Essential tips for shipping a suit jacket abroad and domestically

Whether you have a special event or celebration in another city, you might think of how to pack a tuxedo in a suitcase or a carry-on bag. That is not that difficult as you can find packaging guidelines and tips for shipping a suit jacket abroad and domestically in this article. It is also convenient and advantageous to ship a tuxedo abroad with courier services. Eurosender will take care of that and provide an affordable cost to send a tuxedo via courier. We cooperate with renowned logistics providers, such as DHL, DPD, and GLS, that offer competitive prices in the market. At the same time, our booking platform will select the best option in terms of the price-to-service ratio for you, so your suit will be delivered to the place of destination safe and scatheless.

The cost to send a tuxedo via courier

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In case you are going to ship a tuxedo abroad or send a suit via courier, you need to choose a reliable shipping company. Luckily, Eurosender is a parcel broker that deals only with trustworthy logistics partners which guarantee high-quality services only. Booking services via our platform would be beneficial for you as you will also get the most affordable cost to send a tuxedo via courier.

Check out the tips for shipping a suit jacket abroad and domestically.

  • Follow the guidelines on how to pack a tuxedo in a suitcase or another type of packaging.
  • Precisely measure the parcel and insert its dimensions in the Shipment Size Checker below. Apparently, this tool will show which type of shipping service will be applicable for your shipment. In general, suits and other types of clothing fall under the category of standard shipping, but you might need an individual offer in case of shipping multiple parcels or heavy packages with many suits.
  • Book shipping services several working days in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays and rush. Use our online tool to estimate the delivery date and check out when your parcel arrives at the place of destination.
  • Double-check whether you need to print a shipping label. In some cases, customers need to print out a shipping label on their own. For instance, if you want to ship a tuxedo abroad from Sweden, Spain, Poland, or Romania, printing a shipping label would be necessary when certain logistics providers are chosen to operate your shipment. Anyway, you will be informed about the necessity of printing and attaching a label in a confirmation e-mail sent to you shortly after the order is processed.
  • Take care of additional insurance. Eurosender supplies every customer with basic insurance of up to ‎€ 200 for each shipment, but you might consider acquiring extra insurance package as tuxedos and suits might be of high monetary value, so it is better to take care of their holistic protection in advance.

If you need additional information on how to pack and ship suits, you can always turn to our logistics specialists. They will guide you through the process of booking and provide tips for shipping a suit jacket abroad and inland.

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Packaging materials for suits and tuxedos

You need the following packaging materials to protect your suit or tuxedo before transportation or travel.

  • A cardboard box – we suggest that sturdy cardboard boxes should be particularly used when you are going to ship a tuxedo abroad or domestically. That way, your apparel would be well-protected during transit. You can find a cardboard box basically at any stationery or hardware store. Using old boxes is fine as long as they are in good condition (without dents or scratches).
  • Foam wrap – it is usually used to pack different types of clothing. It is generally put both inside and outside of the folded garment to mitigate wrinkling and crumpling of clothes. You can also use some pieces of foam wrap as an additional protection layer placed between the elements of your suit.
  • Crumpled paper – serves as extra padding while not adding too much extra weight to your package.
  • Plastic cover – it will keep the fabric from rubbing against itself and causing wrinkles.
  • Adhesive tape – to secure packaging materials and sealing the box.


How to pack a tuxedo in a suitcase

Whether you are going to pack a tuxedo in a suitcase or in a cardboard box, you need to do it properly. As you follow the steps below, your suit will less likely to be crumpled during transit.

  1. Fold a suit jacket. Turn your suit jacket the way the backside is facing you and lay it down on a flat surface. Arrange the left side of the jacket by folding it so that the left sleeve slightly overlaps the centre of the coat. Straighten a sleeve and put a piece of foam wrap on it. Do the same procedure with the right part of the suit jacket. Afterwards, fold a jacket in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold a shirt. First of all, fold both sleeves of the shirt to the middle, but check out whether those do not overlap each other. Afterwards, roll your shirt lengthwise in a tube.
  3. Fold pants. If you need to pack the pants separately, fold them horizontally and then fold lengthwise two times. When you have all the elements of the suit, fold the pants widthwise so that one pant-leg entirely covers another one.
  4. Fold the entire suit. If you have a shirt, put it in the sleeve of your suit jacket. Place folded tuxedo coat in the middle of the pants and cover it with a piece of foam wrap. Take the bottom of the pants and fold them over to cover your suit jacket. Add an extra piece of foam wrap. Afterwards, repeat the same procedure for the upper part of your pants. In the end, your suit should look like a neatly folded square.
  5. Add extra padding. Cover your folded suit with foam paper or put it in a plastic bag. This will help to avoid any unnecessary wrinkles that can easily appear during transit.
  6. Arrange a suit in a suitcase or box. In case you have a suitcase, it is highly recommended to put your folded suit on the top when all other items are already packed. Otherwise, put some extra padding in a cardboard box as you use it to ship a tuxedo abroad or domestically.

If you have other types of apparel to ship or take with you in a travel bag, check our dedicated article on how to pack and ship clothes. In case you are interested in how to ship luggage and suitcases internationally, Eurosender is also there to assist you with that.


The reasons for shipping suits with Eurosender

There are many cases when courier services come in handy for sending a tuxedo or suit to a different place. Here are the most common reasons our customers choose Eurosender to ship suits internationally and domestically.

  • Returning online-purchased suits back. Some of our customers received their suits bought online only to discover that those did not fit them properly. In such cases, Eurosender is there to help you with sending a suit back to the supplier in short terms.
  • Renting a tuxedo. You might agree that there are not so many special festive events where you need to wear a tuxedo. Thus, many people simply prefer renting a fancy tuxedo instead of buying one for a single occasion as it is rather expensive.
  • Selling suits. If you have an online shop where you sell suits and other types of clothing, then using courier services would be the most appropriate way to ship a tuxedo abroad or to a faraway location.
  • Sending suits to friends and relatives. If your suit jacket does not fit you or you just do not like it anymore, take advantage of the affordable cost to send a tuxedo via courier.

If you need additional information on how to pack and ship suits, you can always turn to our logistics specialists. They will guide you through the process of booking and provide tips for shipping a suit jacket abroad and inland.

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