcel for delivery to the States as it will be handled multiple times in various locations while in transit. Individual wrapping, use of bubble wrap and a sturdy outer container sealed with strong tape will help to keep your parcel secure.

We also recommend you consider the climate in the US, when packaging your parcel contents. Your items may be sensitive to temperature as the US can be extremely hot during the summer and very cold during the winter.

When labelling your parcel, you should clearly state the delivery address. Failing to do so could cause inefficiencies during delivery. For the USA, you’ll need to include a ZIP code – a nine-digit number, which is the equivalent of a postcode. See our handy International packaging guide for more packaging hints and tips.


The benefits

 
Collect icon We can collect from home or work address
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Many ways to save

 
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Multiparcel icon Multi-parcel discounts available on some UK services (Terms apply)

How safe will my parcel be?

 

When you send a parcel to the USA with us, we’ll obtain proof of delivery and keep you fully updated with our online track and trace tool. We provide a £50 contents cover as standard on all international parcels being sent – additional cover of up to £1000 can be obtained if you are sending high ticket items.

You’ll be notified with a one-hour collection window when our driver will collect your parcel from your registered address, alternatively you can drop off at one of our 50+ depots.

The USA might be vast (about 3,000 miles from east to west, depending on the route) but don’t let that worry you; door to door parcel delivery from the UK to the States is surprisingly easy. Just register with us – it only takes a minute – and choose the delivery option that suits you best and saves you the most on the shipping cost from the UK to the USA.

Ready to book? Get a quick quote for postage to the United States of America by clicking on the button below.

 
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