How to ship an iPad and other tablet models

Are you an individual willing to buy a new iPad at a better price abroad? Or a gadget reseller looking for a reliable international logistics partner who will carry out deliveries to your clients? Check how to ship an iPad and other tablet models safely and cheaply with Eurosender. Find answers to the most common questions regarding mailing such items and follow our packaging tips to prepare your shipment properly.

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How to pack an iPad for shipping?

  1. Put the device in its original padded packaging.
  2. Wrap the box in bubble wrap to provide an additional layer of protection.
  3. Put the original box into a larger box.
  4. Add cushioning materials so that the original box cannot move.
  5. Seal the bigger box with duct tape.
  6. You can also add a warning label saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on the box.


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Regulations on shipping iPads and other lithium battery-powered gadgets

Shipping iPads and other tablets in the mail or by courier is perfectly legal both for private individuals and for authorized resellers if the gadgets you are sending comply with the requirements below.
Items containing attached, non-removable lithium-ion batteries, such as iPads, can be sent by all modes of transport, provided they comply with the parameters set forth in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria:

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

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

Devices with lithium batteries exceeding the above specifications cannot be transported by air but can be carried by road or travel by sea.
When shipping iPads or Android tablets, it is recommended not to charge the battery to more than 30%. The relevant transportation recommendations for every gadget model can be found in the manufacturer’s product information sheet.

For items shipped outside the EU or between two non-member states, a customs declaration will be required. Do not try to lower the value of imported goods, otherwise, the package may be seized by the customs officers.


FAQs about shipping iPads and Android tablets

Can I ship a tablet overseas by post or by courier?
Yes, both options are possible. If you are sending your gadget at the international level, check whether it will undergo a customs clearance procedure. If you use the Eurosender low-cost shipping platform, you will be able to get an unbeatable price for safe door-to-door delivery service.
How to ship an iPad safely?
Always ship your iPads and other tablet models in their original packaging. This is the safest way of shipping a tablet since this packaging has been tailored to protect your gadget. Make sure to add enough padding materials and follow our simple guide to pack your iPad properly for shipping. Do not forget to create a back-up copy of important data on your device before sending it across the country or abroad.
Can I receive compensation for my iPad if anything goes wrong during transport?
Depending on the selected shipping service and the type of article being transported, shipping insurance may be included in the price of the service. For extra protection, we also offer additional insurance options with higher coverage at very low rates.
Always keep the original invoice of your device. It serves as proof of its value. This document will be required by the courier company in case you decide to start a claim procedure for damage or loss. Please consider that insurance may not apply when shipping used or second-hand electronic devices.

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