The procedure to book a collection online
Please fill online pickup request form completely.
The online form requests Sender, Recipient and Shipment
Make the payment online via reliable PayPal payment processing service, you don't have to have a PayPal account to make the payment, you can pay as a Guest.
Once you have made the payment, we will contact you to confirm the booking.
A reference number of your shipment booking will
be provided at the end of process.
Prohibited items to send via courier
Prohibited Items: The following items
are strictly prohibited from shipment, and must not be sent
through our services under any circumstance. Any of these
items being sent may result prosecution, heavy fines and
Animals (including birds, fish, insects, larvae, pupae
Animal products (including but not limited to ivory,
fur and garments trimmed with fur)
Antiques and art work
Cash (including bank notes and currency)
Cash-like negotiable instruments in bearer form (including
but not limited to bank notes, currency and vouchers)
Complete firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives,
Dangerous / hazardous goods including but not limited
to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances,
loose lithium batteries, dryice, biological substances,
UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified
as such under International Air Transport Association
regulations (“IATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods
by Road (“ADR”) or International Maritime Dangerous Goods
Designer clothing, apparel, accessories over £250
Electronic Items - In total no more than 2 electronic
items per package i.e. desktop computers, MP3 players
or any other electronic components. The entire package
may not contain more than 2 lithium batteries which must
be contained within the electronic items. The package
must not exceed £1,000 in total value
Flowers and plant products
Human remains or ashes
Illegal goods (these are goods which are considered
illegal in the origin, the transit points and/or the destination
countries and would include but not be limited to pirated
goods, counterfeit goods and narcotics)
Imitation (replica) firearms, toy guns, weapons, explosive
devices or ammunition
Jewellery over £1,000 in value
Laptop Computers - No more than 1 laptop computer per
package. The entire package may not contain more than
1 lithium battery which
must be contained within the laptop. The package must
not exceed £1,000 in total value
Loose lithium batteries
Legal drugs and pharmaceutical products over £250
Medical samples (including but not limited to bodily
fluids and tissue samples)
Mobile Telephones - No more than 2 mobile telephones
together with accessories. The entire package may not
contain more than 2 lithium batteries which must be contained
within the mobile telephones. The package must not exceed
£500 in total value
Personal Data - Packages containing unencrypted personal
data in electronic format
Perishable items that require a temperature controlled
Prescription drugs and pharmaceutucal products
Tax stickers / banderols
Restriction to send certain items
Restricted Items: The following items
are deemed unsuitable for shipment by our services, and
are therefore restricted. Any of these items being sent
may result in surcharges, delays or confiscation by authorities
where appropriate. No transit cover or guarantees whatsoever
will apply to these items. THESE ITEMS ARE SENT AT YOUR
Food items (Perishable) All areas
Furniture (Unless Flatpacked)
Glass / Mirrored items / Crystal / Ceramic / Pottery/
Porcelaine/ Plaster / Marble / China / Stone / Slate /
Resin / Granite / Concrete - (or any item containing these
Laptops / Monitors / Computers
Plants / Seeds / Flowers / Plant derivatives
Televisions / Plasma & TFT Screens, Monitors
Unaccompanied baggage / Suitcases
White Goods -fridges, ovens- (also known as range, stove,
cooking plate, or cooktop), Microwaves, dishwasher, Washing
Watches with an individual value over £1,000
We will not accept any materials and products that may
be dangerous or hazardous to handling staff.
To comply with strict regulations we will not carry any
substances classified as dangerous in the latest edition
of the IATA publication.
Also prohibited are: Shipments with inherent vice; Shipments
which by their nature are likely to soil, impair or damage
persons, merchandise or equipment; Goods the carriage of
which is prohibited by law in the country of origin, transit
or destination; Goods which attract excise duty or which
require special facilities, safety precautions or permits.
It is the sender’s responsibility to comply with current
government regulations or laws applicable in each country.
Not all commodities can be shipped to all countries.
Further information is available on request. Please contact
us before placing any order if you are unsure of the classification
of your consignment. Failure to declare dangerous goods
can lead to prosecution, heavy fines and imprisonment.
Surcharges may apply to a shipment
Remote Area Service Surcharge
The ShipCentre is committed to provide one of the best courier services to our customers. These courier companies are committed to provide delivery services to most parts of the World however, due to the high degree of inaccessibility of some locations, additional costs are incurred.
Remote Area surcharge applies to those shipments which requires special arrangements. The surcharge varies for each courier company.
To compete most effectively in the international market, courier services have expand their already vast network and infrastructure, it is good to know that less than 2% shipments are currently delivered to remote locations.
Overweight Piece Surcharge
Overweight surcharge applies to each peice in a shipments by all courier companies, chargeable weight limit varies for each courier company available at The ShipCentre. This covers extra handling requirement for such peices in a shipment, which fall outside standard operational processes of the chosen courier company.
To claim your refunds for the FedEx shipment sent via The ShipCentre, you must e-mail us the detail of your shipment, refund claim reason any photographic proof, air waybill number, original invoice showing the cost of the goods you shipped.
Please note that you cannot file a claim of refund directly with FedEx or any financial institution i.e. Bank or Online Card Processing services.
Claiming a refund direct with FedEx or financial instituation i.e. Bank or Online Card Processing services will result in legal dispute between The Customer and The ShipCentre, The ShipCentre will execute chargeback, report The Customer's detail to debt collectors and credit reference agency.
You must file your claim through The ShipCentre within 15 days of shipment delivery.
There is no refund applicable for a shipment delayed due to Customs Clearance or Act of God, i.e. Bad weather, Storm, Earth quake, Tsunami, flood etc. ; in addition, where it is reported any incident which result in blocking the access to the delivery area or zone, i.e. road work, road blockage, terrorism, police and building works restricting access to the place to deliver.
The refund claim has to be approved by FedEx to enable The ShipCentre refund a customer.
The ShipCentre will refund only the amount received by FedEx.
The ShipCentre's staff take every measure to secure the contents of all the shipments.
However, there is a limited contents insurance available which a shipper declares on their shipment consignment document. It applies to any physical damage to the listed contents of shipment only if the damage was done within The ShipCentre by the mistake of its staff, or faulty equipment or ignorance of safety of shipment contents.
The ShipCentre does not cover any Internal Fault Claims for any content as there is no way of verification of contents working 100% perfectly before it was shipped through Us. If there is any internal Fault in any content you shipped through us, we are not responsible for such Faults Claims of the contents.
The ShipCentre is not responsible for any damages made outside of its premises. The ShipCentre can only insure your contents value under £100.00 "Value Limit", any item include in your shipment worth over the Value Limit will not be covered by us and for that we shall not be held responsible in any court of law.
Any such items which has value over Value Limit will only be accepted to send through us on the Shipper responsibility, the shipper will require to cover the cost of any damages done to the listed contents of its shipment contents if the cost of damage item is over Value Limit and if it was damaged within the ShipCentre.
If you require extra cover for any Restricted Item which has value over the Value Limit and you pay extra to The ShipCentre to insure it, that is entirely on the shipper responsibility as mentioned in the Restricted Items section, The ShipCentre does not cover the actual value of any Restricted Item to which damage was done within our ShipCentre, the shipper will only be able to claim any damages for up to the Value Limit for any Restricted Item if the damage was done within the ShipCentre.
Insurance claim must be filed in writing within fourteen days of shipment delivery or within seven days of damage notified to our customer service.
Insurance claim must be sent to P.O.Box 1001, Claims Department, 4 Little Portland St. London W1W 7JB.
Insurance claim must be sent alongwith original documents, we will return your original documents via recorded (signed for) delivery after your claim has been processed,
Insurance claim must include:
1) Claim covering letter to describe the damage i.e. how the damage happened, exactly when it happened, who was handling it, any witnesses detail alongwith their IDs. & contact detail, who received the damaged content(s) (contact detail and IDs requried).
2) Waybill which was inside the plastic pouch on your shipment box/suitecase/tube/bag/envelope/pack.
3) Shipment & Insurance transaction receipts.
4) Receipt of the damaged content(s).
5) Photographs of damaged content(s) with date and time stamp on them, The photographs must be taken at the same date of delivery. The photographs must show the original Waybill in the pouch attached to the shipment box/suitecase/tube/bag/envelope/pack.
6) Proof of ID of the Shipper (The Claimant).
Do NOT write the amount of claim you are looking for, it will be assessed by our experts.
Please note, your claim required to be filed as geniune and complete. We reserved right to dismiss any claim which does not meet our claim documentation requirement. You do not need to enquire regarding status of your claim application, you will be notified in writing about the outcome of your claim in due course, maximum time for a claim to be processed is 90 day.
Wrong Address Surcharge
If you've provided us wrong address or re-route your shipment while it is in the transit via any of the chosen courier company, a surcharge will apply, surcharge varies for each courier company available at The ShipCentre.
Packing the contents of a shipment
1. Boxes should be durable and double-walled. Remember that items will get stacked in transit, therefore your packaging may need to support the weight of other packages.
2. Choose the size of the package according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse; overloaded ones may burst.
3. Always use high quality materials for your shipments. Consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies.
4. Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners. Use heavy-duty double-layered board for fragile items.
5. Make use of cushioning materials, especially to stop your packaging contents from moving.
Use strapping or strong tape to seal and secure your box.
6. Put fragile goods in the centre of a package; ensuring they don't touch the sides. Your item should be well cushioned on all sides.
7. Seal greasy or strong-smelling substances with adhesive tape, then wrap in grease resistant paper. Always remember that bad packaging may cause damage to surrounding items.
8. Place powders and fine grains in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then packed in a rigid fibreboard box.
Use "arrow-up" label for non-solid materials.
9. Repack your gifts properly. Many goods sold in attractive packaging will not be suitable for shipping.
Use triangular tubes not round tube-type cylinders to pack rolled plans, maps and blueprints.
10. Remember always to pack small items and flyers appropriately.
11. Protect your data discs, audio and video-tapes with soft cushioning material around each item.
Complete the address clearly and completely, using uppercase letters when handwriting labels to improve readability for courier personnel.
12. When shipping items that have sharp edges and points, ensure these are adequately protected. Heavy cardboard is suitable for this. Fix the protective material securely so that it cannot be accidentally removed in transit.
13. Always use cardboard dividers when sending flat, fragile material (such as vinyl records).
When re-using a box, remove all labels and stickers. Ensure that the box is in good shape and not worn out.
The Do Nots
1. Do not use bags made of fabric or cloth.
2. Do not over seal your package. Remember that all shipments can be opened by customs authorities for inspection.
3. Do not use cellophane tape or rope to seal your shipment.
4. Do not consider "Fragile" and "Handle with care" labels as a substitute
for careful packaging. They are only appropriate for information purposes.
Cost to send a parcel with one of the courier services
Cost of shipments depend on Destination, Weight and Box Dimensions of Shipment.
We provide you the most affordable prices for your shipments, discounts
are available for large and/or regular shipments. See
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How long does it take to deliver a shipment to...
The shipments are subject to customs clearance - any delay by the customs clearance does not include in the refund policy.
1. USA - 1 to 3 days to key business centres and 2 - 3 days to outer regions
2. Canada - 1 to 3 days to key business centres and 2 - 3 days to outer regions
3. Europe - 1 to 3 days to key business centres and 2 - 4 days to outer regions
4. Latin America - 2 to 3 days to key business centres and 2 - 4 days to outer regions
5. Asia , Middle East, India 2 to 5 days to key business centres and 5 - 10 days to outer regions
6. Africa Oceana - 2 to 6 days to key business centres and 5 - 9 days to outer regions
Next day delivery service for USA
Subject to customs clearance, FedEx is committed to deliver your parcel to USA via Next Day Express delivery service. Cut-off time apply.
However shipment may go under clearance by customs in the destination country and may subject to delay for which FedEx is not liable to pay any refund.
Cut-off time for sameday collection in areas outside Greater London
Cut-off time depends on your post code of areas outside Greater London and a courier service you'd like to use.
Cut-off time for sameday collection within London
Cut-off time varies for each courier service, please contact our office for more detail.
Opening Hours over Weekends and Bank Holidays
Yes, we are open 7 days, on weekends and bank holidays; you can drop-off your parcels however, your shipment will be dispatched from our ShipCentre via FedEx or any other courier service during the working days only. (Monday to Friday excl. Bank Holiday)
Drop-off on Saturday
If you require The ShipCentre service to deliver your parcel within Greater London, you can drop it off on Saturday, you must book this service in advance by Friday 3.00pm; A proof of delivery will be provided.
FedEx does not operate on Saturday therefore there is no pickup available, you package will be dispatched on next working day.
Shipcentre deliver parcels in London with a proof of delivery and online tracking
The ShipCentre send delivery notification alongwith signature proof to the shipper via E-mail. You will be given with a tracking number which you may track online using the shipcentre website.
Opening hours of The ShipCentre
We are open 7 days
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 10.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 9.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am to 8.00pm
FedEx Saturday Delivery
Saturday delivery services are premium services which require to be pre-booked.
If a parcel was supposed to deliver in the UK on Friday,
and for some reasons it did not deliver on expected day by FedEx then it will deliver between Monday to Friday except bank holiday in the UK.
We can not obtain your parcel from FedEx depot and deliver to you, its out of our hands as we are an independant ShipCentre.
Does FedEx deliver shipments on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday
"Saturday Delivery" is special delivery facility which is only available for some post codes in some countries.
Saturday Delivery has to be pre-arranged, it is not possible to re-arrange delivery on Saturday if you have missed the delivery on Friday.
There is no delivery in the UK on Bank Holiday Monday by any courier service available at The ShipCentre.
Bank Holiday Opening Hours
We are open on Bank Holiday. However, your shipment will be dispatched from our ShipCentre on working days only.
Cut-off time in London for Next Day delivery
The cut-off time for Next Day delivery is:
1) 3.30pm via FedEx
2) 1.00pm via FedEx UK
3) 3.00pm via DHL
Shipping directly through courier service and require The ShipCentre assistance.
We can only advise you about it, but we recommend that you contact the courier service directly between Monday to Friday.
Tracking a FedEx parcel
Track your shipment online at FedEx website. Please have your FedEx Waybill number handy and Click Here >>
Scheduled a pick-up with FedEx
To find out status of your shipment booking by FedEx please call 03456 070 809
Expecting a delivery
Please have your shipment tracking number ready and Click Here >>
Contact The ShipCentre
We ensure that all the required information is available on our website, however if you believe you could not find the answer for your specific query than please contact customer service
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