Parcels to Greece
We have special services for sending small consignments to Crete and Patra, using our own team and vehicles. But if you would like to send a parcel (or a just a few items) to Athens or anywhere else in Greece, for the best rate possible, Nomad International can help you with this too!
* Based on weight 20kg, destinations in Athens and Thessaloniki, exceptions apply, slightly higher prices for other destinations or larger weights, please contact us to book
Through our partnership with UPS, we can offer parcel delivery to all of Greece with outstanding rates. With prices starting from only £22.00 + VAT per box (up to 20kg) this is a fantastic service at an outstanding price.
Our core business is still door-to-door removals of course, and for large consignments or household removals we will conduct the whole job ourselves door-to-door, as a normal removal. Nomad is the number one removal company specialising in moving to and from Greece.
But for very small removals (like only 5 boxes), it is not as cost-effective for us to send our Nomad team in a removal truck all the way to your home in Greece* – this is where our partnership with UPS comes in. Instead of charging for our team to conduct the delivery to you like a normal removal, we can use UPS to deliver the goods instead, for a much cheaper rate.
* Except for Crete and Patra, where we do the deliveries ourselves using our own team and vehicles, even for small orders and parcel consignments – for the rest of Greece we will conduct household furniture removals ourselves using our own team and vehicles, but we will use our partners at UPS for small parcel shipping consignments.
UK Shopping in Greece
Now you can shop online in the UK and have your purchases delivered to anywhere in Greece – even if the retailer or seller doesn’t ship to Greece! Simply have the items sent to us and we will send them to Greece for you, using the cheapest, fastest and most appropriate method for the goods you are sending. You can use this service for eBay sellers who don’t ship outside the UK, small boutiques or even large retailers who don’t offer delivery services to Greece.
In this case you just buy from the retailer online and tell them to ship to [Your Name] at [Our Address]. We will receive the items here for you, consolidate them together if you are receiving more than one delivery, and then ship them to Greece for you!
To book this service please go to www.nomadparcels.com/uk-shopping and complete the booking form on this page!
Your Own Packages to Greece
If you would like to pack your own boxes of goods (or suitcases etc) to send to Greece, this is no problem! Just tell us the weights and measurements and we will book the shipment for you, and email you the Nomad International – UPS labels. Our partners at UPS will then collect your items and you’ll be able to track the shipments online, all the way to delivery in Greece.
If you’re studying in the UK and sending things back to Greece, just box everything up carefully, measure and weigh the boxes, and then send us your order! As long as everything fits into the dimensional requirements (see below: boxed flat screen TV’s are fine, but mattresses aren’t), this service will be the cheapest way to transport your belongings back to Greece!
Just contact us by phone or email to tell us the weights and dimensions and place your order, then we’ll take payment and email your Nomad-UPS labels to you. Our UPS partners will arrive promptly to collect the boxes, and you can track them all the way to delivery in Greece.
This service is also ideal for small removals, where you are sending boxes but no large pieces of furniture. Nomad International can of course handle removals from anywhere in the UK to anywhere in Greece, doing the whole job ourselves with our own team and vehicles – but for only a few boxes, it is very expensive for us to send a removal truck and removal team of course.
But now through our partnership with UPS, it is easy, fast and very cost-effective to send only a few boxes, suitcases, TVs etc all the way from your home in the UK to your home in Greece*. In fact this is the cheapest way to move boxes, suitcases etc from the UK to Greece.
* Please note that for a couple of locations such as Crete and Patra, our traditional Nomad removals and “Express” services are cost-effective even for only a few boxes.
If you are in Greece buying from a UK eBay seller, or if you are in the UK selling on eBay to a customer in Greece, we can arrange the shipping for you! Just have the package/s sent to our warehouse in Peterborough (or we can even arrange collection) and we will send the items to Greece for you, with tracking the whole way. Just give us a call or send us an email to get a quote and book this service.
Packaging – Important!
Please remember that unlike our normal removal services, where we are the only company handling your goods, this Nomad-UPS parcel service involves another company (UPS) handling your goods. Therefore it is even more important than usual that everything is packed very well. Please see our videos on export packing for advice on how to pack fragile items into boxes (scroll down to the first 3 videos). Always use strong cardboard boxes (not plastic boxes), and make sure the cartons are completely filled (using packing materials to fill any gaps). As a general rule use at least 2 inches of packing material between the contents and the outer box, as well as packing in between the contents. If in doubt, use more packaging material rather than less. Finally, seal all the edges of the box using tape. UPS also has some detailed advice on packing here.
Nomad’s Packing Services
If you are bringing the items to our warehouse (or if you are ordering online from a retailer and having the goods delivered to us), and you need us to professionally pack the items for you, we can do this too! As a removal company we are specialists in packing and protecting delicate items, and we have expert staff on hand to wrap and pack things for you. Just bring them into our Peterborough warehouse and we will wrap and pack everything for you for a small fee prior to shipment.
Items purchased directly from the retailer are usually packed suitably for international transport, but occasionally this is not the case and the items will need additional packing, so we will discuss this with you and provide additional protection in these cases.
Insurance is available at 2.0% of the value of the goods you are sending, plus IPT (this works out at 2.19% of the value of the goods including all taxes), with a minimum charge of £10.95.
Rules on Dimensions and Weight
These are the rules for the dimensions and weight of the packages:
- Longest dimension (length or width or height) no longer than 2.70m
- The other two dimensions each no longer than 0.76m
- Weight no more than 70kg (the best prices are for packages lighter than 32kg)
There are some other more complicated rules regarding the dimensions but these are the basic rules. Also some items larger than this can be taken – we can provide individual quotes on request.
But in summary normal packing boxes of various sizes are usually fine, as are suitcases. Boxed flat screen TVs are normally fine too, and electronic items such as boxed speakers and stereos also normally fit within these dimensions. Mattresses and large items of furniture are not suitable for this service, because they don’t fit within these guidelines.
We are working on solutions for large items too, but at the moment we can’t take very large items – the Nomad-UPS parcel service is only suitable for items within the dimensions above.
Remember that for our services, and our and services, we can take large items of any size. The restrictions above are only applicable to our Nomad-UPS parcel services, where UPS are taking the parcels.
Please also see the list of prohibited items.
Our outstanding prices represent the cheapest parcel delivery to Greece available. Just compare us to any of the major parcel couriers online, including UPS, DHL, Parcelforce, Fedex or any others. With prices starting at £22.00 + VAT for one medium removal box (up to 20kg) from anywhere in the UK to anywhere in mainland Greece, and £37.80 for two boxes, our costs are very low.
Here are some examples:
- 1 box 15kg (30cm x 45cm x 40cm) from Derby to Thessaloniki = £22.00 + VAT
- Small removal from Exeter University to Athens (4 boxes and 1 boxed flat screen TV) = £94.50 + VAT
- 2 boxes 8kg (30cm x 30cm x 45cm) and 18kg (45cm x 45cm x 45cm) from London to Athens = £37.80 + VAT
For a full quotation, and to book, please visit our dedicated parcel website Nomad Parcels.
For customers who are buying goods online there are some additional options with standard costs. Packing is not normally required, but if it is this is charged at £2.00 + VAT per cubic foot with a minimum charge of £4.00 + VAT, which includes the packing materials. If wooden crates are required (in the rare case of antique furniture etc), this cost is additional. Storage is free of charge for up to two weeks. Additional storage can be arranged on request – we can store any volume of goods for any length of time in our secure Peterborough warehouse.
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