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European shipping costs

A quick overview of shipping costs from/to Europe, first discussed here: March 2012 European Maths Trade Discussion Thread, starting at page 3. Please contribute any shipping price information and/or shipping tips (customs, VAT...) you may have.

EU countries


Germany (Deutsche Post / DHL)


Measurements & Prices

All prices are in EUR unless noted otherwise.


max. Size**
max. Weight
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Standard mail
23 x 12 x 1 cm³
50 g
1.50
L+W+H = 90 cm
500 g
3.45
L+W+H = 90 cm
1000 g
7.00
Registered mail***

+2.15 (in addition to standard mail price)
Insurance per 100 EUR value

+2.00 (in addition to registered mail price)
DHL Päckchen (small parcel)
L+W+H = 90 cm
2000 g
8.79 / 8.90
15.79 / 15.90
15.79 / 15.90
15.79 / 15.90
+ Insurance (limited)****
+ 2.20
+ 3.20
+ 3.20
+ 3.20
DHL Paket (parcel)*****
60 x 30 x 15 cm³
2000 g
13.99 / --.--
--.--
--.--
--.--
120 x 60 x 60 cm³
5000 g
15.99 / 16.99
28.99 / 29.99
34.99 / 35.99
41.99 / 42.99
120 x 60 x 60 cm³
10000 g
20.99 / 21.99
33.99 / 34.99
46.99 / 47.99
58.99 / 59.99
120 x 60 x 60 cm³
20000 g
30.99 / 31.99
48.99 / 49.99
67.99 / 68.99
91.99 / 92.99
120 x 60 x 60 cm³
31500 g
40.99 / 41.99
53.99 / 54.99
92.99 / 93.99
123.99 / 124.99

When two prices are given, the first one is the online price and the second one is the post office price.
Prices for items up to 50 g were skipped due to low relevance.

* Only available for selected countries.
** More measurement restrictions such as min. sizes and max. combined length and girth measurements may apply.
*** Includes proof of drop-off, signed-for delivery, shipment tracking (in about 60 countries) and liability/insurance for loss or damage up to a value of 30 SDR (about 35 EUR).
**** Includes proof of drop-off, signed-for delivery, shipment tracking (in about 60 countries) and insurance up to a value of 50 EUR.
***** Includes proof of drop-off, signed-for delivery, shipment tracking (in about 60 countries) and insurance up to a value of 500 EUR.

DHL delivery zones


Zone 1 (EU)
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (except Northern Cyprus), Czech Republic, Denmark (except the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland (except the Åland Islands), France (except overseas departments and territories), Greece (except Mount Athos), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (except Livigno and Campione d’Italia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands (except non-European territories), Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (except the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom (except the Channel Islands)

Zone 2 (Europe outside EU)*
Åland Islands (Finland), Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Campione d’Italia (Italy), Canary Islands (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), Channel Islands (United Kingdom), Croatia, Cyprus (Northern Cyprus), Faroe Islands (Denmark), Georgia, Gibraltar (United Kingdom), Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Kosovo (Serbian province), Liechtenstein, Livigno (Italy), Macedonia, Melilla (Spain), Moldavia, Montenegro, Mount Athos (Greece), Norway, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City
* For some regions of this zone (e.g. Switzerland) the online prices are slightly cheaper than listed while prices at the post office are the same.

Zone 3 (world)
Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian territories, St. Pierre & Miquelon (FR), Syria, Tunisia, United States of America

Zone 4 (rest of world)
All countries and territories not covered by zones 1, 2 or 3


United Kingdom (UK) (Post Office/Royal Mail)

Includes Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Measurements


Max. Length (mm)
Max. Width (mm)
Max. Height (mm)
Max. Weight (g)
Letter
240
165
5
-
Large Letter
353
250
25
750
Packet
610
460
460
-
Parcel
1.5m and length/girth combined 3m
2000

Useful Links

Post Office Price Finder
AirMail Prices
First Class Mail Prices (UK)
Royal Mail World Zones (see what countries fit in the 'Europe' category)

Delivery Prices (outdated at July 2014 - see below)


UK (£)
Europe(1) (£)

1st Class
Standard Parcel

400g
2.48
4.41
3.16
600g
3.05
4.41
4.26
800g
3.71
4.41
5.36
1kg
3.71
4.41
6.46
1.2kg
4.90
4.41
7.56
2.0kg
7.18
4.41
11.96
2.5kg
12.18(2)
7.62
17.46(2)
3.0kg
17.18(2)
7.62
22.96(2)
3.5kg
22.18(2)
7.62
28.46(2)
4.0kg
27.18(2)
7.62
33.96(2)
4.5kg
32.18(2)
10.34
39.46(2)
5.0kg
37.18(2)
10.34
44.96(2)

(1)Letter or packet size only
(2)Mark letters and packets over 2.0kg with 'PRINTED PAPERS' for these prices. They're significantly less than regular letters and packets.

Update (March 2014): Increase in Prices: £0.20/250g. 'Small Parcels to Europe'

Europe
Up to 250g £3.70
Up to 500g £5.15
Up to 750g £6.60
Up to 1kg £8.05
Up to 1.25kg £9.50
Up to 1.5kg £10.95
Up to 1.75kg £12.40
Up to 2kg £13.85

At July 2014 quotes from many carriers for heavier packages to Europe are consolidated at www.parcel2go.com (a commercial website). The quotes are are typically for packages 0-15kg or 0-25kg in sizes capable of accommodating several games.

Update (July 2013): The pricing system has changed with a general increase in prices.
UK Parcels (upto 1kg) are £5.20 2nd class or £5.65 1st class
UK Parcels (upto 2kg) are £8 2nd class or £8.90 1st class
UK Parcels (upto 5kg) are £10.77 Parcelforce

Europe
Up to 250g £3.50
Up to 500g £4.95
Up to 750g £6.40
Up to 1kg £7.85
Up to 1.25kg £9.30
Up to 1.5kg £10.75
Up to 1.75kg £12.20
Up to 2kg £13.65

Notes

Unless your game is over 1.6kg or larger than a packet, £10 will cover delivery to all European countries.
Shipping costs for regular letters and packets over 2.0kg get very expensive for many, but not all, countries - for example: 2.001kg is £15.83+VAT to Denmark and Germany; £30.83+VAT to Sweden; £37+VAT to Switzerland.

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