Exporting with Royal Mail

Starting to export, scaling up, or already shipping huge volumes overseas? We have tools and support for everyone

Exporting with Royal Mail

Starting to export, scaling up, or already shipping huge volumes overseas? We have tools and support for everyone

Royal Mail is trusted by thousands of customers to export across the globe. In partnership with the Department for International Trade and their Exporting is GREAT campaign, we want to support businesses to start shipping overseas, grow into new markets, or streamline their export process.

Here you will find resources to help your business export and grow with confidence.

What kind of exporter are you?

Starting to export

Find self-service tools for new or smaller scale exporters
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Scaling up shipping

Increase the amount you export, and expand into new countries or territories
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Experienced exporter

Let us build you a bespoke, streamlined export solution
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What do you want to do with export?

For the past eleven years, we've commissioned Delivery Matters research looking at the attitudes of online shoppers in the UK and around the globe.

We've analysed their findings for key international markets: the USA, Australia, Canada, China, and Germany.

You can also download the full set of reports:

Download Delivery Matters reports now

Check our country guides for more information on shipping to 230 countries and territories with Royal Mail, including:

  • Local delivery partner services
  • Prohibitions and restrictions
  • Correct address formats
  • Customs requirements

Royal Mail is the go-to delivery provider for many marketplace sellers. Our Click & Drop online postage tool allows you to link all of your storefronts and marketplaces and import all your orders to one place.

Amazon and eBay are the most recognisable global names, but other marketplaces can have a bigger reach in different countries and territories. The Department for International Trade has a handy drop-down so you can quickly find the best marketplace for your export destination:

Find your overseas marketplace with the DIT

Incidents or ongoing situations in different countries can affect mail services, causing delays and other problems.

We regularly update our international incident bulletin. If you send a lot of items abroad – or frequently receive items from abroad – you may want to bookmark this page, and complete the form to receive email updates.

Public holidays can also delay mail: check this list of international holidays and factor in more delivery time when needed.

New requirements for shipping outside the EU

Get ahead with electronic customs
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