How to Ship Camera Equipment Overseas

Ship camera equipment overseas and domestically with Eurosender

Evidently, you are a professional, amateur, or beginner of the photographing or filmmaking art who wants to send off your camera or video equipment. Given that the cost of both camera gear and video production equipment is high, you need to choose the most reliable courier services with optimal shipping route. Eurosender offers the best shipping quotes for sending a camera to any chosen destination. Furthermore, we have arranged some guidelines for you on how to prepare and pack a camera properly so that it does not get damaged during transportation by any means of transport. Additional recommendations on how to pack camera lenses for shipping abroad would be also listed.

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What do you want to ship?
Package or suitcase
from 2 kg to 40 kg
max length 175cm
Pallet
up to 2499kg
you provide a pallet on your own
Non-standard
Non-standard
long & bulky items
sports equipment & musical instruments
cars, LTL, FTL etc.
Who orders?
On request
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Before sending your camera and video equipment, you need to consider many things. Eurosender is here to provide the best shipping quotes for sending a camera to a chosen destination.

  1. Choose the pick-up and delivery countries, the number of packages, and their weight. In case of non-standard items that are longer than 175cm and heavier than 40 kg, request an individual offer.
  2. You will get the best offer at a reasonable price.
  3. Pay for the shipping services.
  4. Follow the guidelines for shipping your items.

Owing to door-to-door shipping services, a courier from a chosen logistics company will come exactly to your address and collect your shipment. The only thing is to prepare and pack a camera properly beforehand.

Should any questions or uncertainties come out, our team of logistics experts is ready to assist you.

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Everything you need to know when shipping camera equipment internationally

 

Is it possible to send devices with lithium batteries?

When sending a digital camera, it is important to note that lithium batteries are forbidden for any items transported by air. For international shipments to and from Greece sent through Eurosender, courier services providers will not transport batteries or any type of electronic device including these batteries. Check more about restricted and prohibited items.

When placing an order, check that the courier service providers will ship camera equipment overseas by road, by sea and ocean, or by rail transport. In such cases, lithium batteries are allowed for shipping.

Is there any insurance for camera equipment?

Each package sent with Eurosender is automatically insured for up to €200. However, we recommend purchasing an additional insurance of up to €2,000 per package with your valuable items such as digital cameras, video equipment, and camera gear.

You need to put an invoice inside the original packaging as a proof of camera and video equipment value. It will be required by a courier company if you start a claim procedure following your shipping.

How should I pack camera lenses for shipping abroad?

Please, refer to the section below which explains how to prepare and pack a camera properly for transportation. The recommendations on how to pack camera lenses and other accessories would be also provided.


How to prepare and pack a camera properly?

Once you decide to ship camera equipment overseas with courier services, you might also think about its safe transportation. As cameras are fragile items that should be carried carefully, you will need to follow a set of further guidelines to ensure its safety during transit:

Step 1. Get all the necessary packing materials such as plastic bags, bubble wrap, foam wrap, packing peanuts, cardboard boxes, cardboard scrap, and adhesive tape.

Step 2. Remove camera lenses and other detachable parts, including memory cards, straps, and others. Then pack camera lenses for shipping abroad by covering them with bubble wrap and using adhesive tape for securing it. Repeat the same procedure for all lenses and other detachable parts.

Step 3. Prepare the camera body with bubble wrap and secure it with adhesive tape.

Step 4. Take the original case of your camera and put the items inside it. Make sure that you do not overfill it so that the components are not flattened.

Step 5. Prepare the box. Fill the bottom of the box with packing peanuts and put some pieces of cardboard scrap to enhance the protection of the walls. The box should fit the size of the item.

Step 6. Put your camera equipment inside the box. For sending several pieces in one package, separate the items with packing materials.

Step 7. Fill the voids in the box with the help of packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or other cushioning materials to make sure that the items are immovable.

Step 8. Seal and label the box. Use adhesive tape to secure all sides and cover the seams of the box. Put the “Fragile” label on it or write that by hand.


Why people ship camera equipment overseas?
  1. Selling camera gear or video production equipment. Online market unites people from many countries so that they sometimes need to send their camera and video equipment internationally with Eurosender.
  2. Video camera rental. As a rule, each camera model fits a certain filming technique. That is why there might be no sense in buying expensive camera equipment if one wants to shoot a single video in 4K format, for instance. Thus, Eurosender offers the best shipping quotes for sending a camera to other people for rental purposes.
  3. Send a camera for being repaired. In case there is no authorised repairs point nearby, you can easily send your camera equipment abroad and domestically with trustworthy courier companies.

Do you still have uncertainties or questions left? Contact our experienced support team for more information. Our logistics experts will gladly assist you.

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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 ship camera and video equipment, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.

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