Sending Christmas Parcels
Whether you're shipping goods to customers, or sending gifts to loved ones, it's easy to book a parcel delivery with Transglobal Express.
Avoid lengthy post office queues and sky-high seasonal rates with huge discounts for carriers including FedEx, DHL, UPS, DPD, Asendia, Hermes and USPS. Book a collection from your door for delivery to over 220 destinations worldwide.
Looking for Christmas-related service information? Find everything you need below.
Peak season during the pandemic
The last few months of the year are always the busiest for parcel delivery. Every year, we advise our customers to allow for extra time when booking parcel deliveries in November and December, just in case there are any delays due to peak season volumes.
This year, we are expecting unprecedented parcel volume throughout the industry, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already led to a huge influx in home parcel deliveries.
So this year, our advice goes double: book early for Christmas deliveries.
We are expecting timely delivery and service as normal for the vast majority of parcels, and carriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS are doing everything they can to prepare. However, the impact of COVID-19 is ongoing, in countries all over the world.
While there are far fewer disruptions now than at the outset of the pandemic, things can always change, so keep an eye on our coronavirus updates for the latest service adjustments.
As usual, we will be adding carriers' last shipping dates below, as they become available. These may be earlier than normal.
Customs clearance and Brexit
The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. However, there are no changes to the terms of trade until January 1st 2021.
If you are sending a parcel to or from a country outside of the EU, it will be subject to customs clearance. As such, we advise that you allow for extra time in case there is seasonal customs backlog.
If you are sending a parcel between the UK and the EU, or from one EU country to another, no customs clearance is required (until the new year, for the UK).
Take extra care when filling out your customs invoice/packing list, providing the necessary detail and avoiding errors. This will help to ensure that your delivery clears customs as quickly as possible.