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‘Dangerous Goods’ Parcels from the USA

Sometimes parcels can contain products known as ‘Dangerous Goods’. It is important that you are aware of the items that are considered ‘Dangerous Goods’ which can be purchased from the USA, as these cannot always be transported due to regulations.

Some goods are classified as ‘dangerous’ or ‘hazardous’ and can be unfit for safe transit. This category can include the following items: aerosols, perfume or anything containing lithium batteries – phones and laptops.

Please find below the list of ‘Dangerous Goods’ parcels:

  • Parcels including Li-Ion and Li-Metal Batteries are classed as ‘Dangerous Goods’.
  • Only UN3481 can be transported.
  • All other Dangerous Goods’ codes cannot be transported. These include: UN3480, UN3091 and UN3090.
  • For the parcels containing unknown Dangerous Goods’ codes, they will require being opened and unpacked for retrieval of cliental documentation. This documentation can then determine which of the 4 codes above the parcel is.
    Please note there will be a repacking fee involved for these parcels and they will be marked in the system until the repacking is confirmed by you.
  • We can currently only transport the code: UN3481. We are organising transports only when the volumes are high enough for these ‘Dangerous Goods’ parcels. Generally, this transport happens once per month.
  • For the codes we cannot transport, please contact our customer support team and confirm if you would like to return the parcels to the USA sellers.
  • For laptops and products containing batteries please also contact our client support team.

It’s our priority to ensure your parcels are delivered to you and to make you aware if they contain dangerous items. However, for parcels containing products as per the list above, we cannot be held liable.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. 

We strongly suggest before placing an order, that you read our Terms and Conditions.

What are the charges for delivery a parcel from USA?

Delivery prices are calculated based on the parcels’ chargeable weight*
* Chargeable weight:  The Chargeable Weight of Air Freight shiopmemnts are calculated as the Actual Weight (Gross Weight) or the Volumetric (also called Volume or Dimensional) Weight of the shipment, whichever is the greater. The Volumetric Weight that is calculated based on the dimensions (length, width and height) of a parcel: Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) / 6,000. Typically, large items with a light overall weight take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item. That’s why the Airlines charge according to Chargeable Weight.

Import Customs Formalities

When parcels arrive at London Heathrow Airport, UK each of them are subject to import customs formalities – this allows the parcels to be circulated as EU parcels to any EU destination country without any other customs formalities during the transit or at destination.

Once the parcels arrived in the UK the USD declared value is converted into GBP based on the FX rate published monthly by the HM Revenue & Customs (UK Customs Authorities).

Low Value (LV) Parcels with value up to £14.99: Parcels to this value are exempt from custom formalities, import VAT or import duties.
Medium Valu (MV) Parcels with value from £15 to £134.99: Individual parcels will be charged with Import VAT of 20% from the Statistical Value.
High Value (HV) Parcels with value above £135: Individual parcels will be charged as per the Import VAT of 20%, plus Import Customs Duties depending on the products categories, all applied to the Statistical Value of each parcel.

Statistical Value  - The Import VAT and Import Duties are calculated based on Statistical Value which is the Declared Value slightly increased by the HMRC. From our experience so far but without this being a guaranteed factor, the average statistical factor was 1.04 (4% average increase of the Declared Value to obtain the Statistical Value).

Import Customs Payments are made of the Import VAT, Import Customs Duties and any other Import Taxes paid by EshopWedrop to HMRC (UK Customs Authorities) on behalf of the clients for importing the parcels into UK. They are paid in GBP and the same amounts without any margin on top are updated in the EshopWedrop system for each parcel. The system is then converting the GBP amounts into each destination country’s local currency (e.g. EUR for Lithuania, RON for Romania) based on the official exchange rates published by the local national bank and applicable in the day when the import customs formalities were done and the import payments were made by EshopWedrop on behalf of the clients. These Import Customs Payments will be calculated as amounts to be paid by the client at checkout when each such parcel is ordered by the client for final delivery in the destination country.

Import Customs Clearance Service Fee: This is the service fee charged to the clients by EshopWedrop for the service for taking care of the import formalities of each parcel. These fees are different for LV, MV and HV parcels and are according to the official tariffs list published on the website.

Import Customs Payments Service Fee: this is the service fee charged to the clients by EshopWedrop for the service of making the Import Customs Payments on behalf of the client. These are Import VAT, Import Customs Duties and Other Import Taxes paid by EshopWedrop (or its subcontractors and appointed agenst) to HRMC (UK Customs Authorities) in order to import each parcel. This fee is a percentage from the total amount of such Import Customs Payments made for each parcel, with a min amount being charged and they are according to the official tariffs list published on the website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each parcel will be treated individually. This means the Import Customs procedures will be applied separately to each parcel.

In case of more than one parcel for the same client consolidated into one shipment arriving in London Heathrow Airport, UK, the cumulated value of all parcels for the same client is considered for determining each parcels’ customs category (Low Value Parcel, Medium Value Parcel or High Value Parcel).

E.g. regardless of individual values, two parcels each valued £10 will be considered as a Medium Value Parcels – this is as a result of their cumulated value of £20 and will be custom cleared in line with the Medium Value Parcels import customs payments and and services fees as presented above.

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Is there a max limit in the parcel’s chargeable weight?
Yes, 300 kg.*

Is there a max limit in the parcel’s declared value?
Max value per parcel: USD 2,500*
* If your parcel exceeds any of these limits and prior of ordering, please contact our team and one of our customer’s representatives will advise you of the process needs to be followed. Only parcels within these limits are considered Parcels as defined in our Standard Terms and Conditions and the tariffs and all the other conditions are applicable. Any parcel exceeding any of these limits will need to be agreed with special conditions and tariffs applicable offline.

Is the service available for companies or only for consumers (private individuals)?

The service can be used also by companies but it is very important to understand that the import customs clearances are done in UK electronically and bulk for the entire shipment made of all the parcels consolidated into one transport. Therefore we cannot provide any Import Customs Declaration for each parcel which usually companies require as supporting documentation for the import VAT or import customs duties paid for the import formalities.

The above is applicable for all the parcels even for those for consumers (private individual clients) – there will not be available any individual Import Customs Declaration for individual parcels and we will not be able to provide to the clients supporting documentation for the Import VAT or Import Customs Duties paid for individual parcels.

How to Shop from the USA?

Are you trying to place an order using your EshopWedrop American Delivery Address?
We strongly recommend that you review the information below - you need to follow the guidelines below to ensure your parcel is successfully delivered.

Firstly, visit your EshopWedrop account to check your American Delivery Address is available - MY ACCOUNT
If you don’t have an EshopWedrop Account Sign up HERE

How does the USA service work?

The USA EshopWedrop Origin warehouse is based in New York and close to JFK airport. This means, that every time you are shopping online from online retailers your parcels will be sent to the USA Origin Warehouse and from here they will be delivered to the UK warehouse, via Heathrow airport.

Deliveries to the USA Warehouse are accepted from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (New York time).
All parcels are processed within 24hrs after delivery, except those delivered during Thursdays, which are processed on the same day.

Cut off times – Parcels with customs details updated and confirmed by Thursday 5 PM Eastern Time (ET) for each departure day will be included in the same day’s departure.

Currently we have one weekly departure from the USA Origin Warehouse, on each Friday with the airfreight departure from JFK Airport, NYC on Sunday and arrival at London Heathrow Airport on Monday morning.

Thus parcels delivered to our USA Origin Warehouse from Friday to Thursday will be processed and recorded in our system by Thursday Close of Business (ET). Customers need to update the customs details of these parcels by Thursday 5 PM ET in order to ensure they will depart the same Friday.

What do I need to do when parcel arrives at the USA warehouse?

Please login to your Personal Account and compete the following steps:

Upload supporting documentation for the products categories and values declared (invoice, online order confirmation, proforma invoice, etc.).

This document must present clearly the description of the products, the quantity and the amount paid for the products. If any of these details are missing the parcel cannot depart from the USA!

You must complete the product category details mentioned above in ENGLISH ONLY and must match the description from the supporting documentation (invoice or online order confirmation).

Declared value in USD including any applicable sales tax and USA delivery charges, according to the supporting documentation uploaded. The maximum value per parcel accepted by the system is USD 2,500. This is the maximum value for simplified export formalities accepted by the US Customs Authorities.

Please note: If you do not have a default delivery address in your destination country declared in your account you will be prompted to add one. This is a necessary condition for the parcels to be sent from the USA. This address will be declared as your address for the export and import customs formalities.

What happens when the parcels arrive in the UK?

Firstly, Parcels arrive in the UK on Monday at the Heathrow Airport for import customs clearance (see more details below about the import customs formalities).
Once the parcels have been customs cleared they will be delivered by Tuesday (12 PM UK time) to the EshopWedrop UK Flagship warehouse. At the Warehouse the parcels will be sorted and will be sent out for a final mile delivery. 

For further questions please feel free to contact our Customer Service Team.

Customer Service Contact Details: 

 Email: info@eshopwedrop.pl

How does the service work? Read our Step by Step Guide.

STEP 1 – Upon registering you will receive your Personal EshopWedrop Delivery Addresses for online shopping in Europe, USA and soon Asia.

STEP 2 – Shop from all of your favourite online stores in Europe, USA and soon Asia. Here you can find some shopping ideas but always feel free to use any other shop you might prefer!

STEP 3 – On the online store’s checkout page, use your Personal EshopWedrop Delivery Address including your EshopWedrop ID (part of the address' body). There are many online shops that will ask you to fill in the two address lines, we also include two lines for your shopping address (this is why you will find them in your shopping addresses: Address Line 1 / Address Line 2).

STEP 4 – Wait for our confirmation that your order has arrived at your EshopWedrop Personal Delivery Address (please consider the delivery time in the respective country according to the local delivery option you selected when you placed the online order). Once your order has arrived at the EshopWedrop warehouse, our team will arrange for the parcel to be delivered to Poland.

STEP 5 – We know that shopping online might be stressful sometimes, that’s why we regularly inform you via e-mail about your parcels’ location and delivery status or you can check this anytime by logging into your EshopWedrop account or using the Track & Trace tool available on the EshopWedrop website.

STEP 6 – You will receive an email notification once your parcel has arrived in Poland. Home delivery? Job address delivery? Or you prefer to personally pick up your order from a collection point? You can select the option most convenient to you as soon as your parcels have arrived in Poland.

What parcels cannot be delivered from the USA to Poland?

The USA EshopWedrop Origin warehouse is based in New York. This means, that every time you are shopping online from online retailers your parcels will be sent to the USA Origin Warehouse, and from there your parcels will be delivered to the UK warehouse, via Heathrow airport, before delivered to you in Poland.

When parcels arrive at London Heathrow Airport, UK, each of them is subject to import customs formalities – this allows the parcels to be circulated as EU parcels to any EU destination country without any other customs formalities during the transit or at destination.

Please find below a list with the products that cannot be delivered from USA to Europe subject to UK custom formalities:

  • Soil, plants, roots, seeds.
  • Vegetables, bulbs, fruits, potatoes, dairy or other animal products – fish, eggs, honey, milk.
  • Meat - including ham, bacon, sausages and pate.  
  • Perishable products of any kind.
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning.
  • Live or dead animals, bees and other insects, raw skins, raw furs.
  • Wood, wooden charcoal, iron and steel, magnets.
  • Money, Credit Cards, Debit Cards.
  • Jewellery, rough diamonds.
  • Batteries, explosives, flammable substances or other dangerous substances/radioactive substances.
  • Aerosols, gasoline, diesel and other fuels, lighters containing fuel.
  • Tear gas, mace & pepper spray, gas masks & gas mask filters.
  • Knifes, guns.
  • Fireworks, gun powder, firearms, weapons, explosives, ammunition, military equipment, self-defence sprays, airbags.
  • Illegal drugs, pharmaceutical products (including veterinary), pesticides, herbicides, fungicides.
  • Liquid, tobacco, alcohol.
  • Sugar and salt.
  • Perfume, nail varnish.

Please note: These products are given as examples and the list is not limitative. Please ensure you observe the legislation in the USA, EU and Poland for any products which might not be allowed.

It’s our priority to ensure your parcels are customs cleared and delivered to you. However, for parcels containing products as per the list above, we cannot be held liable for your losses. The authorities are at the extreme of confiscating and destroying these items.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.  

We strongly suggest before placing an order, that you read our Terms and Conditions – 3.10 (3) regarding size, packaging and contents of the Parcel.

What goods cannot be delivered from the USA to Poland?

The USA EshopWedrop Origin warehouse is based in New York. This means, that every time you are shopping online from online retailers your parcels will be sent to the USA Origin Warehouse, and from there your parcels will be delivered to the UK warehouse, via Heathrow airport, before delivered to you in Poland.

When parcels arrive at London Heathrow Airport, UK, each of them is subject to import customs formalities – this allows the parcels to be circulated as EU parcels to any EU destination country without any other customs formalities during the transit or at destination.

Please find below a list with the products that cannot be delivered from USA to Europe subject to UK custom formalities:

  • Soil, plants, roots, seeds, trees, ores, forage for animals, mineral manure, flowers and ornamental plants.
  • Vegetables, bulbs, fruits, potatoes, dairy or other animal products – fish, eggs, honey, milk.
  • Meat and meat offal - including ham, bacon, sausages and pate.
  • Perishable products of any kind.
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning.
  • Live or dead animals, bees, crustaceans and other insects including other aquatic invertebrates, raw skins, raw furs.
  • Wood, wooden charcoal, iron and steel, magnets, residues and wastes.
  • Money, including Coins, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Bills, Banknotes or securities or Travel cheques.
  • Art pieces or personal value objects.
  • Jewellery, rough diamonds, gemstones, platinum, gold, silver or precious objects.
  • Batteries, explosives, flammable substances, chemical products, sulpha, mineral fuels, resins, or other dangerous substances/radioactive substances.
  • Aerosols, Water heaters, tanks with motor fuels, gasoline, diesel and other fuels, lighters containing fuel.
  • Tear gas, mace & pepper spray, recipients containing gas, empty gas containers, gas masks & gas mask filters.
  • Knifes, guns.
  • Fireworks, gun powder, bullets, firearms, weapons, nuclear reactors, explosives, ammunition, military equipment, self-defence sprays, airbags.
  • Illegal drugs, Psychedelic drugs, narcotics, pharmaceutical products (including veterinary), pesticides, herbicides, fungicides.
  • Liquid, tobacco or alcoholic drinks with a concentration exceeding 70%.
  • Sugar and salt.
  • Perfume, essential oils or nail varnish.
  • Photographic products.
  • Cereals, pastry and various pet food products

It’s our priority to ensure your parcels are customs cleared and delivered to you. However, for parcels containing products as per the list above, we cannot be held liable for your losses. The authorities are at the extreme of confiscating and destroying these items.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

We strongly suggest before placing an order, that you read our Terms and Conditions – 3.10 (3) regarding size, packaging and contents of the Parcel.

Why use EshopWedrop?

Thousands of online shoppers in Europe use EshopWedrop to deliver their parcels when shopping online from abroad.

Here are some of the reasons that EshopWedrop can be your favourite online shopping partner:

Brands you love, delivered to you: With EshopWedrop you have access to high quality and cheaper products from the biggest online retailers in Europe, USA and soon Asia! If some online retailers do not deliver to Poland, EshopWedrop does!

Access to product sales across Europe: We all know that there are huge sales running online in markets such as in the US. Most of these products can be expensive and sometimes not even available in Poland! With EshopWedrop you can now shop online for any product you like and enjoy discounts and sales that the European, American and Asian (coming soon) markets offer!

Consolidate your orders: It is likely that you will want to buy products from multiple European, American and Asian (coming soon) shops! This can result in high delivery costs, but with EshopWedrop you can combine all of your orders into one consolidated delivery and tracking number, so that all of your parcels will be delivered to you together, saving you money and time when collecting them.

Price Calculator: You can estimate your delivery fees before you purchase a product. This will provide you with an estimate of the costs to deliver your parcels globally to your home address in Poland. Visit the EshopWedrop Price Calculator to estimate your parcel delivery costs. Visit the Price Calculator

Multiple Delivery & Collection Options:  Online shopping means convenient shopping! EshopWedrop is giving you the chance to deliver your parcels to a click & collect collection point, your home address or an address of your choice! What’s even better? If you are local, simply visit our flagship and pick the parcel up yourself!

Make a friend feel unique: Surprise your loved ones by sending them a parcel from abroad straight to their address!

Customs Declaration from USA

IMPORTANT: To ensure your parcel will be loaded onto the next scheduled departure, please login and update all of the customs details required for the parcel (value declaration, commodity, upload purchase invoice). Each departure will include only the parcels with all the customs details required updated by the departure's cut-off time. All parcels that customs details are not updated will remain in the warehouse until updated. When uploading the purchase invoice please note that the only acceptable format is a PDF.

What is the Personal EshopWedrop Delivery Address?

Once signed up you will receive your Personal Delivery Addresses for your online shopping in Europe, USA and soon Asia. You can find these addresses when you log in to your Personal EshopWedrop Account.

These are the main EshopWedrop Warehouse Addresses. When you are shopping online and use one of these addresses, your parcels are being delivered to the relevant country’s EshopWedrop Warehouse.

Via this process you can sometimes benefit from a free delivery option that online retailers often offer their customers. Meaning, you only have to pay for the costs associated for EshopWedrop to deliver your parcel to Poland.

Example: You have ordered a book from Amazon.com that qualifies for free USA delivery and you have used your USA Personal EshopWedrop Delivery address at the checkout. This means that your parcel will first be sent to our USA EshopWedrop Warehouse allowing you to qualify for the Free delivery option that Amazon.com sometimes offers. Your goods will then be delivered from the USA warehouse to Poland and you will charged based on the delivery charge you have selected.

How do I know that my products were received at my EshopWedrop Delivery Address?

Our system will automatically send you email notifications as soon as we have received your parcels. The following details are included in our email notifications for each parcel received:

  • Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Tracking number
  • Link to your EshopWedrop account where you can see a picture of your parcel(s) as well as all of the details above.

Also, at any time, you have the option to check your parcels in your EshopWedrop account. You will find here all of the details and the status for all of your parcels, consolidations, history and invoices raised to you.

When can parcels be delivered to origin warehouses?

Origin warehouses can accept parcels during working days (Monday to Friday) from 9am until 5pm (local time)

Where and when can I collect my parcels?

You can select the final delivery of your parcels as soon as they arrive in our destination warehouse in Poland.

To collect your Parcels, you can choose from the following options:

  • Door delivery to the most convinient location to you
  • Collection from the closest point, according to your Post Code pickup location
  • Collection from our central warehouse (FlagShip) in Pruszkow
How can I check my parcels and how can I find out when they arrive at destination?

We will inform you via email as soon as:

  • your parcels arrive in the EshopWedrop origin warehouses (your EshopWedrop shopping addresses)
  • your parcels depart towards the destination country
  • your parcels arrive in our warehouse from the destination country
  • your parcels, either arrive in the collection point indicated by you or when they are handed over to the courier for delivery to the address indicated by you
  • the parcels are delivered to you.

Also, you have the anytime option to check your parcels in your EshopWedrop account. You will find here all of the details and the status for all of your parcels, consolidations, history, invoices raised to you, etc.

I made an online purchase but I cannot see it among my parcels shown in my EshopWedrop account. Why? What can I do?
  • We kindly ask that you check if the online store has sent your products and if they were successfully delivered to your EshopWedrop shopping address.
  • Did you receive a tracking number for the order from the online store? We recommend that you use a track & trace delivery option.
  • If the products were delivered, but the retailer did not correctly label your unique shopping address on the parcel, we will keep your parcels in the "Unidentified" category and will make investigations.
  • We kindly ask you to contact us and send us all the details you have in order to clarify the situation.
The online shop (Ebay.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk) would not accept the telephone number provided by EshopWedrop. What should I do?

Let's try this:

  • Check that you have chosen the delivery country correctly.
  • Change "+44" (UK code) with "0" (zero) - ebay.co.uk
  • Delete +44 and leave only the rest of numbers - Amazon.co.uk
Can I buy from other online shops? Other than those presented on the EshopWedrop website?

Absolutely! Our online shops directory is only for guidance and ideas for you to explore. You can buy from any online shop which is making deliveries to one of your EshopWedrop shopping delivery addresses.

Can I compare prices between various online shops?

Of course! We recomend you to use Pricerunner for your shopping from the UK, and Preis in Italy and Germany.

How is the shipping charge calculated?

The shipping cost is calculated according to our price list which can be found on our website.

An estimation of the shipping cost can be calculated through our online calculator which can also be found on our website.

The cost is based on the weight of each parcel in Kg. 

In case the volumetric weight (length X width X height)cm / 6000 is greater than the actual weight of the parcel then the shipping cost is calculated based on the volumetric weight.

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