Over the last year or so, news reports have come through stating that DHL, DPD and FedEx have all cancelled their express parcel delivery services to Russia, after learning that all shipments would have to be formally registered with customs, no matter what their value may be.
This change in policy has been introduced in Russia to reduce the amount of goods imported, and increase the domestic trade for the country. However, this does not mean you can no longer send to Russia.
Although 3 big couriers have stepped away from shipping express parcels to Russia that are purchased online by Russian citizens, ParcelForce are staying, because their services do not go through the same express channels as mentioned above. And luckily for Parcel2Ship customers, we offer great prices with ParcelForce.
Delivery times vary throughout Russia, but ParcelForce advise the following:
- 4 working days for 130100 Moscow
- 5 working days for all regional cities of Moscow, 603000 Nizhnii Novgorod, 170000 Tver and 190000 St Petersburg
- 10 working days for all other areas
To make the most of these all inclusive prices, just click the correct service above or here, and make sure the size of your parcel is within the guidelines. You can send to residential or business addresses in Russia. Customs fee’s may apply, depending on value (over $1000 US Dollars worth may be chargable) and content (please check ParcelForce’s restricted and prohibited list here). Remember to fill your customs forms out correctly. These can be found here, along with helpful instructions
If you are looking to order goods from a UK company and want to avoid certain import fees put in place by Russia, you can use our Repack2Ship service. For more information on how to use this simple way around an otherwise lengthy process, click here
If you have any more questions about shipping to Russia, please do not hesitate to call our Customer Services team on 0845 5190185.