Sending Personal Items Home and Internationally

Shipping personal items internationally via courier

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Whether you are shipping your personal effects domestically or overseas, Eurosender has a logistics solution to suit your needs. Get an instant quote from our booking tool or else contact our logistics specialists via chat so that they can advise you on the best way to ship your personal items internationally via courier. To guarantee the safety of your items, read our guidelines on how to pack various personal belongings for shipping overseas.


How to ship your personal items with courier services

If you plan to transport your personal effects home or abroad, consider the following solutions depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment:
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Learn how to pack your personal items for safe shipping internationally

Follow our general guidelines on how to pack your personal belongings for shipping overseas:

  1. Choose suitable packaging for the content – a cardboard box or a pallet.
  2. Wrap each item individually before placing it inside the box.
  3. Add cushioning materials to fill the voids inside the box.
  4. Seal the box with several layers of adhesive tape on each side and on the corners.
  5. If your item is heavy or weighs over 30 kg, we recommend you ship it on a pallet.

Packing various personal belongings for shipping overseas

For detailed information on how to pack personal items for shipping, see all packing guides. Check what kind of personal items our customers ship frequently and find the guide on how to pack and ship your personal item.


Ship all your personal items at once!

Van Delivery is the best solution for transporting all your personal effects domestically or internationally – without limiting packing restrictions!

  • Direct and fast delivery
  • Same day pick-up possible
  • Safest mode of transport for packed or unpacked items

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FAQ on how to pack and ship personal items by courier

How much does it cost to ship my personal belongings?
The price for sending personal effects internationally 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.
If your packed box weighs not more than 30 kg, we recommend using the Standard Service as the cheapest way to transport your personal effects to any location home or abroad.
If the personal item you are shipping is heavier than 30 kg, we recommend booking a Pallet Delivery Service as it is an ideal transport solution for bulky loads with instant quotes available.
What does personal effects mean in shipping?
In shipping, personal effects refer to used items such as household appliances that are sent for personal rather than commercial use.
The most frequent reason for shipping personal items nationally and internationally is to relocate, for example, because of a new job or to go to university.
Whatever your reason for mailing personal effects via courier, our goal is to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible.
Does Eurosender offer services for sending personal items from the UK to the EU?
Yes, we offer various services for sending personal items from the UK to the EU as well as other global routes.
We collaborate with a network of reliable courier companies to offer worldwide shipping services for private and business clients.
Whether you need to ship personal belongings across the country or abroad, to the other side of the globe – we will find the best solution for you.
How do I ship multiple personal items internationally?
Our Van Service is the ideal option for transporting multiple personal belongings domestically or internationally. You will have an entire vehicle dedicated to your shipment, with direct transport from the pick-up to the delivery address.
This is the most convenient service for relocations as it has less packaging and labelling requirements.
Simply pack your personal items with cushioning materials or moving blankets and ship them abroad or domestically. Get an instant quote in our booking tool below when relocating within Europe.
Check our relocation guides for more information about your move.
Do you pay duty when shipping personal effects abroad?
Whether or not you have to pay duty on personal effects depends on the shipping route. If you are sending personal items via courier from the UK to the EU and vice versa, you will have to pay tax and import duties for customs clearance for goods exceeding the value of £135.
The tariff will usually depend on the goods you are importing to the country, regardless if you purchased them online or bought them abroad and you are sending them back to the destination country. If you are sending personal items within Europe, you will not have to pay customs in most cases.
Read more about customs fees and duties for international shipping.
Will my personal items be insured if I mail them via courier?
Yes, if you are mailing personal items via courier and you choose Eurosender, basic shipping insurance will already be included in the price, the value of which will depend on the chosen service and the type of personal item being transported.
If you need additional protection when shipping personal effects home or abroad, you can purchase additional insurance at very low fees.


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