Experienced sellers know how improper and insufficient packaging can increase the risk of damage, loss, and claims during shipping, which can get expensive or require a great deal of time and effort to remedy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce these risks and ensure that your goods gets delivered on time, on budget, and in excellent condition. Here are tips on how you can minimize the risk of damage, loss and claims when shipping.
Proper packaging is key. Ship items in a container that is suitable for its contents. Always use the appropriate box, making sure that contents do not exceed the container’s maximum gross weight to prevent it from bursting open while in transit. Read more →
Rice is one of the most popular and nutritious food in the world. There are numerous varieties of rice but are typically classified as long-, medium-, and short-grained. Rice has a long shelf life and doesn’t spoil easily as long as properly stored.
Heat, air and moisture are the enemies of rice and other grains. When shipping, rice should be stored in airtight containers with tight-fitting lids or closures. Plastic containers, aluminum canisters or Ziploc plastic bags can be used, as long as they provide air-tight seals. The seal helps to maintain freshness and will keep the grains from absorbing moisture, odors and flavors from the environment. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship rice and grains. Read more →
Apart from ensuring the your product actually reaches your customer without any damage, choosing the right packaging is also important to keep shipping expenses to a minimum and give a good impression for possible repeat business. Here are the 3 key considerations for efficient and successful shipping.
Keep Costs to a Minimum
Know whether the carrier you will use charge according to a package’s dimensional weight or actual weight, then pack accordingly. Where possible, pack your products in a manner that keeps them protected as well as lean. Read more →
Nothing is more heartwarming for service men and women stationed in military installations here and abroad than to receive mail and care packages from home. However, the logistical problems of delivering such parcels to far-flung corners of the country, or the world, can make the process a bit difficult.
This is the reason why the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Postal Service, established the Overseas Military Mail system, which allows for rapid processing and shipment of mail from the United States to military posts, United States Navy, Coast Guard and US Naval Reserve vessels, and United States Embassies worldwide. Read more →
Packing items of different shapes, weight and sizes in one box can be a shipping nightmare. If not packed properly, items can move and collide with each other during handling and transit, a recipe for breakage and other types of damage. But understanding how to properly pack a box can prevent such headaches. Here are some tips on how to properly pack multiple items in one box.
Group items of similar size and weight to make it easier when packing. Bulky and heavy items must be placed in the bottom of the box while smaller and lighter goods can be placed on top. If possible, avoid packing together extremely fragile items like glass and ceramics with heavy items like metal pans. Read more →
When shipping bicycle wheels for whatever reason, they must be properly packed to prevent damage caused impact and vibration during transit. A bike wheel is comprised of several important parts that when disfigured or disarranged because of the above mentioned factors can affect its performance. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship bicycle wheels to ensure that they arrive intact and in excellent condition.
When shipping previously used bicycle wheels, clean them up first and get rid of any dirt or grease. Make sure that the wheels are completely dry before packing them. Read more →
A trading card is a collectible item usually made out of paperboard or thick paper. It is typically associated with sports such as baseball can also deal with non-sports subjects such as cartoons, comic book characters, television series and films. Vintage trading cards are sought after by avid collectors and can fetch large amount of money.
The condition of a card is an important aspect that determines its value. A card in pristine or mint condition will generally be valued higher than a card with severe wear or imperfections such as scuffs, tears and creases. Read more →
Bacon is cured meat usually made from belly, side and back cuts of pork. After curing in brine and flavoring, bacon is either sold fresh or smoked. It can come in slabs or thinly sliced. Known for its rich sweet and salty flavor and crisp texture when fried, bacon is a breakfast staple and is also popular ingredients in sandwiches, salads, and other dishes.
Packing bacon for shipping depends on what type is being sent. If the bacon is slow smoked and salt-cured, it may not need refrigeration as long as delivered immediately. For fresh bacon, however, refrigeration or freezing is recommended to prevent spoilage. To be safe and ensure freshness while shipping, bacon is best shipped with dry ice or cold gel packs. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship bacon. Read more →