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Shipping Boxes to the UK (from the US)

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SuperBunny Sun 31-May-09 00:47:29

I'm in a panic!

I want to ship a few (4?) medium sized boxes to the UK - containing books, DVDs and DS toys - and I don't want to pay very much!

Can anyone recommend a company? I looked at parcel2go but they seem not to do it any more (or maybe they do and I read it wrong)

I don't need a partial container, just a few boxes.

I'm in a flap, please help.

alipiggie Sun 31-May-09 03:39:41

I think Fedex might be a good option for you, or why not even good old USPS. Would you need it there in a rush. I"ll ask my mum who they used for their suitcases when they came over. That could be the option. They sent them in advance. It think it was FEDEX they used.

Shall check. Looks like P2G only deliver to US now not pick up like they used to. Sorry. Shall keep loking for you. DHL is another option but depends what you want to pay. I'm thinking suitcases and perhaps excess baggage could be a cheaper solution. Find out from an airline.

SuperBunny Sun 31-May-09 04:26:57

Can't work FEDEX site - DHL''ll do a 55lb box for 175. Willl look into exce4ss baggage at airline.

ChopsTheDuck Sun 31-May-09 06:36:00

USPS usually works out the cheapest. Excess baggage is pricy. DP's family always buy too much stuff on holiday there and end up shipping boxes to here as it is cheaper than paying excess baggage.

SuperBunny Sun 31-May-09 12:05:50

Thanks.

I still can't use the FedEx site [incompetent] nor can I figure out a price with USPS [useless]

littlerach Sun 31-May-09 12:31:32

SB, will ask ILs tonight if you like?
Shame you can't share their contianer grin

SuperBunny Sun 31-May-09 12:38:35

lol

Thanks LR - if they have any suggestions, I'd be very grateful.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 12:40:56

US Postal Service is cheapest i've found.
You can get a quote on their website

littlerach Sun 31-May-09 12:41:23

OK, will FB you if I find anthing out smile

MatNanPlus Sun 31-May-09 13:11:35

I used USPS when i have bought in the US as much less streeful than jamming it into my luggage.

M-Bags can be used for books / printed matter and Discs.

Here as you scroll down it gives you a guide as to different ways of shipping and the cost and size guidelines. (10lb = 6kgs)

littlerach Sun 31-May-09 19:37:51

They suggested FedEx or USPS, but they have only used containers.

SuperBunny Sun 31-May-09 22:05:42

Thanks for all the help.

USPS is the same price as DHL so I think I'll just send a few essentials for DS with them.

Parcel2Go Mon 01-Jun-09 16:28:09

Hi,

We have two options at Parcel2Go.com for sending items from the USA to the UK. A direct shipping option or you can buy a USA address and have items forwarded there before onward shipping to the UK. Prices etc. can be found at https://www.parcel2go.com/import-services.aspx or you can email me directly at S.Chandler@Parcel2Go.com.

Hope this helps

Kindest regards
Sammy Chandler.

SuperBunny Tue 02-Jun-09 03:54:35

Erm, thanks parcel2go. You should do a discount for MNers wink There's an awful lot of us who need to ship stuff to & from the UK.

SuperBunny Tue 02-Jun-09 04:22:57

Parcel2go, how did you find this thread?

Parcel2Go Fri 03-Jul-09 10:57:54

Hi,

First of all, thanks a lot for all comments and recommendations! We are glad to provide the good service to all, and it's great to hear that it works. smile

@Superbunny, we have the understanding of our client base, and we always try and find out how content the customers are. Our website is very rich in information, but we still try to be on hand to give help if we see that someone is lost for advice.

Having said that, please do not feel that you cannot speak freely because we can find out. The only thing we are going to do on the back of your feedback is improve the service, so thanks a lot for your talk! grin

Julia @Parcel2Go

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