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Cheapest way to send a parcel to the USA

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.

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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.

Declaration for free entry of unaccompanied articles (Customs form 3299)*

Instructions on how to complete Customs for 3299*

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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Fantastic company

Fantastic company! Delivered my parcel to the Netherlands which contained liquids and Christmas gifts with no hassle. Great customer service, replied immediately to my emails and very lovely to speak to on the phone. My parcel was collected promptly and delivered within 2 days.


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Efficient and effective company who have been a pleasure to deal with. Sending parcels is very straight forward and they have a good range of delivery carrier choices. Helpful staff if needed are at the end of an email.

Nick Hart

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Simple to book, great value, very efficient

Shipping tyres is a nightmare, especially when trying to accurately measure them. Overland Express just ask you the size of wheel it goes on. Great value and simple to go through the ordering process. Will definitely use them again and not just for tyres.

Gary Middleton


Specialist Areas

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

Why Choose Overland Express?

Won't be Beaten

That's correct, we won't be beaten on price for the like-for-like service on offer. We recommend that you read the small print of our competitors, as some offer inferior services that are dressed up as premium services.

Order in 5 Minutes

It should take no longer than five minutes to complete an entire parcel delivery booking through our online system, with just three pages to visit until the checkout is reached. Simple and efficient with no upselling.

Collect or Drop Off

Our UPS and Parcel Force courier services both allow parcels to be collected from an address of your choice, up to 7 days in advance. Not going to be in? No problem, just leave your parcel at your local Post Office branch or UPS shop.

Tracked Deliveries

All parcel delivery services offered by Overland Express are provided with free tracking services, you can use our website or our courier partner's site to obtain up to date information as to the whereabouts of your parcel.

Paint & Liquid

Parcels that contain Paint and liquid based products can be notoriously difficult to ship due to the nature of them, we have several specialist services that can be used to ship these items in limited quantities by road.

Email, Phone & Live Chat

Our United Kingdom based customer support team can be contacted (during working hours) by either telephone, email or live chat which can be found on this web-site. We are one of the only courier companies to offer telephone support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the cheapest way to send a parcel to the USA?
A. Our DHL rates for shipping to USA are some of the lowest available. Just enter your details into the quick quote tool above, to see how little it costs to send a parcel to USA.

Q. How long does it take to send a parcel to USA?
A. Shipping times to USA are 1-3 working days with DHL and UPS, excluding bank holidays.

Q. Can I send documents to USA?
A. We can send documents and parcels to USA. Please select the documents page when sending documents only.

Q. How to send a parcel from USA to UK?
A. Simply enter USA as the collection address in the quote box above and UK as the delivery destination.

Q. How do i send a parcel to the USA?
A. Sending a parcel to USA with us is really simple, just enter your details above, select your carrier, enter your address details complete the payment and print out your parcel labels. The carrier will then collect on your day of choice.

Q. Can I drop off my parcel to USA?
A. We have various drop off options, that are conveniently located.