Shipping to United Kingdom: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in United Kingdom. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to United Kingdom and beyond.

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United Kingdom eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to United Kingdom

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United Kingdom Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful United Kingdom shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to United Kingdom include, USPS First Class International, Hong Kong Post - E-Express & Singapore Post - ePack.

When shipping to United Kingdom, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in United Kingdom are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by United Kingdom are Debit card & credit card

Many merchants in United Kingdom provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered as Non working days, you might expect delays for your shipment on these days.

Public holidays are considered as a non working day as well. Please refer to the official Public Holiday page.

United Kingdom eCommerce Facts & Figures

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

United Kingdom calculates using the CIF method, which means the duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. See more about calculation methods here

Duties & Tax Details For United Kingdom

Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax Threshold: 15 GBP

Tax (VAT/GST): 20%

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products only

Duty Threshold: 135 GBP

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

0 %

Tablets

0 %

Computers

0 %

Cameras

0 %

Accessories

4 %

Accessories (Battery)

10 %

Health & Beauty

0 %

Fashion

12 %

Watches

2 %

Jewelry

0 %

Pets Accessories

3 %

Dry Food & Supplements

0 %

Home Appliances

0 %

Home Gardening

6 %

Toys

0 %

Sports

3 %

Luggage

5 %

Audio Video

2 %

Documents

0 %

Gaming

0 %

Books & Collectibles

0 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to United Kingdom

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

United Kingdom Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on United Kingdom customs and regulations? Before shipping to United Kingdom (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for United Kingdom and other countries at Easyship.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

  • Vegetables And Fruits

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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