"I have four grandchildren," Donna said. "Three live here in Boston, but my youngest granddaughter lives in Southern California. It's important to me that I maintain a strong and meaningful bond with her, even though I don't get to see her in person that often. That means shipping lots of packages - and unfortunately, I've learned a lot of expensive lessons." Learn From Experience: Don't Use … [Read more...]
How To Ship Fragile Items: The Best Way to Send Packages Stress Free
"I have ADHD and anxiety, which makes shipping gifts to my family back home an absolute nightmare," Gwen said. "Buying gifts is easy. I love that part. Just this week, I picked up a beautiful glass suncatcher for my Mom. She loves that kind of stuff. But shipping fragile items requires so many steps - and supplies that I somehow never have on hand - that I wind up just putting things to the side … [Read more...]
Shipping Collectibles: Are Premium Protection Options Worth the Cost?
Whether you collect Wedgewood China or Pop Culture Action Figures, your treasures mean a lot to you. And if you're in the business of selling collectible items, you know your customers want those items to arrive in pristine condition. In this article, we're going to talk about best practices for shipping collectible items - and when it makes sense to call in some professional help. Step number … [Read more...]
Growing Your Small Business in 2023? Let’s Talk Shipping
Now that the holidays season is starting to subside, it's time to talk about what 2023 is going to look like for your small business. Growth doesn't just happen: it has to be planned for and created. For many small business owners, this means creating, selling, and shipping more product. We're not going to intrude on anyone else's expertise here, so these following comments are related to … [Read more...]
Planning a 2023 Move? Here’s What You Should Be Doing Now.
As the year draws to a close, you may be considering what 2023 holds for you. If you know there's a household move on the calendar, there are some things you can start doing now to save yourself stress then. #1) Book Your Movers Now. Why call the Boston moving company if you're not planning a move until June? Because June is a very busy time for neighborhood moves in Boston, as well as long … [Read more...]
Five Holiday Package Shipping Mistakes I Will Never Ever Make Again
"You know how it is - first year away from home, you make that extra effort to feel connected to the family. To your friends. To everyone back home," Raye said. "Last year, I really went overboard - only to have my packages full of presents arrive late or in poor condition. What a disappointment! Here are five holiday package shipping mistakes I will never make again!" #1: Waiting until the … [Read more...]
Tis The Season To Ship Your Holiday Gifts Overseas – Important Deadlines To Know!
Once again it is the time of year when we tell people in Boston to ship holiday gifts internationally now if you want them to arrive on time. While UPS, FedEx, and other international freight carriers can typically deliver parcels from Boston to Europe within 1-2 business days, and from Boston to Japan in 3-5 days, as we all know, heavy holiday season demand can slow those timelines way down. … [Read more...]
What Are The Benefits of Crate Shipping?
One of the services offered by the best shipping store in Boston is custom crate building and crate shipping. If you're not familiar with these terms, just hang on - we'll soon provide all of the information you're seeking, including a definition of crate shipping and the reasons you may want to have custom crates built for items you're shipping. What is a Shipping Crate? What is Crate … [Read more...]
What’s the Best Way to Move a Small Load a Long Distance Without Spending a Lot of Money?
"Everyone talks about moving as if it was easy and affordable," Dawn said. "Well, I am telling you it is neither of those things." The 24 year old is in the midst of planning a move from Boston to the Dallas Fort Worth area. "My sweetie and I are moving in together. Complicating this situation is the fact I do not have a car. But on the good side of the equation, I don't have a lot of stuff. … [Read more...]
Don’t Take Your Shipping Crates for Granted!
In much the same way no one notices the housework until it isn't done, nobody thinks about shipping crates until a shipping crate breaks, fails, or otherwise lets them down. Yet shipping crates are your shipment's first, best line of defense against the hazards faced in shipping. Here's what you need to know about shipping crates: What Type of Items Require Shipping Crates? There are a few … [Read more...]