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Right Size Box for Shipping

Packing & Shipping Tip: How to...

Boxes are the most popular containers for shipping. The hard and sturdy walls of a shipping box protect items from getting compressed when heavy packa...

Packing Guideline for International Shipping

Packing Guideline for International...

Shipping items abroad requires a little more care and effort than if they were being sent domestically. Remember that your package will not only be ha...

Packing and Shipping Advise

Packing and Shipping Advise: Why re...

The cost of shipping items can get very expensive. This prompts many shippers to reuse old packing supplies such as boxes and envelopes to minimize ex...

Packing Materials for Your Shipments

Choosing the Right Packing Material...

Cutting shipping costs without putting items at risk of damage is a major consideration of both big companies and small home-based businesses to optim...

How to Ship a Globe

Ship a GlobeA globe, more accurately terrestrial globe or geographical globe, is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth. Traditionally, globes were made from printed paper map glued onto a wooden sphere. Today, globes are usually made from two pieces of printed thermoplastic which are heated using hemispherical molds. The two hemispheres are then joined to form a complete globe.

Globes come in a variety sizes and forms as well as in materials used. There are antique globes that are made from precious metals, crystal, glass marble and ornate wood. Modern globes are usually made from materials that are both strong and lightweight such as cardboard, plastic, and metal. Globes are usually mounted on a stand at a 23.5° angle on a meridian, represents the angle of the planet in relation to its sun and the spin of the planet. This makes it easy to visualize how days and seasons change. Read more →

How to Ship a Foosball Table

Ship a Foosball TableFoosball, also known as table football, table soccer, or kicker, is a table-top game and sport that is loosely based on association football. It usually contains rows of foos men, or figures shaped like football players made from either plastic, metal, wood, or sometimes carbon-fibre. The figures are mounted on horizontal metal bars which are rotated by players to “kick” a ball into the opposing goal.

Foosball tables can vary in size, but a typical table is about 120 cm (4 ft) long and 61 cm (2 ft) wide. Smaller and more portable desktop versions are also available which are popular among aficionados with limited space. Read more →

How to Ship Precious Metals

Ship Precious MetalsDo you have precious metals, such as gold, silver or platinum, that you wish to ship elsewhere? This can be a harrowing task especially if dealing with a sizable and high-value shipment. However, there are ways to prevent theft or loss of your package and ensure that it arrives safely. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship precious metals.

Whether shipping coins, bouillons or scraps of precious metals, start by packing them in padded envelopes or bubble wrap then tape the package tightly to prevent them from moving around the package during shipping. Depending on the size and weight of your shipment, use a box that is strong enough to withstand the weight of your wrapped precious metals. Fill any empty space with packing materials such as newspaper or bubble wrap to keep the items form moving. Read more →

How to Ship Castanets

Ship CastanetsCastanets are hand percussion instruments consisting of a pair of concave shell-shaped wooded pieces joined on one edge by a string. A player usually uses a pair of castanets on each hand and click them together to produce rhythmic sounds. The instruments are traditionally made from hardwoods including chestnut, which is Castaño in Spanish and where they probably got their name. Apart from wood, fiberglass is becoming an increasingly popular material for making castanets. Castanets are also popular in dance particularly in several forms of  flamenco.

In order for the castanets to sound good they must be taken care of to prevent cracking or breaking. Exposure to the elements, particularly moisture or extreme temperatures can cause damage. When shipping, castanets must be well packed to protect them from impact and the elements. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship castanets. Read more →

How to Ship Perfume Bottles

Ship Perfume BottlesPerfume bottles, particularly antique or vintage ones, are highly collectible because of their uniqueness and beauty. Those made from centuries ago are highly prized not only for their history but also for their exquisite craftsmanship. During those days, perfume bottles are painstakingly hand-crafted and thus, one-of-a-kind. Perfume bottles of recent years are usually mass-produced by machines and have lost their unique qualities. Nevertheless, they are still collected for their beauty.

Bottles for perfume can be made from various materials including crystal, porcelain, glass, pewter and other precious metals. They are usually ornate and decorated with intricate designs. They can have equally ornate stoppers or atomizers. Prices of antique perfume bottles can range from few dollars to thousand of dollars. Read more →

Packing & Shipping Tip: How to Select the Right Size Box for Shipping

Right Size Box for ShippingBoxes are the most popular containers for shipping. The hard and sturdy walls of a shipping box protect items from getting compressed when heavy packages are stacked over it during transit.

Shipping boxes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, materials and accessories to strengthen and secure them. Depending on the size, weight and shape of an item, an appropriate box must be used for optimum protection. A box that is too large may incur extra shipping charges or add cost on packing materials while a box that is too small may not provide enough space for fillers that will help protect the contents from damage due to impact and vibration during transit. Here are some tips on how to select the right size box for shipping. Read more →

Packing Guideline for International Shipping

Packing Guideline for International ShippingShipping items abroad requires a little more care and effort than if they were being sent domestically. Remember that your package will not only be handled by your local carrier but also by your destination country’s carrier. Handling procedures and facilities differ from country to country. Packaging that may work in your domestic shipments may not be as effective when you send items abroad. Your shipment could be battered, pushed, rolled or dropped during unloading, while moving through Customs, or in transit to its final destination. Thus, attention to packing is an absolute must to ensure that your items reach their destination in good condition. Here are some packing tips to ensure safe transit of your international shipments.

Use appropriate boxes. For optimum protection, use a new, sturdy corrugated box that is large enough to accommodate your product and provide extra spaces for packing materials on all sides. Also pay attention to the weight of your item and that the box can support it. Read more →

How to Ship a Yo-yo

Ship a Yo-yoThe yo-yo is one of the most popular toys of all times. It was first invented in ancient Greece and made even more popular in the 1920s. Today, yo-yoing is more than just a pastime, it has become an important part of contemporary culture. Yo-yo competitions are popular all over the world where yo-yo experts can strut their latest tricks.

The basic yo-yo typically consists of an axle connected to two disks with a length of string looped around the axle. It can be made from a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. Some fancy yo-yos are even equipped lights making them popular among children. Read more →