Nicholas Chamfort penned these words at the end of the 18th century, yet they remain true today – and no where do we see this more than in the packaging and shipping industry. So much energy goes into creating an appearance and image — and hardly any effort is given to the task of making sure the customer’s possessions are delivered safely, on budget, and on time!
It doesn’t take more than a few minutes on the internet to discover the horror stories — shipping companies, many of whom advertise heavily, failing to do the job they were hired to do. Family heirlooms, antiques, artwork, treasured musical instruments, all damaged beyond repair after being trusted to people who were supposedly professional.
Don’t trust your dreams to just anyone! Go with a packaging and shipping company you can trust!
How To Choose The Right Packaging and Shipping Company
Begin by asking your family, friends, and colleagues for recommendations. They can be a gold mine of information, particularly if they themselves have used a Boston packaging and shipping company recently. Pay careful attention to the advice of friends who had needs similiar to yours — if you need to send your student off to college, you want insight from people who have had similar experiences.
Research your options online. Customer reviews and ratings can be helpful — but remember to read all commentary with a grain of salt. People are far more likely to share a negative experience than a positive one, and no company pleases everyone. Your local Better Business Bureau is a great resource: take the time to contact them and find out if the packaging and shipping company you’re considering has a good reputation.
Finally, don’t be afraid to talk to the people at the packaging and shipping company. Ask questions! Any reputable company will be more than happy to explain how your packages will be packed and handled. The best companies use specialized packing materials, including shipping boxes and wooden crates, designed to protect your possessions!