“I honestly didn’t think that moving our business was going to be such a big deal,” Leah said. Her Boston graphic design firm had outgrown the two room space they’d been renting, and it was time to relocate uptown. “We don’t have a lot of stuff: we don’t have to move inventory or ship manufacturing equipment.”
What Leah’s firm does have is computers. Lots of computers. “I’m not even counting the laptops,” she said, “and we’ve got four machines to move, and a server. I can’t afford to replace any of these, and I need to make sure it arrives safely. We’re a small business. We can’t even afford downtime!”
Boston: The Best Way To Ship Computers
Shipping computers, shipping servers, and moving other delicate, high tech equipment can present a real challenge to Boston business owners. The first decision is to consider whether this is a job you can perform in house, or if you’re better off outsourcing the packing and shipping to skilled professionals.
“For me, that was a no brainer,” Leah said. “I have some talented artists on my staff, but I’m not sure I trust them to carry my lunch to me without something getting wrecked. There’s no way I’m having them move thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment.”
Protect your investment in technology by using customized crating solutions to ship your computers. “Every one of our units went into a specially built box,” Leah explained. “There’s this stuff called Foam in Place technology that totally supports and cushions the computers while they’re in transit. I was worried about the moisture, but all of our computers were covered with a protective film that kept them safe and intact.”
Leah worked with a Boston moving company that had no minimum load size. “Being a small business, I like to work with other small businesses,” she said. “They understand how important it is to get the job done right the first time.”