Whether you’re selling a few pieces from your personal collection or you’re actually in business selling antiques and collectibles, it’s essential to keep your customers happy. Many buyers will want the antique furniture, collectibles, and other vintage items you’re selling delivered to their home in ideal condition.
How are you going to make that happen?
Shipping Antique Furniture
While Collectibles & Smalls make up the majority of antique and collectible sales, antique furniture presents the largest shipping challenge. Due to the larger size and sometimes fragile nature of these pieces, if you’re not equipped with a truck to deliver the furniture yourself, your best bet is to work with a antique transport company.
These skilled professionals can come to your location, carefully pack your furniture for shipping – including building custom wooden crates for extremely fragile items – and transport it directly to your buyer as requested. This is the minimal stress method for shipping antique furniture. These experts can also provide you with assistance in insuring your shipment of antique furniture correctly. Delivery confirmation and tracking options help ensure your customer’s receipt of the item is fully documented.
Shipping Collectibles & Smalls
Collectibles and Smalls are, as the name implies, generally smaller and easier to ship than antique furniture. Novelty barware, duck decoys, depression glass, artwork and ephemera, and clocks are among the top selling antiques right now. Each of these items presents special challenges. To minimize the risk of breakage, work with your local pack and ship store to ship fragile items. This is the most cost-effective way to access state of the art packaging materials. Artwork may require custom crating, especially in the case of very large paintings or sculptures. Clocks often require additional protection and stabilization to keep the mechanism and glass intact during the shipping process.