Best way to ship from uk to us?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rgcards, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    What's the safest and most effective way to ship from the uk to the us?. Ups looks like it's cheaper than royal mail but anyone have any experience?
     
  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Where are you? The major courier/parcel UK companies with international partners are: TNT(now part of Fedex) UPS (UK) DHL APC Parcel Force, DPD There are some smaller players like Tufnells and DX, but they tend to subcontract to a larger carrier. If you do a search of the companies named, then email each one asking the price of carriage, not forgetting to ask if there's any surcharges like insurance cover and/or taxes, you can make an informed decision from their replies. Hope that helps.
     
  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I import a fair amount of items from the UK. I insist on Royal Mail as it comes straight to me...no tax, no duty and cheaper. Couriers always go through customs, I get charged tax, duty, brokerage and handling. Royal Mail is taking 2 weeks to get to me on the west coast of Canada.
     
  4. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Also check out Net Parcel. I use them when I ship courier and get much lower prices from UPS than when I use the UPS online shipping
     

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