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Send a parcel to China

If you're in need of a quick and reliable courier service to send a parcel to China from the UK, Overland Express have got you covered. With over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry, we understand that with the rise of ecommerce, today's consumers require a streamlined omnichannel experience. With the click of a mouse or the swipe of a smartphone, you can trust us to get your delivery where it needs to be. Partnering only with the biggest names in the logistics industry like UPS and DHL, we're able to secure discounts that we share directly with our customers to reduce postage cost to China. Which makes us a cheaper, faster and more reliable alternative to Royal Mail.

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

China, with its vast territory and booming economy, has emerged as a global logistics powerhouse in recent years. The country's logistics industry plays a pivotal role in supporting domestic and international trade, facilitating supply chain operations, and driving economic growth. Through strategic investments, technological advancements, and infrastructure development, China has successfully transformed its logistics sector into an efficient and innovative force, positioning itself as a leading player on the global stage. This means there has been a growing demand for efficient and reliable courier services that ship from UK to China. China's main exports this year are telephones, integrated circuits and computers. While their main imports are crude petroleum, iron ore and gold.

We recommend you check China's customs and import laws along with our own list of prohibited items to ensure your parcel arrives in China without any issues.

Examples of prohibited items:
•Weapons, imitations of weapons, arms, ammunition and explosives
•Animals and/or plants and their products carrying dangerous viruses, bacteria and injurious insects
•Counterfeit money and counterfeit securities
•Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
•Diplomatic mail
•Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
•Food, medicine and other commodities which are harmful to the health of humans and animals and/or from epidemic infected areas
•Food, non-perishable if containing any liquid
•Liquid (hazardous)
•Live Trees
•Meat & edible meat offal

Bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and it's up to the sender to double-check to avoid items being seized at the border. It's also worth noting that some items, including alcohol, lithium batteries and electronics, are classed as restricted items, meaning we may be able to ship them under certain circumstances. We recommend you check with us before you book with us.

We can ship from the UK to China, including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong for individuals and businesses of any size. Likewise, we can also import your goods from China 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 following information that you enter at the time of booking your delivery:

•Description of the item(s) you are sending
•The value of each individual item in the consignment in GBP
•The HS Code (also known as a commodity code) for each unique item within your consignment
•The country where the item(s) originated or were manufactured
•If you are a VAT registered business, you will need to know your VAT number or EORI number

If you fail to provide the correct information, it may cause undue delay to your deliveries and leave you liable to prosecution and/or heavy fines, so this is a crucial step in the booking process. 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 China. Please note that the recipient of any goods shipped outside the United Kingdom will likely need to pay import duty upon arrival of the items. You should advise the recipient of potential customs charges prior to sending a package to China to avoid any surprise costs. Returned parcels are subject to a return delivery charge.

Whether you're a small business looking for the cheapest way to send a parcel to China from the UK, or an individual sending gifts to friends and family, we have a variety of shipping options to suit your needs, and offer you the latest collection times, together with the fastest transit times to any destination Worldwide including an express delivery service for more urgent items, so you can have your items arrive in as little as 2-3 days. Although, delivery to remote areas and small towns may take longer. We offer a fully-tracked, door-to-door service for your packages, so you can keep an eye on your items at all times, regardless of which courier you choose. 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, workplace or one of our designated drop-off points.

Using our Quick Quote Tool, you can compare parcel prices and save up to 60% in shipping costs than if you booked directly with the courier. Our dedicated customer service team are on hand in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, and we're able to offer insurance for your parcel up to £20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply) when shipping to China, so you can send valuables without the stress.

Visit our website today, where you'll find tons of helpful guides on how to correctly pack your parcel ready for a safe journey. Information on prohibited and restricted items and details on which courier services can and can't ship them. Plus, a variety of methods on how to contact us should you need any advice. For more information, check out our frequently asked questions posted below.

Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team.

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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 best way to send a parcel to China?
A. Our most popular carriers for sending parcels to China are DHL and UPS. Both offer a fast and reliable fully tracked and signed for service.

Q. Can I insure items that I send to China?
A. We can insure items up to a value of £20,000.00, terms and conditions apply.

Q. Can I send a laptop to China?
A. You can send laptops to China, please make sure that the battery is contained with the device. A maximum of 2 laptops can be sent on each booking.

Q. What is the best way to send documents to China?
A. Our most popular courier for sending documents to China is DHL, with a transit time of 2-3 working days.

Q. How can I send a parcel to China?
A. The booking process is very simple and straightforward, just enter the collection and delivery details in our quote tool above, with the weights and dimensions. If sending parcels, you will need to complete the Customs section.