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Standard shipping: packages & suitcases

Services

Eurosender offers access to standard courier services and pallet shipping. We are specialized in different types of services, ranging from Less than truckload (LTL) and Full truckload (FTL) to containers. You can book the service and schedule to send shipments from 2 kg to 4.000 kg. Based on your needs, we may be able to arrange the shipping for even bigger loads. You can check the possibility by contacting us directly.

Standard shipping: packages and suitcases

Through Eurosender, you can order courier services to ship your suitcases and packages. You should know how to properly prepare each package to ensure strength and stability during transit.

Along with its journey, a shipment will be loaded and reloaded multiple times. This is the reason why you will need to pack it appropriately to sustain both its mechanical sorting and manual handling.

Eurosender doesn’t currently provide packaging for shipments, but we do offer advice on how to make items fit-for-travel on our blog.

Packages

If you’re sending a package, a strong and sturdy cardboard box should be used. Make sure the box has no holes, tears or dents to ensure strength and stability.

  • Finding the right cardboard box
    You can find cardboard boxes easily at any supermarket, stationary store or local post office.

    New boxes are recommended, but if you reuse an old box - make sure it is sturdy enough, with no holes, tears or dents.

    Depending on the type of items placed inside, consider using corrugated and moisture-resistant cardboard box with a double-wall.

  • Packaging materials for extra protection
    It’s not mandatory, but extra packaging gives extra protection.

    • Padding – you could place padding inside the box in a way that keeps the objects from moving inside when it’s being transported.
    • Peanuts, foam, polystyrene, paper, newspaper and/or bubble wrap can be suitable packing materials.

    Items should be wrapped individually to prevent them from damaging any other items in the package. We’d recommend at least 2 inches (5 cm) of padding inside your box.
  • Sealing
    Once all the items are placed inside, the box should be properly closed and all sides sealed. Use enough duct tape and seal all sides of the box. Apply at least three strips of tape evenly and cover all flaps and seams on the top and the bottom. Use strapping for the heavier boxes.
  • Labelling

    Remember to remove any old labels. Stick the label on a flat surface on the top of the box, so that the barcode can be scanned easily. In some cases, the courier driver will bring the label himself and stick it to the package.

    For pick-ups in Sweden or Spain, labels should be printed and stuck on a flat surface so they’re clearly readable.

Suitcases

Suitcases must be fully zipped up without any irregular or sharp edges. Use the space inside in a way that the contents are prevented from moving around during transit.

The suitcase should be wrapped thoroughly in stretch foil, including the wheels and handles.

Again, you can use bubble wrap, foam pad, packing paper or peanuts for internal cushioning. All empty spaces should be filled. Consider wrapping the items individually to prevent them from moving inside and damaging other items.

  • Packaging materials for extra protection

    Again, you can use bubble wrap, foam pad, packing paper or peanuts for internal cushioning. All empty spaces should be filled. Consider wrapping the items individually to prevent them from moving inside and damaging other items.
  • Sports and duffle bags
    Any old labels should be removed from your shipment before the courier’s arrival.
  • Labelling

    Any old labels should be removed from your shipment before the courier’s arrival.

    The courier company will print the label of your package and affix it themselves.

    For pick-ups in Sweden or Spain, labels should be printed and stuck on a flat surface so they’re clearly readable. It should be affixed on the top of the box, so the barcode can easily be scanned.

Standard dimensions and weight

Insert the dimensions of your shipment in the calculator below to determine which type of shipping service you need to book.

Shipment Size Checker
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Knowing the exact dimensions of your package/suitcase before placing the order is required for calculating the shipping prices. Before the pickup is done, make sure the dimensions of your package or suitcase are exactly the same as written on the order form.

All packages/suitcases should weigh up to 50 kg and be within the following dimension limits:

  • Maximum length of 175 cm;
  • Length (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) < 300 cm (length plus two times width plus two times height should be less than 300 cm or 3 m all together). The length measurement should be the longest side of the package.

If there are any doubts about the measurements of your package or suitcase, use our shipment size checker.

Non-standard dimensions and weight

If your package/suitcase is bigger or heavier than the standard dimensions and weight, we’ll prepare an individual offer for you. After filling in the individual offer form with all the details of your package and your personal details, we will send you an e-mail with a competitive price offer. This offer can then be accepted or declined by you.

The courier drivers will do their best to handle your shipment with care. However, in cases when a package or suitcase is bulky or awkward, you may be asked to assist the courier driver during pick-up. In order to ease the pick-up process, please be ready to help them if needed.

Insurance

In the price for the delivery of every package/suitcase booked through Eurosender, an insurance with a value of 200 EUR is already included, in the unlikely event of damage or loss. There are also extra insurance options at reduced rates, highly recommended in case you plan to ship valuable items. We offer coverage up to 1,000 EUR and up to 2, 000 EUR.

Additional insurance is provided by our partner ERGO Versicherung AG, one of the largest insurance companies in the European Union, affiliated with Munich Re.

If evidence exists to prove the improper packaging of items, and/or if it can be argued that the package’s appearance poses a risk of damaging other packages in transit, the insurance coverage will be deemed invalid.
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Items you can't send

You can’t send anything that you wouldn’t be allowed to check-in when travelling by air. This includes aerosols, illegal and restricted items (drugs, stolen items, weapons), dangerous and explosive items, glass and animals too.