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Courier for Photographic Equipment

Are you looking for a fast and secure camera delivery service, that offers full insurance cover against loss or damage? Overland Express have got you covered.

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

Modern cameras come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny 'point and click' to sophisticated digital SLR's and medium format devices. Overland Express are a specialist courier for camera's and photographic equipment. From bodies, lenses, and flash guns, through to filters, tripods and studio lighting. So whether it's a Nikon or a Hasselblad, choose Overland Express for all your camera delivery requirements.

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

When you send a camera, the one thing they all have in common is that they are easily damaged. Whether you have sold your camera equipment on eBay, sending to a family member, or arranging a shoot at a faraway location, it pays to send your camera equipment with a reputable courier.

So, don't take any chances, choose a camera courier who guarantees careful handling and can offer fully insured transit to guarantee your memory-making device arrives intact (exclusions apply). Our insurers not only cover loss, but also any damage during transit. As we have our own insurance for delicate, high value items, we are free from the usual restrictions imposed by the carriers.

Overland Express has been gently sending cameras and photography accessories for over 30-years and we only partner with some of the best like DHL, DPD and UPS.

Feel free to use our 'Send a Parcel' tool above to see how much discount we can provide when you send a camera with us.

Before sending a camera, please take some time to package your items correctly, as although we can fully insure them, they are required to be packaged correctly. For advice on preparing your camera for shipping, please read our packing details before you send a camera which can be found below.

Posting a camera in the United Kingdom

All of our UK delivery services are delivered the next working day, door to door, with various timed deliveries and drop at shop options available.

Sending a camera Internationally

We ship camera equipment Worldwide, whether it's for a photo shoot, or a gift to a family member. The only difference from sending a camera in the UK, is that you will need Customs paperwork, this is generated automatically for you during the booking process, we can also arrange returns to the UK. Please be aware that duty may be charged in the receiving Country.

How to Send Photography Equipment and Cameras


Hard case
Bubble wrap and polystyrene
Parcel tape
Strong Cardboard box

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

Even with the popularity and convenience of cameras within mobile phones, there is still a huge following for the traditional 35mm and medium format cameras, whether in digital or roll film.

When sending a camera, it is vital that these are packed correctly, to avoid any possible risk of damage during transit.

When preparing to ship a camera, firstly, remove the lens and any other items, such as SD cards, battery, strap or flash. Attach the camera body cap and the front and rear lens caps. Please note that if the camera contains a lithium battery, it must remain inside the camera.

Remember - If sending a camera that you have sold, ensure that the internal storage and/or any removable media cards have been securely erased before shipping.

For the lens, flash and other accessories, these can be wrapped securely in bubble wrap and fixed in place using parcel tape.

Wrap the camera body in bubble wrap and if using a carrying case, insert it into the case. Using a camera case, will provide an extra level of protection. Use plenty of bubble wrap for the body and lenses, as the greater the protection, the less likelihood of any damage being sustained.

Find a suitable box to contain the camera, a double walled box is preferable.

Place a few layers of bubble wrap in the bottom of the box and position the camera in the centre of the box and fill the box with packing peanuts, or bubble wrap, making sure that the camera is not touching any of the sides of the box. Shake the box to check that the camera cannot move about within the box. If there is any movement, fill any gaps with additional packing material. The lens and accessories can be packed in the same box, but make sure that there is sufficient space between the camera and accessories.

Finally, seal the box with parcel tape, applied along the seams and lid of the box and also in the opposite direction. Use at least 3 layers of tape to secure the box.

Once this is complete, print off and attach your parcel label to the box.

When you require a reputable courier for photography equipment, then take a look at Overland Express, just enter your details in the quick quote form above for an instant quote.

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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. 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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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.



Specialist Areas

If you are sending liquids, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

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. Can I send a camera to Europe?
A. We can send your camera equipment Worldwide.

Q. Do I need to complete Customs paperwork for my camera?
A. For any exports outside of the UK mainland, you will require a commercial invoice. We complete these for you, free of charge.

Q. I have a photoshoot and will require the equipment to be returned, can you arrange this?
A. We can arrange the export and return of your equipment and supply you with all the paperwork required for Customs clearance.

Q. Is there a minimum charge for insurance?
A. There is a minimum charge of £10.00, as this covers the policy administration.

Q. What is the maximum level of insurance that you offer when shipping cameras and photography equipment?
A. We can fully cover your camera equipment, providing that it is correctly packaged, up to a value of £20,000.00.

Q. Can I send my camera and equipment if it contains a battery?
A. Yes, but the battery must remain inside the device. High voltage items like flash guns should be discharged prior to shipping.

Q. What is the best way to ship camera equipment?
A. All of our services are fully tracked, door to door and can be collected from your home or work, we also have various drop off options available.

Q. How do I send a camera by post?
A. Simply pack all of your equipment and enter the weights and dimensions in our quote tool above to see how little it costs to ship camera equipment.

Q. Is shipping a camera safe?
A. Our camera delivery service is extremely safe. We only work with the best carriers, to give you complete peace of mind.