Knowledge Hub

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.

COMMODITY CODES

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:

INSURANCE CLAIMS

If your package has been lost or damaged in transit and you'd like to make a claim, click below:

INCOTERMS 2020

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.

WEBSITE FEEDBACK

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DANGEROUS GOODS

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.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Pallet2Ship's instructional videos on a range of topics.

INSURANCE CALCULATOR

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.

 

 

Brexit at a glance

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)

Register for an EORI number now

Collect from

Deliver to           

Commercial Invoice

(for goods that are subject of a sale)

Proforma Invoice

(for personal effects)

VAT *

EORI **

Great Britain Europe
Europe Great Britain
Northen Ireland Europe
Europe Northen Ireland
Northen Ireland Rep. of Ireland
Rep. of Ireland Northen Ireland
Great Britain Northen Ireland
Northen 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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