Read Lee Bucktrout’s (CEO, UKPW) comments on the recent price increase when shipping to the US in the latest issue of The Exporter magazine.
Are you affected by the price hikes on post to the US from July 1st?
Prices are literally doubling from some suppliers – with Royal Mail announcing a £4.46/kg increase for all formats as well as further increases to their price per piece for eCommerce items.
Why the sudden change?
The United States has changed the way they work with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and how deliveries made by the United States Postal Service (USPS) are calculated. The US took this decision to discourage overseas imports and to encourage US citizens to buy direct from US sellers, which in turn has resulted in international postage price rises from the 1st July.
How can UKPW help?
Put simply, we have a strong and reputable relationship with USPS, with whom we have been working in partnership with for over ten years. And we have our own office in the US in New Jersey. The result – direct injection of your post and parcels into the US on a direct USPS service.
So talk to us NOW for an up to date quote or for a more detailed analysis of why the prices are changing.
Call: +44 (0) 1844 398880
Royal Mail suspends Saturday’s delivery from 2nd May until further notice. They will continue to provide normal deliveries from Monday to Friday.
UKP Worldwide and Whistl are collaborating to offer their customers a seamless customs clearance service for mail and parcel customers who operate internationally.
The collaboration enables both their customer’s goods to pass through UK customs approved processes without unnecessary delay and means they’re the only ones offering an inhouse customs clearance service ensuring efficiency, reliability and regulatory compliance without having to engage in third parties to do so.
The relationship covers international mail, packets and parcels through both tracked and untracked service options and fully managed returns from certain countries.
We also have a unique agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) allowing customers direct access to USPS services through our facility in New Jersey USA.
Lee Bucktrout, CEO UKP Worldwide, said:
“Whether you import, export or tranship parcels it’s imperative to select a partner who understands local and international regulations. By choosing UKP Worldwide (an Authorised Economic Operator – AEO) you will benefit from compliant customs procedures as well as a secure supply chain solution.”
“This collaboration allows UKP Worldwide to provide clearance solutions and seamless transfer to the Whistl carrier network with a single point of contact for customs clearance, final mile delivery and managed returns.”
Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said:
“As the UK’s trading relationships with the wider world are changing it is important for customers to be working with experts in the international import and export mail and parcel sector who can navigate this complex compliance journey.”
“For example, recent research from Whistl found that 26% of respondents said the cost and complexity of customs/import charges stopped people making international online purchases. So, by working with UKPW, Whistl continues to simplify the delivery management process by taking away unnecessary hurdles that can impede sales and ensure efficient and reliable delivery both in the UK and internationally.”
Mail services to China have now resumed, however, delays are still to be expected during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.