If you’re wondering, “Can I ship alcohol?” then you’ll be pleased to know that yes you can — albeit with some restrictions. Some of these restrictions are specific to individual carriers, so you will need to check this before shipping alcohol in the UK or abroad.
Most carriers, such as Parcelforce and DHL, will have a restricted and prohibited items list that you can view online, so make sure you review this and abide by any restrictions listed. Please pay attention to any packing guidelines they suggest.
If you’re looking to send alcohol as a gift for someone in the UK, you can book a Parcelforce service through Parcel Monkey to do this, and you’ll receive a cheaper rate than if you went direct to the Post Office.
However, if you are planning to send alcohol as a gift, there are a few restrictions you need to be aware of when shipping alcohol with Parcel Monkey:
Then you need to weigh your packaged item and measure the length, width and height. Our quote calculator requires this in kgs and centimetres. Choose the Parcelforce service that best suits your requirement and budget, then book online. You can book a drop off or courier collection service, depending on what is most convenient for you.
*Please note that Parcelforce requires alcoholic beverages to be wrapped in polythene and sealed with tape, then surrounded by absorbent material and cushioning to prevent breakage.
If you have a friend who is particularly partial to craft beers and you want to send beer as a gift, then Parcel Monkey can help. Enter the weight and dimensions of your item into our courier quote calculator to buy a discounted Parcelforce service that will deliver your gift as early as next day.
|Parcelforce service||Service details|
|Parcelforce Express 24||Items up to 30kg delivered next day. Collection or drop off available.|
|Parcelforce Express 48||Items up to 30kg delivered in two working days. Collection or drop off available.|
|Parcelforce Large||Large or long items up to 30kg|
Individual carriers will have their own policies on mailing alcohol internationally and you should check this before you attempt to send alcohol abroad, particularly outside the EU.
At this time, Parcel Monkey will not ship alcohol outside the UK, so if you wish to do this, please contact one of our courier partners directly and they’ll be happy to advise you further.
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