PROHIBITED & RESTRICTED ITEMS WHEN SENDING TO FRANCE with La Poste (France Post)
You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Parcels Cheaper is not responsible for it and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal or customs authority.
PROHIBITED ITEMS: (not allowed in any circumstance)
The standard Post service is untracked and is delivered by La Poste (France post) therefore if you do not select the tracked or signed for delivery option you can only claim compensation for the cost of the service paid, tracked or signed for services are claimable for either up to £50 or up to £250, depending on which option you buy.
If the letter/large letter/parcel/tube/printed papers has not been delivered you will be able to claim back the cost of the sale price for the goods sent and the amount which you paid for the service. Documents and all printed matter can only be claimed for the amount paid for the service in case of non delivery.
By using this postal service you can save significant amounts of money by not using national delivery companies, there is no need to worry about remote surcharges as it costs the same price to send to any town or city as it does for any destination in France!
As Europe’s largest postal company, La Poste (France Post) delivers about 61 million letters every working day in France. With our years of experience on the French market, we are the natural partner for companies that are active in France. And our international expertise and global network support your international ambitions.
La Poste (France Post) is part of the France Post Group. The world's leading logistics group provides its customers with easy to use standardised products as well as innovative and tailored solutions.
TRACKING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE SIGNED FOR OR TRACKED SERVICE ONLY, YOU WILL BE EMAILED THE TRACKING NUMBER ON THE DAY YOUR PARCEL WAS SENT TO OUR POSTAL PARTNER.
TO TRACK YOUR PARCEL PLEASE ENTER YOUR TRACKING NUMBER INTO THE LA POSTE WEBSITE:
IF YOUR PARCEL HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED WITHIN 15 CALENDER DAYS FROM THE DATE SHOWN ON THE TRACKING THEN PLEASE CONTACT LA POSTE.
Unable to deliver:
If the recipient is not available when France Post try to deliver, the recipient must follow the instructions on the card posted through the letterbox to either collect their parcel from the local France Post delivery office or arrange for a re-delivery, if no response is received it will be returned to the U.K. sender from France.
France is a E.U. country and currently there are no customs regulations to deal with when sending a parcel from the U.K. to France.
Please ensure you do not send prohibited items to less obvious examples include:
1. Lithium batteries.
2. Plants and live trees, cut flowers and ornimental foilage.
4. Alcohol over 82% alcohol by volume.
5. Toy weapons and video games.
For more information contact HM Revenue and Customs and refer to the prohibited items page.
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Our prices are cheaper than you think, by sending with France Post you can save a significant amount of money by not using a courier service.
DISCOUNTED SMALL PARCEL RATE PRICE:
800 grams parcel delivery to France £5.75 (Post Office price £9.53, 39.7% discount)
1.5 kgs parcel delivery to France £6.75 (Post Office price £11.39, 40.7% discount)
2 kgs parcel delivery to France £7.75 (Post Office price £12.52, 38.1% discount)
By using a postal service to France you can send to any location in France for the same price, there is no need to worry about remore surcharges as it costs the same price to send to any town or city in France.
Airmail parcel delivery to France tracked/signed for/untracked.
Delivered by La Poste. (France Post)
France Post offers a fast, reliable delivery service by Airmail.
*Send a parcel from the UK to anywhere in France for the same low price.
Fast delivery in just 3-5 working days from the date it leaves our depot.
France Post size and weight guide:
Letters: up to 100 grams, maximum length 240 mm x width 165 mm x 5 mm thick.
Large Letters/Thin parcels: up to 750 grams, maximum length 353 mm x width 250 mm x 25 mm thick.
Parcels: up to 2000 grams (2 kgs) Printed Papers up to 5000 grams (5 kgs) Maximum length is 60 cms and the length + width + height must be 90 cms or less.
Tubes/rolls: Maximum length 90 cms, length + width + height must be 104 cms or less.
Note that the width and height are the same size as it is a tube shape.
Printed Papers in a sack to a single addressee: up to 11000 grams (11 kgs). We put your printed papers in a sack free of charge once received.
Parcels received above this size will incur a delay and a charge made for using a different suitable service.
Signed for services only receive a signature if the person is there to sign for the parcel.
Tracked services fully tracked with online proof of delivery. Can be posted through the letterbox as a signature is not required, so more convenient.
NOTE: It is the senders responsibility to comply with government regulations or laws applicable in France. Not all commodities can be sent to each country.
Compare prices up to 40.7% cheaper than the Post Office.
The largest volume can be achieved by sending a parcel of size 30 cms x 30 cms x 30 cms, which is 27 litres.
Airmail parcel delivery to France delivery by France Post signed tracked standard