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One of the more frequently asked questions we get about our Private Mailboxes is what makes them better than Post Office Boxes? Here's a quick breakdown:
Pack and Post is frequently asked to handle the delicate process of shipping artifacts, museum displays, centuries old pieces of art and more.
A major consideration is post boxes, and when it comes to these, the sturdier the better. Mail traveling overseas will come across more bouncing around and robust inspections so don't skimp on the post boxes.
Art shipping boxes are an total must for shipping art to a museum or gallery, or when delivering artwork to buyers. Artwork can be tricky to ship because it is often large, bulky and fragile. To guarantee that artwork arrives at its destination in perfect condition, it should be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and several layers of cardboard before being enclosed in flat packing boxes. The surface of the artwork should never come in contact with any acidic or sticky materials like tape or conventional paper.
A small business that only ships a nominal amount of products or only ships small packages may rely heavily on UPS, FedEx or DHL. Another option that many small businesses take advantage of is the small package service provided by the US Post Office.
It is wearisome to move and find precious sculptures broken or a favourite painting with a dented frame. Items of sentimental value, such as family antiques, cannot be replaced if broken; their value is more than a monetary one. Regardless of shipping one work or a collection, the packing and crating is of the utmost importance. Although one can move art in art shipping boxes, it is best to leave this to a professional. Shippers will usually pick up the art within a short time frame after being called. They will pack, crate, and ship the art. Estimates can be given online as well as by phone.
So far, death is not avoidable and approximately 50% of all marriages end in divorce. The fact that families and businesses frequently need to move for one reason or another is also probably here to stay.
A good idea is to organize your boxes by order of need. Use FedEx boxes if you're moving quite a ways away. Ship the items you use on a day to day basis to ensure they will be at your new place waiting for you. This leaves more room in your vehicle or moving truck so that you can fit in more items. It’s also one less thing to move.
Shipping companies charge for the weight and size of the box. Therefore, the packing material should be as light weight as possible and the box should be an appropriate size for the item. The most popular are bubble wrap and polystyrene “peanuts”. Items shipped directly from the factory or retailer are usually packed in polystyrene moulds to protect the item. The box is usually lightweight yet strong enough to handle the rigors of shipment.