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Failure to 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:

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

It's normal for courier companies to offer the likes of next-day delivery but, at RapidParcel.com, we like to go that little bit further. This is why, when you book a package delivery to Washington through us, you'll be able to choose to have it delivered by a precise, specific time. Whether it's needed to meet a tight business deadline or is a gift for a friend, whatever it is that you're shipping to Washington will be in the hands of its recipient exactly when it needs to be.

As the capital of the United States of America since 1791, Washington holds a position as one of the world's leading cities. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, Washington is home to all the major branches of the US government as well as 174 foreign embassies and such international bodies as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The economy of Washington is therefore strongly dependent upon jobs that are either based directly within the government, or at companies who have moved into the area specifically because of the proximity of the government. Amongst these companies are five that are listed in the Fortune 1000 and two that are also in the Fortune 500, an influx of business power which contributed towards Expansion Magazine listing Washington as one of the top ten areas in the country for business expansion in 2006.

We think that the best way of ensuring an excellent service for anyone booking a Washington package delivery is to always offer a simple, safe and user-friendly way to send anything to anywhere. So, your Washington shipping will be treated to a combination of exceptional service, from a company with long-term stability, and cutting edge technology that always puts the customer first. On top of this we offer secure shipping and safe handling of your Washington parcel delivery every step of the way to its destination.

One of the facilities that we provide to our customers is the option to choose to have their parcel delivery to Washington delivered by either 10.30 or 12 noon the next day. This means you can assure overseas business partners precisely when they'll get hold of those vital contracts, or know for certain that a birthday gift you're shipping to Washington will be handed over in time for the start of the celebrations. It's this commitment to offering premium service at exceptionally low rates that marks us out from our competitors. Our size and the relationship we've developed over decades of working with our courier partners mean that we're in the position of being able to negotiate market-leading rates on your behalf. Not only will you get the best service possible for your Washington shipping, but you'll do so at the best price possible, and the same applies if you need to send a package delivery to Seattle, a parcel delivery to Denver or if you are shipping to anywhere else in the United States.

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