Shipping Boxes of Books Internationally

How to pack and ship books internationally

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At Eurosender, we offer the best solution for shipping boxes of books or to send a book in a padded envelope in Europe and overseas. Check the packaging guide we have prepared for shipping softcover and hardcover books safely and enjoy all the benefits of our door-to-door book delivery services.


What to have in mind before shipping books internationally

  • Pack the books in boxes and measure them to know which type of service is more suitable for your package.
  • Make sure that someone is present at the pickup and delivery addresses.
  • Check if you should print and attach the label to the package. This information should be provided to you by email.


What services can you use to ship books internationally?

Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, you can choose between different book shipping services:
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How to pack books for shipping by courier

When sending books abroad or domestically, always make sure of packing and protecting them properly. Follow our simple guide on how to pack a book for shipping.

  1. Choose a cardboard box or a padded envelope depending on the number of books you need to send.
  2. Wrap the book and protect the corners if you are shipping a hardcover book.
  3. Place the book you have to send in the box or padded envelope and, if necessary, add more cushioning materials.
  4. Close the box or the envelope and book Regular or Priority Express service according to the urgency.


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FAQs on international book shipping services

How much does it cost to ship a book?
The cost to ship books domestically or abroad depends on many factors such as distance, type of service and parcel dimensions.
To know the exact price to send your books in just a few minutes, you can use our booking tool: select the pick-up and delivery country and the box dimensions to get an instant quote.
What is the cheapest way to ship boxes of books internationally?
The cheapest way to ship boxes of books internationally via courier is our Standard Service.
Select the pick-up and delivery locations in our booking engine to get an instant quote.
If you are sending a big number of boxes of books internationally, the cheapest and fastest way to transport them within Europe is our Van Service.
Where can I get boxes to ship books?
You can choose to pack your books in a used cardboard box or buy a new box for the shipment.
Before shipping boxes of books via courier always make sure to remove old labels from the box and to protect the items following our guide.
Check our dedicated page for more details about the type of boxes you can use to ship books and where to find them.
What is the best way to ship books when moving?
When you have to send books together with other personal items for relocation, our Van delivery service is the best solution.
An entire van will be dedicated to your relocation. It is always recommended to pack and protect your items and books before shipping them, even if the van service doesn’t have specific packing requirements.
Can I ship a book in an envelope or a padded envelope?
Yes, it is possible to ship a book in an envelope or padded envelope via courier or mail.
Pack the book to avoid damage during the transport and put it inside the envelope.
Don’t forget to book Regular or Priority Express Service on our platform and insert the envelope size and weight since with our Document Service, you can only send documents.
How can I send my books abroad for my Erasmus?
When moving abroad for an Erasmus semester or year, you can book a shipping service to send books internationally on our platform.
Ship a box of books and your luggage abroad with Eurosender and travel light.
Check on our dedicated page all the services and offers for students.
Is my shipment containing books insured in case of loss or damage?
Yes, every shipping service booked on our platform is insured and the coverage is calculated in relation to the service and the declared value of the items.
For a higher coverage when shipping books internationally, you can also purchase additional insurance during the booking process.

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