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Send Wine by Courier

At Overland Express we've been delivering wine across the UK and Europe for over three decades. From the French region of Alsace through to Zinfandels from California, we offer a safe and reliable service so you can relax with a glass of your favourite Pinot.

It can be challenging to find a courier willing to deliver wine. Due to their fragile nature, many have decided it's not worth the risk. Overland Express feel that with a little care and attention when packing, you can send wine safely and securely through our network of industry-leading couriers, DHL, UPS, and Parcel Force to name a few. Because we've been in the wine biz for so long, you'll benefit from our volume discount, granting you huge savings on your delivery, plus a fully tracked and signed for service.

We work with wine houses, bars, small businesses through to collectors and private individuals. Whether you want to send a bottle as a gift to your friends and family or your searching for the best service to send cases to customers, We at Overland Express have got you covered. Throughout the UK, we offer next-day delivery and collection can even be the same day if you book before 12PM on the day of sending. We can arrange collection from your home, office, wine warehouse or even auction house at your convenience.

You can send wine to most countries around the world without issues. However, we recommend that you check the laws in the country you're shipping to, as some do require an import license. For the majority of countries, a simple commercial invoice will suffice which is created by Overland Express during the booking process. We provide all customs paperwork free of charge. We can also import wines from most countries, with various road service options throughout Europe.

Please note that we're unable to insure wine due to the bottles being made of glass. So before you send your wine, take the time to read through our packing advice below to minimise any damages. Click our Quick Quote Tool now to see our cost-effective rates for shipping your favourite wine.

How to Send Wine by Courier

Prerequisites:

Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Strong cardboard box
Packing peanuts

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

When preparing wine for shipping, the most important consideration is that they can easily be damaged. By following a few simple rules, you can significantly reduce any chance of damage whilst in transit. The idea is to stop any movement of the wine within the box, this will lessen the chance of any breakages.

When choosing a cardboard box to send wines in, always use double walled new boxes. Used boxes may not offer sufficient protection to the wine. Also use cardboard dividers where possible. Choose a box that is large enough for your bottles and packaging to fit securely, without excessive space around the bottles.

Please fill any voids with foam chips, or even better, air shock bubble packaging. Air shock packaging is available from most packing suppliers and offers the ultimate in protection. Please note that neither Overland Express, or any of our carriers will accept responsibility for any wine that is damaged in transit, so a little extra care when preparing your wine for shipping will pay dividends.

Once you are happy with the packaging of your wine delivery, tape the box shut with 2 or 3 layers of strong parcel tape, paying attention to any edges that may need additional tape. Don't skimp on the packing tape, as the wine shipments are heavy and the last thing you want, is for a bottle to fall out the bottom of the box, if it is not properly secured. Although we describe it as wine, it is worth writing 'FRAGILE' on the box and affixing fragile labels, or fragile tape, if you have them.

Finally, attach the Overland Express parcel label to the box, together with 3 copies of the commercial invoice (if applicable) these are required when sending wine outside of the United Kingdom, or importing wine to the United Kingdom. All 3 copies of the Commercial invoice must be signed and attached to the outside of the box. If sending multiple boxes, please attach all 3 copies to just 1 of the boxes.

Use our quick quote tool above to see how much we can save you when you need to send wine to the UK and Europe.

Questions? Check our FAQ's on shipping wine below.

Our Reviews on Trustpilot

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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

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending standard parcels, 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. Can I send wine to a Hotel or apartment?
A. We can send wines to anywhere that has a street address, we cannot send to PO Box / BFPO / AFPO addresses.

Q. Can I drop my wine off at a service point?
A. We have many drop off options with DHL, Parcel Force and UPS.

Q. I do not know the weight of my case of wine, what do I do?
A. A case of 6 bottles of wine should be under 10 kg. Our rates for UK delivery allow for a parcel up to 15 kg.

Q. I am sending wine to Europe, will the receiver have to pay duty?
A. All non document deliveries to Europe, since 1 January 2021, will be subject to VAT at the Countries current rate.

Q. Do I need an HS code to send wine to Europe?
A. Yes, a HS Code is required for all shipments to Europe since Brexit.

Q. Can I send wine from UK to France?
A. You can still send wine to and from the UK, you just need the relevant Customs paperwork. We provide this free of charge and all paperwork is automatically generated during the booking process.

Q. What is the best way to send wine?
A. The safest way to ship wine is by using a reliable carrier and following our packing advice above. All of our services are fully tracked and signed for and offer door to door delivery of wines and spirits.

Q. Can I send a bottle of wine by courier?
A. We can send a single bottle of wine or spirits, or multiple cases.

Q. How do I protect my wine when shipping?
A. Please follow our packaging advice above, we strongly recommend the use of air shock bubble packaging when shipping wine.