How long does it take to ship from US to Britain?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TSE, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Hey guys I need a package delivered into Britain, specifically New Castle. What is the earliest it would take for it to ship? What company should I use? Thanks!
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    One thing to bear in mind is that our postal system is still recovering from the double whammy of the Christmas rush and the bad weather we've had over the past month. As such, there's a backlog and it's very likely anything you send across here now will be delayed a bit while things get sorted.
  3. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    That's what I was worried about... My college portfolio is due January 15th, so I NEED to get it in by then. *sigh*

    Any advice? Is there a way I can pay extra for it to get there SUPER fast?
  4. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm sure FedEx and UPS offer an express shipping option that will get it there in time. It might cost you a bit though. It would be best to check on their website.
  5. Forker macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
  6. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Yeah, one of those or Fedex - regular mail is totally messed up right now. I sent a some packages USPS a couple of weeks ago and they still haven't been delivered. And stuff coming this way (Royal Mail) took 2-4 weeks.

    It usually takes 1 week either way. Blame the Christmas rush and the weather.
  7. SandboxGeneral, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I ordered a F1 calendar and it shipped from Great Britain and it took about 10 days to get to Michigan. That was with normal or standard rate shipping, nothing expedited. That was in late November to early December when I ordered.
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    I'd like point out it is Newcastle, don't want it sent to wrong city :p

    Overnight it with FedEx or Ups, don't send via normal mail as it will most likely not arrive on time.
  9. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    Yeah, go with a private company rather than through Royal Mail (regular mail) as there's going to be less of a backlog with a company like DHL or UPS.
  10. JsR macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    Yep thats true. I had some documents sent out from my University on the 2nd December (I remember the date as it was my birthday) and I still haven't received them yet...and I only live 4 miles from my University.

    Also I live in Newcastle :D Are you sending me a gift? Haha

    I'd stick with like UPS and pay for express.

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