Absolutely! Your forward2me address is a regular UK postal address. It is not a PO Box.
Shipping from the UK to the US does not take as long as you may think. Depending on which courier service you use, you can have your parcel delivered to your door in just two business days.
To get estimates on packages delivered to the US, visit our pricing page where you can save quotes and lock the price for 30 days.
Forward2me also offer a Protect+ Guarantee service, where goods up to the value of GBP 5,000 can be protected during transit. Before you choose your courier service, read more on the forward2me Protect+ Guarantee here
Are you looking to buy on Amazon UK and ship to the US? While UK to US delivery is offered by Amazon, it’s worth remembering that not all items on the UK Amazon storefront can be shipped to the US through Amazon. Also, not all items on Amazon UK are available on Amazon US and not all items listed on the site are sold through Amazon themselves, meaning UK to US shipping is not always available on some listed items.
Forward2me offers a simple and straightforward UK to US parcel forwarding solution. Simply sign up to forward2me for free and we’ll supply you with a UK shipping address to use when placing your order with Amazon UK.
Visit our dedicated Amazon UK forwarding page for further information, including our 30 days free storage offer and carrier information.
Most packages are cleared quickly through customs, usually within 24 hours. However, there are other variables to consider for how long a package will take to go through US customs. Some factors to consider are:
- Some packages are picked at random to be fully inspected, which will mean your package will take longer to go through customs as the packages are opened and examined.
- Prohibited items could be rejected by U.S. Customs. It’s important to read our Prohibited Items Policy, and enquire with a member of the forward2me customer service team if you are still unsure if your items may fall under the ‘Prohibited Items Policy’.
- If goods are valued more than $2,500, you will be required to file a formal entry and the filing of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection bond.
The maximum monetary value of a single shipment that can be imported into the USA tax and duty-free is $800. Any packages declared under $800 have the added benefit as they reduce paperwork to allow faster clearance processing. Informal entries between the monetary value of $801-$2,500 also do not require a bond (unlike formal entries over $2,500).
When goods are shipped from the UK to the US, these are being imported, so it’s important to read and understand the specific rules and regulations in place that govern the act of importing to the United States of America beforehand.
Forward2me will handle the export paperwork for you and once the item(s) arrive at our UK warehouse. Goods sent through forward2me may be subject to import duties and taxes, which is your responsibility. More information can be found in section 8.2 of our terms of trade.
All items to the USA must include a declaration for forward2me to comply with US regulations, Item(s) must be checked and re-packed in order to complete the Commercial Invoice. Forward2me will then send the completed Commercial Invoice form as a digital copy in order to speed up & ensure compliance at US customs.