Prohibited Items

What are prohibited items?

These are items that cannot be sent on Shipping One. Please check our list of prohibited items to ensure that your parcel can be delivered without any delays.

There are some obvious things that you cannot send with Shipping One (such as animals, illegal substances, guns and explosives for instance). But there are also less obvious items that Shipping One can’t transport, including aerosols, perfumes, aftershaves, eau de toilettes and cash.

Please note that the prohibited items listed below apply to parcels being sent from and within the United Kingdom. For international carriage there may be additional prohibited items specified by the country of destination. Please ask in the destination country for the prohibited items or check it from here.

What You Can't Send

The following items will NOT be accepted for carriage by Shipping One. This list includes items which are prohibited for carriage by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country from, to or through which the items may be carried. For international carriage there may be additional prohibited items specified by the country of destination. Shipping One may at its sole discretion refuse to carry other items not listed below.


Most common items

Aerosols, perfumes and aftershaves

Batteries – damaged or defective

Batteries – loose of any type  including but not limited to power banks, USB chargers and common household batteries


Nail polish

Power banks


Alcohol, cigarettes and narcotics

Alcohol – to other EU countries Sending alcohol within the UK is permitted. Shipments containing alcohol to destinations outside the EU may be subject to local restrictions

Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes

Medicinal cannabis & illegal narcotics


Electronic devices

More than 2 mobile phones, laptops and other small electronic items You can send a maximum of 2 devices per box. The batteries must be contained within the devices. Devices should be packed to minimise movement, so as to avoid short circuit or unintentional activation. Your total shipment value can be up to £5000

Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Note7 devices


Hazardous and dangerous items

Aerosols, perfumes and aftershaves including eau de parfum and eau de toilette

Dangerous / hazardous goods  including but not limited to flammable and corrosive substances, dry ice and biological substances

Firearms, ammunition and explosives  including explosive devices, inert explosives and test pieces, air guns, toy guns, tasers, replica and imitation firearms and all firearm parts

Party poppers and Christmas crackers

Used car parts and engines  Only acceptable if professionally cleaned to remove residues


Human, animal and plants

Animal trophies, animal parts and furs  including ivory, shark fins, animal remains and ashes, animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption

Clinical and / or biological samples  including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples

Flowers and plants

Human remains or ashes  in any form

Live animals  including insects, larvae and pupae


Money, valuables and tax stickers

Antiques, works of art and fine art  with an individual value over £5,000

Banderols / tax stickers

Bullion  of any precious metal

Cash and travellers cheques Legal tender – bank notes, currency notes, coins

Commemorative coins and medals  with a total shipment value over £2,000

Jewellery, costume jewellery, watches and objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones  with a total shipment value over £4,000

Loose precious and semi-precious stones Cut or un-cut, polished or un-polished



Counterfeit goods in breach of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Illegal goods such as narcotics

Pornography printed, film or digital format