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Many customers are surprised to learn that there's more to packing a fragile item then simply wrapping it in a lot of bubble wrap and filling the box with newspaper, especially if they also want to insure it. Of course, Pack and Post always recommends letting us handle it; we are a professional packing service and not everyone has the time or means to pack items themselves. However, if you choose to pack fragile items yourself be sure to take a look at these helpful tips to ensure that your package arrives at its destination intact.
One of the great aspects of renting a private mailbox from Pack and Post is our ability to forward mail. Once you sign up with Pack and Post, feel free to take those long vacations or work related trips without going through the stress of putting your mail on hold and possibly missing something important.
Did you know Pack and Post specializes in fine art shipping?
Before you send something overseas, be sure to give us a call or shoot us an email first. There's a lot more to international shipping then you think, and that's before you get to the cost - and by the way, Pack and Post has the best international shipping rates in Santa Barbara, in addition to being the only location that can ship DHL and accept DHL drop-off packages.
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.