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Camping gear including tents are often sent via the courier services available with Parcel Monkey, as people send them ahead to campsites before a camping trip, send them to friends and family to borrow for a holiday or are looking for a cheap way to ship a tent being sold on marketplaces like Preloved, eBay, and Gumtree.
With the option to have them collected from your home or work address rather than having to queue up at the Post Office with a heavy box, Parcel Monkey is a great solution for those looking into posting a tent.
How should I pack my tent before shipping?
The key to simple shipping, whether the package is going to be shipped via a Ground service in the same country, or via Express courier overseas is ensuring the box is packed correctly and labeled clearly.
Ensure the flysheet, with all the ropes folded up inside, is rolled up to make it as compact as possible and then tied up.
For the main tent, lay it out flat on the ground and close all the tent zips up. Fold the outside parts up to make one compact piece and fold into the middle. Carefully and tightly roll up the tent and tie it up.
For the tent poles, collect them all and tie them tightly together and then wrap in bubble wrap ready for shipping.
Pegs, additional ropes and any other small bits and pieces should be put into a plastic bag and sealed.
Tents generally come with a bag to store them in, so where possible put all the components in the bag and seal it up before you put into the box.
Once you have the tent and poles prepared, put into a new box ready to ship. Old boxes can be used but labels must be removed and the box must be strong and sturdy. Make sure there is no room for the tent to be moving around in the box by using internal cushioning. Label the box clearly with the delivery address and any customs documents if sending internationally.
Follow the Parcel Monkey Packaging Guidelines for complete instructions.
What other camping equipment can I send?
Children's tents are often shipped by online sellers, but there is a whole list of camping gear that is sent via the courier's available to book on Parcel Monkey. Over the years customers have shipped camping chairs, sleeping bags, caravan equipment, cooking utensils, camping stoves, air beds and more. As long as you can get a price from our shipping calculator, you can select a courier to come and collect your camping gear.
We have a wide range of couriers so no matter if your box is large or heavy, needs to be shipped to a recipient who lives in the same country as you or overseas, just type your package details accurately in and choose a service that suits your time frames and budget.
Can I arrange a collection of a cheap tent from eBay?
You most certainly can. Camping is something people enjoy the world over, for example, every year 40 million Americans head out to campsites around the USA to reconnect with nature, and with friends or family. What better way to spend time together cooking, talking and being away from it all?
For those who want to ship a parcel in the USA, we offer Overnight courier services to move your camping gear quickly, or more economically priced Ground services that can be picked up from your home or work address, or if you prefer you can drop them off locally at your own convenience.
We don’t just have package delivery services for customers in the USA, we offer global shipping so you can ship a tent to anywhere from anywhere. If sending to a friend or relative, you are going to need a reliable courier who can deliver door to door, much the same as if you had sold the tent or camping item online. There is a large marketplace of campers who are looking for camping bargains on eBay and other online sites like Facebook Marketplace, Preloved, and Craigslist to get a cheap tent.
If you do find that perfect tent, ready to head out to the great outdoors, you are not going to want to pay a large sum of money to have it delivered, so make the most of our discounted courier services.
Can I send large and heavy tents or camping equipment to a Festival?
More and more music festivals happen all over the world every year, so the need for tents and camping gear has gone through the roof, but shipping large items can be expensive and can take a while to deliver, whilst you might just want to have it delivered in time for a weekend away.
This is why we offer premium Express courier services to get your tent shipped on time, plus you can track your package through our tracking tool using your PMS booking reference. Large and heavy equipment is no problem to ship due to the wide range of couriers we have access to. Just ensure the recipient is available to receive the goods on delivery.
Can I send camping equipment and tents overseas?
The Parcel Monkey Global Shipping Marketplace aims to break down the barriers to those who need cross-border shipping so we have a range of international shipping services that can all be collected from your home or work address or be dropped off at a local store depending which courier you book. Book a delivery with us to enjoy full tracking and delivery times as quick as 2-4 working days to major destinations. Likewise, we also offer more economy courier services to, which keep the costs down.