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HiFi Courier

Deciding on who is best to send Hi-Fi equipment with can be a headache.

We don't mean to make a big noise, but Overland Express have been sending amplifiers, speakers and Hi-Fi components, for over 30-years. From cables and interconnects, through to valve amps and turntables, we are the renowned courier for Hi-Fi equipment.

Did we mention that our UPS shipping rates start at just £6.53 + VAT?

If that's music to your ears, then why not check out our prices today. We send Hi-Fi equipment for some of the industry leaders, from Arcam through to Townshend Audio. When sending Hi-Fi equipment, we have a wide range of delivery options, from express delivery, through to European economy delivery and various options for Worldwide delivery.

Our partners include DHL, UPS and Parcel Force, so you can be sure that your Hi-Fi equipment will be delivered safely, without any need for fanfare.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

We can insure your Hi-fi equipment against loss or damage, to the full replacement value, up to a maximum of £20,000.00 (exclusions apply). This also includes turntables, but they must be in the manufacturers box. For turntables such as Linn, Rega, Townshend etc, please remove the platter prior to sending.

Check out our 'Send a Parcel' tool above to see how much we can save you when you send Hi-Fi separates.

Due to the fragile nature of your components, please ensure that they are correctly packed prior to shipping, you can also view our packaging guides before sending Hi-Fi components below.

How to Send Hi Fi by Courier


Packing crate if applicable
Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Strong cardboard box
Packing peanuts

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

When sending your valuable audio equipment by courier, there are several things to bear in mind.

If you use a courier for HiFi, you must consider that the parcel may be around 30kg, and if you are sending speakers, it will be a large box. So, the chances of that being dropped at some point along the delivery chain, is quite high.

Ask yourself, that if it was dropped from waist height, would it be packed sufficiently to withstand the impact?

Most situations of damage are due to insufficient packaging.

For the majority of items, the manufacturer's cartons are sufficient to send HiFi separates by courier. But if you are in any doubt, wrap them in additional layers of bubble wrap, or build a wooden crate to send Hi Fi equipment in. Using polystyrene sheets on each face and between any items as dividers. Far better to be safe, than to argue with insurers over a damaged and possibly unreplaceable item.

If you send a valve amplifier by courier, please remove the valves and pack them separately. It may be safer to send large amplifiers on a pallet, or in a wooden crate. When using a pallet, please ensure that the exposed sides are protected too.

Our additional insurance cover is 2.00% of the value of the component (subject to a minimum £10.00 charge). It covers all Hi-Fi and electrical items, including Turntables and the manufacturers packaging is sufficient (providing that it does not highlight that you are shipping a valuable item). Please remove the platter when sending a turntable and drain any tonearm fluid, to avoid possible damage.

Seal the box with parcel tape and add additional tape to the seams and edges, so that the box is sealed in both directions. Finally, print off and attach your parcel label to the finished box.

Should you need a reputable courier for HiFi, then take a look at Overland Express, visit our send Hi-Fi equipment page to see how inexpensive we are.

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After much searching, I finally found a…

After much searching, I finally found a courier with both great service and with the right level of enhanced insurance cover for high value items. Highly recommended!

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Very good service

Very good service. We use them regularly. Our office is a very difficult place to find and if there are any queries, they call us. If we have any queries, they are dealt with promptly when we call them.


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Sold £7k watch and sent via Overland Express.

I sent a £7k watch I sold online via Overland Express. Brilliant service from start to finish. Fully tracked shipping via DHL was provided. Highly recommended.



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Why Choose Overland Express?

Best Rates

We pride ourselves in offering the best rates for parcel deliveries, our buying power allows us to offer discounted rates from premium names.

Simple Process

Use our online 'Quote and Book' tool to obtain an instant price for domestic parcel deliveries. We can also ship to over 220 international destinations.

Premium Services

We only use the best courier names in the industry, we do not compromise by using budget providers that are renowned for poor quality of service.

SMS Updates

The majority of our parcel delivery services are provided with free updates via text messages, which will inform you of your delivery window.

Difficult Items

We also specialise in the shipping of difficult items, for example, liquids, paint and perfumes. See our specialist areas above for these services.

Speak with Real People

We are one of the few courier companies that allow you to speak directly with a customer service advisor without being placed in a complex calling queue.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I want to use a courier for a valve amplifier, can you insure this?
A. We can insure them, but cannot insure the valves, as they are made of glass. Please remove the valves and package separately from the main amplifier.

Q. I have bought a HiFi component on eBay, can you collect and ship the item to me?
A. Yes we can. We just need the collection address and a contact phone number for the sender. Please enter these details when booking via our website.

Q. I am sending my amplifier for servicing, can you collect it when it is ready?
A. Yes of course. We will send you a parcel label to forward to the manufacturer, or service shop. They just need to attach this to the parcel.

Q. I do not have the manufacturers packaging, can I still send a HiFi separate?
A. Yes of course you can, please read our packing advice prior to sending though.

Q. Can I send HiFi separates to the EU after Brexit?
A. Yes you can, however, 3 copies of a commercial invoice will need to be attached to the outside of the parcel that you are sending to the EU. We will provide this document free of charge.

Q. Most companies do not insure the shipping of HiFi separates, how can you insure them?
A. We have arranged our own insurance policy to cover shipping of HiFi amplifiers, turntables, DAC's etc. and other HiFi equipment.