Nick Coleman

How should I ship original comic art?

How should I ship original comic art?

Most major multinational delivery services companies (Chronopost-DPD, DHL, Fedex, UPS) and national postal services (Canada post, Deutsch post, Royal Mail, USPS, La Poste, etc.) are able to transport your parcels. The former offer US-EU or EU-US express deliveries service within 2 or 3 working days. The national posts deliveries service will depend on the departure / transit / destination cities / countries.

In case of US-US or EU-EU shipping, no customs fees will apply for the recipient. In case of international shipping, customs duties, VAT on declared value basis, and administrative fees will apply to recipient. Customs duties and VAT will depend of each country.

Important notices:

  • Always use tracking and signature delivery.
  • Whatever the shipping service you use, be sure to pack your art strongly. Writing "fragile" on top of your package is not enough and you never know what can happen to your art during shipping!
  • Shipping insurance is highly recommended! Delivery services companies and postal services have limits of liability on the declared value of the goods, and some products (typically art) may be excluded and not covered by carriers insurance. In case of exclusion or value limitations, complimentary insurance can be purchased from your collection insurance company.
  • Take photos of the packaging process and final parcel, and keep receipts for proof of mailing.

Delivery services companies: Chronopost - DHL - FedEx - UPS

Complimentary insurance companies: Parcel Pro

Check out our YouTube channel and watch the full video on how to package your original comic art for delivery.