“I’m very, very concerned about the health of our planet,” Morgan said. “That’s why I use recycled boxes to ship everything I sell on eBay. Newspapers work very well as packing materials if you use enough of them!”
There’s only one problem with Morgan’s plan to save the planet using recycled shipping materials. The boxes he rescued from the local liquor store turned out to break under pressure, collapsing when subjecting to the wear and tear of normal shipping. The contents – items his customers had already paid for – were crushed! And if the recycled box was up to the task, it turned out that there’s no amount of crumpled newspaper that will keep a vintage 1960’s alarm clock from being damaged in transit.
“My customers were furious,” Morgan explained. “And I knew I was going to be out of business fast if I didn’t find another option. I went to my Boston Shipping Store to find out what the options were.” Custom crating services includes the design and construction of rigid shipping boxes that can stand up to the shipping process – and many of these boxes contain post-consumer recycled material, making them a green option.
“I discussed packing materials extensively with my Boston shipping store, and learned that there are planet-friendly materials that perform much better than newspapers. Since I made the switch, my complaints about breakage or damaged shipments have gone down to zero. eBay is driven by customer feedback, so it’s essential that my shipments make it to the customers on time and in great condition. I thought using a Boston shipping service would cut into my profits, but it’s actually helped me grow my business.”
We’re all on this planet together. Making smart choices about the types of shipping cartons and packing materials we use can make a positive impact on the environment. If you’ve got questions, contact us: we’re here to help.