How to ship e-cigarettes

The popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaping has been growing steadily over the past few years, which is why the need for e-cigarette shipping is on the rise. At Eurosender, we are well aware of this emerging trend, so we have decided to put together a list of extra handy tips and useful bits of information related to this very topic. If you want to avoid the most common problems when shipping your smoking pencils, make sure you carefully read our instructions on how to pack e-cigarettes for shipping and follow our advice.

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How to ship e-cigarettes

As with any electronic device, following the laws on shipping items with batteries and choosing the most reliable courier service are central to ensuring that your precious vapes are safely delivered to your destination of choice. However, choosing the right packaging materials and knowing exactly how to pack e-cigarettes for shipping are equally as important.

However, before you start packing and book the service, make sure you do the following:

  • If you want ship e-cigarettes in a larger box, i.e. together with other things, make sure you measure it and use our Shipment Size Checker to make sure it is suitable for standard shipping If this is not the case, contact us and we will find a different solution.
  • If you want your package to be picked up in Poland, Spain or Sweden as well as if you order our “First possible pick-up time” service upon booking, you will have to print the label yourself and attach it to your package. In other cases, this is a job for the courier. Keep this in mind when booking the service.
  • If you plan to leave the pick-up address soon, place the order at least 2 days before your departure date. This will allow you to avoid any pick-up problems.

Can I send e-cigarettes in the mail?

Always make sure that you check the national guidelines for shipping items with batteries inside and that you understand the rules and policies of the courier companies that you book the shipping with. If you are not sure about the rules that apply in your specific case, you can contact our logistics specialists who will make sure you have the right information.

Can I ship e-liquid internationally?

The answer to the question of whether or not one can ship e-liquid internationally depends on several factors, especially as the nicotine strength of e-juice varies quite a lot. As each country has its own regulations regarding the import of tobacco products (based on the nicotine strength), it is important that you always check the shipping laws in the pick-up and delivery countries before you decide to pack and ship e-cigarettes. In some cases, special documents or licenses may be needed to transport nicotine products over the border, especially in case of bigger quantities. However, those that send nicotine-free e-liquids are highly unlikely to encounter any problems during the shipping process.

If in doubt whether shipping vape juice is possible on your chosen transport route, you can always contact our customer support specialists, who will be able to give the most precise information.

After placing an order to ship e-cigarettes with Eurosender, your only task is to pack your vapes carefully. We will take care of all the other tasks, from arranging the transport with a trusted courier service to representing you in communication with everyone involved in the shipping process.

After placing an order for shipping e-cigarettes on Eurosender platform, a selected logistics provider will collect the parcel at your doorstep and delivered to the address of your choice – quickly, safely and without breaking the bank. You will also profit from the fact that the basic insurance up to 200€ is already included in the price while extra insurance is available at low rates.

If you are not exactly sure how to send e-cigarettes via courier services or the exact rules and guidelines on e-cigarette shipping, do not hesitate to contact our friendly customer service specialists. They will provide you with the necessary information.

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e-cigarettes packaging

If you plan to ship e-cigarettes via courier services, proper packaging is crucial in ensuring that the items are delivered undamaged and in time. This is why you need to choose the right materials and follow our e-cigarette packaging tips to a T. To do so, you need the following:

  1. The original box of your e-cigarette

We strongly advise keeping the original box of your e-cigarette as you might need to transport it at some point in the future. As this box is tailor-made for your model of the e-cigarette, it can offer the best protection during transit. It should also be noted that the insurance is only valid in case the shipped electronic item is packed in its original box.

If you are about to send an older model or if you simply cannot find the original box, you can use a box of similar dimensions and shape. While this is not advisable, a generous amount of bubble wrap and careful packaging can still get you very far.

  1. A slightly bigger cardboard box– you can get it at your hardware or stationery store of choice. The box needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the transport process and protect the items inside. If you want to use an older box, this is no problem as long as it is in good condition, i.e. has no holes, tears or dents.
  2. Bubble wrap– to protect the e-cigarette packaging. You can get it at hardware and stationery stores.
  3. Packing peanuts(polystyrene chips)– great for internal cushioning of the package. You can buy them at any hardware store. Alternatively, you can also use more bubble wrap or some crumpled paper.
  4. Adhesivetape – to seal the box.

If you have problems with buying these items, check out our dedicated blog article, in which we explain how to get packaging materials in most EU-countries.

How to pack e-cigarettes for shipping

Now that you have the right materials and tools for the job, you can finally focus on the most important part of the task, namely that of packing your precious vape.

  1. Start by placing the e-cigarette in its original packaging. This way, it will not move around during transit, which minimizes the risk of it being damageden route. Follow our advice and always keep the original box. If there is enough space in the box, you can protect the e-cigarette with a layer of bubble wrap before packing it. Seal the original box so it cannot open.

Even though such events are highly unlikely, electronic items with lithium ion batteries can, under the right conditions, catch fire or even explode. For this reason, it is crucial to leave the batteries inside the product and make sure that it cannot be turned on by accident. To do this, always pack the e-cigarette in such a way that the power switch is properly protected.

  1. Protect the original box.Wrap the sealed original box in bubble wrap to thoroughly protect it. Use several layers and secure it with duct tape if needed.
  2. Prepare the larger box.Take the larger box and cover the bottom with a generous layer of packingpeanuts or crumpled paper.
  3. Pack the original box.Now take the original box and put it in thelarger one. Add some more cushioning materials that you are using. Make sure that the package is packed as tightly as possible so that the original box cannot move about. Then close the box and shake it a little. If nothing moves and everything remains silent, your job is done.
  4. 5. Seal the box with duct tape and label it.Seal the box on all sides and attach the shipping label if needed.

We recommend you to keep the original invoice of your e-cigarette, especially if you intend to ship it in the future. The invoice serves as a proof of its value and is, therefore, a document that the courier companies normally require if you start a claim procedure following your e-cigarette shipping.


How to pack e-liquid?

If you decide to ship e-juice along with an e-cigarette or separately, protection is of central importance, especially if you are shipping the liquid in glass bottles. Make sure that you protect the bottles with enough bubble wrap and use cushioning materials to secure these in place. If you want to ship several bottles at once, you must use enough protective materials such as polystyrene chips to separate the bottles from one another. Cardboard dividers are also a good idea. Additionally, the caps should never come loose during transit – tighten them well before packing.

Why our customers decide to ship electronic cigarettes

Our customers have been more than happy to share with us some of the reasons why they decided to ship e-cigarettes via courier services and why they used Eurosender for this task.

  • Sending e-cigarettes to friends and relatives living abroad. Many of our customers bought some very special vapes for their best mates or family members and needed to send them internationally as gifts. Besides taking care of the search for the best shipping prices, Eurosender helped them with tips on how to pack and ship e-cigarettes without issues.
  • Selling e-cigarettes. Some people want to earn an extra buck by selling products such as e-cigarettes or e-liquid online.
  • Buying e-cigarettes or e-liquid abroad. Our customers sometimes buy these products while on vacation. As carrying these items around is not convenient or as they have nowhere to pack their new smoking pens, they decide for shipping vape juice or e-cigarettes home by using courier services.

For more information on how to ship e-cigarettes or e-liquid and avoid any possible issues while doing so, feel free to contact our customer support department. Let them know if there is a bit of info we missed and we will make sure to update this page with even more tips.

When sending e-cigarettes overseas, 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. When placing an order, check that the transport of your e-cigarette will be done by road, in which case lithium batteries are allowed for shipping.


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Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping electronic cigarettes or e-liquid. 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 e-cigarettes or e-liquid, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.