Because we’re one of Boston’s busiest computer shipping services, we’re always talking about what you should do when you need to ship a computer. But today we’re going to do something a little different and tell you 3 things you should never do when shipping a computer:
DON’T EVER: Use a cardboard box from the recycling bin to ship a computer.
Recycling is great – but used cardboard boxes just aren’t strong enough to protect your computer while it’s being shipped. If you’ve got your computer’s original packaging, great – reuse that – but then double box your computer inside a strong, new cardboard shipping box.
DON’T EVER: Use an incomplete shipping address.
The Post Office and delivery companies like UPS and FedEx need complete, accurate shipping addresses to get your delivery to the correct destination. You can’t leave out things like apartment numbers or ZIP codes. If your package isn’t addressed correctly it might be delivered to the wrong address, or get lost.
DON’T EVER: Enclose perishable food items in the package with your computer.
Shipping perishable food items isn’t a good idea – even when you’re shipping your computer overnight or via express delivery. The temperature inside delivery vehicles isn’t carefully regulated, which can mean your food item can spoil. Also, the content of your shipment can shift inside the box while it’s in transit – do you really want your tuna sandwich sliding into your laptop?
The Smart Way to Ship Computers
If you want to make shipping your computer simple, safe and stress free, visit Boston’s best computer shipping service. If you have your computer’s original packaging, by all means bring it along – these engineered boxes and inserts are tailored to support your computer – but if they’re not available, don’t sweat it.
Boston Pack and Ship specializes in shipping computers and fragile electronic items domestically and internationally. We ship single computers as well as business computers, servers, and biotech equipment.