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UK Parcel Delivery
European Parcel Delivery
With France being one of the top holiday destinations for UK citizens it's not hard to believe that many decide to live there. With a strong relationship, there can also be a lot of business deliveries back and forth. For this reason, we expect a concentrated amount of parcel deliveries to France.
To provide an elite service we combine our great customer service and large courier partnerships we can help to tailor the perfect shipping package for you. take a look at our quick quote builder above to take a look at what's to offer. Below indicates some aspects we integrate into almost all of our quotes:
High-quality, low-cost shipping to Paris, Lyon and beyond
As a top postage service, we pride ourselves on providing extremely fast deliveries to France with up to 80% discounts. Whether you're sending your packages to a loved one or a customer, we can adapt to your needs. We provide a variety of different services whether it's an economic service or a fast delivery.
Who are the best couriers? The beauty of our service is that as long as you provide the exact details of your package we will filter through all our courier offers to find out what's best for you. Below you will find some of our most valued and trusted partners available to you!
Flexible delivery services for you
What if the person receiving my package isn't home often? No need to worry! Most couriers offer a pick-up service where our courier can drop off your package at your recipient's local pick-up point. By doing this it allows them to collect the package when the time suits them. Alternatively, they can deliver directly to their door.
Postage rates for France
To give you a base understanding of what you could expect on prices, below we have given you prices you could encounter based on the weight of your package. When using our quick quote tool we will request the weight and dimensions of your package. Weight is one of the main factors that determine the price of shipping.
Prices from £14.90 +VAT
Book your parcel to France with Postagesupermarket and save.
Useful information for sending parcels to France
How to write the address for deliveries to France
Just like most countries, there are strict guidelines you will need to follow when addressing your package. This will ensure that your package arrives at the correct destination.
- - Full name of the recipient
- - Company name - if applicable
- - Building name and number - if applicable
- - The street number followed by the name
- - Town name in CAPITALS
- - 'FRANCE'
How to package Parcels
To ensure that your parcel is delivered completely intact and with no chance of perforation, below are some tips you can follow!
- - Use boxes that are at an appropriate size to ensure there is no open space
- - If there is open space then use filler such as air pockets and packing peanuts.
- - If you have a valuable or fragile item use protective packaging materials. (i.e bubble wrap)
- - be generous when taping up your package
Details on specific couriers
Below, you can find courier-specific information that may relate to your package.
Use the quick quote system above to obtain your quote.
Many of our companies allow a collection or drop off service.
Please click here to use our Drop Off Point locator to find your nearest one and opening times
Protect your parcel up to the value of £2,500 on top of the standard £50 transit cover.
- Fast, secure and efficient road service into mainland Europe.
- Parcelforce offer £50 of transit cover as standard.
- Our superb Extra Cover is available up to a value of £2,500 - fully protect your delivery and cost of postage.
- Slightly slower delivery times than air express services but much lower cost - perfect for non time-sensitive consignments.
- Comprensive online tracking for all parcels.
- European parcel delivery in typically 2-4 working days at a lower cost than air express services.
- Send parcels to Europe up to a maxium actual weight of 30KG.
- Electronic signatures obtained by the delivery driver - make sure your parcel reaches it's intended recipient.
- Choose to drop your consignment off at any Parcelforce depot or Post Office, or book a collection.
- Collections available from any UK address - usually available the same day (if booked before midday) .
DPD European Classic Service
- A great road service into Europe.
- Transit times are a little longer than other "Express" services but the prices are lower for many destinations.
DHL Road Service
DHL International Express
- Our leading air express service from the gold standard courier DHL.
- Typical transit times to popular destinations can be as low as 48 hours (Europe, USA, Canada).
- Very fast service, ideal for time-sensitive parcels.
- Although we do not guarantee it, the large majority of parcels sent to Europe and USA achieve next working day delivery.
- Extra Cover is available - protect your parcel and postage cost up to a value of £2,500.
- Landmark have been delivering parcels worldwide for over ten years - they are the international division of Belgium's postal service.
- Landmark handle over 3.9 billion parcels every year.
- Delivery times are significantly higher than express services, but at a much cheaper rate.
- Collection or drop-off service available.
- Standard parcel cover of £50, which is upgradeable to £2500 with our extra cover.
- This is a two-legged service - we receive your parcel at our parcel hub in Kent, and then forward to it's destination using Landmark.
- No customs forms to complete! We do all this for you at our parcel hub in Kent.
- Send parcels up to 25Kg in actual weight - volumetric pricing is in force for all Landmark services.
- Ideal for non time-sensitive parcels.
- Tracking available for all legs of your parcels.
Frequently asked questions about sending to France
In case we missed anything here are some questions you might have that are frequently asked.
Can I ship chocolate to France?
The simple answer to this is, yes - but only to an extent. If you are sending chocolate for commercial use then you will need paperwork however if it is a gift you shouldn't find any problems. The only main issue you need to consider is chocolate melts. Therefore you will be running the risk that the chocolate will melt on transit.
Is it expensive to send a package to France?
Using our quick quote builder you will be able to find some of the cheapest shipping costs available. The cost could be as little as 14.37 depending on the weight of your parcel. With our huge variety of couriers, you will get an in-depth look at what all the couriers are offering.
How long does it take for a package to arrive in France?
Here at Parcel Supermarket, we offer a variety of different standards of delivery meaning. This means it can take less than 5 days but can increase up to 20 depending on how much you pay. When you use the quote builder it will advise you of the timescales on the bottom left of each quote.