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How It Works - For cheap postage costs

At Postage Planet we have years of experience in shipping parcels around the world.

What makes us different from other online parcel companies, is that every parcel can be collected from your door or you can choose to drop it at your nearest Post Office within the UK to be sent anywhere in the world. We have a very close working relationship with the Royal Mail and ParcelForce. All postage is processed through our sorting depot in Kent, where the parcel is weighed and measured before it get shipped with the courier of your choice. This helps prevent delays with the courier or within the customs clearance in your chosen country, helping you get a seamless service every time.

It is your responsibility to check that all the items you send are legal to import into the country that they are being sent to. Some countries may require you to hold an import license to import certain products. It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary license/import clearance papers before placing an order with us. If you are unsure, then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

We cannot be held responsible for any customs seizures/confiscation. The parcels recipiant will be liable for any customs charges and import duty charged. In the event of customs seizure, no refunds will be available. Postage Planet will accept no responsibility or cost whatsoever if delivery of any product is delayed as a result of anything out of our control; i.e. Customs delay, courier error, electrical or magnetic damage to, or erasure of, electronic or photographic images, data or recordings, act of god, flood, fire, war, industrial action etc. We will not be able to provide a refund if a parcel is returned to us by customs. Postage Planet may use a different courier than the one you select, if the courier you select cannot deliver to your chosen address.

Our couriers also calculate the volumetric weight of parcels, so large light weight items can incur additional postage costs due to their size. This will be calculated for you when you enter the dimensions of your parcel and before you place your order.

Postage Planet’s parcel delivery charges are calculated according to the actual weight and volumetric weight and any shipment may be re-weighed and re-measured by Postage Planet to confirm this calculation. Customer shall pay or reimburse Postage Planet for all shipment charges, ancillary charges, duties and taxes owed for services provided by Postage Planet or incurred by Postage Planet on shipper’s or receiver’s or any third party’s behalf and all claims, damages, fines and expenses incurred if the Shipment is deemed unacceptable for transportation.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event that a parcel is greater in weight or dimensions than that permitted within the delivery purchased or was not declared correct at the time of booking and therefore the shipping costs are higher than quoted, we will contact you and request your payment method for the additional costs and a further surcharge of £10+ VAT will apply to cover additional administration. We will notify you of these charges within 10 working days. The consignment may also be returned to the sender at your cost (please see "return to sender" charges on our "Terms and Conditions" page). 

Shipper agrees that its shipment is acceptable for transportation and is deemed unacceptable if:

It is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), ADR (European Road Transport Regulation on dangerous goods), any applicable government department or other relevant organisation;

Or if no customs declaration is made when required by applicable customs regulations;

Or if it contains counterfeit goods, animals, bullion, currency, banderols/tax stickers, bearer form negotiable instruments, precious metals and stones; real or imitation firearms, parts thereof, weapons, explosives and ammunition; human remains, pornography or illegal narcotics/drugs),

Or if it contains any other item which our couriers’ decide cannot be carried safely or legally;

Or its packaging is defective or inadequate.

Postage Planet is bound by the terms and conditions set by the couriers we use and by placing an order with us you agree to those couriers’ terms and conditions also.

Postage Planet’s own service will be placed with any courier of our choosing. However, by selecting this service you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set by the couriers we choose.

When you receive a confirmation of your order, this is to indicate that we have received your order. It does not indicate that a contract exists between us. We will indicate acceptance of your order, and hence a contract between us, when we send you an invoice. We have included this term to protect us in the case that a mistake has been made in pricing, we have inadvertently under-priced goods, or we are no longer able to supply a particular product for some reason. In the case of a change of price, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable.

It is your responsibility to insure that the address details that you provide are correct. This should include a contact name and business name, if being shipped to a business, house name or number and a contact telephone number for the sender and the receiver and a full postal/zip code. Postage Planet will not be held responsible for any incorrect address details provided by the customer.

Parcels Returned to Our Depot
After an attempted delivery, the customer or the recipient may request that an undelivered consignment be returned to the customer, delivered to the recipient or redirected (and in the case of the recipient's request, the customer hereby consents to Postage Planet performing such action and subject to payment of such additional charges notified by Postage Planet to the person who makes the request. Postage Planet will perform such additional service on the terms and conditions set out in these conditions or other such Postage Planet terms which govern the additional services, if such is the case.

Return to Sender Charges
UK Parcels- £12+VAT per parcel
EU Parcels- £30+VAT per parcel up to 30kg
International Parcels - £45+VAT per parcel
Plus any courier charges incurred.

If an undelivered consignment is held by Postage Planet and is not claimed within 30 days of Postage Planet leaving notification of its attempted delivery at the delivery address (unless Undeliverable when no notification is required), Postage Planet shall, where reasonably practicable, attempt to contact the customer. If this fails Postage Planet will be entitled to destroy the consignment.

If a parcel is lost or damaged we will submit a claim to the courier. Photo evidence of items and all packaging is required for all claims for damaged items. Please retain all items and packaging until any claims have been settled. You (the customer) agree that you will be responsible for the cost of any return postage. Once a claim is completed the cost of the return postage may be refunded by the courier and this will be passed on to the customer. The courier will investigate all claims and their decision on any compensation to be paid is final. No compensation can be claimed for late or damaged parcels using the *ParcelForce/EMS (No Insurance) service to China, as this is a low cost service and to keep the costs low, the insurance has been reduced to cover lost parcels only.