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Postal charges from UK as of 29th March 2016.

Started by Christine Johnson. Last reply by Anne Powell Mar 24. 1 Reply

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Comment by mary on Thursday

just took 45 squares to my mom for posting - she will add a few tragic teddies ! Its awfully cold here today which will make me produce more squares. I DO miss adding my totals onto the others. 

Comment by Rebecca Price on April 15, 2016 at 10:44am

Amanda - I always check that they have understood I want the cheapest possible rate going overland and that it will take a couple of months to get there and is a maximum of 2Kg - when I take stuff and ask for International Economy Rate they do not always seem to know what I am asking for!  The last parcel I sent they tried to charge me £20 for till I said "NO, that can't be right - the most it should cost is about £13!"  They soon sorted it out when I said that.

In their defence there are an awful lot of postal rates these days!

Comment by Christine Johnson on April 15, 2016 at 6:22am

Amanda, yes it can be confusing but it isn't difficult.

1) Print out a Packing Slip from this page http://api.ning.com/files/cLrAd6kUb1CAAmMhZ6ZDgPzVZ04NjiOZWG5Pg4dwn...  and enclose the completed top section in the parcel.


2.Stick the bottom half of packing slip to wrapped parcel, which you may want to weigh to make sure it isn't more than 2kg..

3) Tell your PO clerk that you want International Economy Rate. If asked to complete a Custom's Declaration write GIFT and state the value as NIL so that duty isn't incurred.

That's all.

Comment by Tom Skupham on April 15, 2016 at 6:20am

sorry to have when you take your parcel to the post , when they see its for overseas they will give you a customs decleration form , this you fill in and it is attached by the P.O. staff to your parcel , the rest of it such as the address for Knit a Square is on the web site, after a few parcels you will wonder what you worried about

Comment by Amanda Jane Luff on April 15, 2016 at 4:32am

Iam so confused about all this as I don't understand everything and what u have to write on the parcel and I don't want to read the info as it confuses me.

Comment by Christine Johnson on April 10, 2016 at 9:14am

Hi Amanda, the latest information is on this UK page http://forum.knit-a-square.com/group/uk/forum/topics/postal-charges... . Anne's been offsite for a while so the international page has not been updated yet. The cheapest rate is called International Economy and allows you to send parcels up to 2 kg.

Comment by Tom Skupham on April 10, 2016 at 7:17am

Amanda ,some of us send small parcels economy, the delivery time quoted is about 2months, this is not as important as when the group first started in 2009,as now the members who knit are counted in hundreds, Don't forget to mark the Customs declaration as a gift and no commercial value, we know it is of value to those in South Africa who receive them but , S.A. customs will charge duty if a greater value than £ 0 or if you must £ 1.

Comment by Amanda Jane Luff on April 10, 2016 at 3:42am

But confused with what we send our parcels at post office and the discussion page has old update about charges at post office.

Comment by Christine Johnson on March 24, 2016 at 11:42am

Thank you for reminding us of these changes Tom. I have posted a new discussion showing the updated prices in this group and it will also appear on the International Postage thread.

Comment by Tom Skupham on March 24, 2016 at 6:37am

Just seen the new postal rates which start on 29th March , 1kg economy £8.20

2 kg  £13..25 not a great rise but if you have any parcels ready get them to the post office now


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