Shipping to France: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

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

Shipping to France How-to Guide

France eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to France

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to France. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

France Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful France 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 France include, Hong Kong Post - E-Express, Singapore Post - ePack & DHL eCommerce - Packet Plus International.

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

Popular eCommerce platforms in France are Amazon, eBay & Shopify.

Payment methods used by France are Debit card & credit card

Many merchants in France provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the officialHolidays Page

France Import Tax & Custom Fees

France calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here or use our calculator to see fees.

Tax & Duty Calculator

Duties & Tax Details For France

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 0 EUR

Tax (VAT/GST): 20%

Duty Threshold: 150 EUR

Import Duty Product Categories

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

  • Mobiles


  • Tablets


  • Computers


  • Cameras


  • Accessories


  • Accessories (Battery)


  • Health & Beauty


  • Fashion


  • Watches


  • Jewelry


  • Pets Accessories


  • Dry Food & Supplements


  • Home Appliances


  • Home Decor


  • Toys


  • Sports


  • Luggage


  • Audio Video


  • Documents


  • Gaming


  • Books & Collectibles


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

Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to France

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

France Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on France customs and regulations? Before shipping to France (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 France and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Leather Products

  • Powdered Milk And Canned Foods

  • Radioactive And Toxic Materials

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs

  • Endangered Animals

  • Endangered Plants

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Meat And Dairy Products

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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