Shipping items over long distances can be a challenge. To help ensure the safety of your shipment and to get it to its final destination with no damages, you need sturdy long shipping boxes. They get the job done and keep things safe and protected during transport. Here are three things you need to know about getting the right long shipping box for your transport needs.
Measure Twice and Go a Little Bigger
It’s important to get the right size for your shipment and items. Measuring several times to make sure you have the right dimensions is important. Another tip is to go an inch or so bigger on your box size. The interior dimensions of the box will be slightly smaller than the outside measurements and you want to make sure you have enough room for your item, as well as any padding you add to it.
Don’t Skimp on the Padding and the Tape
It’s important to add at least some type of cushioning and protection for items when you pack them up, particularly if they break easily. The additional space in the long shipping box gives you room for your padding. Even packages labeled ‘fragile: handle with care’ still get dropped, thrown and jostled, so you want things padded and taped up well before you ship it off.
Always Pay for Tracking and Insurance
Shipping larger and heavier pieces, as well as items of value, can be expensive, depending on the size and weight of the piece and any special needs. However, one expense you cannot skimp on and should always splurge for is protection for your shipment. Tracking and insurance are a must because they help protect against loss and damages.