Most items imported into the United Kingdom are subject to duty and VAT.
Some vendors will boast about fibbing on the customs declaration. This is dangerous for the sellers and for you!Your government will hold you responsible for any inaccuracies. We fill out all forms accurately. Based on feedback from our customers in the UK, often times the smaller Priority Mail parcels will make it to your doorstep without getting VAT and duties assessed. This, however, is something that I cannot guarantee! It is just by chance. My theory is that the handwritten customs forms on the priority packages are more often overlooked by hand-sorters… but I cannot say for sure.
Our standard shipping method to the UK is Global Priority. We currently charge $13 for this service for orders up to $350 (see our shipping policies for complete details). It takes 5-15 days to arrive. It is not trackable. Express Mail Service is faster and trackable. Usually it takes 4-7 days to arrive in country/ clear customs and reach your destination.
There is a lot of info on the HMRC website. If you are new to importing, don’t feel overwhelmed! In most cases, the parcels we send will reach your doorstep; if a duty is assessed you will be presented with a bill to pay on the spot. Simple!