parcel post

an expost mailbox is not just for letters!

Items up to the Royal Mail's 'Medium Parcel' format are included in your standard mailbox service,  with a handling charge of just £2.00 to receive,  sign-for,  store,  process and insure a parcel up to 20Kg,  expost is your ideal on-line shopping partner.

For more detailed mail size definitions,  you may like to review this simple mail size and weight guide.

On-line shopping parcels by mail or courier

forwarding parcels abroad

The Royal Mail weight limit for international parcels is 2Kg  (or 5Kg if it contains only printed matter;   books,  magazines,  documents or letters etc).   Any parcels heavier than this will be shipped by private courier,  or deconsolidated into smaller packages,  see below.


We will always try to find you the cheapest,  most cost effective,  forwarding option for you.   Significant savings can often be made by reducing unnecessary bulk,  or by breaking down a large parcel into two or more lighter items that meet the limits of a low cost carrier.   Even after applying a manual handling surcharge, the savings can be substantial,  but we will always ask your permission first!

A CN22 customs declaration for parcel forwarding abroad

customs declarations

Any Large Letter or Parcel sized item that is to be forwarded outside of the EU  (or to the Channel Islands),  must carry a Customs declaration.   Unless the package's contents are obvious;  a magazine in a clear cover for example,  we'll ask you for details of the contents and complete the declaration form on your behalf,  using the information you provide.   There is no charge for this service.

Post Brexit,  a declaration may become necessary for all EU member states. . .   we will keep you informed.

oversized or overweight parcels

Parcels over the mailbox maximum weight or size limit will not be rejected.   They will be processed and sent on independently of your normal forwarding,  but will attract a surcharge for the necessary manual handling.

If you expect larger parcels to arrive regularly you may wish to consider a managed business account.

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