My question is regarding cost of bringing goods into the UK from Canada as well as using a distribution company to handle packages once in the UK.
I have an online store shipping subscription boxes from Canada to UK. All boxes weigh under 2lbs. Regular shipping is very expensive so I am looking at using parcelhero to bulk ship to one address in the UK such as a distribution warehouse and have them then ship out the boxes within the UK. This means they would have to repackage/relabel once in the UK to send to UK addresses though and they charge something like $2 per item, my box will have 6 items in it so this would be expensive. The other option is that they simply relabel the boxes once in the UK but wondering how to go about doing this without the package looking messy. The last option would be sending over a pallet by boat instead of individual already packaged boxes but not sure if this would make a difference on the price of duties/import fees compared to sending 100 boxes a month to a warehouse that are already packaged and would be valued at approx $10 each. Typically when you mail something the person picking up is responsible for duties but since I will be bulk mailing to one address wonder if this means high import fees on each package?
As you can tell I am a bit of a rookie this process. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.