Closing for Spring Break

Please note:  Expat Essentials is now closed for 2 weeks and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May.  Orders can still be placed online in the normal way, but will not be despatched until 4th-5th May.

Delivery Information

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European Road Service
Widely available within most of Europe this service usually takes between 2 - 7 working days, depending on the country, (plus 3-4 days to process the order) and delivery charges start at a flat rate of £15.80 per parcel up to 30kgs. (See chart below)


Parcelforce Global Priority
This service is available worldwide and can take from 4 - 8 days, after despatch, depending on the country. The delivery charge will be according to the distance you are from the UK and also the total weight of your order. Once you have added the items to your shopping cart, the exact shipping charge will be calculated online before you submit your payment details but please see the guide below for general information and some examples of delivery costs. 

General Information
The weights are calculated by actual or volumetric weight, whichever is higher, so lightweight but bulky items such as crisps or hollow items like Easter Eggs, will have the higher volumetric weight allocated to them. Most parcels are a balance of heavy and lightweight goods, so are not affected by this but if the order is made up mainly of lightweight items, please bear this in mind.

To ensure that you receive your order with the best possible shelf life, our general policy is not to hold stock, therefore please also add 3 to 4 days for us to process and pack your order.

Please note that
although we ship to most countries in the world, there are some areas where we cannot offer our services. This is due to either difficulties with Customs in that particular country or world events, making deliveries very difficult. A list of the countries we ship to is shown at the checkout page.

Please see the chart below for a guide to delivery costs and times.

European Road Service

Transit
Time

Weight
up to 30kgs

Weight
30.01-60kgs

 

 

Belgium,  France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg,  Monaco & Netherlands. 

2-3 days

£15.80

£31.60

 

 

Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino & Switzerland

3-5 days

£29.80

£59.60

 

 

Italy, Portugal & Spain (Mainland only)

4-7 days

£23.60

£47.20

 

 

Austria, Czech Rep, Finland, Poland & Sweden

4-6 days

£23.60

£47.20

 

 

Bulgaria, Estonia,  Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania & Slovakia

4-6 days

£32.60

£65.20

 

 

Air Express to Europe

Transit
Time

Weight
5kgs

Weight
10kgs

Weight
15kgs

Weight
20kgs

Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain & Sweden

1-2 days

£46.19

£70.72

£89.80

£101.46

Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Canary Islands & Malta.

2-3 days 

£50.94

£75.24 

£94.24

£110.06 

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Balearic Islands, Hungary, Madeira, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, & Switzerland

2-3 days

£57.93

£78.41

£97.46

£115.63

Parcelforce Global Priority

Transit
Time

Weight
5kgs

Weight
10kgs

Weight
15kgs

Weight
20kgs


USA & Canada

3-5
working days*

£47.55

£58.23

£72.15

£86.55

Australia, New Zealand, Japan & Far East

5-7
working days*

£55.78

£79.80

£97.20

£133.58

China

4-7
working days*

£77.92

£102.18

£134.14

£186.53

Rest of World

7-8
working days*

£72.15

£88.20

£131.20

£186.58

* Please note that this estimated time is the transit time only and may be affected if goods are held up by customs clearance.  We also need 3-4 days to process and pack your order before despatch.  The delivery prices quoted do not include any import duty or taxes, which may be requested by your local customs dept,  (Canadian & Swiss customs usually charge import duty/taxes).