Making Downsizing Simple: Choosing a Packing & Shipping Company for Seniors

"After a lifetime of living in Boston, it's time for me to retire to sunny Florida," Rich said with a smile. "I'd tell you I was sad about the prospect of missing another snowy winter here, but I would be lying. My biggest challenge right now is figuring out how I'm going to distribute all of my stuff to my kids, grandkids, and friends." Downsizing at retirement is nothing new, but with today's … [Read more...]

Life Should Be an Adventure. Moving Your Stuff Shouldn’t Be

Okay, we'll admit it. We read this HuffPo article about a young family living a nomadic expat lifestyle and we turned a little green with envy. Well, not absolutely green. Not emerald green. Maybe a little chartreuse around the ear lobes - after all, who doesn't want to have globe trotting kids and romantic evenings in Rome and all that stuff? Adventure is wonderful - but the logistics of … [Read more...]

That $100 Shipping Hack You’ve Heard Doesn’t Always Work

Lots of people have been talking about Melia Robinson's success in shipping her stuff from NYC to San Francisco for just $100. It's certainly a creative cost-containment strategy, but it doesn't work for everyone and every long distance move, and we'd like to take a moment to explain why. First: Melia gave away a lot of her stuff before she moved - namely her furniture. Sometimes this is a … [Read more...]

Boston: Here’s The Secret of Shipping Electronics Safely

"My sister really needs a laptop for college," Amiee said. "I've got this one I'm not actually using all that much anymore, but I don't trust the Post Office. I just know if I throw it in a box and ship it, it's going to be damaged - or it will never arrive at all." Sound familiar? Many people have anxiety about shipping electronics. That's not surprising. We love our gadgets, but have to admit … [Read more...]

Choosing a Packaging Service in Boston: Avoid Disappointment & Breakage

"Owning my own business has always been a dream of mine," Lucille said. She creates beautiful stained glass lampshades. Each one is one-of-a-kind, a unique piece of art. "And thankfully, the internet has made it possible for me to connect with customers all around the world. But getting my lampshades safely to them has turned out to be quite an undertaking." The packaging service Lucille used … [Read more...]

Boston: Moving Life Science & Biotech Companies

The news that Genzyme is moving to a new, larger headquarters in Kendall Square reinforced Boston's reputation as the place to be for life science and biotech companies. As companies grow, they need more space, whether that's into new construction the way Genzyme is doing it, or into an existing vacant biotech space, as many start ups do. Moving the life science or biotech company can be a … [Read more...]

Boston Business: When You Need an Equipment Shipping Company

Whether you're moving your business, lease equipment to your customers, or have to send equipment to a remote job site, you need an equipment shipping company. Not every Boston shipping company knows how to prepare heavy equipment for shipping, and attempting to do the job yourself to FedEx or another freight carrier's specifications can be a nightmare. Make life simple and easy for yourself by … [Read more...]

MA Packaging Service: How To Choose The Best

When you have a large, oddly-shaped, or fragile item you need to ship, you'll want to seek out the services of a MA packaging service. Here's why: simply tossing your stuff in any old box you can manage to scrounge up, with a few newspapers and recycled packing peanuts in there as cushioning, is an almost virtual guarantee of breakage or damage. That's no fun. Nobody likes to open a box full of … [Read more...]

Global Markets Demand Superior Packaging

Once upon a time, owning a business in Boston meant your customers lived in Boston. But today the world is different. Massachusetts companies ship their products all over the world - whether they're a small single person operation or a global corporation.Packaging plays a pivotal role in providing a superior customer experience in several ways: protecting products from damage, protecting against … [Read more...]

Small Business Owners: 3 Reasons You Want A Packaging Service

If you're a MA small business owner, you may be asking yourself, "Why do I need a packaging service? Can't I just box up and mail out my products myself?" Well, this post is for you. You certainly can box up and mail out your products on your own, but there are 3 reasons why you might prefer to have Boston's best packaging service do it: 1. You will save tons of time. Properly packaging, … [Read more...]