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Duty & Tax When Shipping Items to the United Kingdom
Some countries have a "de minimis value" for either duties or taxes, or both. Shipments below the “de minimis value” thresholds mean you generally don't have to pay duties or taxes on imported items that fall below those thresholds, respectively.
Tax: There is no de minimis value for taxes (VAT), which means VAT will always be charged for shipments to the UK. MyUS will collect VAT on any low-value consumer shipments being imported to the UK at the time of shipping. A low-value shipment is defined as one whose total item value is 135 GBP or less. VAT is calculated based on the total cost of a shipment. This means you are taxed on the value of what you ship, as well as on the cost of shipping services, including insurance, if selected.
Duties: The UK has a duty de minimis value of 135 GBP. This means you will have to pay duties on shipments valued higher than 135 GBP.
Collection: VAT is collected by MyUS for low-value shipments (under 135 GBP) to the UK at the time of shipping, no matter what shipping carrier is used. For shipments over 135 GBP, VAT will be collected (along with duty) by UK Customs at the time of import. However, MyUS members may choose to prepay duties and VAT at the time of Ship Request on shipments over 135 GBP by selecting the MyUS DDP option. The DDP option is available for shipments where MyUS members select Budget Economy, FedEx, or DHL as the carrier. When DDP is selected MyUS will collect both duties and VAT at the time of Ship Request as opposed to having those charges be collected by UK Customs at the time of import into the UK.
The MyUS Advantage:
If any of your US purchases arrive to MyUS damaged or broken, we will email you and hold the shipment so you don't have to pay tax on products you need to return to USA merchants.
Transit Times for Shipping Packages from the US to the UK
Average transit times from the MyUS warehouse (Florida, USA) to the United Kingdom:
- Express shipping (preferred): 3 to 4 business days
- Economy shipping: 5 to 10 business days
With MyUS, you can choose the shipping method that's right for you and your budget.
The MyUS Advantage:
We know you're excited to receive your packages, so we work fast. Many of our UK members receive their packages in less time than these estimates.
Items Prohibited for Import to the UK
Some items are not allowed to be shipped into the United Kingdom or Great Britain. Please review these resources for more information about products banned for import:
The MyUS Advantage:
When it comes to customs, we are experts. Have a question about if you can ship a specific item? Our customer service team is here to help. We'll also assist you with any required UK customs paperwork.
We're your partner through the entire shopping and shipping process.
Shopping at any US online store is easy with help from MyUS. Become a member, receive a MyUS address and ship items from US merchants to our distribution center. Once we receive your purchase, we will help you export everything right to your door.
How UK Residents Can Buy American Products Online (and ship them home fast)
Do you want to buy products online from the United States but live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? You may find many American websites don’t ship internationally. That’s where MyUS can help.
When you join, you’ll receive a MyUS shipping address and suite at our warehouse in Florida, USA. Shop nearly any US retailer you want with your MyUS address--even if they don’t ship internationally.
MyUS has helped thousands of people across the UK and Great Britain buy and ship their favorite US brands overseas. Here’s how we do it:
- Become a MyUS member to receive your own MyUS suite address.
- Shop online at American stores (such as Amazon, Nordstrom, Forever 21, NYX Cosmetics and The Disney Store)
- When it’s time to checkout, enter your MyUS address as your shipping address.
- We’ll receive your purchases, help with any necessary customs paperwork, then reship your packages to your home in GB/the UK.
Ready to start shopping US stores online? Join MyUS to instantly receive your US address.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship from the US to Great Britain or the rest of the United Kingdom?
International shipping prices depend on these factors:
- How much your package weighs
- How fast you want your boxes shipped
- The global shipping carrier you choose (as a member, you’ll receive discounted rates from FedEx, DHL and other leading shipping carriers)
- Where your item is being shipped in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
- If you’re a MyUS Basic or Premium member (Premium Members receive an extra 20% off shipping rates)
If you have a specific item in mind you’d like to ship from the United States, use our ship rate calculator on this page to estimate delivery costs to the UK or GB.
No Size is Too Big
MyUS prices are based on package weight ONLY, not package weight PLUS size like most shipping or freight forwarding companies*. Because of this, members saved millions of dollars on shipping costs in 2017 by avoiding hidden costs and surprises.
No calculations or confusing math needed!
What US Stores Can You Shop When You’re a MyUS Member?
We’ve helped people all around the world shop American stores and ship home everything from makeup, jeans, shoes and designer clothing to iPhones, computers, cameras and tools.
MyUS members have shopped and shipped items from more than 100,000 US-based retailers (and saved a lot of money buying products from the US instead of at home!). Some of our UK and GB members' favorite stores include:
- Ralph Lauren
- J Crew
- Carter’s Children’s Clothes
- Forever 21
- Disney Store
- The Body Shop
- Adidas shoes and athletic gear
- The American Girl Store
- Victoria’s Secret
- Kohl’s Department Store
- NYX Cosmetics
Join today to receive your MyUS address, and you could be shopping American stores within minutes. The only question is, what are you going to buy first with your new MyUS shipping address?
How Fast Will I Get My Package? Average US to UK/GB Expedited Shipping Times
MyUS works to get your expedited packages shipped to you as soon as possible. With express shipping, you’ll receive your shipment within 3 to 4 days of when it arrives at our US facility.
If you choose standard delivery to Great Britain or other UK countries, your packages will typically arrive in 5 to 10 business days. You will have the option to select the international courier service you prefer (such as DHL or FedEx).
Cities We Serve in the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
MyUS has been shipping American goods to people in the UK since 1997. Some of the cities we serve include:
- London (England)
- Belfast (Northern Ireland)
- Manchester (England)
- Glasgow (Scotland)
- Wakefield (England)
- Liverpool (England)
- Derry/Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
- Bristol (England)
- Cardiff (Wales)
- Birmingham (England)
- Cardiff (England)
- Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Bristol (England)
- Castlereagh, Dundonald (Northern Ireland)
- Wolverhampton (England)
- Swansea (Wales)
- Hamilton (Scotland)
- Kirklees (England)
- Barry (Wales)
- Aberdeen (Scotland)
- Bradford (England)
- Lisburn (Northern Ireland)
- Newport (Wales)
- East Kilbride (Scotland)
- Leeds (England)
- Ballymena (Northern Ireland)
- New Castle (England)
- Neath (Wales)
- Dundee (Scotland)
- Sheffield (England)
- Craigvon, Lurgan, Portadown, Bleary (Northern Ireland)
- Cumbernauld (Scotland)
- North Lanarkshire (England)
- Newtownabbey (Northern Ireland)
- Wrexham (Wales)
- Fife (England)
- Livingston (Scotland)
- Wirral (England)
- Sunderland (England)
- Paisley (Scotland)
- Bangor (Northern Ireland)
We ship US goods to every city and town in the UK, so don't be concerned if you don’t see your hometown on this list. You can still count on reliable, fast delivery from MyUS. We not only serve the United Kingdom; we also serve more than 220 other countries and territories, including France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark.
Items You Can’t Ship to Great Britain or the United Kingdom
There are certain products that are illegal to ship outside of the United States, as well as items that are not allowed to be imported into the United Kingdom and Great Britain.
We have listed some of those items below, but for the most recent and complete list, please check Gov.UK’s import and export website. Their website will also have comprehensive information about duties, taxes and VAT.
- Most animal furs, animal hair and wool
- Beef jerky and salami
- Knives (flick, gravity, spring and butterfly knives)
- Samurai swords longer than 50cm
- Chili (except dried whole chilies), chili products, curcuma, curry powder, palm oil, turmeric
- Products made in Iran
- Fictitious stamps
- Vegetable matter
- Straw, soil
- Meat, milk products and whey protein meant for personal consumption
- Counterfeit goods, coins and banknotes
- Lottery materials
- Goods made in prison
- Indecent or obscene material
- Video senders (equipment capable of transmitting video images)
If you still have questions about whether you can ship an item from the USA to England, Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland, our customer service team can help. Contact us today.
Notes on shipping to GB or the UK: Delivery times vary based on your location, weather, political forces and your local Customs Office. Please see our FAQ for information on issues that could affect transit times or require additional information when shipping to the United Kingdom. Express shipping via DHL, UPS or FedEx Express. Economy shipping via FedEx Economy or USPS. Freight shipping via FedEx Air Freight.
**Applies to international shipping from the USA via DHL, FedEx, and UPS and "Budget Carrier" option. Excludes oversized shipments and palletized shipments. Oversized shipments are those with linear dimensions (total Length + Width + Height) greater than 80 inches (203 cm). Items requiring some types of special packaging (e.g. crates), are not eligible for MyUS TruePrice pricing. MyUS TruePrice guarantee does not include additional or optional services such as insurance, dangerous goods fees, customs, duties or taxes. Comparison rates based on comparable services as of April 2018.
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