How to ship an iPad and other tablet models

Find out all you need to know when shipping an iPad abroad and organise efficient deliveries to your clients. At Eurosender, we show you how to ship an iPad and other tablet models safely and cheaply. Get answers to the most common questions regarding mailing tablets and follow our packaging tips to properly prepare your shipment.

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HOW TO SHIP

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HOW TO PACK

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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SHIPPING REGULATIONS

Regulations on shipping iPads and other lithium battery-powered electronics

Shipping iPads and other tablets in the mail or by courier is perfectly legal both for private individuals and for authorised 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 iPad or Android tablet 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.

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FAQs about shipping iPads and Android tablets

Can I ship a tablet overseas by post or by courier?
Yes, both options are possible. When sending your iPad or tablet internationally, do not forget to check whether it will undergo a customs clearance procedure and prepare all the necessary documents, when required. At Eurosender, we offer worldwide shipping through our Express Service with deliveries in 24-72h to make sure your tablet is delivered in the shortest time possible.
How to ship an iPad safely?
To guarantee maximum safety of your item, 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 for safe shipping. Do not forget to create a back-up copy of important data on your device before sending it across the country or abroad.
What if I don’t have the original packaging anymore, can I ship an iPad without the box?
Yes, if you do not have the original box of your iPad anymore, you can still pack it in a slightly bigger cardboard box for sending your iPad through the mail or courier service. Make sure you choose a box that is sturdy and resistant to offer good protection for your item. You can follow our packing tips above with your own cardboard box to make sure your iPad is appropriately protected.
Please bear in mind that the insurance may not be valid when shipping electronics without their original packaging.
Is there any insurance when shipping an iPad or other tablet via mail or courier service?
Depending on the selected shipping service and the type of article being transported, basic shipping insurance may be included in the price of the service. For extra protection, we also offer additional transport insurance options with higher coverage at very low rates. Always keep the original invoice of your device, as 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 the insurance may not be valid when shipping used or second-hand electronic devices.
Which couriers and mail services allow customers to send iPads and tablets?
Mostly every courier and mail company offer shipping solutions for iPads and tablets – as long as it complies with the applicable governmental regulation for your route. FedEx, UPS, DHL, Royal Mail and USPS are examples of companies that perform deliveries of tablets and iPads.
At Eurosender, we work with logistics providers from all around the world, including industry leaders such as DHL and DPD, to make sure you have the best delivery service for your needs. Get a quote with us and book the delivery in less than 5 minutes.
Can I buy an iPad abroad and ship it to the UK or Europe?
Yes. On the search for better prices, many customers decide to buy an iPad in the USA and ship it to the UK. The best way to arrange this with Eurosender is to have the iPad shipped to someone you trust in the USA or to your hotel if you will be travelling there. Book the shipping service on our platform from this address to your home in Europe. Your brand-new iPad will be delivered in 24-72h. Please have in mind that when shipping internationally, your parcel will have to undergo customs clearance procedures where import taxes may apply.

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Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping tablets, iPads and other 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 iPads or tablets, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.