“My son wants me to ship him his PS4,” Lynette said. “Which fine, he needs something to do on his downtime. But now I’m anxious that it will get damaged and he will be disappointed.”
Don’t stress shipping gaming consoles, computers, and other electronics. We’ve reached out to the best Boston shipping store for tips and hints on shipping electronics safely. Here’s what they had to say:
Use New Cardboard Shipping Boxes
Still have the original packaging the electronics came in? Great! Pack your tech in the original box, and then put that box – with appropriate packing materials – inside a brand new appropriately sized cardboard shipping box. The reason you want to double box the electronics is to have an extra layer of protection against the hazards of shipping. The original packaging has already been through the process at least once, and as such is somewhat weakened. Double boxing is the smart way to keep your tech safe.
Tape Securely and Label Correctly
You’re shipping a piece of technology that costs hundreds of dollars. Don’t compromise its safety by skimping on tape! Make sure all of the box’s seams are securely taped down. Use packaging tape – the clear tape that you get from the office supply store. Don’t use duct tape to seal your packages. Freight carriers will reject packages sealed with duct tape. Duct tape is not good for shipping packages. Check and double check the address details to make sure they’re correct before shipping your electronics.
Insure Your Package Against Loss, Theft and Damage
One of the advantages of working with a shipping store in Boston is that it’s easy to insure your packages against loss, theft and damage. Making sure the proper coverage is secured at the beginning of the process means if anything does go wrong, your electronics can be replaced.