How to ship an iPhone or an Android smartphone
At Eurosender, we offer the best solutions for sending mobile phones internationally, whether you are buying a fancy new cell phone abroad or delivering electronics to your customers. Find out how to ship an iPhone or any other smartphone safely and cost-effectively to any destination in the world. Check the regulations, FAQ and packaging sections to prepare your shipment properly.
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HOW TO PACK
How to pack a smartphone for shipping?
- Put the device in its original packaging.
- Wrap the box in bubble wrap to provide an additional layer of protection.
- Put the original box into a larger box.
- Add cushioning materials so that the original box cannot move.
- Seal the box with duct tape.
- You can also add a warning label saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on the box.
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Regulations on shipping cell phones internationally
In most cases, it is possible to ship a cell phone internationally by either mail 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:
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 transportation recommendation for your specific mobile phone in the manufacturer’s product information sheet.
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