How to ship e-cigarettes and e-liquids internationally?

Are you an individual or a company looking for an optimal solution for shipping e-cigarettes and e-liquids internationally? Find out how to send them domestically or abroad with Eurosender. Get informed about the cheapest and the safest way of mailing this type of products to your clients and friends.

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HOW YOU CAN SHIP

How to ship e-cigarettes and e-liquids internationally?

Eurosender can suggest multiple transportation modes, depending on your shipping needs.

Standard shipping service

The optimal service for shipping small e-cigarette and e-liquid packages.

Pallet delivery

An advantageous solution for shipping large packages.

Express shipping service

The best option for time-sensitive shipments.

PACKING INSTRUCTIONS

How to pack e-cigs and e-liquids

E-CIGARETTES

  • Put the e-cigarette in a plastic bag before packing it.
  • Place the vape in its original packaging.
  • Seal the original box.
  • Protect the original box by several layers of bubble wrap.
  • Take a larger box and cover the bottom with a layer of packing peanuts or crumpled paper.
  • Put the original box inside the larger box.
  • Secure the packaging by adding more cushioning materials so that the items cannot move inside the box.
  • Seal the box.

E-LIQUIDS

  • Check if every bottle is tightly closed.
  • Protect each bottle or each box containing e-liquid bottles separately with bubble wrap.
  • Place them separately in a leak-proof plastic bag.
  • Wrap the bottles in clothes (if applicable).
  • Fill the box with cushioning materials.
  • Place e-liquid bottles inside and add cushioning materials, if necessary.
  • Seal the box.
Even though such events are highly unlikely, under certain conditions, lithium-ion powered devices can catch fire or even explode. For this reason, it is crucial to leave the batteries inside the product and make sure that the power switch cannot be accidentally turned on.

REGULATIONS

Regulations on shipping e-cigarettes and e-liquids

E-CIGARETTES

  • Shipping e-cigarettes is authorized in most countries both for individuals and for businesses. Nevertheless, vapes do not have the same status in different countries across the globe. For example, in Croatia they are considered and regulated as tobacco products and not electronic devices.
  • Before shipping electronic cigarettes, it is important to check whether they are legal both in the pick-up and the destination country.
  • E-cigarette retailers sending nicotine-containing vapes to the EU must comply with the Tobacco Directive 2014/14/EU.
  • If you decide to mail li-Ion powered electronic cigarettes, make sure that the batteries travel inside the device and comply with the following requirements:

    Single-cell batteries:
    No more than 2 cells, ≤ 20Wh

    Multi-cell batteries:
    No more than 4 cells, ≤ 100Wh

  • When sending e-cigarettes overseas, remember that lithium batteries exceeding the above specifications cannot be transported by air.

E-LIQUIDS

  • Some countries, like Belgium, have adopted strict policies regarding domestic sales and import of nicotine products, such as vape juice.
  • Portugal and France, have introduced restrictions regarding the acceptable dose of nicotine in the e-liquid that is being shipped.
  • Place them separately in a leak-proof plastic bag.
  • In the USA there are no limitations as to the amount of nicotine, but in many States, fruit or mint flavourings used in e-liquids are banned.
  • Canada and Australia have based their regulations upon the level of toxicity of vape juice.
    If you mail vape juice to EU countries, your package must be accompanied by:

    • details regarding the e-liquid ingredients and nicotine content (they are usually indicated on the product label);
    • health warnings and information on possible negative effects;
    • leaflet with instructions for use.

Make sure your package does not contain any promotional elements.

Courier companies’ restrictions regarding the acceptable volume of liquids sent abroad by private individuals:

Courier companies tend to have limitations regarding the acceptable volume of liquids because any leak will damage not only the package itself but also other shipments, as well as the vehicle transporting those goods.
If you send e-liquids across Europe, packages up to 1L can be accepted, provided the goods have been securely closed and placed in leak-proof packaging.

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FAQs about shipping electronic cigarettes and vape juice

Can I send e-cigarettes in the mail?

Yes, if you pack them properly and check whether their batteries comply with the specifications provided above.

What is the best way to ship e-cigarettes?

We strongly recommend shipping electronic cigarettes and all other similar items in their original boxes. This type of packaging has been tailor-made for specific product models and thus, can offer the best protection during transit. The insurance will only be valid if the electronic device is packed and shipped in its original box. It is also important to keep the original invoice of the item.

Can I ship e-liquid internationally?

Yes, but keep in mind that every country has its regulations regarding the import of nicotine products and flavoured e-liquids. Thus, you must always check the restrictions in both the pick-up and the delivery country.

Is there any insurance for shipping electronic cigarettes and vape juice internationally?

Electronic cigarettes can be insured if they are sent in their original boxes and if the sender has kept the original invoice.
As for the vape juice, the insurance applies if it is shipped by licensed companies having all the necessary documents.
Insurance coverage for e-liquids sent internationally by private individuals depends on both the regulations and the logistics providers’ policies. In many cases, such items are considered as restricted items by courier companies and can only be sent at the shipper’s own risk. In such cases, proper packaging is crucial for successful delivery.


Take into consideration these guidelines when mailing electronic cigarettes or e-liquids. 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.