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Shipping 101: Package Markings and ...

Markings and labels on packages provide information on how a parcel must be handled during shipping to prevent damage or loss. Properly marking a pack...

Shipping Mistakes

Common Shipping Problems and How to...

Not all shipments are delivered without any glitch. There are times when shipments encounter "accidents" and errors that can lead to delayed delivery,...

How to Ship Heavy Items

How to Ship Heavy Items

Heavy items, such as those made from solid wood and metal, are some of the most difficult things to ship. Because of their weights, heavy stuff requir...

Stress-Free Shipping During the Holidays

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shippi...

Christmas-time is the peak season of shipping. During the days leading to Christmas, truckloads upon truckloads of packages arrive at post office and ...

Shipping 101: Package Markings and Symbols

Box Marked FragileMarkings and labels on packages provide information on how a parcel must be handled during shipping to prevent damage or loss. Properly marking a package with appropriate symbols is the shipper’s responsibility. If a package is not properly marked, parties whose actions during transport, handling or storage have caused damage to the parcel may be excluded from liability.

Thus, it is helpful that a shipper is familiar with these markings and symbols and know when to use them to ensure the safe delivery of his goods. Here are commonly used symbols in shipping and what they mean. Read more →

How to Ship Crystals

Ship CrystalsCrystals are naturally occurring, solid, inorganic, objects that are formed by a regular repeated pattern of molecules connecting together. Because of this repetitive nature, crystals can take on strange and interesting forms.

For centuries, crystals have been considered valuable for their technological, decorative and spiritual qualities. They are also highly collectible for their healing properties. Some crystals such as onyx, obsidian, tourmaline, jet, apache tear, smoky quartz, or hematite are known to disperse negative energy while aquamarine, aventurine, moonstone, rhodonite, and rose quartz are popular for their calming effects. Read more →

How to Ship Tickets

ship ticketsAdmission tickets are any vouchers used to allow permission to services such as transportation, entry to establishments like amusement parks or tourist attractions, or access to events such as concerts, performances, sports matches, or any other form of entertainment or recreation. Tickets usually indicate that one has paid for admission and can be used by the ticket holder on the date and time indicated.

Because a ticket don’t usually indicate the name of the owner, anybody can use it. It is this very reason that tickets must be properly packed shipped to avoid getting lost, stolen or landing into the wrong hands. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship tickets. Read more →

Common Shipping Problems and How to Deal with Them

Shipping MistakesNot all shipments are delivered without any glitch. There are times when shipments encounter “accidents” and errors that can lead to delayed delivery, lost items or, God forbid, damaged goods. Here are some troubleshooting techniques in case a shipment go awry.

Problem: The Package Has Not Arrived
This could be caused by several factors including mislabeled package with wrong address and incorrect postage. To avoid such hassles, make sure to label your package with accurate recipient’s address as well as sender’s address.  It is also a good idea to insert a piece of paper with both addresses inside the package in case the outside label is damaged. Read more →

How to Ship Heavy Items

How to Ship Heavy ItemsHeavy items, such as those made from solid wood and metal, are some of the most difficult things to ship. Because of their weights, heavy stuff require a stronger container and packing materials that can provide both cushioning and support.

While packing peanuts may be enough to protect fragile but light-weight items, they may get crushed or let heavy objects settle in the bottom of the box. A strong box that can withstand the item’s weight as well as the rough shipping environment is also important to prevent damage during transit. Here are some tips on how to go about shipping heavy items. Read more →

How to Ship a Power Bank

ship a power bankA power bank is a handy battery charger that can be used for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and MP3 players when an electric outlet is not available. It is compact and light-weight, making it a must for people on the go who cannot leave home without their gadgets. When fully charged, a power bank can be used to power up other electronic devices that are running out or have already ran out of battery power. The practicality of having extra power for gadgets handy makes power banks a much coveted item especially among the techies.

When shipping a power bank, it must be properly packed to prevent damage during transit. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a power bank to ensure that it arrives in excellent condition. Read more →

How to Ship a Monopod

How to ship monopodA monopod, also called a unipod, has been around for decades and used by both professional photographers and photography enthusiasts to help support and stabilize still or video cameras while shooting or filming. It is usually made of a telescopic rod that can be lengthened or shortened as needed, a clamp which holds a camera on one end and a rubberized “foot” that can be rested on a stable surface to avoid shaky shots.

Recently, a more compact and light-weight monopod used for taking “selfies” became popular. Also called a selfie stick, this type of monopod is made from a extensible stick with a handle on one end and an adjustable clamp on the other end to hold a camaera phone in place. It allows the user to take photos and videos from a smartphone beyond the normal range of the arm. Both professional photography monopods and selfie sticks are usually made from aluminum alloy to make them light-weight. Read more →

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shipping

Stress-Free Shipping During the HolidaysChristmas-time is the peak season of shipping. During the days leading to Christmas, truckloads upon truckloads of packages arrive at post office and shipping hubs to be delivered to their destinations in time for the Holidays. While the postal service and most shipping companies claim that they have the manpower, equipment and system to efficiently deal with the high volume, glitches and accidents still happen during such period, leading to delayed deliveries.

If you want to avoid additional stresses and have your holiday presents arrive on time, here are some things to do that can help you ensure that your packages do no get caught in the holiday rush. Read more →