South Shore Small Business Moves

Whether you are a small company growing your clientele and in need of a larger space or just starting up, moving your business can be intimidating. Where are the client reports? Did you put all the computers in watertight moving boxes? Did you use enough bubble wrap on them? Did you put the moving boxes you need right away in last? Or first? Where are the office phones? These questions can plague … [Read more...]

Shipping Packages to Remote Locations

"My daughter is a field researcher for the United Nations. She works on water safety and supply," David said. "Her work takes her all over the world. This can make it tricky when it's time to send her birthday presents or care packages. She's so far off the beaten track that they don't even have tracks!" Shipping packages internationally can be challenging. The situation becomes even more … [Read more...]

Shipping Boxes: Everything You Need To Know

Consider the cardboard shipping box. Is there anything more easily taken for granted in the world today than a cardboard box? We don't think so. You see cardboard boxes everywhere, everyday. They're stacked up in grocery stores, are full of paper in the office supply cupboard - you might even have them in your home, holding all of those college textbooks you were definitely going to use as … [Read more...]

South Shore Wooden Shipping Crates

Wooden shipping crates are essential when you're shipping artwork, antique furniture, manufacturing equipment, and other valuable, fragile items. Wooden shipping crates are far more rigid and durable than cardboard boxes. They offer more protection for the items being shipped, especially on overseas journeys. Where's the best place to get wooden shipping crates in the South Shore? Boston … [Read more...]

Harsh Winter Weather Highlights Need for Proper Packing Shipping Experts Say

Drifting, blowing snow, streets full of slush, and freezing rain are currently common sights all over the country. This has a definite impact on package deliveries, particularly if you're sending shipments to suburban or rural locations where common practices include leaving packages on porches and in doorways where they're exposed to the elements. If the contents of your package aren't properly … [Read more...]

Sending Valentine’s Day Packages Overseas: Now Is The Time To Act!

Every year, there's all kinds of headlines letting people know when they absolutely, positively must have their packages shipped in order to have them arrive in time for Christmas. And as we learned this year, sometimes Mother Nature trumps the freight carrier and delivery service's best plans. Snow, rain, and severe weather can stop planes from flying, trucks from driving, even rail … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide to Outsourcing Your Shipping Department

So here's the thing: you've got a small business. Things are okay, but money is tight. You're looking for every possible opportunity to cut costs. One potential savings opportunity lives in your shipping department. Is preparing your packages for shipment in house really the most cost effective option? Would you save money by having your South Shore shipping store handle the job? To answer that … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide To Moving Overseas

Hey, are you thinking about moving out of the country? Is it time to leave the US for a while and set up shop in Europe, Asia, or South America? Our world has gotten so much smaller. Where once upon a time, it would be very unusual to move out of the US to follow a career opportunity, today's professionals are willing to relocate. Here are a few things you want to know about planning the … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide to Successfully Shipping Fragile Items

Okay, folks. You're here because you've got something fragile to ship. We're talking extremely breakable here - things like Great-Grandma's Antique Crystal Vase or the iPad your kid forgot to bring to college with her. You want to send these things, through theĀ  none-too-tender auspices of today's shipping system, and have them arrive at their destination in one piece, without spending a ton of … [Read more...]

Two Shipping Resolutions Every South Shore Small Business Owner Needs To Make

There are a lot of small businesses in the South Shore. We're blessed with an excess of entrepreneurial spirit in these parts. Small businesses run the gamut from part-time single person operations to intensely focused professionals who are competing on a global level. South Shore businesses cover every industry, from fine arts and crafts through biotechnology and more. Many of these businesses do … [Read more...]