How to Ship an iPad and other Tablet Computers
The release of the original iPad has opened new doors to mobile computing. It’s compact design, innovative touchscreen, amazing display quality and superior performance made it a very popular device, prompting other major electronics manufacturer to produce their own take on the tablet computer.
Just like any other electronic devices, iPads or any tablet computers, are very fragile items that require utmost care and proper packaging during transport. The most common damages these kind of devices incur when not properly handled are cracked glass touch screens, broken LCD’s and water damage. To avoid these kind of damage, these devices should be properly packed prior to shipping to ensure that they arrive safely and in excellent condition. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship an iPad or other tablet computers.
Prepare materials for packing. Yo will need a sturdy cardboard shipping box, bubble wrap and packing tape.
The iPad is best shipped in its original packaging and then double boxed. If the original box is no longer available, cover the iPad in several layers of bubble wrap. Make sure that all parts are well-covered especially the front, corners and edges which are prone to damage due to impact from falls and bumps. Secure the bubble wrap with packaging tape.
Get your shipping box and fill it halfway with packing materials such as Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap. The box should be big enough to accommodate the boxed or wrapped iPad and allow 1 to 2 inches of space for packing materials on all sides.
place the iPad in the center of the box and fill the remaining space with more packing materials. Make sure to pack the shipping box well and that the packing materials provide a dense buffer between the edge of the box and the edges of the iPad.
Close the box and gently shake it. The item inside should not move, otherwise, open the box and add more packing materials until there are no more spaces inside the box.
Close the box and securely seal with packaging tape. Attach address and shipping labels. Take the package to your local post office or shipping company.