How to Ship a Camera Internationally

Shipping a camera safely with Eurosender

Learn how to pack your camera for shipping safely with our step-by-step guide. Check the cost of shipping camera equipment internationally in our booking tool and schedule the delivery service in under 5 minutes.
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How to pack your camera and lenses for shipping

Cameras, lenses, and other related equipment are fragile items and need to be packed carefully for shipping. Follow these instructions for safely shipping your camera internationally.

Camera body

  1. Do not remove the body cap. The mirror and sensor in the camera are extremely sensitive. Make sure that the body cap is attached to the camera to protect it during shipping.
  2. Remove the memory cards, straps, batteries, and flashes. Lithium-ion batteries must stay inside the camera.
  3. Wrap the camera in bubble wrap. Cover the whole camera with 2-3 layers of bubble wrap and secure it with packing tape. Place the wrapped camera inside its case, if it has one, for extra protection.
  4. Double boxing is recommended. Place the packaged camera inside a sturdy cardboard box and fill empty spaces with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent movement.
  5. Close and seal the box. Use adhesive tape to close the box securely, including the corners and edges. Attach the shipping label if required for your chosen courier service. You can also add a “Fragile” or “Handle with care” label.

Camera lenses

  1. Remove the lens from the camera body and detach any lens caps or filters.
  2. Wrap each lens individually in bubble wrap or lens pouches for protection.
  3. Place the wrapped lenses in a padded lens case, then pack them into a sturdy cardboard box.
  4. Fill spaces in the box with packing materials such as packing peanuts or crumpled.
  5. Close and seal the box securely with strong packing tape, including the corners and edges. Add the shipping label if needed.
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FAQ on how to ship camera equipment internationally

Can I send a camera by courier or post? Is it safe?
Yes, you can safely send a camera by courier or post as long as you pack it properly for shipping.
Taking necessary precautions, such as using a sturdy box of the right size and providing adequate padding, is the best way to ship a camera and ensure its safety during transit.
Follow our packing steps to help you prepare for your shipment.
Can I ship a camera with a battery?
It is recommended to remove batteries from the camera (except for lithium batteries) and pack them separately for shipping.
If you leave the battery inside the camera you are shipping internationally, there is a risk of static electricity or overheating occurring during transport, which can cause damage to both the camera and the battery itself.
How much does it cost to ship a camera overseas?
The cost to ship your camera will depend on the route distance as well as the service you select.
You can get an instant quote by entering your shipping details (collection and delivery address, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool.
How to ship camera equipment internationally for a return?
If you are wondering how to ship a camera for a return, the process is simple when you choose the right service and courier.
Once you have confirmed all the shipment details with the sender, simply compare the available services based on the parcel dimensions and book the service on our platform in just a few clicks.
Read more about parcel returns.
Where can I find packaging materials for shipping my camera equipment?
All mentioned packaging materials can be found in stationery or hardware stores.
You can use a new or used cardboard box as long as it is in good condition. The box needs to be sturdy, and all interior packing materials should be able to withstand the weight of the camera.
Will my camera be insured if I ship it overseas?
The shipment will automatically be covered by basic insurance as long as you comply with the courier's shipping and packing restrictions.
For extra protection, we also offer additional insurance options with higher coverage at affordable rates.
Always keep the original invoice of the camera you are shipping overseas, as it serves as proof of its value. This document will be required by the courier company in case you decide to start a claim procedure for damage or loss.
Please note that the insurance may not be valid when shipping used or second-hand cameras internationally.

How much does it cost to ship a camera?

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping camera equipment overseas. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to send a camera by courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.