But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t ship them.
Lithium batteries are commonly found in electronics and are classed as dangerous goods. They also contain high levels of electrical energy. If packed incorrectly or damaged in transit, lithium batteries can short-circuit, causing them to overheat and catch fire.
There is no one standard procedure for shipping dangerous goods. It really depends on what you're shipping and the quantity. So get in touch with our experts – they will walk you through the shipping process.
Sending more than one item? By grouping your shipments together, you could save on time, money and hassle.
If you ship frequently to the same destination, it might be worth consolidating multiple items into one shipment.
Whether you’re shipping heavy boxes or a truck full of palletised goods, most of our services are more cost-effective when you send in bulk.
HS codes are used across the world to classify shipments and assess which taxes, duties and restrictions may apply. You can avoid customs delays and unexpected charges by providing an accurate HS code. Every international shipment needs one and it’s really easy to look them up.
Taking a little extra time to ensure your goods are packed correctly could save you time and money in the long run.
When packing electrical items, it’s important to select packaging with enough strength. Use double-walled boxes for heavier items and provide additional support by lining the base and sides with cardboard. Don’t forget to seal boxes in an H pattern on the top and bottom for extra stability.