Send parcels easily and safely to the United States
Use our Send Direct tool to send parcels to the United States. It will help you choose the right service at the right price and give access to the correct customs forms.
Send parcels to the United States – it's easy
Sending parcels to the United States is not necessarily more difficult than sending parcels within Sweden. Use Send Direct, our tool for purchasing freight online.
With our Send Direct tool you get help all the way. Specify that you want to send to the United States, measure and weigh your parcel, and you will then be guided step by step until the process is complete. Send Direct makes a complex process simple and handles everything from small parcels containing, for example, a t-shirt, to heavy parcels, such as a removal box full of books.
Shipping often to the U.S?
Send Direct allows you to create an account free of charge and get an overview of your shipments and receipts, see the status of shipments sent and save recipient addresses.
No hidden costs when sending to the U.S
With Send Direct, you can find information on the website on the various options for your parcel and what the options cost. The price depends, for example, on how big and heavy your parcel is and how quickly you want it to arrive. You receive information on the basic price and the meaning and prices of the different options.
When you ship to United States, the parcel is almost always traceable, no matter how large or small it is. The only exception is if you want to send a Registered mail, which is easy to buy and send via Send Direct but is unfortunately not traceable.
To track the parcel, pay in Send Direct, then drop it off at a service point. The shipping ID number will be on the delivery receipt. Track your parcel all the way to the recipient at postnord.se or in the PostNord app.
What can you send?
When you want to send something abroad, there are restrictions on what you can and cannot send. In addition, the United States has it’s own rules concerning imports into the country. To chance and break the rules is not recommended. All parcels are X-rayed and if an item is found to violate the rules, it will be sent back to the recipient.
The rules are updated on a regular basis. The best way to obtain fully accurate information about what you are allowed and not allowed to send to the United States is from the U.S. Customs Office or the United States Embassy in Sweden. Additionally, there are general rules on items that cannot be sent with PostNord. See our General Terms and Conditions and specific terms of service.
Fill in your customs declaration at the same time
When you ship outside of the EU, you need to fill in a customs declaration form. There are two different types of forms, depending on the value of the items you are sending. If you are sending something worth less than SEK 2,000, fill in Customs Document CN 22. If you are sending something worth more than SEK 2,000, fill in Customs Document CN 23. The customs declaration documents can be found in Send Direct. You just need to fill in the form, print and sign. Then stick it to the parcel with the address label.
On the Customs form, you must write in English what the parcel contains and what it is worth.
Good to know about U.S Customs
When you ship items to countries outside the EU, they will go through the recipient country's customs. Bear in mind that the number of days we indicate that shipping takes is excluding those days the parcel is in customs, as their handling is beyond our control.
Also, be aware that when you ship parcels to the United States, the US Customs may charge for administration, customs and VAT. You are not charged for these; instead, the recipient bears the costs, whether the item is a gift or not.