As more of us send mobile phones via a courier every year, understanding how to package and ship them is essential. Whether you are sending one to its new owner or back to the shop for repair, here is everything you need to know to get it there safely and securely.
Packaging Time: 10 Minutes
What Do You Need to Package a Mobile Phone?
How to Package a Mobile Phone
Step 1: Take the original box the phone was delivered in and re-pack your mobile phone. If you don’t have this, wrap the phone in 2cm of bubble wrap and find a similar shaped box. Secure the box with plenty of tape along all of its seams and flaps. 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: Take the phone charger and wrap it separately in bubble wrap and secure with packaging tape. Place with the phone box inside (if not already back inside the original phone box packaging).
Step 5: 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.
We spoke to the experts at Second Hand Phones to get the inside tips on how to safely ship a mobile phone: