“I couldn’t believe it. We’d just driven six hours to get my daughter to her dorm room, unloading and unpacking all this stuff she had to have. And finally, we’re done, and she’s looking around, and she’s freaking out: where’s my laptop?” Abbie shook her head. “It turns out she left her computer behind. Of all of the things to forget – she didn’t bring her laptop?”
Making a return trip to her daughter’s dorm just wasn’t going to work for Abbie. “It’s a six hour drive there, and it’s a six hour drive back, and I have to be at work on Monday. But her classes are starting soon. She needs her computer. Is there a way to mail a laptop?”
Shipping electronic items, such as laptop computers, can be done. However, you’ve got to make sure to package your computer properly to prevent breakage. The best idea is to work with your Massachusetts shipping store, Boston Pack and Ship. They provide custom crating and foam in place technology to encapsulate your laptop in a protective shell. This is the ultimate in protection against knocks, drops, moisture, and electric shock – all of which are really, really bad for laptops.
When speed is of the essence, we will help you identify the fastest shipping method to ship your laptop. Overnight shipping and next-day shipping is often available, depending on your location. When you compare the costs to losing a day at work and driving twelve hours, the way Abbie was, it turns out that shipping the laptop can be very affordable.
A full range of tracking options means you know where your laptop is the entire time it is in transit. Anytime you are shipping a package to your college student, you need to let them know it is coming, and stress the importance of picking up their package from the mailroom as soon as it is delivered. That’s a good practice at all times, but essential with high value items like laptops.
Learn more about shipping and electronics by talking with the experts. We’re here to answer your questions.