Vyking Ship is required to collect taxes on certain shipments (known as VAT in the UK and GST in Australia). This will change when and how you pay the taxes if your shipments are within your countries’ threshold:

UK: Item value is less than or equal to 135 GBP

AU: Item value is less than 1,000 AUD

There are no changes being made for shipments in excess of the values above. For packages whose contents are declared under these thresholds, we are now required to collect VAT or GST when these packages are shipped. We are required to collect:

UK: 20% of item value (the value in your package’s customs declaration)

AU: 10% of item value (customs declaration value)

Vyking Ship must also collect 5% of these VAT/GST charges in order to cover payment processing fees for these new charges.


These charges should be similar to what you already pay for VAT or GST when these packages reach your country. However, if you wish to understand this better, you are welcome to contact us.

April 15th, 2022: At this time, all of the carriers we send packages through have suspended service to Russia and Ukraine. We will update this as service availability changes, but we do not have any information as to when these suspensions will be lifted. We will work with all customers affected by these suspensions.

The USPS has also suspended most services to New Zealand. Packages sent through USPS or USPS through Asendia to New Zealand can only ship via Express.

USPS service to Australia has also been limited. If you are shipping through USPS or Asendia, you must select Express, First Class, or World Tracked.

Any payments received for shipping options that are not available will be refunded, and the package will be re-entered into your Vyking Ship account.

Please contact us if you have any questions. For a list of USPS service suspensions, please visit their website: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/