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Courier for Liquids

If you need to send liquid by courier Overland Express, have provided a delivery service for liquids for over thirty years, so if you are looking for a courier that delivers liquids such as hand sanitising gel and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you are in the right place. Sending liquids in the post is straightforward, as long as the packaging guidelines below are followed.

We are one of the few couriers that ship liquids, from deliveries of shampoo and shipments of hair care products, through to sending wines and spirits and posting oils and lubricants. There are a few couriers that will let you send liquid by post, although there are restrictions on sending liquids. If you need to send perfume or aftershave, please visit our send perfume shipping site here.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

When sending liquids containing alcohol, hand sanitisers, hand gels, they can only be sent by road, throughout the UK (excluding Northern Ireland). We cannot deliver them outside of the UK Mainland. Please select Parcel Force or UPS specialist as the carrier, when choosing a liquid delivery service.

We cannot send poisonous liquids, petrol, paraffin, thinners, or any forms of highly toxic, highly flammable or explosive liquids. If in doubt, please contact us.

Non flammable liquids are safe to be sent by air or road, on our liquid services, if in doubt about what liquids you can send on our liquid courier service, please get in touch with us.

When packing liquids for shipment, the most important thing to consider is the risk of leakage. Always place any liquids in a sealed waterproof bag and then place that into a cardboard box. If you are sending liquid or similar, please read our advice on packing liquids which can be found below.

How to Send Liquid by Courier


Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Strong cardboard box
Packing peanuts

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

When choosing a cardboard box to send liquids in, always use double walled new boxes. Used boxes may not offer sufficient protection. Select one large enough to leave sufficient room for you to add some cushioning. This can be in the form of bubble wrap, polystyrene packing peanuts, or for even more security, use air shock bubble packaging. Please note that neither Overland Express or any of the carriers will except responsibility for any liquids damaged whilst in transit, so a little extra care when preparing to ship liquid will result in your liquid delivery arriving in good condition.

Place a layer of packing on the base of the box, then place the item onto the packaging and fill any gaps with packing material. This reduces the chance of the liquid delivery moving around during transit. Shake the box to check that the liquid you are sending cannot move about. If necessary, add more packing material until it is securely held in place.

Once that you are happy with the packaging of the liquid delivery, tape the box shut with 2 or 3 layers of strong parcel tape, paying attention to any edges that may need additional tape.

Finally, attach the Overland Express parcel label to the box, together with 3 copies of the commercial invoice, if sending liquids outside of the United Kingdom. Commercial invoices must be signed and attached to the outside of the box.

Should you need a reliable courier for liquids, then take a look at Overland Express, our quick quote tool above will give you an instant quote.

Please read some of our frequently asked questions when sending liquid, which can be found below.

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I am SO impressed with this company and the service they offer!!! My daughter lives in France and I wanted to send her some perfume and other 'girlie' things for her 29th bday. My parcel got collected from my house Monday afternoon this week and my daughter received it on Wednesday - in 2 days!!! So impressed and will def be using them again!!!

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Perfume delivery within EU

I used their specialist road services to send perfumes from the UK to EU. I've got a good price and my box arrived safely. Customer service is great too, as I had to modify the pick-up date.

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending standard parcels, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Save Money

If you are looking for an affordable parcel delivery service, we can provide you with some of the lowest rates available. We have negotiated large discounts for sending parcels through the major carriers and pass these onto our customers.

Save Time

Fast, easy, and efficient online booking with our send a parcel tool, allows you to quickly compare courier prices and choose the delivery service that suits you.

Wide Choice

We partner with industry leaders, such as DHL, UPS, DPD and FedEx, giving you a wide range of choices when sending documents and parcels, on an express or economy service. With timed delivery options for more urgent items.

Fully Tracked

We provide you with full tracking details, to allow you or the receiver, to track your parcel throughout its journey.

This includes SMS text messages to advise you when the parcel will arrive.

Alternatively, you can use the tracking page on our website to provide the current location of your parcel.

Specialist Areas

Besides traditional parcel delivery, we specialise in niche areas, such as sending musical instruments, alloy wheel delivery, paints, perfume's and electrical items containing lithium batteries, including mobile phone and laptop delivery.

Be sure to use the correct page when sending these items, this is to prevent prohibited items from being sent through the wrong service.

Customer Service

You can easily contact us by phone, email or live chat. We are always available during working hours, to answer any enquiries.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we offer the highest level of customer service and make sure that we exceed our customer's expectations, by providing industry leading solutions to their needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to complete Customs paperwork when sending liquid?
A. We provide all Customs paperwork free of charge. This is only required when sending liquid outside of the United Kingdom.

Q. Can I track my delivery of liquid?
A. All liquid deliveries are tracked door to door.

Q. Do I need an account to send liquid?
A. An account is not necessary, you can book directly through our website.

Q. Can I insure my liquid delivery?
A. We cannot insure liquids with any carrier.

Q. Is there a limit on how many hand sanitisers I can send?
A. Due to the alcohol content, we can send a maximum of 5 kg, throughout the UK Mainland.

Q. Can you send liquids in the post?
A. Liquids can be sent in the post as long as they are sufficiently packed. Please read our packaging advice above when sending liquids via courier.

Q. Which couriers will take liquids?
A. UPS and Parcel Force will carry liquids through the UK and Europe, as long as they are not flammable or hazardous. Any non hazardous liquids can also be sent Worldwide by air or road with DHL. If you are in any doubt, please contact us for more advice.

Q. Can liquids be shipped Internationally?
A. Non-flammable and on-hazardous liquids can be sent Internationally by air and road, please ensure that they are sufficiently packed for transport.