How to Ship a Fur Coat Internationally

How can you ship fur coats internationally?

Shipping fur coats and other fur products depend on whether the fur is real or not. Find out the best way to ship a fur or mink coat – whether as an individual or vintage boutique. Before booking, check the regulations and packing tips on how to ship a full-length fur coat.

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Furs are usually restricted or prohibited for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.


Regulations for shipping real fur overseas

Some countries strictly prohibit shipping real fur clothing from abroad, while others do not have any regulations in this regard. Furthermore, postal and courier companies may impose additional restrictions on shipping furs domestically or internationally.

Before booking any service, we recommend checking the regulations of both the pick-up and destination countries as well as any carrier rules or other relevant guidelines on how to ship fur coats.


How to ship a full-length fur or mink coat

Transport solutions to consider depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment:
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*Please bear in mind that some courier companies may include furs in their list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to pack a fur coat for shipping

Being such a delicate item, it is very important that you wrap the fur coat carefully before shipping it to make sure it will arrive safely. Here is how you can pack a fur coat, jacket, and accessories for shipping:

  1. Make sure that the fur coat is not wet. If your garment has been exposed to moisture, hang it in a well-ventilated room to let it dry completely. Avoid using metal hangers or placing fur clothing near radiators.
  2. Fold your coat carefully without pressing it too hard. You can add layers of tissue paper between the folds for more protection.
  3. To avoid wrinkles, fill the sleeves with crumpled paper. Turn the shoulders inside out without touching the sleeves. If it is a full-length coat, fold it in half lengthwise.
  4. Put your coat in a cotton bag.
  5. Fill in all the empty spaces inside the box with padding materials. If you ship real fur clothing abroad in a suitcase, you can surround it with other clothes to ensure extra padding.
  6. Put the fur coat in a cardboard box and seal the box with adhesive tape.

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FAQ on the best way to ship a fur or mink coat internationally

Can you ship fur coats internationally with every courier company?
No, each courier company has its own rules regarding shipments with restricted and prohibited items. For example, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS will not ship parcels that contain furs within the content.
Before booking any delivery service, we recommend checking the rules of the designated courier for your route. When shipping with Eurosender, please know that these items are not allowed when booking the Express or Regular Plus shipping services. The courier may refuse to collect the parcel if it contains prohibited items such as real furs. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.
Can I ship real fur clothing abroad by post?
The regulations for mailing real fur are complex and vary from country to country. You should check the rules of the specific postal company before booking their services. Additionally, to avoid legal risks when shipping fur clothing overseas, check the customs regulations for real fur on the official government websites of the shipping countries.
How much does it cost to ship a fur coat?
The cost of shipping a fur coat internationally depends on the shipping destination, parcel dimensions and how urgent the shipment is.
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Can you fold a fur coat for shipping?
Yes, it is recommended to fold a fur coat for shipping because this offers maximum protection. During the packing stage, fold the fur coat gently without applying too much pressure.
You can also add a layer of tissue paper between the coat folds if you wish, especially if there are any buttons or zips that may get caught in the fur. Place another layer of tissue paper on top of the folded fur coat.
Can I ship my old fur coat internationally via courier for remodelling?
Yes, it is possible to ship your old fur coat internationally for remodelling. Real fur coats have impressive lifespans, and it is common for people to seek mending services once their furs start showing signs of wear-and-tear. The best remodelling studios are often located in other countries, which is why people wonder how they should ship their fur or mink coats. Since courier services are usually the most practical solution, correct packaging is essential to ensure safe delivery.
Can you send fur to the US?
It depends on whether the fur is real or not. If the fur is not real, there should not be any restrictions.
However, it is illegal to import, export, distribute, transport, manufacture or sell products containing dog or cat fur in the US. Items sent to the USA containing dog or cat furs will be seized by customs.
Is there any insurance for sending animal furs, skins or real fur clothing?
There is no insurance (base or additional) covering shipments by individuals that contain restricted items, including real furs or animal skins. Therefore, if you decide to ship a real fur coat as an individual, you do so at your own risk.
When sending items made of faux fur, these will be covered by basic insurance included in the shipping price.
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Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping furs internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. If you decide to send animal furs and skins through our platform, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.