Luggage Shipping to USA
Travelling to or from the USA? My Baggage offers super fast, convenient and affordable luggage shipping services, allowing you to travel luggage-free.
Whether you’re studying abroad, travelling on business, holidaying, or even relocating to the USA; we can deliver your luggage there quickly, safely and at a low cost.
My Baggage offers convenient door to door services, as well as full online luggage tracking. Find out more information about shipping your excess baggage to the USA.
About the USA
The United States of America is a vast country; almost 3,000 miles wide and a jigsaw of 50 diverse states. The USA is a one-of-a-kind destination which will always delight and thrill; whether you’re relocating with family, studying abroad at an Ivy League institution, relocating for business or perhaps off an on an adventure-seeking road trip. With so much to do, see and explore; it’s no surprise that the US is such a popular tourist country.
5 most popular destinations in USA:
- New York City, New York
- Los Angeles, California
- Walt Disney World, Florida
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- Washington, DC
Often famously lauded as the land of opportunity; the USA is still very much that, making it a truly great place to start a new life with your family. With career opportunities aplenty and some of the highest standard of schooling in the world; not to mention the standard of living and travel opportunities, it’s really makes for a life you just couldn’t pass up.
Check out our ultimate guide on relocating to the USA!
The US is a perfect place to further your academic horizons; it really goes without saying that the American college system is world-renowned, with qualifications recognised around the world. In fact, half of the top 20 colleges on the planet are located in America.
One of the major draws of the United States is the country’s cultural history, which can be found in some of the most popular cities across the country. New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are undoubtedly amongst the top must-see cities on many people’s bucket-lists. But it isn’t all just cities and concrete jungles; there is also a wealth of spectacular natural beauty to be found in the US, with a total of 59 national parks covering everything from desert terrain, to lush forests, to rugged mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines. From the Grand Canyon to the Everglades, there are so many natural wonders to explore in the United States of America; the only difficult choice you have to face is where to start.
Why Ship To America?
Reasons My Baggage customers ship to USA:
- To send personal belongings to study abroad.
- Move your family abroad easily.
- To send a care-package to a loved one in the USA.
- Ship your bags to relocate for business.
- Send your luggage ahead of enjoying a relaxing holiday.
The journey to the United States is long-haul and, unsurprisingly, there are those who wish to avoid the nightmare of hauling their suitcase or heavy bags on such a long journey. After all, it’s one less thing to worry about. Thankfully, My Baggage’s convenient and affordable shipping services make for the perfect alternative to airline baggage.
When you book a bag on your flight, you have to keep in mind your airline’s restrictive, less-than-generous baggage weight allowances when packing up all of your personal belongings. It means you may have to make the sacrifice that no one wants to make; leaving many of your beloved personal belongings behind. Even then, you might still be faced with a nasty surprise at the check-in desk, meaning you’ll have to cough up extortionate excess baggage fees. When travelling long-haul, it’s not an ideal situation.
Thankfully, My Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs per suitcase at fantastic low rates. You also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to. That means you’ll never have to leave any of your beloved possessions behind again.
If you’re a student travelling to the USA to study abroad, or perhaps if you are emigrating with your family; our generous baggage weight allowance and the ability to send as many items as you like with us can come in particularly useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were simply relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.
Shipping your excess baggage to the USA with My Baggage also makes that dreaded, tedious wait for the appearance of your suitcase at the luggage carousel in the airport a thing of the past. (Not to mention the possibility of your suitcase not appearing at all, which is every traveller’s worst nightmare!) My Baggage ships your luggage quickly and safely.
5 Tips For Shipping To USA:
- Do your research on USA quarantine and customs.
- Find a reputable international removals/shipping service.
- Don’t stop there, either – obtain more than one quote and compare!
- Choose a service with transit times that best suit your needs.
- Package all items securely with plenty of internal cushioning.
Sending Bags Ahead To USA
With My Baggage, you can ship goods to the USA quickly, conveniently and at a low cost. Although we specialise in luggage shipping, we can help you transport all kinds of goods.
Send a Parcel to USA
Perhaps you have a loved one living in the United States, or perhaps you are living in the USA with family residing overseas; why not send a thoughtful care-package with My Baggage? At My Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases to the United States – we can send parcels and gifts, too. Before you place your booking, be sure to do some research into USA customs; particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure you invest in a new sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging so as to avoid any damage in transit.
Shipping Sporting Equipment to the USA
If you’re travelling to the USA, you might want to bring sporting equipment along with you. The USA boasts some of the world’s best golf courses, such as Pine Valley and Augusta National. Similarly, there are numerous ski resorts to be found in the US, including Aspen and Lake Tahoe. Instead of renting gear, you can bring your own without any hassle or extortionate airline fees. Please do note, however, if you are shipping your bicycle to the United States with My Baggage, it will need to be dismantled and packaged up in a box so that we can transport it easily and safely. Your local bicycle shop should be more than happy to do this for you for a small fee.
Shipping Musical Instruments to America
Similarly, you may wish to bring your musical instrument with you to the USA. Musical instruments can be particularly tricky to carry with you on your flight, in most cases needing an additional seat booked on your flight. With My Baggage, you can avoid additional costs with your airline by transporting your instrument with us.
Shipping your oversized item to the USA with My Baggage is the easiest way to avoid extortionate oversized/overweight baggage fees from your airline. We help you to avoid having to haul your bulky items from home and through train stations, taxis and airports. Sending oversized items with My Baggage is an efficient and cost-effective way of getting your items to their overseas destination quickly, safely and at fantastic low costs.
Student Shipping To USA
Whether you’re off to the USA to study abroad for the duration of your degree course, for an academic year, or even just a semester; you can send everything you need straight to your new home on campus with My Baggage. Whether you’re off to study at an Ivy League institution such as Harvard, or whether you’re off to NYU; wherever it may be, My Baggage can help you get all of your personal belongings there quickly and safely.
5 most popular US colleges for international students:
- University of Southern California (USC)
- University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign (UIUC)
- New York University (NYU)
- University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Northeastern University (NU)
My Baggage prices are student-budget friendly. And we’re not just affordable – our student shipping service offers value for money. You can send as many items as you like with us, and we offer a huge 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
My Baggage’s online booking system and door to door collection and delivery makes our service easy and convenient for busy students. And with My Baggage, you don’t need to worry about waiting weeks for your important study materials to arrive. We offer super fast transit times; with Express services available to and from all colleges in the US.
The My Baggage team is made up of former students and recent graduates, so we understand how stressful the prospect of moving to college can be – not to mention moving to college overseas! Therefore, we make it our top priority to make your experience as easy as possible. Our convenient student shipping services to the USA allows you to relax and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Want to know what other students think about My Baggage? You can read our reviews.
USA Customs Information
When shipping to the United States, all goods must pass through customs to be cleared. Therefore, you are legally required to complete and send a customs invoice with your shipment to the USA. Whether you’re sending personal effects or a gift to a loved one; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. My Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to complete, print, sign and attach to your shipment when you send your luggage to the USA with us.
Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowances are different around the world, and because My Baggage has no direct association with any customs authority; we do advise doing your own personal research into USA customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to the USA. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in the USA and be sure to follow any and all advice provided by customs directly.
When completing your customs documents, it is important to do so properly and clearly. In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to accurately describe each item included in the package. For example, you would declare: “4 x t-shirts, 2 x pairs of jeans, 3 x dresses” etc, as opposed to “10 x clothing”.
Shipping Gifts To USA
Thinking of sending a gift to a loved one? Gifts worth up to $100 may be sent, free of duty and tax, to friends and relatives at a residential address in the United States, as long as the same person does not receive more than $100 worth of gifts in a single day. If the gifts are shipped from an insular possession this threshold is increased to $200. Gifts for more than one person may be shipped in the same package, called a “consolidated gift package”. They must be individually wrapped and labelled with each recipient’s name.
Prohibited and Non-Compensation Items
My Baggage allows you to ship your personal belongings anywhere in the world, meaning you can send almost everything you would typically find in a standard holiday suitcase. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are prohibited and cannot be carried; as is standard with most shipping companies across the world.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
- Perishable Foods
- Animal Products
- Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
- Dangerous Goods
- Hazardous Goods
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation.
As well as this, there are also a number of items that can be carried on the service, however, they are sent at your own risk as they are not covered under our compensation cover. If you choose to send any non-compensation items, please ensure they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for any fragile items.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
As import allowances, security and customs processes differ around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking. For example, other items are specifically restricted from entry in the US by customs. These include ink and other poisonous materials.
What type of packaging can be used?
When shipping your belongings to the United States with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes. Or, of course, you can use a mixture of both!
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as they are not covered by our compensation cover. We also recommend that you tape over any handles, etc to protect them. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
How To Ship Luggage To USA With My Baggage
Shipping luggage to USA with My Baggage is easy. Our online booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by obtaining an instant quote straight from our website. You can ship a huge 30kg/66lbs box or suitcase from the UK to USA for as little as £76! And we have dozens more routes!
Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. After that, you can sit back and relax. We’ll take care of everything else for you.
Reasons To Use My Baggage:
- Cheap luggage shipping services to and from USA.
- Convenient door to door collection and delivery.
- Full online luggage tracking with SMS and email notifications.
- Fast transit times – express services available on many routes.
- International luggage shipping to 200+ countries worldwide.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
When you send luggage to the USA with My Baggage, we make sure that you’re always kept in the know. You will be given access to full online luggage tracking information, which will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll even be notified when your item is out for delivery, so you’ll know when to expect it!
If you happen to have any questions or concerns along the way, our dedicated customer support team will be more than happy to help. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer support; thanks to many years of experience, our team are experts in shipping luggage all over the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email and live chat.
Are You A Business Or Personal User?
My Baggage offers convenient and affordable luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
So, what are you waiting for?