Shipping to United Kingdom from the US
- Shipping Costs $23.14 /starting from
- Transit Times 2-4 days
- Duties & Taxes N/A /min
- Prohibited ItemsSee Items List
United Kingdom Duties and Taxes
Some countries have a "de minimis value", where you don't have to pay taxes on imported items that fall below that value. The UK does not have a de minimis value. This means you will have to pay taxes and duties on your entire shipment.
When shipping with any carrier, duties and taxes are not included in your Forward.me costs. The carrier will collect UK duty and tax fees upon delivery of your US package.
When you choose to ship with Forward.me, we'll quickly process and deliver your packages.
Our average shipping times from the US to United Kingdom are:
- Express shipping (preferred): 2 to 4 business days
- Economy shipping: 5 to 10 business days
Depending on when you enter your shipping request, and where you’re based in United Kingdom, you may find that your parcels are received much faster.
There are some goods which are legally not allowed to be shipped between the US and United Kingdom. These restrictions exist alongside United Kingdom import laws, as well as US export laws.
If you find that you have ordered something that cannot be shipped to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as we can help you to arrange a return.
Some helpful guides on import restrictions for United Kingdom:
- DHL import restrictions for United Kingdom
- FedEx import restrictions for United Kingdom
- UPS import restrictions for United Kingdom
If you’re uncertain about whether your goods can legally be shipped from the US to United Kingdom, get in touch with us today and our friendly customer service team can help.
Typical Goods That Cannot Be Shipped from the US to United Kingdom
- Most animal furs, animal hair and wool
- Beef jerky and salami
- Knives (flick, gravity, spring and butterfly knives)
- Samurai swords longer than 50cm
- Chili (except dried whole chilies), chili products, curcuma, curry powder, palm oil, turmeric
- Products made in Iran
- Fictitious stamps
- Vegetable matter
- Straw, soil
- Meat, milk products and whey protein meant for personal consumption
- Counterfeit goods, coins and banknotes
- Lottery materials
- Goods made in prison
- Indecent or obscene material
- Video senders (equipment capable of transmitting video images)
If you accidentally purchased something from the USA that cannot legally be shipped to the United Kingdom, or if your items arrive at our warehouse broken, we will be happy to help you return them.
Cities Forward.me Ships to in United Kingdom
We’ll ship American products to you door in any United Kingdom's cities and regions, including:
- London (England)
- London (England)
- Belfast (Northern Ireland)
- Manchester (England)
- Glasgow (Scotland)
- Wakefield (England)
- Liverpool (England)
- Derry/Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
- Bristol (England)
- Cardiff (Wales)
- Birmingham (England)
- Cardiff (England)
- Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Bristol (England)
- Castlereagh, Dundonald (Northern Ireland)
- Wolverhampton (England)
- Swansea (Wales)
- Hamilton (Scotland)
- Kirklees (England)
- Barry (Wales)
- Aberdeen (Scotland)
- Bradford (England)
Which US Stores Ship to United Kingdom via Forward.me?
We have listed some of those items below, but for the most recent and complete list, please check Gov.UK’s import and export website. Their website will also have comprehensive information about duties, taxes and VAT.
- NYX Cosmetics
- Ralph Lauren
- Century 21
- Urban Decay
- Victoria’s Secret
- Toys ‘R US
- The Disney Store
- J Crew
- Forever 21
- plus many more US stores!
So...which stores will you shop first? Join today and you’ll receive your Forward.me address right away.
US to United Kingdom Postage: How much does shipping cost?
How much it will cost to ship to United Kingdom from the United States? Use our shipping cost calculator, but keep in mind it won’t include discounts you may receive as a member, such as:
- Member-exclusive discounts with FedEx, DHL, UPS and the United States Postal Service.
- Extra 20% shipping discount for Premium members.
- Package consolidation savings when you buy from more than one US store (saves members an average of $400/year).
If you’re ready to buy from American stores online and save on shipping to United Kingdom, become a Forward.me member today!
How long does it take to ship packages from the US to United Kingdom?
Forward.me prides itself on delivering pristine packages as fast as possible. If you choose expedited or express shipping to GB, your package will typically be delivered within 3 to 4 days of its arrival in our Delaware shipping center.
Economy or standard shipments can be expected to arrive within 5 to 10 days.