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How to Prevent Damage During Shipment

Is Your Package Considered ‘Fragile’?

Somethings we all know are fragile – fine china, a flat screen TV, glassware, computers etc. When we ship them, they get labeled as fragile to request that the handlers use caution and care to prevent damage.

If you are shipping with a generic chain delivery or distribution service, you may want to be more cautious with your packages. Look at your items with a fresh set of eyes and realize that they can be considered fragile when shipping. Lamps, wooden statues, specialized appliances, if they can’t handle getting jostled around by cargo unloaders or warehouse workers, they should be considered fragile. This will inform and caution workers, however, marking something as fragile is not a guarantee of anything, and occasionally, workers might disregard the heads up.

So how do you ensure your item arrives safely and in good condition? 

Do Your Research

Choose a shipping or delivery company that can closely monitor the status of your delivery. At Xpressman Trucking & Courier all of our drivers and warehouse employees are trained and certified to handle a wide  range of materials. We offer specialized handling including temperature and humidity control for storage and transport. Do your research on the company and think local. Big companies like FedEx and UPS can’t match the level of customized service of a local business like Xpressman. We offer the service area and professionalism of a big chain company with the specialized personal service of a smaller business.

Good Packing

Even with the best of services, you should also be sure to use proper packaging for any shipment. Choose good shipping materials to ensure the safety of your shipment. If you are reusing a box, be sure that it is clean, and strong.  Don’t reuse a box that has lost its structural integrity. You also can reuse packaging peanuts, bubble wrap, and packing paper. Remember to use good packing tape, too! Also be sure to label which side is ‘up’ on the outside of your package.

For more information on shipping fragile or delicate items, contact Xpressman Trucking & Courier for all of your specialized delivery needs. Call 781-836-4614 or e-mail team@xpressman.com

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