Duty & Tax Information

If you are shipping a package to the United Kingdom with a total declared value LESS than the amount listed below, then duties and taxes will not apply. However, please be aware that certain items may be subject to other types of fees or taxes according to the law of the United Kingdom.


Minimum Value for Duty:     135 GBP*

Minimum Value for Tax:       15 GBP*

*excluding alcohol and tobacco where duty/tax apply

Duties and taxes are not included in your BuyShipUSA shipping costs. You are responsible for paying any duties or taxes due upon delivery in the United Kingdom.



Transit Times 

How long will it take to ship my package from the USA to the United Kingdom? The average transit times from the BuyShipUSA warehouse to the United Kingdom is:

  • Express: 2 to 4 business days

  • Economy: 5 to 7 business days

The BuyShipUSA warehouse is located in Miami, Florida, USA.



The Advantage of BuyShipUSA

BuyShipUSA customers have the option of choosing the shipping method that is most important to them. BuyShipUSA offers its customers different discounted shipping rates and options, so they can choose the fastest or cheapest delivery rate that best serves their needs.



Shipping Restrictions to the United Kingdom

Most countries have restrictions on certain items being shipped into the country. There are import restrictions on what you can ship from the US to the United Kingdom. See the link below to determine each carrier's restrictions when shipping internationally to the UK.

The US also has restrictions on which items can be shipped out of the USA without special licenses or permissions.  https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/commerce-control-list-ccl

How much does it cost to ship packages from the USA to the United Kingdom?

The cost of shipping a package internationally is often very expensive. As a BuyShipUSA customer you have access to our comprehensive, state of the art shipping cost module that will allow you to determine your shipping cost before you ship. In addition, it will allow you to compare the different shipping methods and delivery times so that you can make the best decision for your shipping needs.


Of course, BuyShipUSA’s shipping calculator is always available if you just need a quick estimate of your shipping rates.



Use BuyShipUSA for All of Your International Shipping Needs and SAVE! 

BuyShipUSA offers you big savings when you are shipping packages from the USA to the United Kingdom. Here’s how:

  1. BuyShipUSA has secured deeply discounted shipping rates with our exclusive partners at UPS and DHL.

  2. Use our exclusive package consolidation service to save even MORE. If you have multiple packages that you want to ship to the United Kingdom, even if they are coming from different retailers, BuyShipUSA can combine these packages into ONE shipment allowing you to save BIG. Consolidating three shipments into one can save you a bundle!

  3. FREE INSURANCE! Remember all packages shipped with BuyShipUSA are insured for the first $100 USD of value per shipment! Your purchase is worth more than $100 USD? No problem. You can purchase additional insurance before you ship your package at a very low cost. Refer to our pricing page for up to date rates.



Shipping from the USA to the United Kingdom has Never Been Easier

Let BuyShipUSA be your shipping partner. Go shopping online in the USA and have your retailer ship it to our warehouse. We take over from there, and help you ship your purchase home.

BuyShipUSA makes international shipping easy, simple and affordable!



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BuyShipUSA - Your Solution to your International Shipping Needs!

Going on a holiday shopping spree? Buying more than one item at a time? No Problem!

With BuyShipUSA, the more you ship, the more you will save. Thanks to our package consolidation program, you can save as much as 80% on your international shipping costs by shipping multiple items in one box instead of separately. Here’s how it works:

  1. Go shopping in the USA at your favorite online stores and buy multiple items from different retailers.

  2. When you have finished shopping and are checking out, simply enter your BuyShipUSA address as your shipping address.

  3. Make sure you have requested that the consolidation service be turned on in your free BuyShipUSA account. You will receive notifications when your packages arrive. 

  4. Suppose that you are waiting on three boxes. When all three boxes have arrived and you are ready to ship your packages, simply issue a shipping request and we will re-pack your purchases into one box. Your three packages will now be shipped to you as one box, resulting in a dramatic reduction of your international shipping charges!

Make BuyShipUSA your international shipping partner today! With our trusted couriers, UPS and DHL, BuyShipUSA is changing the way people shop and ship around the world.



2. Shipping Restrictions in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has its own import and customs laws, and some items are restricted or banned from entering the country. BuyShipUSA will not ship any banned items to the United Kingdom, including, but not limited to:

  • All Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Note7 devices
  • Antiques, works of art and fine art with an individual value in excess of £5,000
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Cash (legal tender – bank notes, currency notes and coins) and travelers cheques
  • Clinical and / or biological samples (including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples)
  • Complete original and imitation firearms and firearm parts, (includes rifle butts, trigger mechanisms, screws / bolts etc. which are manufactured for the sole purpose of creating a functional firearm), ammunition, explosives / explosive devices
  • Dangerous / hazardous goods including but not limited to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances, dry ice, biological substances, UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations (“IATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road ("ADR") or International Maritime Dangerous Goods ("IMDG") regulations.
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Furs
  • Human remains or ashes
  • Hunting (animal) trophies, animal parts such as ivory and sharks fin, animal remains or ashes, or animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption, prohibited for movement by the CITES Convention and/or local law
  • Illegal goods, such as counterfeit goods and narcotics
  • Jewelry, costume jewelry, watches and objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones with a value in excess of £4,000 per waybill
  • Laptop computers – No more than 1 laptop computer per package. Each package may not contain more than 1 lithium ion battery which must be contained within the laptop. No more than two packages per consignment. The shipment must not exceed £5,000 per waybill
  • Lithium batteries:
  • All lithium metal batteries - Lithium metal batteries are generally non-rechargeable and contain metallic lithium
  • Loose lithium ion batteries - Lithium ion batteries do not contain metallic lithium and are rechargeable.  These include power banks, USB chargers etc.
  • Small electronic items, including mobile phones, containing lithium ion batteries – each package may not contain more than 2 batteries which must be contained within the electronic device. No more than two packages per consignment.
  • Live animals (including but not limited to mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, insects, larvae and pupae)
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones (cut or un-cut, polished or un-polished)
  • Pornography (whether in printed, film or digital format)
  • Tobacco, loose leaf tobacco products and pre-rolled cigarettes
  • Used car parts and engines – only acceptable if all steps have been taken to nullify hazardous residues

Please note, this short list doesn’t include every item that is prohibited or restricted from shipping to the United Kingdom.

If you are unsure if you can legally ship an item from the United States to the United Kingdom, please visit view the DHL and UPS shipping guides for the United Kingdom, linked near the top of this page.



Are you Ready to Shop in the USA & Ship to the United Kingdom?

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