Everything in the UK, Available in Crete!
Shop online at Amazon, Argos, Currys and many more, and have your purchases delivered to Crete for as low as
Or pack your own boxes and send them to Crete for the cheapest possible rate!
The Crete Express, Nomad International’s new depot-to-depot parcel delivery service, is the cheapest way to shop online in the UK and have your goods delivered to Crete.
Simply order your goods online, have your purchases delivered to our Peterborough warehouse (addressed to you), and we will bring them to Crete. You can then collect the goods from our depot in Vamos, or have us deliver them to your door.
Now we can also arrange collection / delivery from your UK address too!
The price of this service is fully-inclusive of VAT, making the Crete Express the most cost-effective way to transport your goods to Crete. And you can pay with your Greek credit card! +
* Minimum charge of £10.00 applies to orders where each item is less than 1 cubic foot in volume. Price includes VAT
+ Surcharge of 3.0% applies to credit card payments.
The Crete Express is also the cheapest way to send parcels to Crete, or to send small consignments of furniture or other items to or from Crete. Many of our customers with just a few boxes (for example), or a few pieces of furniture they’ve been wanting to send to Crete, have found our depot-to-depot service by far the most cost-effective option.
To place an order via the Crete Express, just follow these simple steps:
Shop online at any UK retailer and choose the items you would like. Calculate the total volume of the packages in cubic feet (you can download our pricing calculator to help you).
Or if youre packing the items yourself, start packing! Check out our packing videos if you need any advice. If in doubt we can always pack the trickier items (like furniture or delicate items) for you at our warehouse for a small fee.
Use our pricing calculator to calculate the Crete Express transport cost. The table below outlines the pricing for depot-to-depot services:
|Volume||Price per Cubic Foot (including VAT)||Charge per Order*|
|0-1cft||£0.00||£10.00 / £5.00 (see below)|
|> 150cft||Call for quote. Collection from Vamos not applicable: our premium removal service, which includes delivery, will be more cost-effective|
New!!! We’re trialling a new pricing system with even lower prices for small items: only £10.00 for the first item and £5.00 for each item thereafter. This applies to orders where every item is very small (<1 cubic foot). Please see the new pricing calculator for details.
If you like you can convert the cost into Euros using a currency converter: http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=1&From=GBP&To=EUR. Remember that the actual exchange rate charged will be determined by your bank at the time of the transaction.
You can also compare the cost to standard DHL Pricing or ParcelForce Pricing. You will see that the Crete Express service compares very favourably on price. Most carriers base their pricing on “volumetric weight”. This converts each cubic foot into a “volumetric weight” of 4.5kg to 5.4kg. So a volume of 3 cubic feet would be charged at at least £64.98 incl VAT (ParcelForce) or £119.95 incl VAT (DHL), and more if the total weight exceeded 17.5kg, compared to £35.00 regardless of weight with the Crete Express.
With the Nomad’s door-to-door removal services and depot-to-depot Crete Express service, the weight of the items does not matter (as long as each package can safely be lifted by two men). Flat-packed furniture, refrigerators, beds & washing machines are no problem. The only time the weight does matter is if you would like us to arrange UK parcel transport for you – in this case each item cannot weigh more than 30kg and there are some dimension restrictions. Please see our FAQ for more information
The only items that we ask not be delivered directly from the retailer to our warehouse are groceries (because the grocers deliver them to us in shopping bags rather than in packed boxes). Everything else can be delivered directly from the retailer to our warehouse.
We have lowered the cost of insurance to 2.0% of the value of the goods (plus IPT). IPT is charged at a lower rate than VAT (it is 10%) so the total rate for insurance is 2.20% of the value of the goods, including all taxes. See our FAQs for more information.
Purchase the items from the retailer. Advise them of the delivery address:
Nomad International Ltd
DSV Solutions Building
Don’t forget to address the goods to your name at our address! This makes it much easier for us when they arrive.
Deliveries can be received at Nomad International between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Just complete our booking form below, and we will book you in! Please remember that we need a completed form in order to transport your goods. We also prioritise loading according to the order that we receive the booking forms – by completing the form it allows us to allocate space for your consignment.
Once your goods arrive at our Peterborough depot one of our staff will contact you to confirm the final volume and the price of transport. They will then take payment from your UK debit card, UK or Greek credit card, or provide the details for a bank transfer. They will also give you an approximate arrival date in Crete.
For items coming from Crete to the UK, the process is reversed. We will still wait until the items arrive in Peterborough before measuring them up and taking payment. If you have chosen “Please collect from me” in the Booking Form, we will of course contact you straight away to arrange the collection.
Your goods will be transported on the next available Crete Express service – please see the next approximate departure dates in the box in the top right above. Please note that the 26th March trailer has been put back to departing on Sunday 2nd April now, but we are almost fully booked up for this vehicle and will be departing again after Easter. To make a booking please use the Booking Form at Step 4 above. Please ensure that your goods arrive with us at least 3 working days prior to departure.
As soon as your goods arrive in Crete (or arrive back in the UK if coming from Crete), our team will contact you.
If you have any questions please read our FAQ first. Nomad International prides itself on the excellent customer service it offers to its removal customers, and we are concerned about continuing to offer this high level of service while catering for a much larger number of customers sending small consignments via the Crete Express. Therefore, so that we are able to maintain our high service standards, we ask that Crete Express enquiries be made by email rather than telephone where possible. If you have any questions that are not answered by our FAQ, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
So to send a parcel to Crete, follow the steps above and get started straight away!