Whether you're sending a parcel to Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich, Fastlane® makes shipping to Germany easy and hassle free. Fastlane® helps you find the best prices and fastest shipping, compare rates from the best couriers, and save up to 60%. With fast next-day delivery, and cheap economy shipping, whether you're sending a small parcel of airmail, or a bulky item, Fastlane® has a service for every budget.
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Fastlane® offers great rates through our price calculator, which allows you to compare costs from the best couriers. All you need is the relevant addresses and the size and weight of the parcel that you'll be sending, and you can choose from the best rates for Germany shipping.
Thanks to the relationships that we've built with the best couriers in the world over the 30 years we have been in business, we can offer the very best parcel shipping rates to Germany without compromising on our excellent service. That means that you're not only putting your parcel in the best hands – with speedy shipping and proof of delivery - but you're also paying an economy price. a economy price.
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Whatever you're sending, whether it's a parcel – large or small – airmail, or even a large pallet shipment, Fastlane® has a large range of fast or economy shipping options that offer the ideal speed and prices for any budget.
On top of our export services, Fastlane® also offers the best import services for shipping to the UK from Germany. We can even collect on the same day that you book your shipment from most areas in the country.
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Because Germany is a part of the European Union, if you are sending parcels from a country within the EU there are no duties or taxes applied. However, if you are shipping to Germany from outside the EU there are some duties and fees that may be applied to your package. This is not the case if the value of what you are sending is below €22. If your shipment is worth more than €22 but less than €150, then customs duties are applied, but there are no taxes
Once you've made your booking, we'll schedule the courier to pick-up your parcel on your requested collection date. For many areas across the UK and Germany we can collect your parcel on the same day you make your booking. For bulky items, you will need to book a day in advance.
If you're sending a pallet or an item requiring a tail lift or pallet truck, please contact our customer care team prior to collection.
With the exception of our timed delivery services, we deliver between 9am and 7pm on normal working days. If your first delivery attempt is unsuccessful, we make another two attempts before the parcel is returned to you.
Some of our partner couriers, such as UPS, may leave a parcel in a safe place without requiring a signature. If you need proof of delivery, please use the upgrade option 'Signature required' on our 'select service page'
When you book with Fastlane®, we want to make sure you have the best possible experience. With that in mind, we offer free door-to-door tracking with every shipment, so you can track and trace your parcel right through to delivery in Germany. The moment there's an issue or delay, we'll let you know by changing your package status to 'exception'.
In order to make sure that you don't miss anything, we'll also drop you and your recipient an email if any transit delays occur, so you're always in the loop.Learn more about tracking your German parcel
When you're sending gifts to Germany from a non-EU country, there are several exemptions in place. If your shipment is worth €45 or less, there are no duties or taxes applied in clearing customs. If they are worth more than €45 but less than €700, there is a flat duty rate of 17.5% of the package's value applied. If it is worth more than that, there are no exemptions in place and you have to pay duties and taxes as normal. If duties or taxes are applied, the recipient will be contacted to pay the fees before the package is cleared from customs. If you are sending from a country within the EU, there will be no duties or taxes applied.
When sending gifts, it can be tempting to be deliberately vague so the contents are a surprise for the recipient. However, this can cause problems in clearing customs, so make sure to properly declare your goods.
With Fastlane®, shipping personal effects and luggage is as simple as making a booking. Whether you're sending your belongings to a new home in Cologne or your suitcases to a hotel in Hamburg, Fastlane® makes it simple. Just be sure to properly package your goods – we can't guarantee that wheels or exteriors of luggage won't be damaged in transit.
You should also bear in mind that you cannot send medicine as personal goods, and may be expected to provide a copy of your passport in order to clear the goods from customs.
Want to send something cumbersome to Germany? Fastlane® are experts in large parcel shipping – with our pallet shipping and German air freight services we can deliver bulky packages that are up to 270cm in length and 1,000kg in weight. If you're planning on shipping an oversized package to Germany then make sure you keep in mind that collection of packages that are heavier than 50kg will need to be booked 24 hours in advance, and you may be required to be on hand to offer assistance in loading or unloading the shipment.
Christmas isn't the only time of the year that your friends in Germany might be craving some food from home. There are a couple of extra rules and regulations to keep in mind when sending something delicious, but if you stick to Fastlane's guidelines then they'll be sucking Werther's in no time!
There are a couple of unusual restrictions when sending food to Germany
Over the course of its journey a parcel will be handled multiple times, so to ensure that it arrives in the same condition it left in, it's important to make sure that it is properly packaged.
To that end, there are three key things you need to be aware of when packing your parcel:
New boxes are better than used, as they will not be weakened by damage from previous trips. Old boxes may have structural weaknesses that could lead to bursting or being crushed in transit. If your item is more than 10kg then a double-lined cardboard box will give added support.
Your items should be able to survive a drop from chest height; this means that they need plenty of cushioning. Wrap them individually, then suspend them in packaging, such as parcel peanuts, so that they're at least 6cm from the box sides.
Using strong packaging tape create a Union Jack pattern around your parcel, wrapping the tape three times around so that it covers corners and joins. Make sure your shipping label is the only label on the package and is displayed clearly.
Yes, you can ship food to Germany with Fastlane®. However, when doing so you should keep in mind that you cannot send anything homemade or perishable. Any food being sent by courier must also be store bought and in the original packaging.
Duties and customs are not applied to shipments from within the EU, but if a parcel is being sent from outside the European Union, duties and taxes are applied by the German customs department – this is a government agency and has nothing to do with Fastlane®.
There are several items that Germany do not allow into the country. Some of them are specific to the country, which you can see on their English Restricted Items list, and others are general bans from couriers – for example, you cannot send Perfumes or Aftershaves by courier, as they are considered hazardous goods. You can see what you cannot send by courier on Fastlane's restricted and prohibited items list.
As long as you are shipping from within the EU, you will not be charged duties and taxes on shipments of personal goods – which includes luggage. If you are shipping from outside the European Union however, and your luggage is worth more than €150, duties and taxes will be charged.
Like a normal parcel, there will be no extra charges on gifts sent from within the EU. For other shipments however, there is a gift exemption for packages worth less than €45. For gifts worth more than €45, duties and taxes will be charged as normal.
Yes. In fact, Fastlane® is ideal for your shipping needs on sites like eBay, since you can obtain quotes for exactly how much your shipping will cost before you even list the items. And if you're looking for a courier that can work with your small or medium business' shipping needs, look no further.
Fastlane® only works with the very best couriers from around the world, so you know that your parcel is in the best possible hands. Our carrier partners include TNT, DHL, UPS, FedEx and DPD.
When you send with Fastlane®, you'll always get the best possible service. We offer door to door tracking and a signature proof of delivery, all for more than 60% cheaper than booking directly.
Yes. We specialise in shipments of up to 1,000kg in weight through our air freight services. Our large and heavy service ships goods that are not on pallets, and can take packages as long as 270cm and as heavy as 70kg.
Areas like Salzwedel in Saxony-Anhalt, the Mueritz National Park and Neustrelitz take longer to delivery due to their remote location, however we'll always provide you an accurate delivery date at the point of quote.