If you want to ship your goods within the UK or abroad, you'll need all
the essential shipping information.
From the basics like preparing a pallet to more complicated information about regulations and dangerous shipments, this page has all the shipping information you need.
Of course, if we've missed anything or you have a different enquiry, please let us know. Besides offering our shipping help, we also welcome your feedback on our website.
HOW TO PREPARE A PALLET
If you haven't sent a pallet before, here is everything you need to know about preparing your consignment.
You'll need these codes to import and export within the EU. Look up VAT rates, duty and commodity codes from HMRC here:
GET AN EORI NUMBER
If you need to apply for an Economic Operator Registration & Identification (EORI) number, choose your option below:
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, you are in control of your data. Find out what that means for you:
PROHIBITED & RESTRICTED ITEMS
Are you delivering potentially prohibited goods? Click below to view the list of items that are prohibited or restricted from shipping.
GET AN XI EORI NUMBER
When you are shipping goods between GB and NI you will need to apply for an XI EORI number. Please follow the link below in order to apply:
If your package has been lost or damaged in transit and you'd like to make a claim, click below:
Incoterms define the terms of international trade and are essential shipping information for commercial traders. Click below to see the Incoterms you're trading under.
OBTAIN A TSS REFERENCE
If you are shipping goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you will need to sign up for the Trade Support Service reference (TSS). Please access the link below to apply for your TSS reference.
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Learn about the safe handling of items classed as "hazardous" or "dangerous". From packaging to documentation, we've got it covered.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH UNPARALLELED SHIPPING
Find out how pallet delivery can help your business grow.
STANDARD PALLET VS EURO PALLET
What is the difference between a Standard Pallet and a Euro Pallet?
WOOD PALLETS VS PLASTIC PALLETS
The advantages, disadvantages and environmental impact.
SEA FREIGHT VS AIR FREIGHT
There is much to consider when it comes to shipping via sea freight or air freight.
FCL VS LCL
What is the difference between a Full Container Load and Less than Container Load?
FTL VS LTL
What is the difference between a Full Truck Load and Less than Truck Load?
PALLET VS PARCELS
Which shipping method is best for you?
PALLET2SHIP PARTNERS WITH PALLETWAYS
Pallet2ship has partnered with Palletways, one of the most successful carriers.
FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES
Understand the relationship between freight forwarding services and freight forwards.
ADVANTAGES OF A FREIGHT FORWARDER
The advantages of working with a freight forwarder
SHIPPING PERSONAL EFFECTS
Find out what you need to consider for stress-free shipping
SHIPPING LARGE & HEAVY ITEMS
A guide to shipping large and heavy items.
BENEFITS OF FREIGHT DELIVERY
How freight delivery can work for your Business.
SUSTAINABLE PALLET SHIPPING
How we can all make sustainable choices when shipping pallets.
Things you need to know about international shipping.
SEA FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING GUIDE
The 7 key steps.
PALLET DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
Find out what is required when shipping a pallet.
Pallet2Ship's instructional videos on a range of topics.
Calculate insurance cost for your consignment.
EUROPEAN ROAD FREIGHT
Everything you need to know about European Road freight.
EUROPEAN PALLET DELIVERY
Guide to European Pallet Delivery.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH IMPORTING AND EXPORTING
Why Importing and Exporting is a crucial consideration for your business.
INTERNATIONAL PALLET DELIVERY CUSTOMS AND DUTY
Everything you need to know about customs clearance.
Here at Pallet2Ship®, we put our customers first and aim to give you the most up to date information. Please see the information below regarding required documentation for shipments post Brexit.
IMPORTANT! Information on EORI numbers.
Considering shipping goods to/from Europe? In the UK, businesses, self-employed and private individuals involved in a commercial transaction must register, the same for businesses and self-employed within the EU, so before exporting/importing it is essential to make sure that both you and your customers/suppliers in Europe have the EORI numbers (unless your EU customer is a private individual and the goods in question are personal effects, in which case they do not need it)
|Collect from||Deliver to||
(for goods that are subject of a sale)
(for personal effects)
|Northern Ireland||Rep. of Ireland|
|Rep. of Ireland||Northern Ireland|
|Great Britain||Northern Ireland|
|Northern Ireland||Great Britain|
|Rep. of Ireland||Great Britain|
|Great Britain||Rep. of Ireland|
|Rep. of Ireland||Europe|
|Europe||Rep. of Ireland|
VAT: applicable; not applicable.
** EORI: required; not required.
Any company, self-employed or private individual selling goods to Europe must apply for an EORI number and provide it on the commercial invoice.
If your customer in Europe is a business or self-employed individual you are also required to provide their EORI number and if they do not yet have one they are required to apply.
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