ParcelHero tracking of Christmas and gifts via infographic

ParcelHero would like for all to learn where they send to at Christmas and how much it’s gifts are worth, and thanks to an infographic we can all see the breakdown.

So, what do they send where at Christmas and how much are their gifts worth? Well, for starters ParcelHero has reported in the infographic that the average value for a gift parcel delivered across the pond last Christmas was £109. The most popular gifts went to Frances and were books, for Japan it was board games and socks to Spain.

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ParcelHero’s new infographic reveals not only top gifts and how much we spend per country, but also last mailing dates and other useful information.

As David Jinks, Head of Public Relations at ParcelHero, explains, “Last year 12 % of gifts didn’t arrive in time for Christmas when they were sent beyond the EU, to places such as the USA and Australia, just because people don’t know enough about completing Customs information. They were sat in a Customs warehouse instead of under the tree.”

David also said: “Shipping beyond the EU, senders must be aware that they may have to pay import duty and tax, even on gifts. Different countries will decide their own levels of import duties and taxes. However, there are many counties that have quite generous exemption levels on gifts, or have quite a high value threshold before duties and taxes are imposed. Australia won’t charge duties or taxes on any goods below 1000 Australian Dollars around £480, and the US won’t impose charges on gifts below $100 US Dollars, around £65. But India imposes these on any gift above just 1000 Rupees, around £10; and South Africa above 400 Rand, around £18.’

Concludes David: “Sending parcels abroad isn’t a minefield, but it can be confusing for people who only send items once a year. That’s why we have launched our new Christmas page with last mailing dates and gift duty exemption limits for non EU countries – to take all the stress out of sending presents overseas. Our Christmas page even includes last order dates for Christmas from retail stores, from Argos to Harrods!’

How Brits Spread Joy To Each Other And The World

How Brits Spread Joy To Each Other And The World Infographic by the team at ParcelHero

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