Are you sending an envelope that only contains documents?
At Fastlane®, we've offered reliable delivery services to the USA since 1985. Whether you're sending a small postal package, or a large air freight pallet, Fastlane® offers a range of express and economy delivery services from the best USA couriers, at up to 60% cheaper than postage.
With Fastlane® shipping from the UK to the USA couldn't be simpler, just enter your details and you can be comparing courier quotes in seconds. If you're in a hurry, we can offer same-day collection across the UK and next-day delivery to many US destinations.
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Fastlane® has been working with the world's best couriers for more than 30 years, so whatever you want to send to America, you can quickly and simply compare a range of delivery options from the best USA transport companies right here.
Fastlane® not only offers savings against sending post with USPS, but our courier services also include reliable next-day and signed-for delivery to the USA. As well as great rates big-name international couriers, you get £50 free insurance and UK-based expert customer service with every shipment.
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From New York to Los Angeles, Fastlane® offers next-day delivery for destinations across the United States. We don't just offer parcel postage; whether you're looking to ship documents to America express, or you want to send bulky items on a pallet, we can get it there safely and for less.
And if you want to send packages in the other direction Fastlane® can help with that too. Our import service allows you to make great savings on shipping from the USA to the UK while still allowing you to send with the world's most reliable couriers.
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When sending to America, every package will pass through customs. If your shipment is valued at $800 or less it will be exempt from duties or taxes. Above that value and the receiver will be billed for any duties or taxes applied.
Packages sent to the US worth $2,500 or more will have to pass through a customs process called formal clearance, which may add a day or two to your delivery time.
Fastlane® will help you produce all the forms you will need to make sure your parcel gets through to the other side, just be sure to be as detailed as possible when filling out our booking forms.
We can collect across the UK and USA, same day from most locations. If you don't want to wait home for collection consider using a convenient drop-off point, saving you time and money.
For bulky parcels over 50kg in weight, or large parcels over 180 cm in length, you will need to book a day in advance, and you will also need to provide the courier with assistance in loading and unloading.
If you're sending a pallet or an item requiring a tail lift or pallet truck, please contact our customer care team prior to pick-up.
Unless you have booked one of our timed delivery services, delivery is made between 9am and 6pm on working days. If the courier has not arrived by 4pm on the delivery due date, please contact us.
Some couriers such as UPS and FedEx may leave goods un-signed for in a porch of safe place. If you must have a signature, please use the upgrade option 'Signature required' on our 'select service page'.
We do not deliver on public holidays, so if you're sending a gift book early to avoid disappointment.
At every stage of your package's journey to its destination in America it will be scanned. You will be able to follow your shipment's progress through these scans in real-time right here on the Fastlane® website.
And should your parcel encounter a delay then not only will it show up in your tracking, we'll send both you and a receiver an email to let you know what has happened. Our UK-based customer services team will also be on hand to help get your package moving again.
As with other shipments, if you're sending gifts to America worth less than $800 you should not have to pay duties or taxes. More expensive items may be subject to charges, or could have to go through formal clearance.
It's important to remember that American customs officers have the right to open and inspect gifts, and are not responsible for tears in the wrapping paper or rewrapping the gift, so it's better to use a gift bag to ensure it looks nice when it arrives.
Sending personal effects to the USA is easy with Fastlane's luggage shipping service, however there is some additional paperwork to consider to ensure you don't have to pay customs duty or tax. Be sure to fill in forms as accurately as possible to avoid problems when clearing US customs.
Although sending food to the USA via courier requires some extra research and paperwork, Fastlane® can make it a breeze to get your American friends and family a taste of something exotic.
All food being imported into America is subject to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, above and beyond the normal customs clearance. This generally adds at least an extra day onto the customs process. The FDA requires you to give prior notice if you plan on sending food to America.
Shipping packages to the USA with Fastlane® means that even large parcels or freight shipments can be sent cheaply and simply. By using our specialist partners like DHL and UPS, Fastlane® offers a cheap option to ship packages that are up to 270cm in length and 1,000 kg in weight, including pallets.
For packages exceeding 50kg, collections need to be booked 24 hours in advance and assistance loading will need to be provided to the driver. If you require a tail-lift vehicle for collecting, please contact us.
When shipping to the US, remember your package will be handled multiple times and will be subject to environmental pressures and vibration as it's transported. Proper packaging will help ensure that your goods arrive in America in the condition they left.
There are three key things you need to be aware of when packing your parcel:
Use a new box so you can be confident it is strong enough to survive international delivery. For goods over 10kg we recommend a double-lined box.
Wrap each item individually, then place more packing materials inside your box, so that all your goods are suspended at least 6cm from each edge. Nothing should move when you shake your full box.
Use proper packing tape to secure your box, wrapped in a Union Flag pattern three times in each direction. Make sure all seals and corners are covered for extra protection and that your shipping label is clearly visible.
We are not a removals firm and we will only ship furniture if it is fully packaged and palletised. Furniture is on our list of items which we do not provide compensation for under any circumstances, so be aware that you send it at your own risk.
Offering your eBay listings to America opens up a huge market for you and could massively increase your bids. Not only can you ship eBay items with Fastlane®, we also help you work out shipping costs in advance, so you can include them in your listing.
Although we offer next-day delivery to cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C., some areas of America are harder to reach and therefore may take a little longer. Whether you're sending umbrellas to Utah or albums to Alabama, Fastlane® will always quote you the correct delivery times and costs as soon as you enter the address.
In a word, yes. You can make even more savings and enjoy benefits such as a dedicated account manager with our business shipping programme. Enquire today to find out more.
Any duties and taxes charged on your shipment will be calculated and collected by US customs, Fastlane® has nothing to do with this process. However, if your shipment does experience delays in customs we will let you know, and our expert customer services team will be on hand to help you resolve any issues.