Things to consider before sending a postage to Portugal.

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Convenient Parcel Delivery to Portugal

At Packlink, we understand how challenging sending an international parcel can be. Even such a supposedly easy task like finding the right courier can take a lot of time and effort. You need to compare prices, transit times, package requirements, etc. It doesn't have to be this way, though. By using our tools, you'll be able to find and compare the best delivery services to Portugal from the UK in an instant. With Packlink, sending a parcel to Portugal has never been more convenient. Try our online tool now, and spare yourself all the trouble!

Why Use Packlink to Send a Parcel to Portugal?

We believe that sending parcels shouldn't be an exhausting experience. Our mission at Packlink is to provide our customers with convenience whenever they need to send their packages. Using our comparison tool, you'll be able to quickly compare all the renowned couriers and get a quote that will suit you best when shipping to Portugal and other EU and non-EU countries. Here's why using Packlink is your best choice when sending parcels from the UK to Portugal:

Best Prices

We've negotiated special rates with the world's most renowned courier services, such as DHL, DPD, or Evri. That enables us to provide our users with lower delivery costs, all without losing on the quality of service. Using Packlink can save you a lot of money and trouble. Just follow our four easy steps and see for yourself that sending parcels to Portugal can be a straightforward and cheap task!

Let's see how much would cost to send a parcel to Portugal with a practical case, and try sending a parcel to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

Shipping Cost to Portugal
1 kg£ 16.80
5 kg£ 16.80
10 kg£ 19.76
20 kg£ 31.67

Leading International Courier Services

Packlink works only with the leading international couriers. That way, we can make sure our clients can always expect top-quality, reliable service and that their parcels are in safe hands. What's more, since we have a commercial agreement with them, you can expect the best shipping rates in the UK when sending a parcel to Portugal. Here are the courier services we cooperate with:

Effortless Parcel Collection and Drop

To send parcels, you usually have to go to your nearest post office and wait in endless queues. Well, that's not the case with Packlink. Using our platform, you'll be able to pick your preferable parcel collection option, including the most convenient one - drop-off. It's an option every courier service has embraced in the last few years, as more and more customers find it the most comfortable way of shipping parcels worldwide.

All you need to do is pick a drop-off point in your area, take your package there, and you'll get notified once a courier picks it up. Of course, if your package's weight and size make it cumbersome, you can always opt for the parcel collection service.

Various Shipping Options

It's obvious that you want the parcel you've sent to Portugal to be delivered on time. On the other hand, you might not want to spend a fortune on express delivery. At Packlink, we understand that perfectly. That's why we provide our users with a variety of postage delivery options. You can pick from three basic parcel delivery services:

Economy delivery is the cheapest option available. It also has the longest transit time. Standard cuts the shipping process to a few working days with a minor price increase, making it a much-preferred choice among our users. However, if you're in a hurry, going with express delivery is your best call. It might be the most costly service, but it significantly shortens transit times, ensuring your parcel to Portugal arrives in the country in a matter of two or three days.

Packlink Insurance

The couriers we work with guarantee top-quality services. But, of course, situations where a sent parcel gets lost or damaged, can occur. Usually, such problems have something to do with wrong packaging or incorrect labels. We provide our users with extra cover insurance in some cases, though, including:

  • Shipment damage
  • Partial loss of shipment
  • Total parcel loss

Also, please note that you'd need to request the opening of an parcel insurance claim no later than 30 days from the day of your parcel dispatch for all cases reported via Packlink. Otherwise, we won't be able to help you.

Package Tracking

There are two ways for you to track your parcel to Portugal:

  • Use the Packlink reference number and your email address to access the Packlink tracker;
  • Use the courier's page and type in your parcel's unique tracking ID number displayed on the postage label.

Both ways work great, allowing you to keep an eye on your parcel delivery. That should provide you with peace of mind and ensure you notice any abnormalities during the shipping process.

Cost-Efficient Solution for eCommerce Businesses

Do you run an eCommerce business and send many parcels to Portugal? If that's the case, we have the perfect tool for you - Packlink PRO. It's a hundred per cent free online platform where you can compare eCommerce shipping services and pick the one that's cheap, fast, and reliable.

Once you register at Packlink PRO, you'll immediately gain access to a number of advantages, such as volume discounts, state-of-the-art technology solutions, and custom rates. You'll also be able to save time when dealing with multiple orders, thanks to an intuitive control panel.

Packlink works with all the leading worldwide eCommerce platforms:

Register now and reap the benefits of the best eCommerce shipping service in the UK!

Things to Consider Before Sending a Postage to Portugal

Every time you send an international parcel you have to remember about particular postage requirements each country has. Portugal is not an exception to this rule. With that in mind, please check whether you require any documents or if there are any prohibited goods you can't send to the country. To ensure you avoid any problems with shipment and customs, we've prepared a short guide:

Packaging Instructions

Before you send a parcel to Portugal, please double-check if you pack it correctly. Otherwise, your items might get damaged during transit, and it's probably something you'd like to avoid at all costs. That being said, we recommend following these five simple steps:

  1. External packaging — ensuring the box you choose is sturdy is essential. It has to fully protect items inside and don't have any empty spaces, as they can be easily bent and damaged during parcel transit.
  2. Internal packaging — once you've chosen the box suitable for your parcel weight and size, you need to pack it internally as well. You can use bubble wrap or foam sheets to protect items inside from shocks and vibrations.
  3. Closing and sealing — another thing to do is closing your box properly. For that, use resilient packing tape and put some plastic cover or cardboard on the parcel's edges and exterior.
  4. Documentation — when shipping to Portugal, you can't forget about all the required documentation. Attach labels where they are visible and don't cover the barcode by accident. Otherwise, a courier won't be able to scan it.
  5. Packaging by type of item — some goods require a much thorough packaging process than others. That's why if you want to send fragile items or products containing potentially dangerous substances, make sure you always double-check your box before sending it.

Prohibited Items

Please be aware that you might not be able to send several goods to Portugal. As with any other country, there's a list of prohibited items you need to check. When it comes to goods that won't go through Portuguese customs, we can include:

  • Ivory, tortoise shell, claws, and horns
  • Items containing animal skin
  • Vegetable products

For the full list, please contact the Royal Mail. They have all the information you need on their webpage. You can also check with Portuguese customs to ensure that details provided by the UK side are relevant.

Take Advantage of Packlink Parcel Delivery Today

What are you waiting for, then? Use Packlink today to get the best price possible every time you send a parcel to Portugal. Feel free to contact our support if you have any further questions, and please note that final prices will vary depending on your postage weight, length, and destination. Parcel delivery to Portugal from the UK has never been easier. It's high time you embrace it too!

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