Send a parcel to the Philippines cheaply and quickly with Parcel Monkey.
Using our courier quote calculator, you can find the cheapest way to send a parcel to the Philippines from the UK and book discounted services with DPD, Parcelforce and DHL.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Philippines. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
The Philippines is an island nation in Asia, whose closest neighbours are Vietnam and Malaysia. While the country is comprised of more than 7,000 individual islands, the majority of the 92 million residents live on only 11 of the largest and most hospitable islands. Even so, the Philippines is prone to frequent seismic activity, including volcanoes and earthquakes.
We offer a wide range of delivery services to the Philippines including the well-known delivery companies DPD and Parcelforce. DPD Air Classic is a service collected from your home or work address and can be booked from around £22. Parcelforce also offers international shipping to Manila, Quezon City and beyond for under £30 for a light package.
Parcel Monkey also offers TrakPak delivery services, which was designed for the eCommerce market but is also used by private individuals looking to send to friends or family, as well as for shipping goods sold online.
You can have a parcel collected in the UK and delivered in the Philippines in just 2-4 days via DHL Express. We also have our own brand Air Express service which is a premium service too with a transit time of 3-5 days. This is generally collected by Parcelforce and then delivered in the Philippines by DHL but for almost half the cost of DHL. This type of parcel post Express service is popular for businesses and time-sensitive deliveries.
When dealing with importing goods to the Philippines, the country makes two designation categories for goods entering the country; your shipment will be considered either an informal or formal entry. Informal entry covers commercial shipments under a certain value, as well as all personal shipments. Formal entry rules apply to commercial goods over the designated amount, as well as specific categories of products that are considered official regardless of their value.
The Philippines does restrict some types of goods from entering the country altogether. This can include items such as products that can assist in an illegal abortion, including printed material and medications. It is also not permitted to import dynamite, rebellious printed material, obscenity, lottery tickets, illicit drugs, used clothing and toy guns.
Import restrictions apply to many other categories of products and goods. Licensing, fees and special requirements may apply to pets, household plants, textiles, jewellery, prepared food, beverages, genetically modified crops and products, and pharmaceutical drugs. All plants and animals may be subject to quarantine and examination before they are released.
For more information, the Customs Twitter page is useful and provides links to further information.
It is always important to provide correct contact information for the recipient, as they may be contacted should there be any duties owed or any address problem.
In order to ensure that your package clears customs as quickly and conveniently as possible, always create a packing list that is as detailed as possible. All items included in the package should be declared, as well as the estimated value of the goods.
The Philippines is more lax about the requirements of shipments that are gifts, but the declaration is still necessary. In addition, any licensing or special circumstances that might apply to the item being sent should be completed as usual.
The Philippines has an especially strong relationship with the United States and is friendly with Britain. Until 1935, the Philippines was an American colony. The country became entirely independent in 1946, modelling its government after its mentor in the west.
While the Philippines used to support its citizens mainly on agricultural products, it is now considered to be an emerging industrial nation. Approximately one-third of the economic base remains in agricultural products, with the remaining portion resting in various service and manufacturing industries. The Philippines produces clothing, coconut oil, copper, fruit, petroleum and electronics. Besides the United States, the Philippine government trades frequently with China, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
easy and inexpensive delivery to phillipines, arrived on time
It was great that my parcel was delivered so promptly to the Philippines without any hold-ups.
Always have great service from parcelmonkey. Sent many large parcels up to 20kg to asia which arrived within the week for a good price.
The parcel was meant to be picked up On the 9/06/2021 I waited in for 3 hours he never turned up. Had to rebook for a Never day .
Collection was great mid morning. Booking on line was easy too. I will definitely use again.
The rate is very competitive and my parcel arrived quickly. The collection service was pretty good the only drawback is on the receiving point where the driver was trying to charge custom duty rate to my receiver when in fact it was already paid for online.
Everything went smooth, my parcel gas ben delivered on time and without damage
Have used parcel monkey on several occasions and all my parcels have arrived quickly and safely to its destination. Superb service at an affordable price!!!