Informed parcel delivery to Philadelphia with RapidParcel.com

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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:

Documents Needed

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 luggage.

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.


Packing Advice

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:


Shipment Protection

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 damage.


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

Example prices for United States Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 2-4 business days *
£ 65.85
Informed parcel delivery to Philadelphia with RapidParcel.com

If you need to make a package delivery to Philadelphia and you want the best possible service, from pickup to collection, then RapidParcel.com is the courier comparison and booking website to visit. We go the extra mile to ensure your Philadelphia shipping is treated with the care and respect you’d expect, and we also make sure you’re not paying a penny more than you have to.

Philadelphia is a historically famous city. Between 1790 and 1800 it was the temporary capital city of America. Its rich past includes being the home of both the Liberty Bell and the house where the very first American flag was stitched. Today it has, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the fourth highest GDP of any American city, and boasts the presence of several Fortune 500 companies such as Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline. Along with a metropolitan population of almost six million people, this gives more than enough reasons for you to be seeking a reliable service for your package delivery to Philadelphia today.

Predictable reliability from all our carriers

You may wish to send a personal package or ship something for commercial reasons; whichever it is, you’ll want to be certain your parcel is being given the very best treatment every step of the way. We provide access to the very top names in national and international shipping, couriers who’ve been doing the job for many years and have built up a reputation for efficiency and reliability. Over and above their reputation, however, is the fact that we’ve worked with them time and time again and know from first-hand experience just how good they are.

The length of time that we have been working with these carriers, along with the amount of business that we transact with them each year, has enabled us to negotiate some of the best rates on the market including significant discounts off of standard rates and even exclusive prices for RapidParcel.com customers to some destinations.

At RapidParcel.com we believe in placing the customer at the very heart of everything we do. That’s why we’ve set up a regularly updated blog, which can be accessed by all our customers, to keep you informed of the latest news that may be relevant to your Philadelphia shipping. The blog will relay the very latest developments within the courier industry, including any change in customs regulations, updates regarding the service we provide and real-time factors, such as weather conditions, which may impact upon the progress of your parcel delivery to Philadelphia.

It’s not just Philadelphia shipping, of course; you can access the blog if you’re making a parcel delivery to Boston, shipping to Dallas or arranging a delivery to anywhere else in the world. It’s just another example of the way in which we combine old-fashioned business excellence with the use of cutting edge technology. From our easy-to-use website, through to a mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) that allows you to make your bookings when away from your computer and the blog that allows you to stay abreast of every aspect of our service, we believe in utilising the most up-to-date tools available. That’s what ensures our service is the best around.

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