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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.

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.

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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I am SO impressed with this company!!

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!!!

Ally Wood

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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.

Adrienn R

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Always amazing, I'd give 6 stars if it was possible.

I've been using them for a while now, for the tyre service. If you are reading this now, I can stand on my feet and say use them and you will be happy of the service you will receive as I am always. Cheers to the team.

William MANZI


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?

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. 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.