Transporting a telescope. How to pack and ship a telescope?

Whether you are an individual looking for the best way to ship a telescope or a business owner sending telescopes by mail to customers, you can find here the best logistics solution. At Eurosender we know how sensitive it can be to transport both professional and beginner telescopes. Therefore, our logistics experts have prepared a guide to help you pack and organise the transportation of telescopes domestically or internationally.

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PACKING GUIDE

Telescope packing guide for sending via standard service

Proper packing is crucial when shipping a telescope abroad by courier. Follow the instructions we have prepared on how to pack a telescope to insure safe telescope transportation by courier.

  1. Wrap the individual parts with bubble wrap or padded foam sheeting. Put small items in plastic pouches.
  2. Put the telescope and bags in the original or protective carrying case. Use a cardboard box if you don’t have a case.
  3. Place the case into a shipping box. Secure with appropriate cushioning materials such as the peanuts, crumpled paper and bubble wrap.
  4. Seal the box with adhesive tape. You can label it with a sign saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care”. However, note that such a warning cannot guarantee that the package will be treated as such and should not substitute adequate packaging.

How to pack and ship a telescope abroad on a pallet

  1. Prepare the telescope in advance. Remove the detachable parts and pack them separately in plastic bags. Label the contents of the bags. Tape any loose parts.
  2. Protect any parts that cannot be removed with bubble wrap so that nothing moves during transport.
  3. Wrap the telescope entirely in bubble wrap, together with cushioning materials.
  4. Place the telescope on the pallet centrally and fix the items on the pallet with straps.
  5. Build a crate around the telescope.

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FAQs about international telescope transportation by courier

What are the insurance options for telescopes’ transportation overseas?
We understand how delicate the shipping of a telescope is. Depending on the selected shipping service and the type of goods being transported, shipping insurance may be included in the price of the service. For extra protection, additional insurance options are also available at low rates.
We strongly advise you to keep the original invoice for your items since it serves as proof of value if needed.
How do you travel with a telescope?
Travelling with a telescope might be tricky as it depends on the size and dimensions of the scope. Some people take telescope as a carry-on luggage, but make sure you have checked the carry-on maximum dimensions and weight of the airline. Another option is to transport your scope to the destination point by courier services. Through the Eurosender platform, you can organise shipping of a telescope in just a few clicks. Use our online calculator to check which delivery option suits you best and pack the telescope properly.
What’s the best way to move a large telescope?
The best way to transport a large scope is booking the van service. Move a telescope or any other loads within Europe in a van dedicated only for you.
What’s the cheapest and safest way to ship a telescope?
The most affordable way to ship a telescope within Europe is booking the Standard service, if the weight and dimensions of your package don’t exceed the limitations. If you plan to ship a telescope abroad, the express shipping service is best for you. Make sure you packed the scope properly to protect it from damages during the transportation.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping telescopes internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship a telescope, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.