All restricted items and liquids should be packaged in good quality packaging that is of adequate strength for the purpose. They should be constructed and closed so as to prevent any leakage which might be caused under normal conditions of carriage within the courier delivery network.

  • Alcohol (alcohol content not greater than 70%).
  • Batteries (sealed in retail packs only).
  • Ceramics and mirrors.
  • Furniture.
  • Glass and crystal.
  • Perishable foods**.
  • Plants.
  • Prescription medicine++.
  • Televisions and computers.
  • White goods.

** - Fresh fruit, meat, fish and other perishable foods should be able to withstand a journey of upto 2 days and must be sent by a Next Day service as a minimum requirement unless a refrigerated vehicle is used. Packages of fish should be smoked or chilled and sealed in vacuum packs before despatching. In all cases they must be enclosed in adequate polystyrene containers to prevent contamination.

+ Sent specifically for professional, medical or scientific purposes, these must clearly show the sender's address for prompt return in case of non-delivery. The properties of these drugs must not meet any of the nine UN hazard classes when classified by the sender. Private individuals can, in emergencies, send prescription quantities provided they include their own address on the inside of the parcel.