How to ship mattresses and bed frames by courier

Eurosender’s mission is to make sending a mattress or a bed frame by a courier as easy as it can be. By utilizing the various services offered by a network of our trusted partners, we can accommodate every shipper’s individual needs. Thus, we make sure that even bulky items such as mattresses or bed frames can be transported to a customer’s chosen address in a safe and timely manner as well as at an affordable price. In this article, we explain how to pack a mattress and bed frames for shipping and book transport in just a few easy steps.

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The advantages of Eurosender do not end with quick access to the shipping service that best meets your needs and helps you save money. You will also benefit from the fact that we will arrange the transport for you and take over all the communication with the carriers. A door-to-door delivery at its simplest.

While the standard insurance of up to 200€ is included in the price of every shipment, we strongly recommend that customers sending more expensive mattresses also opt for one of our additional insurance packages (1000€, 2000€ or 5000€). Available at low rates, additional insurance is a great solution for complete peace of mind.

If you are still not exactly sure how to ship a mattress internationally or if you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or phone. Our professional and friendly logistics specialists will be glad to guide you through the whole process. Let us prove to you that it is possible to ship a king size mattress in the quickest way possible without breaking the bank or worrying about its safety.

How to ship a mattress internationally or domestically with Eurosender’s helpShip a matress

It does not matter if you want to ship a queen size mattress or a twin-size one, the biggest “hurdle” when shipping these long rectangular foam pads is undoubtedly their size, which often makes them unsuitable for standard shipping. Not knowing which service to turn to can cause you a lot of issues with the booking and the transportation process while also having a serious impact on your budget.

However, by choosing Eurosender as your shipping specialist, you will be able to avoid all the pitfalls as you will benefit from our professional guidance and access to services offered by the best logistics companies on the international market.

To get you started, here are some of the basic tips you will need when using courier services to ship mattresses:

  • If you have to transport a new mattress that is still roll-packed, you might be able to send it using standard services. Measure the box or find out its dimensions and use the Shipment size Checker on our page to determine the most suitable option. If you, however, want to send a used mattress, you will most likely have to request an individual offer. This way, you will specify the exact nature of your shipment so that our logistics specialists will be able to advise you on the most suitable shipping option.
  • Always check if the service you have booked requires the customer to print the shipping label on their own.
  • Make sure you plan the shipping ahead and book the service early enough. Especially when planning to leave the pick-up address soon, you need to place the order for shipping at least 2 days ahead of your departure to avoid any issues.

Packaging tips for shipping mattresses

Despite the fact that the cushy mattress is unlikely to be at risk of being damaged during transport, one still needs to protect it from dirt or superficial damage. To do this, the following materials are essential:

  1. A large cardboard box or cardboard sheets – either to pack the mattress or wrap it.
  2. A large plastic bag – It is best to just use a mattress bag, which you can buy online or in your local hardware store.
  3. Padding materials – a little bubble wrap, packing peanuts or some Styrofoam sheets can get you a long way if you want to ensure extra protection for your mattress. Buy these materials at your local hardware shop.
  4. Adhesive tape and scissors.

How to pack a mattress for shipping

Properly packaging and protecting a mattress for shipping is crucial to prevent it from dust, dirt, any accidental tears etc. This is why it is important that you follow the below instructions when packing a mattress:

  1. Prepare the mattress for shipping. Remove the bedding and other items so that you can only pack the mattress itself.
  2. Wrap the mattress securely. Use a mattress bag, a bigger plastic bag or ample amounts of bubble wrap to protect the mattress. Secure the protection with adhesive tape and make sure that every bit of the mattress is covered by the protective material.
  3. Pack a mattress in a large box. If you can find a large enough box, you can use it for extra protection. Fill the boxes with packing materials of choice so that the mattress is completely surrounded by the padding. As an alternative, you can use larger cardboard sheets to wrap the mattress once more and secure the protection with several layers of adhesive tape.
  4. Seal the box and label. If you have the mattress packed in a box, make sure to seal all the edges and flaps. Label if needed.

How to compress a foam mattress
Most manufacturers compress foam mattresses and roll them up before packing and shipping them in order to save some space. While this process is only possible with the help of a special compression machine, you can shrink your mattress to a certain degree without specialized equipment. All you need is a special vacuum bag for mattresses and a vacuum cleaner. Put the foam mattress or the topper in the bag and suck the air out of it with a vacuum cleaner. You need to seal the bag well to prevent the air from leaking back in. Once you are finished, you can roll the mattress, put it in another plastic bag to protect it well and box it for shipping.
Always make sure you know how to compress a foam mattress with a vacuum cleaner without damage. After unpacking it again, give it some time to completely recover, especially if you get a new one that has been compressed in the factory. You can buy a vacuum bag for mattresses online or at your local hardware store.


If possible, make sure to keep the original invoice for the items you are going to ship. This serves as a proof of the item’s value and is, therefore, a document that the courier companies normally require if you start a claim procedure following the shipping.

The most reliable as well as the cheapest way to ship a mattress – only a few clicks away

Many people on the lookout for the courier companies that would help them ship mattresses turned to Eurosender’s services and were not disappointed. Go through the scenarios they found themselves in to see in how many different situations we can be of help:

  • Renovating the apartment. When you need to turn your house upside down, everything has to go out and be stored somewhere else, even mattresses. While many a thing can be transported by car, shipping services are a great solution for items too big to fit a normal-sized car.
  • Moving to a new address. Many customers only sleep well on their own mattress and do not want to leave it behind when moving. Eurosender is glad to help the shippers sleep better.
  • Selling an old mattress. Customers who want to earn an extra buck by selling their old mattresses online use our services to ensure a cheap but reliable transport of the goods and gain an advantage on the market.
  • Returning a mattress. Customers who wanted to know how to pack a mattress for return were happy to be assisted by our professional staff while benefitting from affordable shipping services.
  • Giving away old mattresses. If you want to help people in need by giving away furniture or other items, do not hesitate to contact us. We support humanitarian causes and will do our best to provide you with the cheapest way to send a mattress anywhere in Europe.


How to ship a king-size bed or a bed frame to a different location

When moving out from one place to another you might be wondering whether it is easier to buy a new bed or just ship the old frames to the destination, and we are here to solve your dilemma. Having in mind the mentioned possible scenarios for shipping a mattress internationally, it might be that you are looking for cheap transport of an older bed frame to a new location by courier for the same reasons.

You might want to choose an option that would make you stay on budget when you look on how to internationally ship a simple bed frame by courier. One way to save money when moving abroad is to find a service that can provide cheap transport of an older bed frame to a new location and instead of buying one, ship your king-size bed by courier.

When booking transport for a king-size bed, bed frames or even kids bed frames by courier it is important to have the right dimensions as these will serve in identifying the right transport service and setting its price. Accordingly, you would be able to choose the right service for you.

Check if your bed frame or mattress is suitable to be shipped

If you are moving abroad and need to transport mattress, bed frames or other, we recommend shipping several items at once using our freight or relocation and removal services. Get in touch with our specialists to find out more. Do not forget that shipping more things at once is more economical and therefore pays off, especially when using Eurosender.

If the size checker shows that your order does not have standard dimensions then you would have to request an individual offer. After receiving your request, our team of logistics experts will prepare a competitive offer. Rest assured that you will receive one of the cheapest offers for the transportation of an older bed frame to a new location by courier.

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Preparing the shipment before transporting king-size beds, bed frames or kids bed frames

There are several things to keep in mind before transporting simple bed frames, king size beds or kids bed frames by courier:

  • It is very important to disassemble the bed but before doing it we suggest marking all the pieces so you can later keep track of them. This way you would know how to reassemble it back, in case you had thrown the original instruction paper away.
  • Make sure that when disassembling you put the smaller hardware in a Ziploc bag.
  • Remove the mattress, the side rails, headboard and footboard and any other pieces that can be taken apart.
  • Wrap all the pieces separately with the suggested packaging materials.
  • Attach the Ziploc bag to any of the bigger pieces of the shipment.

We understand that you might need further advising when transporting king-size beds, bed frames or kids bed frames by courier and we are here to answer and help you in any step of the ordering process.

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