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This option is for sending paper documents only.
You MUST enter the correct weight [kg] and dimensions [cm]
do so will result in surcharges being applied to your card
Shipments delivered via Rapid Express Saver will not necessarily be delivered to the addressee personally. The Carrier may deliver a package to the addressee shown on the barcode label or to any other person appearing to have authority to accept delivery of the package on the addressee's behalf (such as persons at the same premises as the addressee or neighbours of the addressee). When shipping to residential address, if the drop off location is in a 'safe' area, then the courier driver will leave the parcel at your doorstep.
When sending personal effects, the form CF3299 should be filled out and included with invoices to help with clearance.
Medical devices, drugs, etc. must comply with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations and submit prior notice electronically at: www.fda.gov
Before sending your parcel to United States, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.
Customs website: http://www.cbp.gov/
Download a customs form by clicking the link below:
After you have paid for a shipping service to Usa, you will be redirected
to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e
AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.
The above documents are standard for any international shipment.
Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the
customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.
Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on
A shipment to Usa is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as
hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air
Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation.
Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently
forbidden for transport.
The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.
Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during
transit or any associated automated distribution process.
Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted
facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A
to B safely.
The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:
When you book a shipping service to Usa, you will be able to choose an
appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000
for a small additional fee.
If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum
value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our
Terms & Conditions and subject to your
parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.
Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected
for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or
We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find
the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form
At RapidParcel.com, we like to think we provide customers booking a parcel delivery to Columbus with what might be called the best of both worlds. Our courier comparison service is a combination of a willingness to exploit the latest in technology and old-fashioned virtues like customer service, experience and attention to detail. Throughout the whole process, our aim is to make booking a package delivery to Columbus as stress-free and simple as possible, whilst maintaining the highest standards.
As recently as 2007, fDi Magazine ranked Columbus, Ohio, as the number three American 'City of the Future' and the fourth most business-friendly place in the whole country. On top of this, BusinessWeek declared it to be the best place in the country to raise a family and Forbes magazine named it as America's leading up-and-coming hi-tech city. One of the reasons for the city's ongoing success is the breadth and diversity of its economic base. Any one of the many fields contributing to the city's economy might prompt someone to arrange a Columbus parcel delivery and, when they do, Rapid Parcel go out of their way to make the whole experience as positive as possible.
We start with the choice of our partners; you'll recognise the names of the couriers on our website and that's because they're the leading operators in the world - companies we can trust to look after your shipping to Columbus time after time. Although ours is a web-based service, and utilises every aspect of this technology to make any Columbus shipping as simple as possible, we appreciate that some people might prefer the option of dealing with one of our advisors face to face. That's why we've established dedicated drop-off points the length and breadth of the UK. Situated in easy-to-find places, such as major train stations and airports, the experienced staff members will be able to talk you through every aspect of arranging a Columbus package delivery, making sure that the deal you're booking is exactly the deal you need at precisely the price you wish to pay for it. They'll also be able to point out the extra features our website, RapidParcel.com, makes available for your Columbus parcel delivery - such as our bulk uploading facility designed to minimise the time it takes for you to book online. Should your delivery require extra packaging, many of our drop-off points come complete with shops selling packaging materials to ensure that your package delivery to Columbus is as safe as it can be.
This hands-on approach is available for any parcel delivery to Columbus as well as anything else you might need to arrange, such as an Austin parcel delivery or a package delivery to Detroit. At RapidParcel.com we put the customer's needs first and our dedicated drop-off points are just one more example of this ethos.