International Business Parcels

Flexible, cost-effective overseas parcel delivery

International Business Parcels not only offers a choice of delivery speeds for parcels up to 2kg, but also offers a range of sorting options. The more you sort your parcels prior to handing them over to us, the more money you can save.

At a Glance 

  • Enjoy a choice of delivery speeds
  • Save money with a range of sorting options
  • Send parcels up to 2kg and Printed Papers up to 5kg
  • Offers a specialist service for sending many printed items to the same address

What is International Business Parcels?

International Business Parcels provides a highly flexible, convenient and cost-effective way to send your business parcels overseas. To qualify for International Business Parcels you’ll need an Online Business Account and a minimum £5,000 annual spend on our business services, or over £10,000 if you want to use our Max Sort service for international addresses. If you spend less than £5,000, see International Standard.

Choose a sorting option

International Business Parcels offers a number of options for presenting your parcels: from simply handing over a bag of items and letting us do everything else, to sorting your parcels by destination for our most competitive rates. So you enjoy total flexibility, and money saving opportunities too.

For full details of the sorting options available, consult the PDF icon International Business Parcels User Guide.

Choose a delivery speed

International Business Parcels lets you choose a delivery speed to suit your business requirements and your budget.

Service EU Rest of World
Priority 3-5 days 5-7 days
(Available with Max Sort only)
Not applicable 14-21 days
Economy 10-15 days 6-12 weeks

What can you send?

Size limits

Items packed flat:

  • Minimum: One surface at least 90mm x 140mm
  • Maximum: Length plus depth plus width no greater than 900mm. No single side must be longer than 600mm.

Items packed rolled up:

  • Minimum: Length plus twice the diameter must be at least 170mm. Neither the length nor the diameter can be less than 100mm.
  • Maximum: Length plus twice the diameter must not be more than 1040mm. The length must not exceed 900mm.


The maximum weight for an individual item is 2kg. However, you can send books and pamphlets, i.e. any papers ‘bound’ together, up to 5kg. Items between 2kg and 5kg in weight which contain books or pamphlets, must be marked ‘Printed Papers’ in the top left hand corner on the front of the parcel. You must not include personal correspondence with these items. Please note, exceptions apply in certain countries.

For full details about size and weight limits, take a look at the PDF icon International Business Parcels User Guide

What can’t you send?

There are some items we can’t carry overseas post for legal or health and safety reasons, and others that have some restrictions.

See a detailed list of prohibited items and restricted items.

How much will it cost?

Download our pricing calcuator

Package icon 2017 version International Business Services

Or check the PDF icon International Business Parcels Rate Card

Anything else you need to know?

Find answers to your questions in the documents and links below.
Visit the Help page for the full list of detailed guides and downloads for this product.

PDF icon International Business Parcels User Guide

PDF icon Royal Mail Specific Terms for International Business Services

PDF icon Royal Mail General Terms and Conditions


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