Duty paid overseas shipping with Parcelworks

By Chris Dawson February 9, 2015 - 12:02 pm

ParcelworksParcelworks aim to take the pain out of International deliveries, for you and for your customers. They offer an international parcel delivery network for SME retailers and individuals, offering duty managed services worldwide.

The pain points for most retailers are how to get a cost effective delivery. The pain for consumers is when the courier turns up with an unexpected import duty and tax demand before they’ll hand the parcel over. Parcelworks reckon that they’ve solved both problems.

Parcelworks have an inbuilt duty calculation & payment system on their website so that the retailer can pay the costs up front. They also routinely ship to complex destinations such as Russia and Brazil, plus all ‘in Country’ emails are sent to customers in their own language.

With Pay As You Go, Pre-paid and Invoice accounts available for their bespoke shipping platform which offers label printing, manual order entry, csv file upload and API integration. They also have multiple options for shipping parcels including collection or drop off at a parcel shop.

This solution won’t be for everyone, some retailers will already have their own courier arrangements, others who only sell on marketplaces could find it simpler to use features such as eBay’s inbuilt . However if you want to open up sales from your own website, or manage your own marketplace shipments then you can find out more about Parcelworks on their website.

  • Stuart
    3 years ago

    Just checked out the website and unless I missing something the quote section isn’t work as every combination of country, weight etc I try says there is no available option for it?

    • 3 years ago

      Hi Stuart

      Sorry you seemed to have had trouble with the quoting widget. It should be working. Some countries will return “no available service” as we don’t have a public price for these lanes although they are available on bespoke rate cards, but certainly shouldn’t be getting zero results.

      We do update prices regularly so I am thinking it could have been an issue with the update you saw.

      Let me know if you would like to speak about our services. Especially if you are a retailer, as you will benefit from a reduction on the rates you get on the homepage.

      Drop me an email on with your details and I can call you back.


  • 3 years ago

    Spoke with them this morning about sending something to Poland. Seems like they’ve got a decent system. Thanks for the heads up Tamebay

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