How to Ship a Laptop Internationally

Guide to shipping laptops internationally

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Here is everything you need to know to send a laptop overseas by courier. We handle +30.000 shipments per month, helping people transport their items safely to every destination in the world.

Use our booking tool to see how much it would cost to ship your laptop internationally, and get familiar with our packing recommendations below.

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The best way to send a laptop internationally

At Eurosender, these are the most popular options for shipping laptops locally or overseas:
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How much does it cost to ship a laptop?

The cost of shipping a laptop internationally depends on a few factors:

  • Pick-up and delivery countries
  • Size and weight of the package
  • Service selected

A laptop can normally fit into a medium-sized package. Read our guidelines below on the best way to pack the laptop for shipping.

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BEFORE SHIPPING

Tips for sending a laptop by courier safely

To make sure your delivery runs smoothly, we have put together a few tips on how to prepare before sending your laptop by courier:

  • Ship your laptop in its original packaging whenever possible. The original packaging was designed for your item so it will give the best protection.
  • It’s important to add a good amount of cushioning to make sure the shipment is secure.
  • It is recommended that the laptop be packed alone whenever possible. If you add other items to the same package, please make sure the items are stable and cannot move inside the parcel.
  • Make sure you choose the right box for packing – it should be strong and sturdy. You can reuse a shipping box if needed to send your laptop as long as it is still in good condition.

PACKING GUIDE

How to pack a laptop for shipping internationally

Sending a laptop by courier in Europe or overseas can be very easy if you 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.

Here is a video showing how to safely pack a laptop

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SHIPPING RULES

Regulations on shipping laptops internationally

Sending laptops overseas 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 sea. Additionally, shipping damaged or recalled laptop batteries by air is not allowed.

When shipping a laptop internationally, make sure the batteries are safely enclosed inside the device and keep the battery charge to a maximum of 30%. The relevant transport recommendations for every device 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 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.

We work with a wide network of couriers

With Eurosender, you can send your laptop by courier and benefit from our network of renowned partners:

International laptop shipping has never been so easy

We offer shipping to over 220 countries and territories around the world, so wherever you need to send your laptop, we can find the solution for you!

All you need to do is check the regulations for shipping to your specific destination and prepare the packaging according to our guidelines. With our door-to-door services, your laptop will be shipped internationally safely.
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MORE INFORMATION

FAQ on how to safely ship a laptop internationally

Can I send a laptop overseas by post or courier?
Yes, both options are possible. If you are shipping 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.
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How do I ship a laptop safely internationally 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.
Alternatively, you can use a cardboard box with enough padding to make sure your device is safe and immobile during transport.
Follow our simple instructions above on how to pack your laptop for shipping to make sure your item is safe for transport.
Do not forget to create a backup copy of important data on your laptop before sending it across the country or overseas.
How to ship a laptop from the UK to Ireland?
Choose the countries of pickup and delivery on our booking tool and click “Book shipping” to fill out the form and place your order.
At Eurosender, we collaborate with reputable international couriers to make sure we always have the right shipping service for you, no matter where you wish to ship.
What is the cheapest way to ship a laptop internationally?
The cheapest way to ship a laptop 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.
Which courier is best to send a laptop overseas?
DHL, FedEx, and UPS are examples of couriers that will ship laptops internationally – as long as you comply with the applicable regulations for your route.
The best courier for sending your laptop overseas will depend on the size of your shipment and the destination.
At Eurosender, we work with these logistics providers and multiple others from all around the world to make sure you have the best international laptop shipping service for your needs.
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How do I send 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 these packing instructions to send your laptop overseas:
  • 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 ship it internationally?
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 insurance options at very low rates.
Always keep the original invoice of the laptop you are shipping overseas, 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 laptops internationally.
Take these guidelines into consideration when sending a laptop by courier. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. If you decide to ship a used or second-hand laptop internationally, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.