There are several factors to consider when it comes to the cost of sending a parcel from the UK to South America, namely the weight, dimensions and destination. Of course, the continent of South America is a massive place as it reaches the baron tip of Chile to tropical Colombia and so transit times can vary when you book international shipping.
Below you will find indicative prices for light parcels being sent to a range of countries in the region. Please do note, however, that these prices are subject to change:
*Prices accurate at the time of writing 25/09/18
There are three crucial elements to be aware of before you arrange a parcel to be collected.
Firstly you need to be aware of the prohibited items that we cannot carry on your behalf which includes batteries and liquids.
Secondly you need to be conscious of the fact that you'll have to attach a customs invoice for your parcel if it is exiting the EU.
That's not a problem though as when you book we'll help you create the customs document in the booking process - it won't take long to fill out and if filled out accurately will remove any issues for sending parcels to South America. You should attach this to the outside of your parcel in a clear plastic wallet or envelope marked Customs. We offer some further detailed Customs Advice here and some additional information about the extra paperwork needed for Brazil and Argentina.
Thirdly, you must always provide a working local contact number for the recipient in case the courier or customs need to contact them and failing to do this can mean your parcel is returned at your expense. Also, you'll need to be aware of the dimensions, including weight, so as to avoid any surcharges, later on, so pack the box before you weigh and measure it.
That depends on which international courier service you select, the quickest service times have been listed above for each country in South America but we also economy services which may take longer but will often be the most economical option if you are wanting to keep the cost of delivery down.
All services come with tracking so you can follow the item until it is delivered, whilst we also offer the option to add protection cover on your item at the time of booking. In addition to this some South American countries have better infrastructure than others, and digging a little deeper than that, the major cities in countries will experience a quicker delivery than a rural area due to the logistics it will take to deliver a parcel to somewhere far away from an airport that the parcel is likely to arrive at.
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