Sweden is a big trading partner with the UK when it comes to eCommerce, we see hundreds of parcels being sent there every day with Swedish consumers looking to the UK to purchase items online, friends and family sending to loved ones who live there or businesses trading with one another.
Sweden has the fourth highest internet penetration rate in the world, so Swedes are well accustomed to finding the best deals online. 1 in 3 Swedish consumers have bought online from the UK in fact, so there is a high chance you could benefit from our low-cost parcel delivery if you sell online!
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Sweden. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
Bordering Finland, Norway and Denmark across the Øresund Sweden is a popular destination for our customers to send parcels to, as despite being the third largest country in the EU area, it only has a population the size of London. Unlike Norway, Sweden has more of a mixed economy which is somewhat dependent on its iron ore, hydropower and timber industries and is heavily dependent on foreign trade.
The cheapest way to send a parcel to Sweden is via Parcelforce* and it is cheaper still if you drop it off. You can drop your parcel at one of the 10,000 Post Offices around the UK. This suits many of our customers as this is the way they have always sent parcels before, but it is much cheaper to pre-book the parcel online via our quote engine.
The other option is to book a collection and a courier will come to collect the parcel from your home or work address, which for many customers is more convenient. When you use Parcelforce to deliver a parcel to Sweden, it will arrive in just 3-5 working days depending on how remote the delivery address is, but as the majority of people live in urban areas, transit times are normally quick.
*Please note that parcels sent to Sweden with Parcelforce, which are bound for a private (home) address, won't be delivered directly to the recipient's door. They will be held on arrival to Sweden and the recipient will be contacted to collect the parcel from a convenient pick-up point. Please ensure you provide up to date contact information for the recipient so the courier can arrange collection.
DPD has two service levels to Sweden, plus you can also book a collection or a drop-off and take your parcel to the local DPD Pickup Shop. The two service levels are Express which takes just 2 working days to arrive in Sweden or the cheaper Classic service that takes 4-5 days to arrive.
DHL is another premium express courier and the Air Express service arrives generally to major destinations the Next Working Day. If you prefer to use a courier who transports by Road, maybe for heavier items - then DHL by Road gets a parcel delivered to Sweden in 3 days.
Cheaper still for Express delivery, is Parcel Monkey. We have our own brand Air Express service which is hybrid - collected by Parcelforce and delivered in Sweden by DHL in 2-3 days. This allows you to make huge cost savings, compared to DHL and only takes a day longer.
If you run an online business and you need to keep the cost of shipping down, our discounted services to Sweden still come fully tracked, but if your parcel is urgent then Express is the way to go!
If you're sending a parcel to Sweden, it's important that you check your item is not restricted or prohibited from import to Sweden. You can find information on this through the Swedish Customs Authority website.
You should also check our carrier prohibited items list which includes liquids, aerosols, food, nail varnish and a number of other items which are not allowed to travel through our courier partner networks.
From January 1st, 2021 you will need to provide a customs declaration when you send a parcel to Sweden from the UK. This is due to Brexit and the UK no longer being part of the EU.
The good news is, we've incorporated the customs declaration into our booking process, so when you book a parcel delivery to Sweden with Parcel Monkey, we'll make sure you have all the necessary paperwork.
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Easy, competitive price and quick delivery. Using parcel monkey for many years now and will continue.
it arrived 10-14 days
it arrived 10-14 days
Difficult to book; price rose during booking process. Customs declaration difficult to fill; no agreed deliver by date on conformation. No indication that 3 copies of customs declaration would be needed at dropoff
Good price. Easy to use website with advice at all stages. Will definitely use again.
It took longer to arrive than expected. The customs document could be made simpler?
It is so easy to use, and normally the parcel arrives. Only pay what you feel is right. Will use everything I send to family abroad.