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Postal Services to Norway

Mailing anything to another country can be tricky, you need to be aware of local postal expectations, trends, languages, customs and tax duties. This is where Asendia can help your company, with our vast postal and courier network we can ensure that your recipients receive their mail or parcels efficiently. 

Facts about Norway

Facts about Norway

While Norway is not part of the European Union, it is part of the European Economic Area, which means that is shares many of the freedoms and regulations of the EU. The country has a relatively high VAT rate (25% as of 2014) so it is crucial that you are transparent about potential additional costs to customers.

It’s also important to note that as of 2015, online retailers who have a turnover exceeding 150,000kr (approximately 16,500) a year should be registered for VAT in the country.

Norwegian shoppers have embraced buying online, and searching for bargains. With 51% of Norwegian online shoppers having purchased from the USA and 46% purchasing from UK companies. The age group 30 to 49 shops with particular intensity. In 2010 four out of ten consumers in this age group ordered goods from mail order firms at least once a month. The most important motives of mail order customers in Norway are convenience and time saving (47 %); only 26 % named more favourable prices and 25 % a larger and better range.

NOK 19.809 billion (approximately EUR 2.3 billion) was invested in advertising in 2013. This made Norway the only Scandinavian country to enjoy positive growth in 2013 of 1.3 % over the previous year (in terms of national currency) along with the highest investment per capita in Scandinavia. Only NOK 2.1 billion (approximately EUR 24 million) was invested in direct marketing in 2013 amounting to roughly  11 % of advertising spend.

Goods (Packets/Parcels)

Goods (Packets/Parcels) 

We have a wide range of services that can be used to deliver packets and parcels into Norway from the UK.

Standard Goods 

Country Tracked Goods 

Fully Tracked Goods 

Premium Goods 

Business Mail

Business mail

We provide two services that will ensure your international business mail reaches your customers quickly and safely, Daily Business Mail and Periodic Business Mail. The services are easy to work with and will get your mail there, whether it’s time sensitive, requires a signature or just needs to reach the intended person.

Both services come as a standalone postal service or an end-to-end service which includes printing and fulfilment of your business mail. 


Press and Publications

Whether you are a magazine, journal, newspaper or contract publisher, we help you to distribute your publications around the world. Ensuring the efficient management and distribution of your publications is essential in maintaining and growing your circulation base.

Asendia's solution doesn't stop with distribution. We offer a fulfilment solution that includes polywrapping, subscriber management, data management, distribution of marketing and POS materials, back issue management, the cross-border delivery of your publications to newsstand or individuals and a range of other services to improve efficiency and customer engagement.

Direct mail

Direct Mail

Sending direct mail to Norway? We could save you money and increase your response rates.

Asendia has developed two dedicated direct mail products, Easy Direct Mail and Expert Direct Mail, to help maximise the return on investment for your direct mail activity. Each service enables you to send targeted, personalised, direct mail with a local look suitible for your recipients country and region. 

Returns management

Returns management

With two thirds of shoppers willing to buy more online if returns are free, a good returns policy can help to reassure your customers that buying from your e-commerce website is a safe and straightforward experience. Our returns solutions can be used for your shoppers in up to twenty six European countries, providing you with a robust, timely, and cost-effective returns process.

You can choose from a full range of returns services matching the requirements of your e-commerce business: for parcels up to 30kgs, from non-tracked returns to premium solutions, including content checking and insurance. 

Fulfilment Services


Fulfilment Services


Asendia UK has two mailing houses in the UK, based in Bedfordshire and Southampton, which offer mail sorting and fulfilment along with a number of value added services. By using Asendia to fulfil and distribute your mail to Norway and worldwide you could save money and reduce delivery times.

With our expertise we can format the addresses and sort the mail in accordance with Norwegian postal requirements to ensure swift delivery and maximum postage discounts. There is also access to a global network of mailing houses through the other Asendia subsidiaries, which operate in 14 other countries (including Norway), helping get the best service for your mailing needs.

The value added services offered by Asendia UK include a comprehensive in-house printing and fulfilment solution, and for anything we cannot print or finish in-house we offer a low cost and high quality print management solution.

What fulfilment services do you require?
We offer a range of printing and fulfilment services for your mailings to Norway and worldwide:

We also have a Fulfilment Centre based in Bedfordshire that offers high quality fulfilfment solutions at a low cost. There products, marketing literature and publications are stored, picked, packed and distributed across the UK and worldwide using a range of mailing and courier options. This includes a comprehensive portfolio of mail and parcel delivery options to Norway.

Tips for mailing to Norway

Tips for mailing to Norway

When mailing to Norway it’s important to take into account the use of language. Norway’s official language is Norwegian, but the written language has two variants: around 85 – 90 % of citizens use Bokmål (literally “book language”) and around 10 – 15 % use Nynorsk (“New Norwegian”). This has been the country’s second official written language since 1885.

Norwegians receive around 300 unaddressed mailshots each per year, no numbers are published regarding addressed direct mail. Promotional gifts are generally popular and the choice depends on the target group. Product samples also work very well – the more the sample reminds people of the actual product or service, the higher the response.

Competitions, questionnaires, quizzes and tests also are promising methods used in direct marketing. According to Norwegian law, if competitions are organised then a winner must be able to be shown.

To find out more information on sending mailings to recipients in Norway see our short PDF guide here



Postal Prices

Our postal prices are dependent on quantity, frequency, collection addresses and of course weight, size, and destination/s. So please contact us to discuss your requirements and opening an account.

Mailing fulfilment and print prices

If you wish to take advantage of our end-to-end solution (fulfilment, print and postage) we will need a brief from you so we can produce an estimate as there are many elements to consider. Please contact us today, you may find this document useful: Mailing brief template and example of a brief

Order fulfilment prices

To provide prices for order fulfilment services (pick and pack) we need to know some details e.g. number of SKUs, expected order volumes, type of products, distribution requirements, etc. You can use this document: Order fulfilment brief questionnaire

We mail worldwide, but these are some of our most popular destinations where we have specific expertise:

» UK 
» Ireland
» France
» Switzerland
» Germany
» Italy
» Austria
» Spain
» Belgium
» Finland
» The Netherlands
» Norway
» Sweden

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