Thinking of sending some edible treats to a relative or loved one abroad? At ParcelHero we understand that nothing reminds us of home more than the foods we love, so we have put together list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ to help you prepare the perfect food parcel.
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When it comes to sending food items abroad via courier, the rules are relatively simple: You cannot send any food items that are classed as perishables (things that can go off or that can spoil during transit). This is the most important rule of all, and as long as you stick to this rule, you will be just fine.
What Store Bought Food Can be Shipped?
All foods that have a shelf life of less than 6 months will be classed as perishables, and cannot be sent via courier, even if store bought.
How to Ship Food Items
Every year, more and more people chose to cheer up their loved ones with a Christmas hamper filled with delicious yuletide treats. And why not? Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a mouth-watering selection of their favourite Christmas foods?
Fortunately, sending Christmas hampers is usually quite straightforward as long as you stick to the rules.Don’t send hampers that include alcohol or drinks of any kind. Alcohol and flammable liquids are prohibited items and cannot be sent via courier.
How to Ship Christmas Hampers
Unfortunately, home-made foods and baked goods usually fall into the category of perishable foods as they do not contain preservatives and will therefore go off or spoil during transit.
All food items classed as perishables are not permitted for transport via courier, but here are some useful tips for how you can still get your loved one’s favourite home-made foods to them and spread a bit of joy;
How to Ship Homemade Food:
If you are shipping within the EU borders, then you will be pleased to hear that you parcel will not need to pass through customs clearance before it can be delivered.
However, if you are sending to or from a non EU country your food parcel will have to go through customs clearance and must therefore need to be accompanied by a customs invoice. ParcelHero will help you create this invoice when you book your parcel online, but here’s a few useful tips to help you declare your goods properly to avoid prolonged delays with clearance at the other end;
How to Clear Customs: