Mobile phones are both expensive and risky for international shipping! They are usually the target of postal mail theft and pose a safety risk to airlines if not packaged and labeled correctly. Gifting your old mobile phone to family and friends overseas sounds real good until you face the international shipping hurdles and the risk of losing your valuable merchandise. So here are a few tips on how to package your cell phone and what courier you should use to ship it overseas!

Cell Phone Packaging

All electronics and cell phones are fragile in nature and should be treated as such. Use original retail boxes when available, then wrap the phone and electronics in ant-static foam wrap and 1/2 inch bubble wrap and insert in properly marked and rated box. Make sure the phone is powered off and the box is labeled accordingly including Fragile Stickers and U.N 3840 label.

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International Shipping

With each of the different types of parcels requiring different packaging and shipping rules, the whole process can feel more than a bit daunting. A cell phone, for example, must be packaged carefully because it contains a lithium-ion battery. That is why we recommend having a professional packaging company handle the entire process for you.

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Please Note

Turn the phone off before packaging to help prevent your phone’s lithium battery from causing a hazardous situation during shipment.

Domestic Shipping Carriers:

UPS and FedEx Ground Shipping will get your cell phone to its destination within one to five days. While it is generally more expensive than USPS, its online tracking platform is constantly updated and very reliable.

FedEx Ground is a great choice if you want fantastic reliability and don’t mind waiting a little longer for your package to be delivered. You can expect to pay somewhere between $25 and $50 for the service.

International Shipping Carriers:

The best way to ship your cell phone overseas is via a secure carrier like FedEx, UPS and DHL. The cost for shipping may also vary depending on your location relative to the destination. In other words, the further away the destination is, the more expensive the shipping cost will be. If you live far away from the cell phone’s destination, DHL might be your best option. You can stop by our office at 1215 Main St, Tewksbury MA 01876 or give us a call at (978)851-0199


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