Send a Cheap Parcel to the USA
|1 kg Parcel to USA||from £18.42*||Quote & Book|
|5 kg Parcel to USA||from £21.41*||Quote & Book|
|15 kg Parcel to USA||from £49.95*||Quote & Book|
|20 kg Parcel to USA||from £59.90*||Quote & Book|
Searching for a fast and reliable courier service to the US? Send to New York, Los Angeles, Austin and more.
As of 2014, the USA accounts for 11% of global trade and 20% of global manufacturing. With a population of 318.9 million, it's home to the world's largest consumer market.
In 2013, the USA’s exports totalled an estimated $1.58 trillion, and imports $2.27 trillion. The US economy consistently ranks highly for competitiveness, innovation and ease of business.
We're able to negotiate significantly reduced rates with top carriers operating in the US, including DHL, TNT, and America's own carriers, UPS and USPS, which each have robust parcel delivery networks.
With Transglobal Express, you can get the same great services with up to 70% of the price lopped off.
Exporting to the USA
Thanks to the USA's "Special Relationship" with the UK, the two countries are major trading partners, with bilateral trade worth more than £130 billion annually. Through this partnership, UK business owners have access to a vast consumer market.
For small and medium businesses looking to get in on the action, international shipping need not be an obstacle with our highly affordable rates. Parcel delivery costs from just £18.42 for 1kg, £26.45 for 5kg, £36.43 for 10kg and £54.45 for 20kg. For consignments over 100kg, our air freight services cost as little as £1.19 per kg to New York, or £1.30 per kg to Los Angeles.
The United States is one of our most popular delivery destinations, and we facilitate hundreds of deliveries to the country every day. We offer impressive coverage of the US, providing parcel delivery to popular states including California, Texas, New York and Florida.
Sending documents to the USA
Sending documents to the USA is also quick and inexpensive, whether you have an urgent business document or personal correspondence to send. Our UPS Envelope service is a great option for any documents weighing up to 0.5kg, with prices starting from £11.95.
As long as your papers fit into a branded UPS envelope, you can use this service to save almost 50% on UPS delivery.
All you need to do is select "document" when requesting your quote.
Customs information for the USA
While US Customs and import laws are known for being quite tough, this is mainly to crack down on illegal imports and to comply with anti-terrorism laws. The majority of commercial and personal parcels reach their destination without a hitch.
To ensure that your items won’t be stopped by US Customs, first check our general list of prohibited and restricted items. Each country imposes its own additional restrictions, so you will need to consult the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
Certain items may be subject to customs duties and taxes, which are not included in your quote. For the most part, the carrier will liaise with you directly in the event that any customs fees need to be paid.
Thanks to a recenty raised de minimis limit, up to $800 worth of merchandise can be imported free of customs taxes and duties, and without the need of a customs declaration.
Transit times to the USA
Transit times can be as little as a day between major gateway cities such as London to Los Angeles or New York—next-day delivery is available with our range of express services. These short transit times are possible because the US is so well-served by carriers.
For our cheaper economy services, transit times can stretch to approximately 4 days. Deliveries to remote areas will add further time to transit—please use our transit time calculators, and input your postcodes, for a more accurate estimate.
Sending from the USA?
Need to import from the USA to the UK? No problem. You can use our UPS, TNT and TG Express import services.
All you need to do is pick United States as your "Sending from" address and book as normal. If you're based in the UK, you'll need to forward your documentation to the chosen collection point in the USA.
Other than that, you're sorted! Whether sending to or from the USA, click now for a quote or contact our Customer Services team.