How to Send Keys by Courier or Mail

Shipping a key by post or courier

Follow our guidelines on shipping keys safely by post or courier. If someone has forgotten their house or car keys at your place, order Eurosender door-to-door delivery service for mailing the keys back to them in just a few clicks. Book a reliable courier service on our platform for mailing keys abroad at affordable prices.

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HOW TO SHIP

What courier services can you use for sending keys

At Eurosender, we recommend several transport methods for mailing keys abroad by courier:
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HOW TO PACK

How to pack keys for shipping by post or courier

Even though you can mail keys in an envelope, we recommend you to book a Package shipping service for couriering your keys. Follow these packing guidelines to send your keys safely by post or courier:

Sending a key abroad in an envelope

  1. Prepare a padded envelope or jiffy bag. You should choose this type of envelope to protect the keys properly for mailing.
  2. Place them inside the envelope or jiffy bag and you are ready to ship the keys by courier or mail.

Sending a bunch of keys by courier inside a package

  1. Sending keys in a parcel with other items. You do not necessarily need to book a service just to send a key in an envelope. Another option is to send the keys in a cardboard box together with other personal belongings such as clothes or books.
  2. Sending keys in large quantities. Put the keys you want to send by post into a cardboard box and fill the empty spaces with cushioning materials such as crumpled paper so that the contents remain stationary during transit.

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FAQ – Sending keys domestically and abroad via courier

How much does it cost to mail a key abroad?
The price for mailing keys abroad via courier depends on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. We recommend using the Standard Shipping Service as the cheapest way to ship your keys to any location home or abroad in Europe.
Can I mail a house key in an envelope?
You can mail a house key or car key fob in an envelope via postal services. If you want to ship a key through Eurosender courier services, you should book a Package Service, since the Envelope Service can only be used for sending documents and letters.
How many stamps do I need to mail a key?
If you book a Package Service with Eurosender, you do not need any stamps to send your keys nationally or internationally. Simply insert your shipment details in the booking tool below to get an instant quote for shipping your keys by courier.
Is there a same-day courier service for sending keys?
If you urgently need to mail keys to someone, we recommend the Express Service as it is the fastest way to ship a key by courier. Book your shipment before midday and your parcel can be picked up on the same day, depending on courier availability in the pick-up area. The estimated delivery time is 24 hours within the EU or 48-72 hours on global routes.
Will my keys be insured if I ship them via courier?
If you are sending keys in the mail and you choose Eurosender, basic shipping insurance will already be included in the price, the value of which will depend on the chosen service. If you need additional protection when shipping keys home or abroad, you can purchase additional insurance at very low fees.
How can I know if the keys I shipped have been delivered?
Each package shipment booked through Eurosender is assigned a unique tracking number so that you can monitor the status of your shipment at all stages. To find out whether the keys you have sent have been delivered to the recipient, you can check the status with the online tracking tool.

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