International shipping is always complex. But during the time of COVID, students who are very far from home have extra challenges when they need to ship packages to family members back home.
“I have some health concerns that make it very unwise for me to go out any more than is absolutely necessary,” Aditi said. The BU student is from Bengaluru, and wanted to get a package to her mother in time for her birthday. “But the college mail room is just not prepared to handle my package. No offense to my fellow students who work there, but for this, I’d like a professional.”
Boston Pack and Ship has been providing student shipping services for decades. “Nothing has really changed during COVID in terms of the nature of our service -we still focus on providing the best packing and shipping available. But we are absolutely flexible when it comes to working with our customers in a way that helps them stay healthy during this challenging time.”
Aditi was able to coordinate much of the shipping process over the phone. “I explained what I needed to do, and the timeline. They let me know what they could do for me – they even build custom wooden shipping crates, which is exactly what I needed for this fragile artwork – and arranged for a no-contact pickup here at my apartment. I expected to pay a lot more for this kind of service, but it was very reasonable. That understanding and compassion – maybe they’re like that all of the time, but it meant a lot to me right now. A daughter’s present to her mother may not be a big deal to the world. But to us it matters.”
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