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Pak Mail Prepares Items for Packing and Shipping

October 30th, 2017 by

Fragility, value and shipping method determine packaging preparation

Pak Mail prepares items for packing and shipping based on several factors including fragility, value, and shipping method. Packaging prep for non-fragile items like clothing or soft toys is simple: place the items in a bag to keep them clean, then into the appropriate box for shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, or freight. Easy!

Packaging preparation for shipping other items is a little more complicated. The shipping methodfreight on a pallet or small package — is the first consideration.

  1. Freight on a pallet: Small pieces of framed artwork require glass mask, small bubble, and corrugated sandwiches. A small amount of cushioning material will keep them safe during transport. These pieces shipped with the furniture shown in #4. This same artwork shipped as a small package requires two inches of protection around all dimensions (large bubble and packing peanuts).
  2. Small package with FedEx ground: High-value artwork needs soft foam on the plaster frame, acid-free paper on the painting, and Styro lining before being placed in a custom wooden crate.
  3. Freight on a pallet: Van conversion kits from Wayfarer Vans are wrapped in felt blankets and placed in custom corrugated boxes.
  4. Freight on a pallet: Delicate furniture is wrapped in a felt blanket before placing in a Styro-lined box.

 

framed artwork preparation

1. preparing framed artwork

high-value artwork preparation for wooden crate

2. preparing high-value artwork for crate

van conversion kit preparation for pallet

3. preparing van conversion kit

furniture preparation for freight

4. preparing fine furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pak Mail Provides a Secure Delivery Location for Packages

October 25th, 2017 by

Tip on how to opt out of weekend delivery

The holidays are rapidly approaching. Tinsel and twinkling lights abound — started in late summer. Our thoughts turn to gift giving. Shopping on the internet from home increases by leaps and bounds. Online merchants don’t always help you choose a secure delivery location for packages. Some, like Amazon, have weekend delivery set as the default. This includes instructions from Amazon to the US Postal Service to leave packages unattended outside a closed business.

Pak Mail discovered this delivery practice and developed a tip sheet to opt out of weekend delivery. Check your delivery options carefully when placing an online order.

USPS delivers packages for Amazon

Amazon USPS package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Colorado Springs is a full service shipping store located in Colorado Springs that specilaizes in custom packing, custom crating, and specialty freight shipping. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 719-593-1212.

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