How to Ship a Laptop Internationally

How to pack and ship a laptop overseas

Whether you are an individual buying a new laptop at a better price abroad or an electronics reseller looking for a reliable national and international delivery partner for your business, we have got you covered! Get the right service to safely send a laptop by courier with Eurosender. Expert advice from our logistics professionals on the best way to ship a laptop overseas, whenever you need it. Shipping prices that match any budget. All on one single platform.


The best way to send a laptop overseas by courier

Transport solutions to consider depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment:
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How to package a laptop for shipping in a box

Sending a laptop by post or shipping it in Europe can be very easy if you just follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the laptop and place it in its original padded box.
  2. Use bubble wrap to secure the original box and place it inside a bigger cardboard box.
  3. Fill empty spaces with cushioning materials, such as packing peanuts.
  4. Pack all additional components separately.
  5. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape.
  6. You can also add a “Fragile” or “Handle with care” label on the outer box.


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The best way to ship multiple laptops internationally

When shipping multiple laptops, especially as a company, you can choose between different shipping services to suit your needs:
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How to package laptops for shipping on a pallet

For companies shipping multiple laptops internationally with the pallet delivery service, the best way to ship laptops safely to your customers is to prepare the pallet as below:

  1. Pack the laptops in individual boxes following the instructions above for shipping a laptop in a box.
  2. Protect the surface of the pallet with corrugated cardboard.
  3. Put sheets of cardboard or polystyrene between each box to prevent them from knocking against each other.
  4. Place the boxes on top and stack them evenly. Do not exceed pallet dimensions.
  5. Secure the shipment on the pallet with straps and wrap tightly with stretch film or bubble wrap.

Shipping laptops and electronics internationally with a dedicated van

Shipping laptops and other electronics in bulk across Europe with a dedicated van is ideal if you need a fast and affordable way of transporting your goods directly, with no stopovers. Get an instant price for van delivery in Europe to ship laptops, electronics and more on our booking tool.

Important: While packing is not always required for van shipments, we do recommend packing your laptops and other electronics carefully according to our instructions, to minimise the risk of damage during transport.


Regulations on shipping laptops and other lithium battery-powered devices

Sending laptops by post or courier is perfectly legal both for private individuals and for authorised resellers if the devices you are shipping comply with the requirements below.

Items containing attached, non-removable lithium-ion batteries, such as the newest laptop models, can be sent by all modes of transport, provided they comply with the parameters outlined 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 over sea. Additionally, shipping damaged or recalled laptop batteries by air is not allowed.

When shipping laptops internationally, it is recommended not to charge the battery to more than 30%. The relevant transport recommendations for every device model can be found in the product information sheet of the manufacturer.

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 customs officers. If you are still unsure about your shipping options, let our logistics experts walk you through the process. You can get real-time assistance through our live chat.


FAQ on sending laptops internationally by post or courier

Can I mail a laptop overseas by post or courier?
Yes, both options are possible. If you are sending a laptop internationally, check whether it will undergo customs clearance and prepare all the necessary documents for shipping. When using Eurosender, you will get a highly competitive price for safe door-to-door delivery services, available to almost any destination in the world via our Express Service. Send your laptop overseas and have it delivered in 24-72h by the most reliable couriers.
How do I ship a laptop safely by post or courier?
Whenever possible, ship the laptop in its original packaging, which was tailor-made to protect the device in the best way possible. Follow our simple instructions above on how to pack a laptop for shipping to make sure your item is safe for transport. After putting it in the box, protect your laptop with enough padding to make sure it cannot move inside the package. Do not forget to create a back-up copy of important data on your laptop before sending it across the country or abroad.
How much does it cost to ship a laptop internationally?
The cost for shipping a laptop in Europe or internationally depends on the pick-up and delivery destinations as well as the service selected. Take into consideration that the weight and size of the shipment, as well as the distance, urgency and type of transport will affect the price. Use our instant price calculator to get a quote for your shipment.
What is the cheapest way to ship a laptop by courier?
The cheapest way to ship a laptop by courier is through our Standard Service. You can get an instant quote by entering your shipping information (pick-up and delivery addresses, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool below.
How do I ship a used laptop overseas without the original box?
If you do not have the original box anymore, simply find a resistant cardboard box of adequate size and follow the packing instructions to send your laptop in the best way:
  • Put the device in a laptop bag or a protective case.
  • Fill the box with cushioning materials such as crumpled paper or packing peanuts. Alternatively, you can use a thick layer of Styrofoam padding.
  • Put the laptop bag inside the padded cardboard box.
  • Close and seal the box. You can add a “Fragile” label.
Is my laptop insured if I send it internationally?
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 at very low rates.
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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 insurance may not apply when shipping used or second-hand laptops.