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Shipping Mobile Phones & Tablets


Shipping Mobile Phones & Tablets with

As more and more of us send mobile phones to friend, family and buyers every year, understanding how to package and ship them is essential.

As you may also be aware it is impossible to ship a Tablet, Mobile or Laptop with An Post. In fact send any electronic device with a lithium battery is not allowed with An Post.

Luckily for you, there is no problem send these devices with All you need to do is make sure it’s packed well and labeled with the handy label we provide for you.

Whether you are sending one to its new owner, a family member or back to the shop for repair, here is everything you need to know to get it there safely and securely, without the hassle of walking all the way to the post office.

Packing Materials Required
Bubble Wrap
Packaging Tape
Packaging Peanuts
New Postal Box
Battery Shipping Label

Step 1: Re-pack your mobile phone in the original box. If you don’t have this, wrap the phone in 2 cm of bubble wrap and find a similar shaped box. You will need a second, slightly larger box to place your phone into.

Step 2: Layer the bottom of your larger box in 2 inches of bubble wrap or packaging chips to create a bed for your phone box to rest on.

Step 3: Fill in any remaining space around the phone box with packaging chips and ensure it cannot touch the inner walls of the outer box. Give it a shake, it should not be able to move.

Step 4: Secure the box with plenty of packaging tape. Run three layers of tape down the main flaps of the box and then again in a cross pattern.

Step 5: Print off and attach the battery shipping label we provide via email.

That’s it, all done. Now why not get a great shipping quote online.

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Perfect Packing: Check Out Our Great Guides

Here at, we don’t just offer great delivery prices. We also offer handy advice for packaging your items. You can check out those handy hints on our packaging pages and below we have some great tips for those more awkward items.

Not all parcels are going to be a perfect cube, things like bikes, guitars etc, are a bit more tricky to package. Don’t worry, we’ll show you the easiest and best way to pack it! It doesn’t matter if you’re sending something you sold on DoneDeal, or sending a gift to someone, it’s very important you parcel arrives in the same great shape it left.

When it comes to tricky things like posting bikes or guitars, our guides will give you great tips on how to prepare your items for packing. For example, with bicycles you’ll need to remove the wheels, pedals and handle bar from the frame.

You might have a friend who has recently had a baby, you want want to send some baby equipment. Our posting guides cover all you need to know before posting.

If you don’t have the original box for the item you want to post, we can help with advice on what you can use to package them, and also which couriers will and won’t accept unboxed parcels.

We’ll give you all the tips you need to keep your items as safe as possible from start to delivery.

Whether you’re sending your daughter a new laptop, or some books for his studies, you’ll be able to find all the information you need in our handy packing guides for sending that parcel.

So if you’re sending something unusual, be sure to check out our guides.