How to Send a Fridge by Courier

How to ship a refrigerator with a courier service

Whether you are looking to ship a large fridge freezer to your new home or your business is shipping mini fridges online, Eurosender is the answer! Check our expert guide on how to send your fridge by courier. Use our booking tool below to instantly see how much it would cost to ship your refrigerator.

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How to pack a refrigerator for shipping: tips and precautions

Before sending a fridge by courier, make sure to prepare it for transport:

  • Empty the refrigerator of its contents.
  • Remove small parts, such as drawers or shelves, and pack them separately in cardboard boxes using cushioning material to fill empty spaces.
  • Unplug the fridge freezer 4 to 8 hours before moving it, open the doors and allow the water to defrost. Clean the interior surfaces.
  • Wrap the cables and secure them with tape to the back of the fridge.
  • Close and secure the doors with strong ropes. Tie the door handles together if it is a double-door fridge. Avoid using tape for this step, as this may leave a sticky residue or damage the finish of the appliance.


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How to pack a refrigerator for shipping on a pallet

Follow the simple steps below on how you can pack your refrigerator for shipping:

  1. Line the pallet surface with corrugated cardboard.
  2. Place the refrigerator upright in the centre of the pallet.
  3. Secure the appliance with tapes or straps.
  4. Use foam protectors for the corners and cover the load with bubble wrap or moving blankets.
  5. If you have any questions on how to pack your refrigerator for shipping with courier services, do not hesitate to contact us.

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How to ship a refrigerator during a relocation

If you are relocating within Europe, the best way to send your fridge to your new home by courier is our Van Service. You will get a vehicle reserved for relocating your personal belongings, which is the safest transport option available as you will not share space with other shippers.

With this service, you won’t have to follow specific packing requirements, but these are some tips you can use to send your fridge and other items safely by courier:

  1. Transport the fridge freezer upright.
  2. Use straps or ropes to keep it stable.
  3. Cover the fridge with a moving blanket to prevent scratches.
  4. Fill the rest of the van space with other personal items, using boxes and moving blankets for maximum protection.

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Can a refrigerator be shipped lying down?

It is not recommended to ship a refrigerator lying down as you risk damaging your appliance. Compressor oil will flow from the motor into the cooling tubes and may not drain properly once the fridge is moved back to a vertical position. Consequently, the appliance may stop working properly or break down completely.

We recommend choosing a moving service such as Van Delivery, where the fridge freezer can be transported vertically (in an upright position) or at an angle greater than 45°.

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FAQ on how to send a fridge by courier

How much does it cost to ship a refrigerator?
The cost to ship your refrigerator will depend on the size and weight of the appliance, as well as the distance and service selected. Eurosender offers you transport solutions that are among the cheapest ones on the market! Our booking platform will automatically select for you a transport service with the best price/quality ratio!
What is the best way to ship a mini fridge by courier?
Thanks to its small size, sending a mini fridge by courier is easier than sending a standard fridge freezer. Check the shipping dimensions allowed for our package services to determine if your appliance can be transported via Standard Shipping or Express Services.
  • If using a package shipping service, pack your mini fridge in its original packaging or in a suitably-sized cardboard box. Use plenty of cushioning materials, and make sure the box is sturdy enough to support the weight of the appliance.
  • If your mini fridge is too large for a package service, you can choose to transport it on a pallet (following the packing instructions above) or with the Van Service. Most of our customers book the Van Delivery when looking for a fridge courier service because it is the safest option on the market.
How long should a fridge rest after being sent by courier?
Let the appliance stand in an upright position, unplugged, for 4 to 8 hours after transport to allow the oil to settle back down in its compressor. Be careful not to switch the appliance on too soon, as any blockages in the refrigeration system may impair its cooling capacity.
Can I ship a used refrigerator?
Yes, this is possible. We recommend packing a used refrigerator in its original packaging for shipping. If you don't have the original packaging, use a sturdy cardboard box or load your refrigerator upright on a pallet. Before shipping a used refrigerator, make sure you empty and clean the appliance properly to avoid any issues in transit.
Please note that insurance may not be applicable when sending electronics such as used or second-hand fridges or freezers.
If I send my fridge by courier, will it be insured?
Yes, basic insurance will already be included in the cost of shipping your refrigerator. You can also purchase additional insurance during the booking process. We recommend that you keep all invoices to prove the value of the appliance. Invoices will be needed in the unlikely event that you need to start a damage or loss claim.