Send a Parcel to Chile

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Chile is best known for its narrow shape reaching around 4,300km in length. The country may be small but it’s more than made up for with its astonishing world-renowned beauty. Chile boasts both lush tropical islands, dramatic deserts, iconic mountain ranges, and a bustling capital city, Santiago. It also has a vibrant culture that reflects the variety in geographical regions and influences from around the world. Chile is one of the most prosperous and well-developed nations in South America as it’s marked by political stability and a high quality of life.

As a founding member of the UN (United Nations), Chile has strong ties with the United Kingdom and is actually the UK’s second largest export destination in the whole of South America, which may seem surprising considering the tourist destinations of Mexico in Central America and Brazil. The majority of goods from the UK enter Chile without any tariffs, and exports of British goods to Chile reached £1.076 billion in 2013, which has only continued to grow. As well as this, over 100 UK companies conduct direct operations in Chile, while even more conduct trade via local partners. With the rise of people moving, visiting, establishing businesses and exporting goods, it’s imperative that cheap parcel delivery to Chile is maintained in order for you to send a parcel to Chile at an affordable price.

Thanks to these current great trade links between the two countries, quick and easy parcel delivery UK to Chile has never simpler. Below is some further information on parcel delivery to Chile from UK.

Parcel Delivery To Chile

When it comes to finding the cheapest parcel delivery to Chile, you are in luck. Thanks to a whole host of delivery couriers, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to Chile parcel delivery, with companies such as Parcel Force, DHL and TNT offering parcel delivery to Chile in a variety of speeds. Depending on the urgency of your parcel, you can opt for a delivery time of 1-3 days, 4-5 days or up to 50 days. Delivery speeds, of course, will depend on other concerns such as customs regulations or even border strikes, but thanks to the choice offered by a variety of couriers for Chile parcel delivery, you can find competitive and affordable prices to suit your needs, allowing you cheap delivery to Chile organised at the click of a button.

Couriers will also give you the choice of various bonus options for your parcel, such as the ability to track your parcel, signed delivery and even contents insurance for cover in the case of damage, theft or loss during parcel delivery UK to Chile in addition to there cheap courier to Chile services. These options are often included in your original quotation; however, sometimes they are excluded and you can add them on for a further fee. Remember to double check the booking details of your cheap parcel delivery to Chile to avoid any surprises or complications.

With Chile being easily accessible from its vast expanse of coastline, shipping is one of the most common forms of parcel delivery. With the increase in shipping to this country there has been an increased amount of companies offering cheap shipping to Chile, this can therefore make it difficult and time consuming to look through all the different prices. That’s where we are here to help. Our price comparison tool can offer you direct prices for cheap shipping to Chile as well as cheap delivery to Chile based on the weight and dimensions of the parcel you wish to send.

Delivery Prices To Send A Parcel To Chile

The prices for parcel delivery to Chile are competitive. However, your final price will depend on a variety of factors ranging from the size of your parcel, the weight of your parcel and of course how quickly you wish it to arrive. Even with the cheapest parcel delivery to Chile, sometimes the final destination of your parcel can affect the final price. Some courier companies will charge extra money if they are required to deliver to a destination that isn’t the main city or is hard to reach. Therefore it is important to look into every aspect of the cheap courier to Chile that you have chosen in order to avoid any hidden charges. Our price comparison site makes it easier for you to send a parcel to Chile and access deals to cheap courier services to Chile and find the best price for you, allowing you to have peace of mind knowing that your parcel will be delivered successfully. Some companies may not be able to offer a particular Chile parcel delivery service for a number of reasons, so you should double check before you book.

Useful Information When Sending A Parcel To Chile

Each country has its own limits on what you can and can’t import into their country. You should research if what you are sending via parcel delivery to Chile from UK is allowed or legal. This helps avoid any customs problems and the potential of your parcel being returned to you. Below is a sample list of items prohibited and restricted for your parcel delivery UK to Chile.

Prohibited items not allowed into Chile under any circumstances

  • Any items violating Chilean trademarks or copyright laws
  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or combustible materials
  • Asbestos
  • Firearms or related firearms products
  • Soil samples
  • Pirated and imitation products

Restricted items for parcel delivery to Chile

  • Alcoholic beverages – you must provide a SAG (Chile Agricultural and Livestock Service) Affidavit Form and pay any additional charge that occurs.
  • Diplomatic mail – any diplomatic mail must be sent to and from a diplomatic institution and feature the specification of ‘DIPLOMATIC MAIL.’ A diplomatic seal on the parcel also needs to be included.
  • Animal products including animal skins and plant products, including plants, coffee, cotton, grain, seeds and tea
  • Audio/video cassettes, diskettes, computer software, microfiche & microfilm, and transparencies
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Prescription drugs
  • Films: 8/16/35mm, entertainment/promotional/training
  • Printed materials
  • Personal effects
  • Perfume and cologne, cosmetics, non-prescription drugs, medical samples, foodstuffs,
  • Credit cards (NI) – not activated and a maximum of 2 cards
  • Soil samples
  • Tobacco
  • Textile articles

If you are intending on sending any restricted items to Chile, it’s important to find out the relevant fees or documentation required.

You should also be aware that you can be charged duty on items over a certain amount. If you intend on going over this amount, you may require an import permit.

Correct labelling and packaging

You should ensure that your package is appropriately packed with the items you are sending via cheap parcel delivery to Chile, and can handle any wear and tear it may naturally experience during transit. We recommend placing your UK home address on the parcel and a copy inside the parcel in case your parcel cannot make it through customs, this way you can ensure your parcel returns to you. You should ensure the following things:

Due to Chile being located outside the European Union, you need to ensure you complete and attach a customs declaration form for each item you are sending. If you fail to do this, you could slow down the parcel delivery time and it may result in your parcel being undelivered and returned back to you. Remember courier services will not refund you if this happens, so prepare everything beforehand to avoid complications during delivery.

Make sure your address is correctly labelled. The Chilean addressing format is fairly simple. It’s alike to other countries who speak Spanish and includes the titles of the person who is receiving the parcel (‘Señorita’ or ‘Señor’) and a seven-digit postcode. Chile’s seven-digit postal code is determined by its nine different regions throughout the country. For instance, the capital of Chile, Santiago, has three different numbers beginning with 7, 8, and 9. The first three digits represent a postal distribution area and the last three identify a block face. Each of the partners that we work with here at parcel delivery are well-versed in their understanding of the postal system and with cheap courier services to Chile you can rest assured that your parcel will be delivered successfully.

To find out further information about cheap parcel delivery to Chile from UK, please do not hesitate to visit our FAQs here at Parcel Delivery if you require any clarification or need help or assistance in choosing the cheapest parcel delivery  to Chile service. We’re here to help!