Ship an iPhone or Any Other Smartphone Internationally

How to ship a mobile phone internationally

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At Eurosender, we offer safe solutions for sending mobile phones internationally: in Europe, the UK, and all over the world. We work with +100 logistics providers to make sure you always have the best shipping options at your disposal.
In this guide, we’ll teach you how to ship an iPhone or any other smartphone safely and cost-effectively. Check the regulations, FAQ and packaging sections to prepare your shipment properly.


What services can you use to send a smartphone internationally?

Depending on the urgency of your shipment, you can choose between different package services for sending mobile phones abroad:
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We are international: ship your phone anywhere!

We offer deliveries to over 220 countries and territories around the world. With Eurosender, you can ship your iPhone or smartphone internationally without having to leave your home.

All you need to do is book your delivery online, and the courier will take care of delivering it where you need it to be.

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How to pack a smartphone for shipping?

Follow these simple guidelines for packing your smartphone before shipping it.

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

The best way to pack your iPhone for shipping:


Send your mobile phone abroad with insurance

When shipping with us, you can always add insurance to your shipment at very affordable prices. Make sure you have your phone’s invoice because it serves as proof of its value, and use the original packaging for shipping whenever possible.
Please keep in mind the regulations below about shipping mobile phones.
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Regulations on shipping cell phones internationally

In most cases, it is possible to ship a cell phone internationally by post or courier. The only smartphone model not allowed for shipping by air is Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to battery problems.

As of today, smartphones containing attached, non-removable lithium-ion batteries 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

Lithium batteries exceeding the above specifications cannot be transported by air but can be carried by road or travel by sea.

When shipping your iPhones or other smartphone models, it is recommended not to charge the battery to more than 30%. You can find the relevant transport recommendation for your specific mobile phone in the manufacturer’s product information sheet.


When shipping in routes that include non-EU countries, a customs declaration will be required.

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FAQ on how to ship iPhones and smartphones internationally

How much does it cost to ship a smartphone?

If you ship one mobile phone, it will comfortably fit in a small package. To calculate how much it will cost to ship the smartphone, pack it first and then use the package’s measurements and weight in our order engine. It will instantly estimate the price of your shipment based on the pick-up and delivery countries, as well as the size of your package.

What is the cheapest way of shipping an iPhone or an Android smartphone?

The cheapest way of shipping an iPhone or other smartphone internationally is by using a basic road delivery service, if available. Non-urgent road shipping options tend to be significantly cheaper than air freight or express shipping.
At Eurosender, our most affordable shipping solution is the Standard Service, which allows you to send a mobile phone by courier throughout Europe.

Can I ship an iPhone internationally from the UK?

Yes, you can. But since Brexit, all international shipments going to or from the UK need to go through customs procedures.
If you need to send a smartphone internationally from the UK, just make sure you have the original invoice and that you pack it accordingly for shipping. Read more about shipping to the UK.

What precautions should I take before shipping an iPhone by courier or post?

Here are a few useful tips to make sure everything will run smoothly when sending your phone overseas:
  • Always use the phone’s original packaging, which has been tailored to protect your gadget model.
  • Make sure you pick strong and sturdy cardboard boxes for the outer packaging.
  • Do the shake test: once you pack the parcel, shake it slightly to make sure the goods cannot move inside. If things are still shifting around, you can add more packaging for protection.
  • Create a backup copy of important data on your device before sending it.
  • Do not remove your phone’s battery. Most updated models of smartphones can be shipped with their lithium batteries without issues as long as you follow the packing instructions and shipping regulations.

Will a signature be required when sending a phone abroad?

When shipping with us, a signature is not required. But, if you choose a door-to-door delivery option, it is necessary to have someone present at the delivery address to receive the goods.
If you cannot be present on the expected date, please arrange for someone else to receive the package on your behalf. You can use the tracking tool to monitor the shipment’s progress.

With which couriers can you send a mobile phone abroad?

Several couriers around the world allow users to send mobile phones locally and abroad. Here are a few examples of companies that offer shipping services for iPhones overseas:
Don’t waste time getting quotes with each courier separately! With our platform, you can instantly get the service that is the best match for your needs. Get a quote right away.

Can I send a mobile phone through DHL internationally?

Yes, DHL allows users to send mobile phones using their local and international package delivery services. However, you should include a maximum of one phone per package when shipping with DHL Express, where deliveries are performed by air.
Read more about shipping with DHL.
Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping iPhones or other types of smartphones. However, 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 cell phones or other types of electronic devices, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.