Shipping to France

For over 30 years, we have been working hard to find affordable, fast, and secure shipping solutions for customers shipping to France.

Fast and Professional Shipping to France

Here at The Delivery Group, we can provide you with fast, professional services whenever you’re planning on shipping to France from the UK. A popular destination for expats as well as a great starting point for businesses looking to expand internationally, we will often carry out deliveries to our neighbour across the English Channel, helping our customers get a foothold in Europe.

You will see your deliveries being carried out faster and at a more cost-effective price when you choose to partner with us. You’ll also be helped out every step of the way by your very own personal account manager.

We will do everything we can to find you the best rates from the highest quality carriers, including Royal Mail.

Our work also offers you a number of beneficial features you can make full use of during the shipping process, from round-the-clock support to express delivery options. Get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a quote on the services you need.

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Our International Delivery Services

We have a team of skilled international couriers waiting to collect your items from anywhere in the UK, so they can then be transported and delivered as quickly and safely as possible. No matter where you are in the country, all large and small items will soon be delivered to their recipient in France. You will even be given the chance to choose your own delivery speed, and we’ll provide the best price available for the best ROI.

Some of the most popular locations we ship to in France include:

Paris, Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Lyon, Marseille and Nice.

Why Choose The Delivery Group When Shipping to France from the UK?

When you’re planning a parcel delivery to France, The Delivery Group’s service can offer you a number of advantageous features:

Our express service and time-specific deliveries

We know and understand the importance of meeting deadlines, and ensuring that important goods are handed over to their recipient in a fast, secure manner. Whether you need to send a shipment of food or wine by a specific date, or just have to know that those important documents have reached your client or customer on time, our services can provide this for you. We can ensure that your items are delivered door-to-door within 1-3 working days, at a cheap price which suits your budget.

If getting the shipment out on a specific date is your priority, we can also provide you with time-specific collection and delivery options to make this happen. So, if you need a package picked up in London, we can have it delivered to its recipient in Montpellier at a time which suits you best. All you will need to do is provide us with the correct address, delivery and transit time and speed, then we will take care of everything else.

Personal account managers

It can be frustrating, trying to run your own company or business while juggling the work that comes with shipping out your products and other goods. This is why we’ll provide you with your very own account manager when you partner with us. They’ll be the expert you turn to whenever you have a question that needs answering, or if you have to change a delivery date. They’ll even help you to rescind orders, where necessary. This leaves you with more time to focus on the point that we know will always be your top priority: running your business.

Your account manager will oversee every part of your shipping process, from taking care of customs and documentation, to finding you cheap rates for sending packages. They’ll even help to guide you through the busiest shipping days of the year, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Streamlining Services to Help eCommerce Businesses

If you’re looking for cheap rates to help save on costs for your eCommerce business, we can help. Our team will help you to find the best price for your budget, while choosing a courier that never compromises on quality. We can do this whether you’re looking for a regular service that sees you sending items every week, or even if you only need to send off a few large items every now and then. We’ll also work closely with you to ensure that every parcel and package is collected and securely wrapped before it’s sent out for delivery.

We are also proud to be a price-competitive shipping company, so if you find any rates that appear to offer reduced costs, we are confident that we will be able to match them. To find out more about this, please see our page on sending parcels as an eCommerce business.

Track Your Parcel With Our App

It’s vital to be able to track your deliveries in the modern day, so that you know exactly where they are at any given moment. Having this as a featured service is also important for determining the success of any shipping company. This is why we’ve provided our customers with a free, downloadable app to use whenever they need to send a parcel abroad.

Your items will be assigned a tracking number, which you can then put into the app to get an update on your goods’ whereabouts. If you’d prefer to speak to a member of staff about this, you can also call our head office in London to find out where your parcels are.

Our app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store or the iOs App Store.

Addressing Parcels for French Deliveries

When sending goods to France, you should always remember that you can shorten “monsieur”, “madame” and “mademoiselle” to M, Mme and Mlle to avoid any confusion when addressing a recipient. The five-digit postcode will also be written before the name of the town or city, on the same line.

The formatting is therefore written out as follows:

The name of the recipient

The house number and street name

The postcode and the name of the city or town

The country

In practice, this is written out as:

Mlle A. Govier

47 Rue des Charmettes

69100 LYON


Will I Need to Deal With Customs in France?

The UK may have left the European Union, but this doesn’t mean French customs need to sap your valuable time. Even after existing, frictionless arrangements end on 31st December 2020, our team will take care of everything for you so that you can spend more time focusing on your top priority: running your business.

Are There Any Restrictions on Goods or Prohibited Items I Cannot Send to France?

There are a number of restrictions on items you can send to France, as well as a list of items that would be considered prohibited if you tried to send them abroad. 

Prohibited items include:

  • Live plants and other plant matter, including bulbs, roots, cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • Seeds and vegetable matter
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts or colouring matter
  • Arms and ammunition, or parts thereof
  • Explosives, flammable or other dangerous substances
  • Propellants
  • Detonators, including mercury detonating caps
  • Charged military or shotgun cartridges
  • Flares and rockets
  • Wood and timber, including articles of wood such as charcoal
  • Printed books, newspapers pictures and other products of the printing industry
  • Publications harmful to young people
  • Works contrary to public order
  • Obscene or immoral articles
  • Banknotes (prohibited in ordinary parcels)
  • Coins and precious metals
  • Currency notes and bearer securities
  • Wadding, felt and non-woven items
  • Metallised yarn with or of gold thread
  • Fabrics
  • Non-fire retardant synthetic pyjamas
  • Glass and glassware
  • Tube feeding bottles
  • Optical, photographic, cinematic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus, or parts thereof
  • Toys, games and sports requisites, or parts or accessories
  • Machines for games based on chance or skill

To find out more about prohibited items and restrictions, or to have parts of this list clarified, please see La Poste’s website.

If you are running a business, some couriers will allow you to make international deliveries of goods which might otherwise have restrictions, including cargo such as food and wine. These may cost more than some services, however.

How Much Does Postage to France from the UK Cost?

At The Delivery Group, we do everything we can to find cheap rates that will reduce costs for your company or online business. We strive to find these for you, no matter where you’re shipping from in the UK and no matter where your recipient is based in France. Every price we provide for our customers is calculated individually, however, so these rates will fluctuate depending on the size, weight and volume of the goods you’re planning on sending.

This means that large items will cost more to send than small items, with the prices for each postage varying between £10-£11, but increasing to up to £60 or more if your parcels are bigger or heavier.

Send Parcels to France Today

We do everything we can to make our international courier services as easy to use as possible, no matter where you’re shipping from in the UK and no matter where your goods need to be delivered in France. We’ve customised these services to benefit you, so you’ll find they offer you a faster, more secure and cost-effective delivery, no matter what you’re shipping. Whether you need to send food, wine or large items and other goods abroad, all you will need to do is provide us with the recipient’s address and your budget, alongside any specific dates for arrival that you need the items to arrive by.

The price of your shipment will be calculated individually, so if you’d like to see what it could cost you to send parcels and packages to France, contact our team today. We’ll be happy to provide you with a quote that’s completely bespoke and fully tailored to suit the goods you are sending.

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