International Standard

Cost-effective, easy to use overseas delivery for parcels up to 2kg

International Standard offers a convenient, reliable and cost-effective international delivery service for parcels up to 2kg.

At a Glance 

  • Delivery to Europe in 3 to 5 working days
  • Delivery to rest of the world in 6 to 7 working days
  • Compensation up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered goods

What can you send?


You can send parcels weighing up to 2kg(1) with a height plus width plus depth no greater than 90cm, with no single side longer than 60cm.

Tubes and rolls

You can send tubes or rolls weighing up to 2kg(1)  with a maximum length of 90cm. The length and two diameters combined should not total more than 104cm.

(1) Printed papers allowable up to 5kg

Want added peace of mind?

Sending important or valuable goods? For a little added peace of mind, consider one of our international tracking and signature services.

International Tracked

Keep tabs on your parcel with tracking at five points after despatch as well as an online confirmation of delivery.

International Signed

Your item is tracked until it leaves the UK and only handed over at its final destination once we have a signature from the recipient.

International Tracked and Signed

For total confidence, this service combines full end-to-end tracking, signature on delivery and an online delivery confirmation. 

Availability of our tracking and signature services varies by destination:

See coverage for tracking and signature services

How much will it cost?

You can calculate the price for International Standard delivery using our Get a price tool

Is there compensation for loss or damage?

In the unlikely event your parcel is lost or damaged, compensation cover up to £20 is included. However, because we rely on postal services around the world, we can’t offer a guaranteed delivery time, and we can’t compensate for delays.

Tracking and signature items travel in a separate network while they’re in the UK, and we provide proof of posting and compensation up to £50 as standard. We also offer the option of extra compensation up to £250 to protect valuable items against loss or damage.

Learn more about compensation for loss or damage

Anything else you need to know?

For useful information about sending things abroad, including advice on restricted or prohibited items, take a look at Help with international sending

Sending something outside the EU? Find out what’s needed to get your parcel through customs


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