It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means! Time to send presents and packages to your favorite people. To keep the holidays wonderful and bright, it’s imperative that your gifts arrive on time and in good shape. As your Eastern MA shipping specialist, we’d like to share a few tips on how you can make that happen – especially when you’re shipping fragile, expensive items, like video game consoles and tablet computers.
Grandparent’s Holiday Shipping Tip #1: Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
Although shipping companies like UPS, FedEx and the USPS promise that they can deliver your presents in time – even if you wait until Christmas Eve! – the truth is that package volume goes up exponentially as we get nearer and nearer Christmas Day. Systems can get overwhelmed – especially if a severe weather event (like Hurricane Sandy) throws a wrench in the works. Plan on shipping as soon as you’re done shopping!
Grandparent’s Holiday Shipping Tip #2: Use The Right Packing Materials
The shipping process is rough on packages. Boxes are handled multiple times while they’re in transit. They’re loaded onto trucks, unloaded, reloaded onto other trucks. During this process, although everyone tries to do their best, boxes can get dropped, knocked around, or kicked. Your choice of packing materials is all that’s protecting your delicate items, like laptops, tablet computers, and game systems, from being damaged.
Forget about crumpled newspaper! You need a packing material that will truly protect your items. Talk to your Boston shipping store about Foam in Place technology. This innovative packing solution uses a special expanding foam that is piped into place around your items inside the shipping crate. When this foam hardens (almost instantly!) your item is cushioned and cradled in a protective shell. It’s tough – even if your box does get dropped, your gifts will be safe and secure.