Preparing Your Parcel for International Shipping
With globalization presently ruling the globe, we are now part of a connected world. But what does that mean? Well to understand this, try to imagine yourself as part of the world as it was 100 years. Now how many friends or relatives you have who are living overseas? How often do you meet them? How regularly do you send them gifts or other goods? And when you do send them something how long do you think it takes to deliver?
Now, can you see a clear picture of how the world has changed in the in-between years?
Cellphones, the Internet, International Courier Services, etc. have changed the world from how it was a century before. Today we have countless services that help us in staying connected to our loved ones even if they are living in another state. There is virtually no distance.
Now, a lot of times when we send goods overseas, we are concerned if they will reach safely or not. So, here in this article, we will cover the basics that will help you in ensuring the safe and sound delivery of your goods.
What to do when sending fragile items for international shipping?
While sending fragile goods through international courier service here is what you need to do.
Fragile goods like glass or ceramic works, make sure that the items do not touch each other or the side of the box. For this bubble wrap your items carefully. Wrap the bubble wrap surrounding your items and inside them and also cushion it around the breakables so they don’t come in contact with the sides of the box. If you do not have bubblewrap then you can also use newspaper or polystyrene chips for this purpose.
Also, post a fragile sticker on top of the box. This will ensure that while international shipping, your goods are handled with care.
What to do when sending documents for international shipping?
Sending documents through international courier services then get one of those hard-backed envelop that is specifically designed to ensure that documents see a fast and safe delivery. Send your documents in that.
Also, ask your courier service to get a signed upon arrival receipt so that once the documents are delivered you get some sort of proof.
What to do when sending jewelry through international shipping?
Choosing to send jewelry through international courier services then what you need to do is to wrap up each item individually using a tissue paper or bubble wrap to avoid any damage. Once you are done with that, wrap the item in a box. Remember to pack the box within so when it is given a shake no one can guess what’s inside.
You need to further wrap the box and then pack it within a shipping box to ensure another layer of safety.
What to do when sending artworks through international shipping?
In case you are sending either the canvas or framed image through international courier services, wrap these items carefully to offer a protective layering. For a start wrap the items with the acid-free wrapping paper so the artworks do not get smudged while transporting. Then add the cardboard corner protectors to them and in the next step bubble wrap them thickly. This will offer the goods adequate protection.
If you still wish to add another protective layer to your goods then get yourself a piece of cardboard or plywood, a size bigger than the wrapped artwork. Now cut it in two pieces and sandwich them on either side of the artwork securing it with tape. Now put in a padded box and seal it. Here you are done!
So these are some tips that you can follow to ensure the safety of your goods while sending them through international courier services.