Shipping parcels to the United States of America.

Shipping parcels to the United States of America.

Through MyParcel, you can also ship your parcels to the United States of America! Create a shipping label in a few simples steps and drop off your parcels at a PostNL location near you. You and your customer can track the order up to the moment of delivery using the automatic Track & Trace information.
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Per shipment Per kg Energy surcharge
€ 19,50 € 7,90 € 2,50


* 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)
Volumetric weight The kilo surcharge depends on the content (dm3) of the shipment.
Shipping options Insured up to €50
Insured up to €500
Transmission time View the overview per country here.


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. For the United States you pay an energy surcharge of € 2.40 per package.
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.

Do you ship food products? Read this information carefully.

Parcels containing food products (including dietary supplements and beverages) must be registered online to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to shipment. You can do this by clicking this link. After registration, you will receive a registration number. Clearly specify this number on the shipping document for your parcel. NB: consumers sending gift items of food to each other do not need to register them.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions.

When do I need a customs form for my shipment? What are the rates for shipping parcels for each country?