Transglobal Express - Worldwide Parcel Delivery
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    Saturday, 09:00 - 13:00. Calls recorded.


Service Overview

Service USA
USPS Smartmail Expedited For very light items or documents, weighing up to 0.45kg (1lb) only.
Yes - delivers to the USA
USPS Smartmail Plus Ground For parcels weighing up to 5kg (11lb).
Yes - delivers to the USA
USPS Print A cost-effective way to send printed and permanently-bound material including books, magazines, catalogues, journals and brochures, weighing up to 5kg (11lb).

What can I send with this service?
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What can I send with USPS Print?

This service is exclusively for bound printed matter. At least 90% of sheets must be printed with advertising, promotional, directory or editorial content.

Here are some examples of what you can and can't send:

Can Send Can't Send
Books Personal Correspondence
Magazines Bills & Statements
Catalogues Handwritten Documents
Journals Typewritten Documents
Brochures Stationery

Permanently-bound sheets should be secured with staples, spiral binding, glue, or stitching.

Yes - delivers to the USA


Surcharge Description Fee
Remote Area Surcharge This service is for mainland USA only. A surcharge will apply if attempting to send to Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands.
£30 per item
Volume Surcharge For parcels above 1lb and greater than 1 cubic foot in volume. This will be applied based on either the volumetric weight or the actual weight (whichever is higher).
£1.20 per lb


  • Fully tracked service delivered last-mile by USPS
  • Fantastic rates for parcels and documents up to 5kg
  • Even better rates for advertising, promotional and editorial material
  • Available for goods valued up to $800
  • Drop off at our depot or book a collection from your door
  • How it works - more info
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    The carrier collects directly from our depot for this service. This means you have a few different options to choose from when it comes to dropping off your parcel or having it collected from your door.

    Collections from your door

    Collections from your door are arranged by Transglobal Express, with a choice of carriers. In some areas of London, North West England and the East Midlands, we will collect your parcels ourselves - at no extra cost to you.

    If you are booking a non-Transglobal collection, please add 1 working day to the estimated transit time to allow for overnight delivery to our depot.


    You can also drop off at one of our depots (or partner shops - see full list), or choose one of hundreds of DPD drop-off or UPS Access Point™ locations nationwide.


    If booking a collection, unless we are collecting your parcel ourselves, your shipping labels will show our depot as the destination address.

    Once your shipment arrives at our depot, we'll process it, relabel if required and send it on to its final address.

    Please refer to our documentation page for labelling instructions for each collection and drop-off option.


  • Up to £25 free cover included
  • Standard insurance available for up to £250

Size & Weight Restrictions

  • Max. weight: Expedited: 450g; Ground / Print: 5kg
  • Max. length: 55cm
  • Max. width: 43cm
  • Max. height: 43cm
  • Max. girth: 127cm - how girth is calculated

Volumetric Weight

Manufacturer Details

  • You may need to provide manufacturer details (company name and address) for certain goods, depending on the commodity code. More info
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    Manufacturer Details

    Manufacturer details (i.e. company name and address) must be provided for products matching certain commodity codes. This includes (but is not limited to) iron and steel, and articles of wood, plastic, glass, rubber and ceramic.

    Commodity codes that require manufacturer details will be flagged automatically by our system. This will happen when you proceed to check out orders from your basket. You will then be asked to enter the manufacturer details for each flagged item.

    These details can also be saved to your Product Library. You can find more information, including how-to videos, in our guide.

    This information is provided solely for customs clearance and will not be visible to the parcel recipient.

    Full list of Commodity Codes

    Chapter Category
    Chapter 31 Fertilisers
    Chapter 32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics
    Chapter 33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
    Chapter 34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
    Chapter 35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
    Chapter 38 Miscellaneous chemical products
    Chapter 39 Plastics and articles thereof
    Chapter 40 Rubber and articles thereof
    Chapter 44 Wood and articles made of wood; wood charcoal
    Chapter 45 Cork and articles of cork
    Chapter 46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
    Chapter 47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap paper or paperboard
    Chapter 69 Ceramic products
    Chapter 70 Glass and glassware
    Chapter 72 Iron and steel
    Chapter 73 Articles of iron or steel
    Chapter 74 Copper and articles thereof
    Chapter 76 Aluminium and articles thereof
    Chapter 82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
  • This information is provided solely for customs clearance and will not be visible to the parcel recipient.

Commodity Codes

  • You can look up valid commodity codes on the US government website. Codes may have up to 10 digits.
  • Please note that while the first 6 digits of commodity codes are universally recognised, the remaining 4 digits may be unique to the destination country, so these digits may not be the same as in UK tariff codes.

Service Restrictions & Prohibited Items

  • This service is restricted to goods valued up to $800, adhering to the USA's tax and duty-free import threshold. Please note that this limit applies per person per day. If you are sending more than one shipment to the same receiver, please ensure the collective value does not exceed $800 for shipments sent on the same day.
  • This service is restricted to mainland USA only and excludes Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Items sent to these destinations will be surcharged £30 per item (see Surcharges).
  • All foodstuffs and ingestibles are prohibited on this service.
  • All goods under Chapters 26-30 of the Harmonised System are prohibited (e.g. ores, slag, mineral fuels, mineral oils, organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceutical products), except for 2936 (vitamins).
  • The following HS codes for medical devices (Chapter 90) are also prohibited: 900130, 900140, 900150, 90019040, 9003, 9004, 9018, 9019, 9020, 9021, 9022.
  • See our prohibited items page for general restrictions when booking our services
  • Guidance on sending jewellery and watches

Packaging Requirements

Additional Information

  • Track your shipment by entering your TP- order reference number into our tracking tool
  • Signature confirmation is not currently available for this service
  • Please note: Undeliverable shipments will be disposed of or returned to the sender at cost


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