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Shipping Electronic Keyboards

Choosing a reliable delivery service for shipping digital pianos, electronic keyboards and synthesizers can be difficult, as they are extremely fragile, and most carriers do not offer compensation in the event of damage. Overland Express have been delivering keyboards for over 30 years and in response to the demands from customers, we arranged our own insurance, to fully cover them against loss or damage in transit. We can cover up to £20,000.00 per shipment.

From Roland, Korg and Yamaha, we can ship all makes of synthesizers and digital pianos, from small portable keyboards, up to full size 88 key arranger workstations. The only ones that we cannot ship, are upright pianos, due to the size.

Our keyboard shipping service is competitively priced and we only ship with the most reliable UK carriers, such as DHL, Parcel Force and UPS and whilst these carriers cannot fully insure your items, we can. Our rates are also lower than going to the carriers directly, due to our buying power. To get an instant quote, simply enter your details in the quote box above. If you do not know the exact post codes (actual postcodes will be required for shipping), enter any UK mainland post code. There may be a small surcharge to some remote parts of Scotland.

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

Please feel free to contact us with any questions on shipping synthesizers, keyboards and digital pianos, our phone lines are open during office hours, as well as email and live chat support.

Sending Keyboards Within the UK

We have various delivery options within the UK, depending on the size and urgency of the delivery, from next working day services, to timed delivery options and Saturday deliveries. We also offer various drop off options, where you can drop off at a local post office, or parcel shop, at a time to suit you. All of our delivery options are door to door and fully tracked, with the option of full insurance cover. Once you have made the booking, the parcel labels, tracking details and instructions are sent to you by email. If you are insuring your items, please take a couple of photographs, showing the internal and external packaging.

Sending Piano keyboards Internationally

Shipping keyboards and synthesizers overseas, is pretty much the same as sending them within the UK, the only difference is that you will require Customs export paperwork. This comes in the form of a commercial invoice, which is generated automatically during the booking process. You will need to enter the relevant HS codes (commodity codes), together with a value and reason for sending. Please also be aware that the receiver will likely be charged duty on arrival in the destination Country.

We can ship electronic keyboards to over 220 Countries, with various road options throughout Europe.

To see how little it costs to ship electronic keyboards Internationally, simply enter your details above.

Keyboard Shipping Insurance

  • • Cover any distinctive markings or manufacturers logo's.
  • • Remove any labels that could indicate the contents.
  • • Take photo's that show the condition of the item prior to sending, as well as photo's of the internal and external packaging.

How to Pack and Ship Keyboards and Synthesizers

When preparing your keyboard for shipping, please take a few minutes to read our step by step guide on the best way to pack keyboards for shipping

Things you will need:
Manufactures box / Guitar box / flight case
Larger outer cardboard box
Packing peanuts
Foam corner pads
Bubble wrap
Strong parcel tape
Scissors

Using the manufactures packaging is always the best bet, as it was purpose made for the item and is the exact size. If you no longer have this, don't despair, as a guitar box with plenty of internal packaging can be used and these are available at most music shops. When using cardboard boxes, always choose double walled boxes, as they offer far greater protection.

If you are using a guitar box that is larger than the keyboard, you will need to cut this to size, allowing around 15cm extra in each dimension for packing materials and the end flaps.

Once you have a suitable sized box, wrap the keyboard in 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap, the larger bubble type offers better cushioning and protection. Use corner protectors if you have them, or make some from folded layers of bubble wrap. Keep any cables separate, to avoid them scratching or damaging the keyboard. They can be packed in the same box, just make sure that there is sufficient packaging to keep them separated from the keyboard itself.

Once the keyboard is wrapped in bubble wrap, tape it in place with parcel tape and slide it into the box and fill any gaps with foam packing peanuts. If you do not have these, additional layers of bubble wrap can be used.

Check that there are no gaps within the box, by shaking the item from side to side, if there is any movement, add additional packaging material as required. We strongly recommend placing the box into a slightly larger outer box and filling any gaps with packing material, this will give it an additional level of protection.

If using a flight case, please place this in a slightly larger outer cardboard box, as most carriers add a surcharge, or even refuse items sent in bare flight cases, due to sharp edges and the case catching the conveyors. Again, fill any gaps between the case and outer box with packing materials.

Once you are happy with the packing, tape the box securely shut, with 2-3 layers of tape and apply additional tape to any edges.

Finally, print of your parcel label and the commercial invoice if shipping outside of the UK and attach to the box. You are now ready to ship your keyboard.

If you are insuring your item, please take a photo of the box, with the parcel label clearly visible.

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Helping Feline ship their stuff

Feline Guitars have been using this small company for a number of years and always had great service and competitive pricing. We had previously used UPS directly till it got to be hard work to communicate with them. The personal attention and help that you can get in an industry that is increasingly automated and hands-off is a welcome thing to have.








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Southwell Guitars Recommend…

Southwell Guitars have been using Overland Express for some years now for sending our guitars worldwide. Most major courier companies do not insure musical instruments but Overland Express have an insurance service that specialise in musical instrument insurance, giving my customers and me peace of mind. I also like that Stuart and Tim are always easy to contact if there are any questions or If I need any help. This was especially helpful after the chaos created by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. Overland Express are my first choice when I am sending guitars, something I do on a regular basis and recommend them to anyone.
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Highly recommended personal service

I've been using Overland Express now for a number of years. As I send a good number of both electric and acoustic guitars every year, I wanted to find a company that offered reasonable shipping and insurance rates that guaranteed to cover guitars against loss or damage to their true value. Step forward Stuart and Overland Express. They offer top couriers and reasonable insurance costs to send guitars worldwide. In all the time I've used them I've never once had an issue. Service is quick, reliable and it is a real bonus you are able to contact someone quickly who will deal with issues should any arise. Highly recommended.
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Why Choose Overland Express?

Cost Effective

Some of our competitors supply budget services at a fraction of the cost cheaper than our premium services, budget services can take up to 5 days to deliver vs overnight for our services, which means your customers are more likely to return, all for the sake of a couple of pounds.

Quote in Seconds

The only information that we require to provide a quotation are the sender's and recipient's postcode along with the dimensions of the parcel. We don't ask for your email address at this early stage as we have no intention of sending follow up emails should you leave before completing the booking.

Express Services

UPS, DHL, DPD, Parcel Force, APC, FedEx to name but a few courier providers that we have a working relationship with. These providers do fluctuate depending on what offers they can provide us with and the level of satisfaction that our customers have received from these parcel delivery companies.

Online Updates

The whereabouts of your parcel delivery can be instantly tracked by entering the tracking number into our courier partners web-site (links can be found on this site). The status is usually updated at every significant stage, which will allow you clearly see when the parcel has reached its final destination.

High Value Items

High value items are always risky to send by courier, some providers will not even accept such items let alone insure them. We offer both, we can ship expensive items worldwide and provide insurance up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply) for just 2.00% of the items declared value.

Customer Assistance

Our UK call centre based customer support team are available to take your telephone call or answer your email questions on working days between 0830hrs and 1730hrs UK time. We also have a live chat facility on this web-site which is available at the same times as the call centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Can I ship an electronic piano?
A. Yes, we can ship electronic pianos, just not the upright ones.

Q. How much does it cost to ship an electronic keyboard?
A. This depends on the weight and packed dimensions of the item. You can get an instant quote using our tool above.

Q. Can you ship a piano keyboard internationally?
A. Yes, we can ship to virtually any Country, please check with local Customs to ensure that the item you are sending is not prohibited or restricted for import.

Q. The carrier says that they do not cover electronic keyboards, can I still insure my item?
A. The insurance is our own policy and is independent of the carriers insurance.

Q. Can I ship other instruments with you?
A. Yes, we can ship virtually any instrument and offer full insurance cover for them.