When shipping a large amount of items cross country or internationally, it might be to your advantage to look into having your shipment professionally packed. Not only are professional packers experienced in making sure that your items arrive safely, they can assist with getting the most for your shipping dollars.
Packing Companies Assume the Risk
One of the benefits of hiring a company to do your packing for you is that they will assume the risk if anything gets damaged due to improper packing. This means that if packaging tears, is faulty or causes damage, your items will be covered.
Expertise with Odd Sizes or Fragile Items
Packing companies are experts at working with oddly shaped items. Shipping can be expensive, and being unable to utilize all the space due to an oddly shaped item is a waste of money. Experts can help you pack around these items and maximize your shipping dollar.
Fragile items are also safe in the hands of experts. They have experience in making sure that these items arrive intact.
Tracking Large Shipments
Sending one item is easy. There is one number to track and one item to keep tabs on. If you are packaging and shipping a large volume of items, the task can be overwhelming. Hiring a company to do your packing for you can alleviate the need for you to track all your items, and it puts the responsibility on them for tracking your shipment.
Neat, Efficient and Professional looking
Packaging companies are capable of taking large amounts of items that you want to ship and giving them a uniform look. They can give your shipments an overall feeling of professionalism that you might not be able to achieve yourself. Professional packers can pack even the most oddly shaped items for safe shipping.
Return on Investment
Of course, as with any service there is a cost associated with having a professional do all of your packing for you. As a company you must weigh the benefits that a service will provide for you versus the additional cost it will add to your budget. While it might cost you less to do the packing yourself, is the time you would save and the risk you would incur worth the cost savings?
Using a professional packing service might seem like it is a luxury. Companies that deal heavily in shipping their goods short or long distances can see benefits from using a professional. Remember, packing companies know how to deal with the rigors of shipping and are aware of the best ways to keep your items safe, particularly for long international voyages.
Cratex group are experts at shipping and packaging. Contact us today to talk about all of your packaging and crating needs.