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Economy or Express shipping to Switzerland, for less
Generally shipping to Switzerland is on an upward trend especially with the growth of online shopping in recent years and the wealth of those living in such a beautiful country. International delivery within Europe and into Europe from overseas, has become big business as marketplaces such as Etsy and eBay allow you to expand your visibility around the globe with customers able to access your items on line from all over the world.
We at Parcel Monkey can help not only eBay sellers and buyers, but private individuals and businesses alike save money on sending packages abroad. When you use our global shipping marketplace, you can enjoy a free collection from your home via your chosen courier, who then also provide full tracking until delivery.
What courier service can I book to Switzerland?
Switzerland has become a very popular destination for parcels booked via our marketplace, due to the great savings you can make, not only on cost, but also time as we serve up a wide range of courier options for you to choose from, saving the hassle of looking around getting prices on various sites.
For the best value shipping to Switzerland, if your package is light - would be GEPS Light Packet. We have shipping available to book from as little as $24.99 on this service and the transit time of just 3-9 days is reasonable. This kind of service is ideal for items of clothing, which is often purchased from the US by Swiss consumers.
We also offer the very populat USA Express International as it has a quick transit time and is affordable too. You can also enjoy discounted rates with EMS and DHL whenever you have a package to ship from the US to Switzerland.
The Swiss population currently sits at just over 8 million with 86% of those being internet users, meaning the eCommerce sector is booming. Popular payment methods for Swiss internet users are PayPal and credit cards, both of which are available on Parcel Monkey. It was recently reported that last year (2016), the top 5 of online stores in Switzerland generated more revenue than the five largest Swiss shopping centres, according to ecommercenews.eu.
It is important to note that when shipping to Switzerland, even from another European location, you will need to complete the relevant customs documents. We provide this during the booking process, however they will need to be completed accurately by the sender.
Shipping times to Switzerland
No matter where your recipient lives Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne or Bern, when sending a package you can expect a fast delivery due to the fantastic transport links in Switzerland, from the vast airports at Geneva and Zurich right down to expansive motorway networks. Express shipping can be as quick as 2-5 days , or if you need a cheaper service, transit times will be a little slower around 7-10 working days.
Switzerland is right at the heart of the European mainland, bordered by Germany, Austria and France so understandably goods are often imported from these locations. Tourism to Switzerland is also big business, down partially to the fact its inhabitants speak multiple languages such German, French and Italian and of course by the popularity of the ski resorts, meaning plenty of parcels will continue to be sent to this destination.
Customs advice for shipping to Switzerland
Shipping restrictions for Switzerland include shipment values up to 100 Swiss Francs are duty free, although you must attach an invoice stating the value of each gift. There are special conditions for items over 100 years old regarding being subject to duties. Furthermore, if jewelry is being sent a detailed invoice should be attached giving full details of the items, what they are made of and which precious metals they include.