Most cameras can be shipped with no more than the same care you would give to any valuable device. However, antique or fine photographic equipment demands extra attention.
When shipping a modern camera, remove the batteries and memory card before packing. Seal the camera in a plastic bag to keep dust and packing material from coming into contact with lenses.
If you are shipping your camera to be repaired, many companies ask that you obtain an authorization number by phone or e-mail before shipping a product back to them. Be sure to include your address, phone number, and a complete description of the problem.