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Overland Express - Saving you up to 60% on International Parcel Deliveries

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can I specify a collection time?

A: Your package will be collected from the time of booking up to 6pm.


Q: Can you deliver parcels to the UK from abroad?

A: We can arrange great import rates.  Please contact us by email for a competitive quote.


Q: How should I describe the parcel(s)?

A: The simple answer is to be as descriptive as possible.  Never put 'gift' or 'goods' as this will delay the item in customs whilst they classify exactly what the item is.


Q: What value do I place on the parcel(s)?

A: The value entered must be for the replacement value of the goods, therefore there should never be a need to put a nil value.  The Value of any goods sent must be able to be proven in the shape of a purchase receipt in the event of a claim.  An accurate description and reason for export must be entered on the customs invoice.  If customs find different items than declared or an incorrect reason for export stated (such as gift when actually purchased) then a surcharge could be applied or the shipment returned.


Q: When do I need to supply a Commercial Invoice?

A: For any items other than documents outside the EEC, they are not required inside the EEC.  To download a blank Commercial Invoice follow this link: Commercial Invoice.


Q: Do I need a printer to use your services?

A: Yes, as you will be required to print off the parcel labels, and attach them to your parcel(s).


Q: How do I track my parcel?

A: You can track your parcel(s) via our Tracking page, using the tracking number contained on your parcel label.


Q: Can I book by phone?

A: In order to offer you such low prices, bookings are required to be made online.


Q: Do I need to have an account?

A: No you do not require an account to use our services.


Q: Do you offer credit accounts?

A: If you are a Limited Company sending more than 50 parcels per week, we may be able to offer you account facilities, subject to status.


Q: Up to what time can I book for collection today?

A: Generally by midday, although we may be able to collect later, depending on your postcode.


Q: What happens if I do not know the size and weight of my parcel?

A: You must have the exact weight and size of the package.  Misdeclaring the weight and/or size may result in additional charges, plus a £15.00 administration charge.


Q: Do I need to pack my item?

A: Your item must be securely boxed or enclosed in an envelope or Jiffy bag.


Q: I made a mistake on my booking, how do I change this?

A: Please email sales@overlandexpress.co.uk and we'll confirm if it is possible to amend the booking.


Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team on +44 (0) 20 8977 2777 or Email us at sales@overlandexpress.co.uk

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