You can ship laptops and desktop PCs with most couriers – Hermes do not carry them. You cannot send spare batteries, and the battery must be connected to the laptop for transit. If you are sending a battery, it cannot be faulty.
How to package your laptop or desktop
- Make sure your laptop is turned off
- Support the seams and edges of your new box with two layers of packaging tape. This will help keep it secure.
- Layer the bottom of your box in 2 inches of bubble wrap or packaging chips to create a bed for your laptop to rest on.
- Seal the laptop in an anti-static and air-tight bag and then wrap it in two inches of bubble wrap. Secure with plenty of packaging tape to make a tight package. Now add your corner protectors.
- Place the laptop in the box and surround it in 2 inches of bubble wrap or packaging chips. The laptop should not be able to touch any of the inner walls of the box, and should be completely still.
- Take the laptop charger and wrap it separately in bubble wrap and secure with packaging tape. Place this on top of a laptop or to the side, making sure that it cannot move or touch the laptop inside. A spare piece of cardboard can be used to partition the box and create a pocket for the charger.
- 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.