How to ship a game console

How to ship a game console

Video games are one of the biggest things in the world today. People love escaping into something, and there is no more of an immersive experience than a video game. These games can be played everywhere, and once you get one, you join an online community of players where you can become one of the best.

There are so many game consoles to choose from, and if you own one, you know how fragile they can sometimes be. Knowing how to ship a game console is a must. Today we are going to be going through how you can properly ship your game console, to ensure its protection and safety on a trip!

So, how should you package it? How to ship a game console

Whether you are sending a video game console for Christmas or for a birthday, you have to take the steps necessary to ensure it ships in one piece and is very safe on the way. There have been plenty of horror stories about consoles being destroyed when opened after a trip, and if this happens, most of the time, you simply cannot get a refund. It is up to you to do all the work ahead of time by packaging it safely before sending it for shipping.

The first thing you need to do is find a box that is big enough to actually package the item. This is crucial to ship it safely. A lot of people try to find two boxes and fit them together, but this is simply not the best way to do it. Some people also try to manufacture their own casing and this should not be done. Find a sturdy box that will work.

The next thing that you should do is prepare the console itself for shipping. This includes removing all of the wires and connectors from the console. Put all these wires and connectors  in individual Ziploc bags so they will not get lost. All of these wires are crucial for the running of the console, and you need to have them on hand to use the system.

This includes also removing any memory cards you may have and also any game discs, which should be put in the  box that they came in. Label all the Ziploc bags so the person you are sending the game console to, knows what each one is for.

Now for the safety measures part of the game console. It is very important that the console is wrapped in protective material—we usually lean towards bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is perfect for wrapping the console and will ensure that you prevent any outside damage done to the console.

Once you think you’ve gathered everything necessary, it is time to start filling the box. Turn the console on its side and slide it in first, with all of the Ziploc bags. Once it is filled, and nothing seems to be moving about too easily, we recommend that you fill in any gaps with protective material. This can be more bubble wrap, or foam, whatever you want.

Ready to be shipped

Now your box should be ready to go and ready to be shipped, and it is time for the fun part— taping up the box! Get the tape out and really tape it down securely, each and every corner to make sure there is no chance of it coming apart—better to be very safe than sorry!

Once you feel like it is securely packaged, put the address of the recipient, as well as the return address on both sides of the box and take it to the post office for mailing. Always get a receipt and a reference number for your package in case it gets lost, this is crucial in the end! You might also want to consider insuring the package.


By following all of the steps above, your game console will be shipped safely. If you are worried about it at all keep checking in on your reference number and contact the receiver to make sure it arrived okay. If the damage done to it was not your fault, you can file a claim and be reimbursed for the money for the console.

We wish you the very best in your shipping procedure of your game console. We hope this article helped you out with it!

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