Unusual shipping requests from and to Portugal3 min read


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Have you ever wondered what do people from other countries ship? You might think that Portuguese people usually ship regular things like water sports equipment, their great wine or olive oil, or maybe some football souvenirs. If you did, do not worry, you are not the only one! We thought so, too but apparently, there is more to Portuguese shipping requests than this. Whether you are a Portuguese student abroad and feeling nostalgic about home, local foods and air or just a tourist in Portu, you might want to send some things to your friends or family to or from Portugal. Every once in awhile people tend to overuse shipping services, so courier companies have to refuse a shipment because of its content which can be characterized as unusual or even bizarre so Eurosenders funny shipment request series continues!

Bizarre shipments Eurosender Portugal


Are you one of those fun people that collect coins, magic cards and other items as a hobby or an investment? Or maybe you own coins from the middle ages and decided to ship them away or sell them? Or you are a die-hard magic cards game fan. Well, guess what! People have tried shipping them quite a lot! Whether it would be out of fun to tell your friends about your cool coin collection or you wanted to earn some money, people do ship these items from time to time. Imagine opening your surprise package from your friend and find those valuable coins inside or your favourite game character! Fun, huh? But remember, as some of these items may be in high value, remember to pack them well.

Religious items

All things in life can be divided into two categories: sacred things and profane things (elements without any religious characteristics). Religious items are therefore part of the sacred aspects and, as such, any judgment would be inappropriate. It is likely that the person who wanted to send these objects, took particular care in its packaging. Likewise, many customers are willing to send fragile objects over long distances. Eurosender can help you send these objects you care about. To find out more, you can click on this link or contact our friendly customer support for more information.

Cannabis plants

Cannabis is known to be the most widely used illegal substance on the planet. As a result, it is difficult to consider the shipment of cannabis as “surprising”. Not surprisingly, the shipment of cannabis and other pharmaceutical products is prohibited by Eurosender*. Nevertheless, the reality is more subtle. Although a large number of countries prohibit the use of cannabis, each country has its own legislation. For example, Canada allows the transport of this substance, while others, such as Germany, tolerate its use for medical purposes only.

To avoid falling into the dark side of the force, Eurosender invites you to check whether the country’s legislation is conducive to the cannabis trade. If you think everything is in order, here are some tips on how to pack and ship your cannabis products properly.

*Please be aware that if you decide to ship items listed as forbidden, you will be responsible for any damages or expenses incurred.

Now, you know what are some of the weirdest shipping habits Portuguese people have. We hope you had a good laugh and you learned that some items are not meant for shipping. We will be doing more of these so stay tuned!

And you? What are the weirdest things you have heard someone was shipping or trying to ship? Which country or region should we write about next time? Tell us in the comments below and maybe we will feature your answer in our next blog post!

Last modified: July 19, 2019

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