We recently had a customer come to us for the first time, after she'd had a bad experience trying to ship some household items on her own. Some things she really cared about - a collectible tea pot, and a lamp that had been her Mother's - had been badly damaged. "I just don't understand what happened," she told us. "I'd written "Fragile" on the box in big red letters!" An Atlanta, GA … [Read more...]
Boston: What’s The Best Way To Ship Vinyl Records?
"Everybody's got their thing," Alan said, "and mine happens to be collecting early, vintage rock and roll albums. Like many collectors, I started out with the records I listened to when I was a kid. Things just grew from that point, and now I have more than 8,500 different records." Alan buys and sells records over the internet. "And if there's one thing I know is important, it's that packing and … [Read more...]
Planet Friendly Shipping: What’s Really Involved?
"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 … [Read more...]
Hurricane Sandy & Winter Storm Athena: Ongoing Impacts on East Coast Shipping
First it was Hurricane Sandy, a devastating storm that did an almost unimaginable amount of damage in New Jersey and New York. Next came Winter Storm Athena, which delivered more than half a foot of snow in some parts of Manhattan, and up to ten inches of snow in Connecticut. As your Boston shipping store, we wanted to share information about what these weather events might mean to you, … [Read more...]