Shipping parcels to the United Kingdom.

Shipping parcels to the United Kingdom.

You can ship orders from the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) through MyParcel in a few simple steps. Create a shipping label in a few simple steps, drop off your parcel at a PostNL location and track the shipment using the automatic Track & Trace information.

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Per shipment Per kg Energy surcharge
€ 15,75 € 1,- € 0,00


* For world shipments a 0% VAT rate is applied.
* The rate per kg depends on whether the volumetric weight is greater or less than the actual weight. Curious about an example? Click here.

Shipping options outside the EU.

As of January 1, 2023, World Shipments are no longer insured as standard. For a small additional charge you can choose the shipping option ‘Insured up to € 50’ or ‘Insured up to € 500’ to get extra certainty about the shipment.


Weight 0 – 20 kg
> 20 kg (+ freight surcharge)
Min. size 10 x 10 x 1 cm
Max. size 100 x 50 x 50 cm
> 100 x 50 x 50 cm (+ freight surcharge)
Shipping options Insured up to €50
Insured up to €500
Transmission time View the overview per country here.


Kilo surcharge The kilo surcharge depends on the content (dm3) of the shipment.
Energy surcharge Due to the high energy and fuel prices, PostNL charges an energy surcharge per package. The amount of the energy surcharge depends on the destination. You do not pay an energy surcharge for the United Kingdom.
Surcharge for manual processing
Peak surcharge A surcharge of € 0.25 per package only applies during the end of the year period.

Volumetric weight.

The rate for a world shipment (a shipment outside of Europe) is calculated as follows: Base rate + rate per kg (incl. energy surcharge) x volume weight.

This new working method was developed in order to tax shipments that take up more space and/or weight during transport more than smaller and/or lighter shipments. This means that if the actual weight of a shipment is greater than the volume weight, the actual weight will be used to calculate the kilo surcharge. If the volume weight is greater than the actual weight, the volume weight will be used. The example helps to explain how this works.

  • Example calculation shipment weighing 3 kg:
    We always calculate using the following formula: length x width x height.
    Size: 40 x 30 x 60 cm
    Contents: 4 x 3 x 6 dm = 72 dm3
    Actual weight: 3 kg
    Volume weight: 72 / 9 = 8
  • Weight on invoice = 8 kilos
  • The volume weight is calculated based on the contents (dm3) / 9. In the calculation example above, 8 would be used to calculate the kilo surcharge. A weight of 8 kg would be used to calculate the kilo surcharge for this shipment.


As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union and there is no free movement of goods between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. This means that you have to fill in Customs forms if you want to ship a parcel to the United Kingdom. You will receive an automatic notification about this when you create a shipment. You also need an EORI number, which is an identification number that you will use to exchange information with the Customs authorities. More information about the EORI number and Brexit is available here.

Important shipping information.

  • Always specify a telephone number and email address of the addressee on the shipping label.
  • Make sure that the addressee’s name exactly matches the nameplate at the addressee’s house or premises.
  • If you have a door code available from the recipient, specify it on the shipping label as well.
  • When filling in the details on the customs form, it is important to ensure that the information corresponds to the information stated on the sales invoice. This way the shipment can be processed more easily by customs. Please note that customs always have 30 calendar days to process the shipment.
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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the transit time per country of my package with a foreign destination? What are the rates for shipping parcels for each country? When do I need a customs form for my shipment?