Send a parcel to India cheaply, by comparing international courier prices and booking a discounted courier to India with Parcel Monkey.
Whether you’re a business with a customer in Mumbai, or you’re an individual with family in New Delhi or Hyderabad, we’ll help you reduce your postage costs and book a courier to India that offers the best service and price for your needs.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to India. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
|Courier Service||Price from|
|DPD Pickup Classic
Delivery in 3-6 days.
|DPD Pickup Express
Delivery in 2-4 days.
|DPD Air Classic
Delivery in 3-6 days.
|DPD Air Express
Delivery in 2-4 days.
Delivery by Air in 3-4 days.
India has been an extremely important trade partner for the United Kingdom for centuries. The Asian nation has the seventh-largest area of any country in the world and its 1.2 billion population creates the second-largest citizen-base in the world. This population are now getting more active online, often purchasing items from the UK and we’ve seen rapid growth in volumes of parcels travelling to India and other parts of Asia.
Improvements to the transport infrastructure in India have meant shipping times have reduced, so you can now send a parcel to India from the UK in just 2-3 working days* if you book an expedited service.
All of the services mentioned below include parcel tracking.
Delivery times to India:
*Major destinations only. More remote locations could take a day or two longer. All delivery times are estimates provided by the carrier.
Due to the huge volumes of parcels we send, Parcel Monkey receive discounted rates from a number of well-known international couriers, allowing us to offer our customers some of the cheapest prices for shipping to India.
If you would like the Indian Post Office to take care of the delivery, you should consider using TrakPak, a tracked mail service that uses postal networks to keep the cost of shipping down.
To find the cheapest way to send a parcel to India, enter the dimensions and weight of your parcel into our courier quote tool for a price.
As part of the booking process, we’ll help you complete the necessary customs documents for shipping to India, but please take the time to review our Customs Advice.
Importing to India requires adherence to the country's rules and regulations and importation rules are administered by the Central Board of Excise and Customs. While their website is full of information, be prepared to dig a bit to determine exactly what items can and cannot be moved. As a member of the World Customs Organisation, the importation process is fairly quick and straightforward.
India prohibits specific items and products from entering the country. This list includes:
If you’re sending a gift to India, gifts of up to Rs 5,000 intended for personal use are exempt from customs duties.
The Government has been considering removing the duty exemption for gifts, due to some online retailers misusing it for duty-free imports to India, but currently, if you’re sending a gift to someone living in India that's valued at Rs 5000 or less, it’s duty-free.
Some items do not require any additional import tax. For defective items that are shipped to India for repair, there is no import duty required.
India also gives a pass to shipments that are for theatrical productions, filmmaking and mountaineering expeditions. Some engineering prototypes and commercial samples can also be sent without paying duty tax.
At first I was concerned regarding my delivery because when I was tracking my parcel it gave me over 2 weeks for delivery but when i paid it said 3/6 days, it all got delivered on time so happy with the service and the tracking information which was showing where the parcel has reached.
Convenient but some issues. However, the site did not make it clear that additional checks were required by the underlying delivery provider. For example ID and signed authorization (from the recipient - difficult to arrange at short notice). This caused an unexpected delay of several days to what was expected to be a 2-4 day delivery.
Very nice. Best price and good service.
quick, easy and inexpensive. easy to understand instructions and all relevant customs labels etc supplied for you. Excellent Service
Firstly the PDF would not print the correct size so its barcode couldnt be read by the scanner (far too big). Due to the size, some information was cut off the lable so I had to make a screen-grab print while the courier waited (He was very accommodating). Secondly the shiping company in the UK contacted the recipient in India by phone to ask for a copy of his email addess, but they emailed ME for a picture of the recipient and a copy of his ID. I might use this service again, although in fairness ParcelMonkey are simple a portal and I chose the shipper based on price. At least I am forearmed to spend more time up front!
Simple instructions and on time delivery at a reasonable price. Happy with the quality of tracking.
The comparison site worked well and got the labels printed and package dropped off. However, DPD took 7 days to deliver the parcel to the destination contrary to what they advertised!
This is the second time I have used parcel monkey. My parcel got to the destination. Very easy process and cheaper than any other courier company.