“Sometimes I laugh when I hear people ask “Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?” Elaine, who lives in Boston, has four children. Two live in Europe, one’s currently working in Northern Africa, and her youngest lives in Australia.”I’ve got to get all of my kids’ – and my grandkids’! presents shipped now if I want them to be there in time for Christmas morning.”
Shipping packages internationally requires two things: a slightly longer time frame and expert assistance from an international shipping company. “You wouldn’t believe how rough it is for boxes and parcels,” Elaine explained. “I tried everything – double boxing, wooden shipping crates – and there would still be damage. It wasn’t until I started working with the pros as Boston Pack and Ship that that problem disappeared.”
Why is working with a professional Boston shipping company the smart way to ship your holiday gifts? Better shipping boxes is one answer: Boston Pack and Ship uses the strongest available cardboard shipping cartons. For larger gifts, they custom build wooden shipping crates. The result? They also offer a full range of the best packing materials. You don’t have to settle for foam peanuts or air bags: foam in place technology offers the ultimate in protection for fragile items, electronics and more.
“A big part of shipping gifts internationally is the paperwork and insurance,” Elaine explained. “Every country has its own set of regulations and requirements. I can’t keep track of them all, but my Boston shipping company can. They help me make sure all of the forms are filled out correctly, that the addresses are where they should be, and that no vital information is left off the paperwork.” Incomplete or incorrect paperwork is one of the major reasons international shipments can be lost or delayed – not what you want to have happen when there are grandchildren waiting for presents!