Shipping prams

How to Ship a Pram with Interparcel

30th July 2020, 12:12pm in Shipping Advice by Eva Malpass

Back with another 'How to Ship' with Interparcel and today we're going to talk about shipping a pram, or otherwise known as a pushchair, buggy or tiny straight-jackets for your children! if your little ones can't do the walking then these contraptions are an essential item wherever you roam, but how do you ship one?

Many people opt to sell their old and now unused pram online but haven't even thought that they could ship it rather than opt for buyer collect and certainly wouldn't know how to go about it. But this needn't be the case - shipping a pram cheaply to an online buyer both nationwide and internationally has really never been easier and you'd be surprised how many do!

Plus, this year with many families choosing to take a UK staycation holiday they have found solace in shipping their bulkier items ahead of time, rather than stuffing them in the boot and have done so with us at Interparcel!

We only work with the best in the biz - the most reliable, trustworthy, and cost-effective couriers globally. So no matter where it's off to, it'll be in safe hands, but there are some things you'll have to help us with prior to sending, let's have a look…

Preparing a pram for sending

preparing a pushchair for sending

These invaluable constructions made for carting the kids around will need some careful preparation before shipping! On the outset, these look tough to send, but we can make it simple.

How do I protect a pram for shipping?

Firstly, you'll need to fold it down to it's smallest and flattest form, making sure any detachable parts and pieces are secure.

You then need to wrap it all up in bubble-wrap, so it has at least 5cm of padding to protect it.

If there are any completely detachable parts that come away from the main frame, take them apart and wrap them individually in bubble-wrap.

Make sure that all of these parts are wrapped up snuggly and placed inside an outer cardboard box and secured with packing tape. If you have the box it came in stowed away this would be perfect for sending, but if not, any box will do as long as it's sturdy enough and the parts are protected inside with bubble wrap with minimal movement. Maybe ask a neighbour for any spare shipping boxes they have clogging up their garage if you don't have any to hand.

Okay, so to summarise - Steps to take before shipping a pram, you've:

✔ Folded the chair down
✔ Secured any loose parts
✔ Taken off detectable parts
✔ Wrapped everything in bubble-wrap
✔ Placed inside a cardboard box
✔ Secured with packing tape

You've got this!

Send your pushchair with Interparcel!

Shipping a pushchair doesn't have to cost the world either, at Interparcel we can help you save money and time with any parcel delivery you have. All you'll need to do is measure and weigh your package once it's all packed and ready to go. If you can only make a rough estimate on the size or weight then check the manufacturers' website where the details of the folded dimensions should be available, Just remember to allow for the size of the packaging too.

If you're a casual seller online and happen to have a pushchair you need to ship, or maybe regually send them, then you'll be pleased to hear our services integrate with eBay and Etsy as well as a number of other platforms, so you can have access to affordable parcel delivery services and our shipping tools, making multipy despatches even easier! With us online sellers can benefit from:

  • Advanced Shipping Manager, Pulling in & collating orders from multiple eCommerce platforms into one place
  • In-built address verification and correction, no more manual errors or unprofessional mistakes
  • Pre Selection of services if required
  • New branded tracking, create a seamless brand experience when customers track orders

How much will it cost to ship a pushchair?

Now your Pram is all packed, you can pop the size and weight into our easy to use Quote Tool and you'll be able to see which couriers are most suitable for you at the best price! Remember the price is only accurate if the size and weight is correct - So it's all about the measuring and weighing!

The cost of shipping will completely depend on how heavy and sizeable your parcel is after you've properly protected it for shipping.

We have a broad range of couriers that can collect straight from your doorstep like UPS, TNT as well as Evri (formerly Hermes) and Tuffnells that cater for bulkier items especially. So if you've not got the time to brush your hair, let alone pop out to a drop-off point struggling your way down the road, then let our couriers come to you! We are confident you'll find one you like, as we offer the best and most affordable shipping services to destinations within the UK and beyond!

Most services come with a level of Transit Cover too, but this can be added and or increased for more expensive shipments so bear this in mind when comparing prices. Make sure you cover the cost of your pushchair to ensure it for any bumps along the way!

And if you're shipping a pushchair internationally, we will provide you with all the correct customs forms to fill in and secure to the package ahead of time.

With Interparcel you can ship multiple orders all over the globe with just the click of the button, and even have the kids fed and in bed by 7pm! but if you're still unsure and have any questions at all, be sure to contact our customer service team 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday or even at the weekends 9-1pm - We're here to help every step of the way.

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