As an update to our 2017 blog post “When you ship, use plain boxes“we wanted to provide a few examples of packages that are able to be insured with us versus packages that are not*. We have seen quite a bit of misinformation being spread regarding shipping insurance and the packaging used for shipments. First […]
Interesting article from popular mechanics. They placed a data logger into packages and shipped them via FedEx, UPS, and the USPS. They charted the results and mapped the number of flips, acceleration spikes, and temperature changes of each shipment. Read here: Which Shipping Company is Kindest to Your Packages?
From ParcelIndustry.com It’s a story repeated all too often: A shipper’s employee gives a package to a carrier, the goods arrive damaged but inside an intact box, a claim is filed, but it’s denied because of “improper or insufficient packaging.” Here are some easy steps to prevent this nightmare: 1. Assume that whatever you ship […]
We always tell people to pack their items to withstand the normal rigors of transit… at a minimum. This statement often gets passed over with the invariable “We know. Our company always packs well.”. The problem is, when you plan to pack and ship an item via UPS, FedEx, or any other carrier, you must […]
Track Your Packages This may seem rather obvious but make sure to track your shipments. If your package is due to arrive within 2 days and is late, make sure to contact the carriers. The faster you act the faster the carriers can react and find the parcel.
Double Boxing. More Than Strength Protection Most people double box items due to the increased stability and extra strength of additional packaging. This is the main reason for double boxing and saves thousands of packages every day from certain destruction. Another reason for double boxing that gets overlooked is to prevent the contents of packages […]
Labeling Tips for Risk Management
Change the ship-to address to disguise the contents of your shipments.