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Posted on How to pack a Jewelry Box for shipping?

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 12:10 AM

I have not shipped wwing projects, but I pack and ship worldwide every day.

I would caution you on the bubble wrap directly against the wood. I have seen in the past a diecast car bubble wrapped for a short journey, when unwrapped there were a bunch of tiny circles all over the car where the bubbles had touched, these circles would not come off! I am not sure if this can happen to wood, but personally I would not take the chance. I would suggest a layer of acid free tissue between the wood and bubble wrap.

While it is true that the UPS or Fedex stores can pack and ship for you, I suggest you try and do it yourself, they over charge like there is no tomorrow. I recently bought a collection from another state, the UPS store tried to charge the guy almost $20 for a cardboard box! I got the same size box for about 4 bucks delivered to the guys door. Check out ULINE online, you can get MUCH better prices for shipping supplies, if (as someone else mentioned) you want to keep them on hand in your shop or house.

I never insure anything unless the customer specifically asks for it and pays for it. With UPS and Fedex, there is automatic $100 coverage per box, at least there is when I ship with them. However trying to collect on any insurance claim with any carrier is a nightmare, no matter who packed the box. So good packing, enough padding all the way around, and a good sturdy cardboard box is the best way to protect yourself and the contents inside the box.

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