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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.

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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I send my work worldwide on a regular…

I send my work worldwide on a regular basis and I now use Overland Express for all my shipping. It is great to get such a personal service, they are always quick to answer emails and you even get to talk to a real person on the phone, who knows what they are doing. It is also good to know the insurance they offer really works as the insurance offered by most of the big companies have so many restrictions and exemptions. I have used Overland Express many times and I am very happy with their service and would recommend them to anyone.

Gary Southwell

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I have used Overland Express for 2…

I have used Overland Express for 2 years now. I use them to ship bass guitars which are a very large item and have found that they offer the best prices and a good choice of options.
But you only find out how good a company is when things go wrong. Recently there was an issue with a return to a shop, they had the item but due to a mix up within the shop the parcel was never booked in.
I would like to thank the guys at OE for the work you guys put in to help resolve this issue. With some shippers you can`t even speak to a real person never mind get someone to help you with a problem so having someone who you can e mail or speak to on the phone, helped resolve the issue with the shop.


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Needed to send my late husband's guitar…

Needed to send my late husband's guitar plus accessories to a family member.
I've never used a carrier other than Royal Mail before and was a bit nervous. (The parcel was too large for Royal Mail and I'd been warned against using a certain other carrier.)
The Overland Express website gave very helpful advice on how to prepare the guitar and protect it for transit.
I found the firm's customer service to be excellent. I was worried because online tracking informed me that only one parcel had been delivered. I phoned and got an answer straight away. Tom (I think) checked online for me and was very reassuring.
The second parcel was indeed delivered later in the day.

Mari Beagrie


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Why Choose Overland Express?

Lowest Prices

We are able to offer lower process than the courier providers themselves due to our bulk buying power, further to that these providers don't want to have the hassle of dealing with individuals - That's how we can offer significantly lower prices.

Immediate Quote

We've tried to make it as easy as possible to book a parcel delivery with Overland Express by keeping the number of pages down to an absolute minimum that you are required to click-through to complete the parcel delivery booking.

Biggest Names

We are sorry to disappoint, but you will not find any budget parcel delivery services here. However, the premium highly rated services from the likes of DHL and UPS can be found here that have prices very close to the budget services that we always avoid.

Parcel Tracking

Use the tracking reference number that we provide at the time of booking to ascertain the whereabouts of your parcel at any given time, from collection to delivery, major updates are always shown on our courier partners tracking pages.


We have secured specialist insurance cover for most items (glass, perfume, paint and liquids etc. excluded) up to the value of £20,000.00 which can be purchased for just 2.00% of the items stated value.

Live Chat Support

Use the live chat function on our web-site if you need to quickly speak with one of our customer support team, it's a direct communication channel which does not use artificial intelligence to attempt to dissuade you from talking to us.

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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.