Getting the Best Deal on International Shipping for Your Clothing

In November and December, people have a lot of questions about international shipping and clothing. Obviously, clothing is a popular Christmas gift. It could be something you’ve knit for the grandchildren, an item you spotted on the high street that is absolutely perfect for your sister, or that coat that your son away at university regrets not bringing. But when you have loved ones abroad, sooner or later you will probably want to send them clothing.

Sending clothing overseas isn’t complicated if it is personal items and not for sale abroad. It can get spendy, so you probably want to shop around and compare what different international shipping companies are charging.

How Can I Send Clothes Internationally?

Most ordinary clothing is fairly easy to pack. First, make sure it is clean and dry. Putting dirty or damp clothing into a box will result in disaster! Then simply fold it neatly and pop it into a clean box. If it is one or two small items, such as a t-shirt or clothing for a baby or toddler, you might be able to fit it into a large, padded envelope. Never overstuff a box or envelope as it could easily burst and the clothing would be damaged.

If you use Spratt International Shipping for clothing, we can call right to your home to collect the parcel. We strive to make overseas shipping as easy as possible for our customers, and we know most people don’t send things abroad very often.

What Is the Cheapest Way to Ship a Box of Clothes?

Shipping prices depend on the destination, the size and weight of the shipment and the method of transport. If you plan ahead, you can save by sending parcels surface (by ship and/or road). Sending things by air is faster, although it can be more expensive.

One way to save money sending clothes overseas is to use the clothing as padding for other items you are shipping. At the very least, it means you don’t have to buy packing paper or bubble wrap! But if you are sending a box of Christmas gifts, for example, it can bring the cost of shipping down too.

It’s important to note on your customs forms that the clothing is a gift or personal item. Clothing imported into other countries for sale can be liable to very high import taxes.

Why Choose Spratt for Shipping Clothes Internationally?

Spratt Personal Shipping has vast experience sending clothing and other personal items all over the world. We can get your box of clothing to its destination quickly and safely. If you are concerned about the cost of international shipping for clothes, we can talk you through all of your options to find the best one for your budget and timeline.

November and December are busy times for international shipping, especially this year. Why not call us today to find out more about the best way to get those clothes where you need them to go? Our staff are happy to answer all of your questions.