Where did October go? We’re seeing all the little kids getting excited about Halloween, and for those of us in the packing and shipping business, that means one thing: crunch time is about to start. The first big rush of holiday gift shipments will come from those who want to send presents to loved ones in the military, Europe, South America, Asia, India, Africa and more. Santa can get all around the world in one evening, but the rest of us need a little more time. Here’s what you need to know:
Top Quality Shipping Boxes & Custom Crating – Very Important!
International shipping is rough on packages. When your gift is going thousands of miles, via a combination of plane, ship, rail, and delivery truck, there’s a lot of potential for it to be dropped, kicked, or otherwise knocked around. To keep your gift looking great, don’t skimp on your shipping boxes. Recycled cardboard boxes are not strong enough to reliably survive international shipping! Have your MA international shipping company hook you up with new cardboard shipping boxes or, if needed, custom shipping crates. They can also supply the right sort of packing materials you need to reduce breakage – critical if you’re shipping fragile gifts or electronics.
Start Shipping Right Away
International shipping takes time. The sooner you’ve shipped your package, the sooner you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing it has arrived safely at its target destination. Talk to your MA international shipping company about insurance and tracking options. That way you’ll know where your item is throughout its global journey.