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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.

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


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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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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.

Jonathan Law

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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.
Southwell Guitars

Gary Southwell

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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.
Loxley Custom Guitars

Matt Loxley


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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 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.