How to Send Game Consoles by Courier


Bubble wrap

Parcel tape

Cardboard box

When you need to send a game console, for example, Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch, the correct packaging will ensure that it arrives in one piece.

Sending a game console for repair or servicing, or after an eBay sale, is simple with Overland Express.

Where possible, always use the manufacturers packaging and enclose it in an additional outer box, for added security. An additional box can be found free of charge at most local supermarkets.

When preparing to send a game console, line the first box with a minimum of 2 layers of bubble wrap, then wrap the game console itself in 2 layers of bubble wrap, keeping any cables and accessories separate, to avoid any possible damage during transit. Place the item in the lined box and fill any gaps with additional bubble wrap or packing material. Crumpled paper can also be used to fill any spaces. Make sure that no surfaces are touching the sides, or top and bottom of the box.

Put an additional 2 layers of bubble wrap on top of the item, before closing the box and sealing with good quality parcel tape. Seal the box in both directions, paying attention to the seams and edges. Extra attention at this stage will minimise any risk of damage during transit.

Once this stage is finished, prepare the outer box, using 2-3 layers of parcel tape to secure the bottom of the box. Line the base and the sides of the box with bubble wrap and place the first box inside the larger box. You may need to add additional layers of bubble wrap, depending on the size of the outer box.

Fill any gaps with crumpled paper or packing material and shake the box to check if there is any movement. You can add additional packing material to make sure that the inner box does not move around during transit.

Once you are happy with the packing, seal the box securely with parcel tape and print off and attach your parcel label to the box.

If you require a reliable, efficient and cheap courier for a game console, then take a look at us, you can visit our send Xbox by courier page to get an online quote.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team on +44 (0) 20 8977 2777 or Email us at


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