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Packing and Shipping Tips
Preparing fragile items for shipping can be time-consuming. However, having a client open a package and find a busted item is not good for business. With a little preparation on your part, you can ensure the safe delivery of your fragile products. Here are five tips for keeping fragile items safe during shipping.
1. Use the Proper Supplies
You’ll need an appropriate sized box, packing paper or peanuts, large and small bubble wrap, tape and scissors. You should also consider using protective wrapping such as cling wrap to protect your item from moisture.
2. Wrap Individual Items Separately
If you have items that are part of a set, separate them. Then wrap each one with bubble wrap. For items that are going to be stacked, use newspaper or cardboard to separate each item. Be careful not to wrap too tightly as this can cause cracks.
3. Label your Package
Even with all the precautions taken to secure your package, your shippers won’t know that your items are fragile unless you tell them. Make sure to label your package with the word ‘FRAGILE” on every side so they’ll see your label no matter how they pick it up.
4. Seal Your Box
Once all the items have been wrapped and placed inside your box or package, you need to seal the box itself. Don’t skimp on the tape. Otherwise, if your package comes open during the shipping. Use high-quality packing tape and cover all potential openings on all sides of the box, including the seams. As an extra precaution, you can also consider double boxing.
5. Get Insurance
Despite precautions, you can’t control every aspect of the shipping process. You should consider insuring your items just in case of unexpected events e.g. damages from water.
At 1 Stop Pack N Ship, we take all the required precautions to get your package delivered safely. When you’re planning your next shipment, give us a call.