If you need a quick and reliable courier service to send a parcel to the USA from the UK, Overland Express has got you covered. With over 25 years of experience, you can trust us to get your delivery where it needs to be.
A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.
Partnering only with the biggest names in the logistics industry like UPS, FedEx and DHL, we're able to secure discounts that we share directly with our customers to reduce postage costs to the USA. Which makes us a cheaper, faster and more reliable alternative to Royal Mail.
Whether you're a small business that wants the cheapest way to send parcels to the USA from the UK or an individual sending gifts to friends and family, we have a variety of shipping options to suit your needs, including express delivery service for more urgent items. We offer a fully-tracked, door-to-door service for your packages so you can keep an eye on your items at all times. Our online booking system is designed to have your delivery arranged in a couple of clicks at your convenience and we can collect from your home or workplace. Our dedicated customer service team are on hand in the unlikely event that somethings goes wrong and we're able to offer insurance for your parcel up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply) when shipping to the USA so you can send valuables without the stress.
We recommend you check US customs and import laws along with our own list of prohibited items to ensure your parcel arrives in the USA without any issues. For example, certain food and drinks, pharmaceuticals and seeds are restricted so please make sure before you book a delivery. Some items may be subject to customs duties and taxes that will not be included in your quote so it's worth checking the items you're sending on the U.S. Customs and borders website to avoid any surprise charges.
We can ship parcels from the UK to all over the USA, including New York, California, Texas, Los Angeles, Florida for individuals and businesses of any size. We can also import your goods from the USA to the UK. A commercial invoice is required to describe the contents and value of the goods being sent. We will produce this document for you based upon the information that you enter at the time of booking your delivery. This document consists of 3 pages, each of these pages should be printed out (printer required) and placed into an envelope and clearly marked 'Commercial Invoice' then attached to ONE of the parcels that you are shipping to the USA.
Customs information when sending to USA
As agreed in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which was signed by President Barack Obama on February 24, the value of a shipment of items imported by one person on one day that can be imported duty-free and tax-free was boosted from $200.00 to $800.00 on March 10. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 featured a modification to the Tariff Act of 1930, which increased the de minimis exemption.
Shipments valued at $800.00 or less will be eligible for the de minimis exemption using the same procedures and limits as de minimis shipments valued at $200.00 or less.
Please use this declaration if you're transporting unaccompanied personal belongings, such as clothing.
Use our 'Quick Quote' tool above for instant access to cheap shipping to the USA and our next available delivery slots. All of our prices include parcel tracking and £50.00 of cover against loss and damages (unless specifically excluded).
For more information, please see our FAQ section below.
* These links were current at the time of publication, however, these documents are updated on a regular basis and therefore may have been superseded. Please ensure that you use the current version of these documents to prevent any undue delay to your parcel delivery to the United States of America.
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After much searching, I finally found a courier with both great service and with the right level of enhanced insurance cover for high value items. Highly recommended!
Very good service. We use them regularly. Our office is a very difficult place to find and if there are any queries, they call us. If we have any queries, they are dealt with promptly when we call them.
I sent a £7k watch I sold online via Overland Express. Brilliant service from start to finish. Fully tracked shipping via DHL was provided. Highly recommended.
We pride ourselves in offering the best rates for parcel deliveries, our buying power allows us to offer discounted rates from premium names.
Use our online 'Quote and Book' tool to obtain an instant price for domestic parcel deliveries. We can also ship to over 220 international destinations.
We only use the best courier names in the industry, we do not compromise by using budget providers that are renowned for poor quality of service.
The majority of our parcel delivery services are provided with free updates via text messages, which will inform you of your delivery window.
We also specialise in the shipping of difficult items, for example, liquids, paint and perfumes. See our specialist areas above for these services.
We are one of the few courier companies that allow you to speak directly with a customer service advisor without being placed in a complex calling queue.