Shipping large, cumbersome items can be challenging. Most people appreciate that. They call their Boston packaging service almost apologetically, explaining that they know it’s going to be difficult, but they really need to ship their antique furniture or large painting. They’re happily surprised when we tell them it’s no problem, no matter how large their shipment is. We can get their items shipped safely and reliably. Shipping small, fragile items can actually be trickier – unless you have the expertise and equipment to get the job done right!
Shipping Small Packages From Boston
Why is it more difficult to ship small, fragile packages than large, bulky ones? It turns out that size does matter — but not the way you might think. Large, bulky shipments are heavy and difficult to move. When shippers handle these packages, they’re forced to move carefully and deliberately. On the other hand, small, lightweight packages are easy to handle and toss around. Shippers toss them into bins, onto conveyor belts, into and off of trucks, and finally, onto your doorstep. We say this not to praise or fault any shipping company. This is simply an observation based upon years of experience in the shipping industry: the smaller the package, the more likely it is to get treated roughly during transit.
Imagine what that does to the treatment of your package. Could your smart phone stand up to that abuse? What about your jewelry, fine art, collectibles, or ceramics? Perhaps the more important question is, “Do you want to take any chances when you’re shipping your small, fragile items?”
Customized Packaging Solutions For Small, Fragile Items
Safeguard your valuables and treasures by using customized packaging solutions for your small, fragile items. Custom sized foam core boxes, which include strategic padding and supportive foam collars to provide extra cushioning at vulnerable points, have proven to be the ideal way to package many types of small, fragile items. Glassware, figurines, electronics, artwork and more can be protected from jolts, shocks, and drops while in transit, minimizing the chances of breakage or damage.
Every small, fragile item has an ideal packaging solution. Your packaging and shipping professional should be able to advise you on the best materials and methods to protect your items in transit.