You can now shop on German and European websites and ship to the USA, UK and the rest of the world with forward2me, thanks to our new warehouse located a few miles west of Leipzig, Germany, in the heart of Europe.
Our German/European warehouse is just a few miles west of Leipzig, Germany, ideally located within reach of both Leipzig/Halle Airport, which serves as DHL Aviation’s European hub, allowing us to get your packages to you quicker than ever before, this means we truly believe forward2me is the best parcel forwarding service in Europe.
How it works in 5 easy steps
Sign up for a European German address
Sign up for a European German address - Follow the simple sign up process to create your forward2me account and you’ll receive our free parcel forwarding German address to use when ordering your goods.
Order your goods
Order your goods - Go to your favourite German and European retailers such as Amazon.de, Otto.de, Zalando.de, & E.lecrlerc.com and order your goods using the delivery address that we’ve provided.
We receive your parcel
We receive your parcel - Your parcel will then arrive here at our European German warehouse, at which point we will check to make sure that it can safely and legally be forwarded on to your location. We’ll then send you an email to let you know that we’ve received your goods.
We ship your parcel
We ship your parcel - Next, you can log in to the site, select your preferred courier for the shipment and pay for shipping, either by credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. If you make the payment before 11:00 am, we can usually ship the very same day.
Your parcel arrives home
Your parcel arrives home - Depending on the courier that you choose, you’ll receive delivery of your parcel within one to four days of it leaving our warehouse. Local customs processes can also have an impact on the exact delivery date and you may also have to pay customs duties depending on the contents of the parcel and where the parcel is being delivered to. You’ll also have to sign for your goods when they arrive.
Why we are based in Germany, Merseburg, near Leipzig
Merseburg is a small town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and lies a short distance to the west of Leipzig. Leipzig/Halle international airport is less than 30 minutes from our Merseburg warehouse and serves as the main European hub for DHL Aviation. DHL Aviation is part of DHL Express with specific responsibility for air transport. The proximity to such key DHL infrastructure means packages can leave our location later and still make international connections to all corners of the world for next day delivery – The speed and efficiency of this service is why we believe we are the number one European package forwarding service!
Amazon also operates a large fulfilment center in Leipzig with a building area of 75,000m2; - this means orders placed on amazon.de on Tuesday night can be in our Merseburg facility on Wednesday morning, on a DHL flight Wednesday evening, and with most of our customers throughout the world on Thursday. Significantly, amazon.de is the only European amazon site available in English.
Leipzig is located perfectly for access into central Europe by road. Czech Republic and Polish borders are 1.5 hrs and 2 hrs drive respectively. All of Europe is accessible within 24 hours - Sofia, Bucharest, Athens, Vilnius, Minsk – even Istanbul.
Shop in Germany and ship worldwide
Shopping using our German parcel forwarding service allows you to shop for your favourite German brands and have them shipped to you anywhere in the world.
One of the main reasons we chose our location in Germany is that it is close by to Amazon’s Leipzig fulfilment centre, and Amazon.de is Amazon’s only European site that is translated into English.
Other popular brands that we ship from Germany include Nike, eBay, and Apple, as well as a number of German brands such as toys and games from Steiff and Ravensburger, books from Hugendubel, and the latest fashion from Görtz.
No matter what items you want to ship from Germany, we can safely and securely forward them to you wherever you may be.
Shop in Europe and ship worldwide
Shopping using our European parcel forwarding service allows you to shop for your favourite European brands and have them shipped to you in the US, UK, and anywhere in the world.
Our fulfilment centre is perfectly located in the heart of Europe and has quick access to central Europe by road. The Czech Republic and Polish borders are only 1.5 hrs and 2 hrs drive respectively, and all of Europe is accessible within 24 hours.
We ship many popular European fashion brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, as well as other popular brands such as Adidas, Lego, Puma,
Whatever items you want to ship from Europe, we can quickly and securely forward them to you anywhere in the world.
Shipping internationally from our German facility
Our European Germany warehouse is located in Merseburg, about 30km from DHL Aviation’s base at Leipzig/Halle Airport.
This proximity means that we can easily deliver goods across the world with efficiency. For example, an order placed one night can arrive at our warehouse the next morning, on a DHL flight that evening, and with you the next day.
Important points to note
For goods exported outside the EU from Germany, with a value of 1000 Euros or more, there is a legal requirement to submit a special customs entry before export. This relates to the German warehouse only. There is a 20 Euro fee for this service. This customs procedure will delay your shipment between one and two business days however the delay could be longer and is entirely down to the German authorities who may require further information before they approve the export. Forward2me has no control over this process or any related delays.
In addition to the usual prohibited items that cannot be shipped across the world, we are unable to accept and ship alcohol from the German facility at this stage
We offer DHL for international shipping from Germany.
The German authorities have recently instructed us to request a valid copy of our customer's passport and a recent copy of a utility bill matching the delivery address for all shipments before they are despatched from our German warehouse.
This document will be requested and will need to be approved by forward2me before shipments can leave the facility.
Germany and Europe Parcel Forwarding FAQs
How much does it cost to ship from Germany?
How much it will cost you to ship your goods from Germany will depend upon what kind of items you want to ship, as well as how big and heavy they are.
Prices to the USA start from €20.88 or $24.54 for 1 lb of package weight, and prices to the UK start from £9.20 for or €10.18 for 1 kg of package weight.
To get an estimate of how much your package will cost to send, head to our pricing tool, where you can enter your item and dimensions, as well as your destination country to get an estimate for your item.
Can you ship multiple items?
Forward2me offers two services allowing you to ship multiple items from our German warehouse. These are our combine & repack service, and our package consolidation service.
Combine & repack
The combine & repack service for forwarded packages is just £2+VAT per package and, as long as your packages all arrive within the 30 day period, it won’t cost you any more on top of that.
We remove the original packaging from the items you’ve ordered and combine them all into one package, specially designed to stop you from having to pay individual shipping fees for each item.
We will consolidate your package into one airway bill but won’t remove the original packaging.
This means that your packages may remain completely separate from each other, but still be in the same shipment, or they may be combined into one box but remain in their original packaging.
For more information visit our package consolidation or combine & repack services page.
Can I shop in the UK too?
Yes, you can, we have our dedicated UK warehouse which works just like our European German warehouse. All you need to do is sign up for our free UK address during the registration process.
For high-end items, we also have our British tax free warehouse, which allows residents outside of the EU to save 20% tax on purchases that are shipped through our Guernsey Warehouse.
To see how much you could save visit our British tax-free warehouse page.