European Shipping Guide

Here at The Fabric Store we are proud to offer Express shipping via DHL for our customers in Europe, with FREE SHIPPING on all orders over €85. With our lightning-fast international delivery service, you can expect to receive your fabrics in 1 week!

To pay in €EUR scroll right to the bottom of the website (below the footer menu) and change currency via the dropdown.

Fast EU Delivery

We express ship via DHL express, across the EU. Orders are processed within 3 business days*, reaching your doorstep within a week days of placing your order.


Free Express Shipping Options

Most EU orders over €85 qualify for FREE SHIPPING via DHL express. Orders under this threshold are shipped ~€26*



Tax charges

All online orders are sent from New Zealand.

When purchasing from us, if your order is under €150, tax will now be automatically collected at checkout (previously this was collected when your parcel entered Europe). Therefore, all the prices shown throughout the website, before checkout, do not include tax.

What does this mean? When you shop online with us, as long as your order total is less than €150, you will have no extra fees to pay to get your parcel, easy!*

If your order is over €150, tax and customs duties will be payable when your parcel enters the EU instead. DHL will automatically pay money owed on a shipment on behalf of the receiver to Customs and they therefore charge a fee for the money they are lending and also the cost to collect the charge from the customer, this is called an Advance Payment Surcharge. DHL will contact you directly to collect any fees owing, you can read more about the fees here. 

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Duty Free Options

Good news! Orders under €150 are duty free.

All orders over €150 may be subject to duty, which will be collected by DHL Express and will be the sole responsibility of the purchaser. You can read more about this here. We wish to provide an alternative to local fabric shops in Europe, however, we cannot absorb the extra costs incurred by customs.

Read about what fees may be payable here.

If your order is near or over the threshold please email contact@thefabricstoreonline.com before you purchase and we will do our best to provide further information. Please note we cannot assist you after an order has already been placed and processed.


Easy Sample Ordering

For those who prefer to view our fabrics in person before commiting, we offer fabric samples for purchase. These are sent free of charge via standard post, across Europe, or customers can choose an express service for ~€26.



Happy Customers

We have loads of satisfied customers living and sewing all over Europe! For many of our EU customers, ordering fabric online all the way from New Zealand was a new experience, and they were surprised by how easy, fast and efficient our service is!

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*Order processing times may vary during sale time, please check our Shipping Page for current dispatch updates.

** Wholesale orders do not have VAT collected at checkout and all taxes and duties are the responsibility of the purchaser.