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 protected from the elements, they could be damaged by being exposed to wintry conditions.
Packaging Best Practices from Your South Shore Shipping Store: Boston Pack and Ship
Avoid heartbreak – and annoying, expensive damaged products claims – by following packaging best practices, say the experts at Boston Pack and Ship, Massachusetts’ premier shipping store. Best practices include using new cardboard shipping boxes. Recycled boxes may not have the strength or structural integrity of new cardboard shipping boxes: when they’re subjected to the cold, damp conditions of winter weather, collapse or total failure becomes more likely.
Wooden shipping crates must be built to completely protect your merchandise from the elements. If you are shipping electronic items, such as computers, smartphones, or video games, talk to the Boston Pack and Ship team about Foam in Place technology. This innovative Styrofoam shell keeps fragile electronics safely protected from moisture: great news for the high tech item that may be in a box on the porch through a Midwestern snowstorm!
Pay special attention to address labels. Some types of ink smudge easily and become illegible when they get wet. This can slow down your shipment significantly or even result in it being lost. Best practices include weather-resistant labels: talk to the Boston Pack and Ship team for more details.
Need more information on the best way to protect your high value packages from the perils of winter weather? Come see the friendly, experienced Boston Pack and Ship team. They’ll be to help you out!