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Greenland is a country that is part of the ‘Kingdom of Denmark’ with nearby countries including Canada and Iceland and while Greenland may have green in the title, it certainly has a lot less green in reality. 80% of its land is covered in ice. However, a deep history of association with Europe has kept Greenland economically strong as it’s a prime spot to ship its primary export of fish to both North America and Europe. As a result of this, cheap parcel delivery to Greenland is always in fairly high demand. Greenland has a population of 56,000, which is surprising considering it has an area of 836,109 square miles and interestingly, Greenland is also the home to a new form of Ruby that has caused excitement among the locals. The Ruby has created the possibility of new jobs and export opportunities.
The EU is Greenland’s main trading partner and while it has previously joined and left the EU, the country still maintains strong trading links with the Union. This paves the way for good relations between the UK and Greenland, as the UK is similarly leaving the EU. The potential of increased trade links between the two countries means cheap courier to Greenland could be on the rise. Below is some further information to help you find the best cheap courier services to Greenland for you.
There are a variety of cheap courier services to Greenland, this helps to keep the price competitive and the service efficient. The quickest delivery speed starts at an efficient 1-3 days for a special delivery option and a slower speed can take up to 9 days. It’s often found that the slower the parcel delivery, the lower the cost, meaning cheap delivery to Greenland is possible. Various other factors will affect the delivery speed of your parcel, including customs regulations, so it’s important you fill in a customs declaration form for the items you are sending and obtain any licenses or verification documents you may need for restricted items. The area you are sending to within Greenland can also affect the delivery cost as some delivery companies are unable to fulfil “express” deliveries to certain areas. Having a specific postcode at hand when searching for a quote will help give you accurate options. Also, note that cheap shipping to Greenland cannot be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays and this will also impact your delivery speed depending on which day you send your parcel.
Even cheap delivery to Greenland prices are competitive, and you can get parcel delivery for as little as under £19. However, more expensive options will rise up to over £50. There are a variety of “mid-range” options too so you can find something to suit your budget. Other factors will affect the final price of your cheap courier to Greenland, such as the size and weight of your parcel and how many parcels you would like to send. Most parcels start at a 2kg limit and these are the cheapest and rise significantly as you reach 20kg. If you decide to add tracked delivery, signed for delivery or even insurance cover for your items in case of theft, damage or loss, then this will also impact the price of even the cheapest parcel delivery to Greenland.
Parcel delivery sizes
The specific dimension allocations for your parcel will generally depend on each individual courier service you choose for your cheap shipping to Greenland from UK. You should double check with the company you have chosen before you decide on a box and start packing. As a general guide, a small parcel is usually 45cm by 35cm by 16cm and a medium parcel is 61cm by 46cm by 46cm. Also note that the maximum weight for parcel delivery is usually 30kg. Any parcel weighing above this will usually need to be split into separate parcels.
As with all countries, when you send a parcel to Greenland there are restrictions on what you can and cannot bring into the country. Below is an example of some prohibited and restricted items, however, this list is not complete and you should ensure that you research whether the items you are sending are allowed, legal or require a license. Failure to do so could result in your parcel being undelivered.
Prohibited items for parcel delivery to Greenland from UK
The following items are not allowed to be included within a parcel delivery to Greenland in any circumstances.
Restricted items for parcel delivery to Greenland
The following items may require a license or verification.
Remember that failure to obtain the necessary licences or verification documents will result in your parcel being undelivered.
Addressing your parcel correctly
To ensure your parcel arrives at the correct location, you need to make sure the address is formatted for the specific country you are sending to. When sending a parcel via parcel delivery UK to Greenland, you are technically, in postal terms, sending a parcel to Denmark, because Greenland is actually a territory of Denmark. Instead of addressing your parcel as “Greenland”, you will need to address it to “Denmark” and you will also need to include the ‘ISO Alpha 3 code’ for Greenland, which is “GRL”.
Packaging your parcel correctly
Even with the best cheap parcel delivery to Greenland, to ensure your parcel arrives at the desired location in the condition you first sent it, it’s important that you pack your parcel appropriately for the items within. Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap and make sure your box is tightly packed to avoid loose items moving during transit. It’s important that you choose a box for your parcel delivery that can handle the general rough and tumble that’s naturally associated with Greenland parcel delivery – or any parcel delivery for that matter!
When you send a parcel to Greenland you should include a copy of a UK home address on the outside of your parcel on a piece of paper, or on the box itself, and include a separate piece of paper within the parcel that also contains your UK home address. This means that in the event that your parcel cannot be delivered, it can be safely returned to you in the UK. Do note however that courier services are unlikely to compensate you for this, so ensure your parcel is delivery-ready the first time. Another tip is to remove any stickers or labels that may have been on your box previously – this tends to be the case if you are reusing a box from a different delivery. Removing these labels helps to avoid any confusion at the border or during the delivery process in general.
Should you require any further clarification or assistance with regards to finding the best, yet cheapest parcel delivery to Greenland, then please get in contact with one of our trusted team members today. We can help you find the best Greenland parcel delivery service to suit your budget for parcel delivery UK to Greenland, so visit Parcel Delivery today.