Brynne is a fine artist who creates tiny sculptures in glass. “My work is the definition of fragile,” she laughed. “It’s so breakable. So when someone orders one of my pieces from my website, the concern is always how will I be sure that this fragile item ships successfully?”
We turned to one of the busiest packing and shipping companies in Boston for tips on shipping fragile artwork and other collectible items. Here’s what they had to say:
Use The Best Cardboard Shipping Boxes or Wooden Shipping Crates You Can
Depending on the size of your fragile artwork, you’ll want to use the best possible cardboard shipping boxes (for smaller, lighter pieces) or custom built wooden shipping crate to contain and protect your item while it’s being shipped. A professional packing and shipping company will be able to provide you with the best, strongest cardboard shipping boxes. Do not used recycled boxes to ship precious or one of a kind items – this is just a recipe for disaster, as repeated use weakens boxes, and may lead to the box collapsing when a heavier box is set on top of it.
Explore Your Range of Packing Material Options
Brynne’s sculptures are surrounded by a protective foam before being packed in a foam-lined box which is then securely packed within another box prior to shipment. “It’s a very complete shipping system that was designed for me by the packing and shipping company,” she explained. “I’m an artist. I have no idea how to properly secure delicate items to be shipped via FedEx or UPS. And this is my livelihood – I can’t afford to have my customers be disappointed. That’s why I went to the experts who really know how to do the job of packing fragile items for shipping.”
Need more information? Here’s where you can find answers.