How To Send A Laptop

The topic of how to send a laptop is essential for those who are sending their laptop away to be repaired or are moving overseas. This article will show you the correct way to package up your laptop so that it isn’t damaged during transport and ensure that someone else doesn’t damage it either!

Prepare the laptop

First things first, you need to prepare your laptop. Before it is boxed up and posted, check that all the data on the hard drive is backed up, so no information will be lost in transit. You may also want to consider erasing the hard drive or reformatting it.

You’ll also want to check that everything is working as it should be. If a laptop has been dropped or suffered liquid damage, don’t send it until you have carried out any repairs necessary.

In addition, ensure all parts are included with the laptop. These will likely have a charger and possibly a mouse/trackpad and keyboard. If any of these are missing, it could cause problems when the laptop is used.

The battery: One of the most important aspects of sending a laptop is ensuring the battery is healthy. Batteries can be damaged if exposed to extreme temperatures, so it’s important to either remove or securely protect them.

Package the laptop

Many online retailers who sell laptops use rigid boxes for shipping; however, these are tough, not lightweight. If you’re sending by post or courier, your packaging must be strong but light so that postage costs aren’t too high. It is possible to purchase boxes specifically for laptops, or you could use a strong cardboard box and line it with bubble wrap or packing peanuts.

Whatever packaging you choose, make sure that the laptop is secure within it. You don’t want it bouncing around in transit and potentially causing damage. Tape all seams shut and use plenty of padding.

Extra advice

You can make a few final additions that will help ensure the laptop reaches its destination in the same condition as it left yours. If possible, use an original box from the manufacturer or a sturdy original box with your branding on it. Doing this shows professionalism and care for your customers.

Finally, when you seal the box, especially if your customer is buying online, it’s a good idea to include an invoice in there. This will help prevent any hassles when the laptop reaches its destination.

You can send a laptop through the post with little fuss and no stress with these simple steps. Courier NZ is here to help you every step of the way, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more advice.