Okay, folks. You’re here because you’ve got something fragile to ship. We’re talking extremely breakable here – things like Great-Grandma’s Antique Crystal Vase or the iPad your kid forgot to bring to college with her. You want to send these things, through the none-too-tender auspices of today’s shipping system, and have them arrive at their destination in one piece, without spending a ton of money.
How are you going to make this happen?
Well, here’s what you don’t do: you don’t just grab any old cardboard box you can to ship your packages. The box you snag from the grocery store or the office has already made one traumatic journey through the shipping system. During this time, the box was asked to stand up to some incredible pressures: heavy things were stacked on top of it, it was handled with a variable degree of care, it spent hours being transported over bumpy roads in the back of a truck. This weakens the box, compromising the structural integrity.
Choosing a used box to ship your packages is a big gamble: do you know for sure the cardboard’s strong enough to survive the trip? Remember: when the box fails, your stuff gets ruined. Spend a few bucks, get some strong cardboard shipping boxes from your South Shore shipping store, and pack your fragile items with confidence.
The next thing you’ve got to think about is packing materials. Here we’re talking about things like stryofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, or shredded paper. These are all options, but they’re hardly the only options – and are they the best options for your fragile item? The best route is to talk to a shipping specialist like the pros you’ll find at Boston Pack and Ship. Ask about Foam in Place technology: this innovative hardening shell technology is now the gold standard for shipping high value, fragile items.