Italy is home to over 58 million people, with Rome being the capital city, having the biggest population of over 2.6 million. Located in sunny southern Europe, it has a modern infrastructure, alongside its endless wonderful historical features, meaning delivering there is no issue for the major carriers we offer on our cross border shipping marketplace. With 30 major airports and 43 sea ports there is a abundance of parcels being shipped in and out of the country. Many customers who use our quote engine to compare various international shipping options are looking to send gifts and presents to family to places such as Milan, Naples and Turin.
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On the flip side, eCommerce retail accounts for large volumes of parcels as well, with 60% of Italians using the internet on a regular basis, online sales in the sector in 2015 were valued at €16.5 billion. Shipping a parcel to Italy through the Parcel Monkey Marketplace is as simple as placing an order online, printing out your label and handing over to the courier. You can select one of a wide range of couriers to book international shipping with based on your budget or the delivery time frame you wish to opt for, all in one place.
How long does it take to ship a package to Italy?
Italy is one of the fastest growing eCommerce markets, and it is estimated it will be worth 19.3 billion euros by 2017. Italy is a stylish and fashionable country, and this too is reflected in eCommerce, with the online fashion industry worth €1.8 billion alone. Italians tend to buy fashion and accessories online, so again this influences the type of goods they may be looking to have shipped. The top five countries Italy imports from are Germany: 14.7%, France: 8.4%, China: 8.4%, Russia: 6.4% and the Netherlands: 5.9%. The Italian economy is ranked as third biggest in the Eurozone and eighth largest in the world, and it continues to thrive as a popular destination for tourists.
The diverse population may be another factor in why people may be looking to ship to Italy, as the country has 4.9 million foreign residents. Shipping times vary depending on what type of courier service you book, whether you go for cost effective parcel delivery, or speedy expedited couriers. They also vary as you may be shipping from within Europe and can expect to have access to Next Day couriers, or if you live far away a slower transit time to post a parcel to Italy.
Best way to ship to Italy
If you're looking for the best way to ship to Italy from Belgium, Parcel Monkey can help.
Whether you're looking for the cheapest way to ship to Italy or the fastest, our simple shipping calculator, will help you compare prices, delivery times and tracking information from a range of reliable courier companies.
The following services are best for speed and price.
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How much to ship to Italy?
You can send a package from Belgium to the Italy from as little as €41.33 when you book online with Parcel Monkey. Simply get a quote through our shipping calculator to compare prices from a range of couriers.
How long does it take to ship to Italy?
Delivery times from the Belgium to Italy can vary between 2-5 business days for a standard or express service to 2-5 for an economy service. Generally you'll pay less for services with longer delivery times.
The list of import prohibitions for Italy is fairly standard in that knives, alcoholic beverages, gambling devices, plants, tobacco and weapons are listed. But there are some notable inclusions such as raw coffee, petroleum oils and human hair. If you are sending items to friends and family in Italy you should be aware that there is a 45 Euro limit before duties are applicable. Also if you are a retailer and are sending purchases into the country, then there may also be duties to be paid by the recipient.