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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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Since starting my business, I have only used Overland Express delivery service. I highly recommend them as they are reliable, customer service is excellent where your enquiry is dealt swiftly and efficiently. Cannot fault them, outstanding and highly recommended.
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1st Class!!!

I had 4 car tyres collected from Southampton and delivered to Chesterfield by APC via Overland Express, they were delivered the day after they were collected all for £48. Brilliant service from this company would recommend and use again. Big thank you to Stuart in sales for all his help.

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Best of the Best!

Great company, would recommend, one of the best things about this company is their customer service skills which is in a class of its own compared to other courier companies (Name Redacted) I have used in the past...!!
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If you are sending liquids, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Value for Money

In this highly competitive market, we strive to keep our costs down by not embarking on expensive advertising campaigns, which in turn allows us to offer the lowest parcel delivery costs to you.

Instant Quote

Our Quote and Book tool will provide you with an instant price for your parcel delivery with no hidden extra charges, the price shown on screen is exactly what you pay (unless optional insurance is purchased).

Large Selection

We offer Express and Road delivery services from DHL, which will all collect directly from you. The courier services from UPS have the extra benefit of you being able to leave your parcels at their drop off shops.

Live Tracking

Tracking information for all of our parcel delivery services are updated whenever there is a noteworthy event. Email and SMS notifications may also be sent to the sender and/or the recipient, service dependant.

Expensive Items

Specifically for expensive items, we can provide enhanced goods in transit insurance up to £20,000.00 for just 2.00% of the declared value. £50.00 Insurance is provided as standard.

Talk to Us Directly

Should the need arise, we can be contacted via telephone, email or live chat. There are no intermediaries or convoluted call queuing systems involved, you get to speak to our customer service ageents immediately.

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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.