Sending Soldier Care Packages Overseas | Tips and Ideas

Shipping soldier care packages to military bases overseas

Send a military care package to a friend or loved one serving as a deployed troop overseas. Eurosender makes international door-to-door shipping easy by offering you access to the best courier services out there on one single platform. Get ideas for what you can send overseas in a soldier care package and book our low-cost parcel delivery to deployed troops and military bases anywhere in the world.

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What to know before sending military care packages to deployed troops overseas

Consider the following if you decide to send a soldier care package abroad, to ensure a successful and timely delivery:

Shipping to remote military bases overseas or war zones
  • Is the destination remote or rural? Expect a slightly longer transit time.
  • Before placing your order to send a care package to remote or war zone areas, check that courier companies can deliver to the destination.
Pack the soldier care package properly before shipping
  • Your care package may have to withstand extreme weather conditions. Use a sturdy cardboard box and enough internal cushioning materials.
  • Check our general packing guidelines on how to pack the various items.
Provide accurate shipping info for your military care package
  • Double-check the delivery address to avoid failed deliveries when shipping military care packages to deployed troops overseas.
  • Each soldier care package has to contain the recipient’s name, rank and unit in the military base.
International customs procedures and military protocol
  • Check local customs and military regulations to see if the care package items you are shipping to deployed soldiers overseas are allowed on base.
  • Make sure you complete any required shipping documentation.


International shipping to military bases with Eurosender

If you are sending a care package to soldiers serving in Europe or overseas, Eurosender recommends:
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What do people send in military care packages for overseas soldiers?

What you decide to send in a soldier care package will be personal to you and the person receiving it, but there are a few popular items which are great ideas for military care packages, these include:


What you cannot send in a military care package to soldiers overseas

There are two aspects to consider when deciding what to include in a care package that you would ship to deployed troops overseas. Firstly, you should always check what the local restrictions and military regulations are regarding shipments. Secondly, you should also check the items that are prohibited to send in soldier care packages abroad through courier services:

Alcohol or drugs
Weapons or dangerous objects
Electronic items containing batteries, if using air transport
For detailed guidelines about restricted or forbidden items and more advice on how to send soldier care packages abroad, contact our logistics experts via chat or email.


Benefits of sending a soldier care package abroad with Eurosender

When shipping a soldier care package to a military base overseas with us, we will provide you with:

Insurance included in the price

Instant quotes with no hidden fees

Assistance from logistics experts

24/7 shipment tracking online


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FAQ – Sending care packages to soldiers abroad

How much does it cost to send a soldier care package overseas?
The price for sending military care packages overseas depends on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. You can get an instant quote in the booking engine below or else contact us via chat or email if you are unsure which service you need for shipping your soldier care package overseas.
What is the cheapest way to send a care package to deployed troops?
The cheapest way to send a care package to deployed troops is through our Standard Service. You can get the cheapest quote by entering your shipping information (pick-up and delivery address, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool.
How long does it take when shipping soldier care packages internationally?
The delivery time when sending care packages to the military depends on the pick-up and destination country as well as the selected service. The fastest way to ship your soldier care package overseas is through our Priority Express Service. The estimated delivery time for global routes is 24-72 hours.
Where can I get the right packing materials for my soldier care package?
You can find cardboard boxes and other useful packaging materials for your soldier care package in most stationery or hardware stores. New or used cardboard boxes can be used as long as they are in good condition. Please consider the weight of the items when selecting your packaging materials to ensure the content is well protected for shipping. The cardboard box needs to be sturdy and all materials should be able to withstand heavy items.
Is insurance included when shipping care packages to soldiers overseas?
All shipments booked with Eurosender have basic insurance included in the price. Additional insurance is available to purchase during the booking process at low prices. Read more about the shipping insurance options Eurosender offers for your international soldier care package.
What if I need to change the address when sending care packages to the military?
It often happens that plans change and soldiers can be redeployed to different destinations. At Eurosender, we offer a Flexible changes option during the booking process. This way, you can change the delivery address and date at no additional cost, any time up until collection. You can always contact us via chat or email if you need help changing your order details when shipping care packages to soldiers overseas.