How to Ship Your Business’ Sign?
August 11, 2015
If you’re trying to open a new branch in your corporation in a new area, branding is everything. Without appropriate signage, it’s much harder than it could be to make an impact in a new area. Unfortunately, shipping signs or other awkwardly shaped items can be a nightmare, with improper packing leading to damage to, or the loss of, your sign. Some people would opt to simply buy two planes tickets, one for the courier and one for the sign itself, and let it travel that way, but this is not feasible for many.
Protect Your Investment
So, rather than spend more money on deliveries that doesn’t need to be spent, it’s better for many to ship their signs on the own terms, by packing and shipping the sign themselves. The first step is to find a box of the right size. For some items, such as wheels or anything circular, there are boxes that are specifically designed for such an item. Saving time and being able to pack multiple items may be worth the added expense of finding the perfect-sized shipping box for your sign.
Using a tape measure, you can determine the sign’s general length, width, and height. Then, find a location that sells shipping boxes and find a box that matches the signs size with about 2 inches of spare room on each side.
Prepare for Shipping
Once you have your box, you’ll need packing material to protect the sign from jostling during transit. Packing materials include plastic bubble wrap, newspaper, packing peanuts or other “loose fill” supplies, and stiff cardboard. The right choice depends on the item being shipped, your own budget, and the size of the box.
As you’re packing, you may need to get creative, especially if the box isn’t perfectly designed for the item. Crumpled newspaper and packaging peanuts are good for keeping an item sturdy inside the box. Plastic bubble wrap is good for the interior to prevent damage. Surround the item with packing material on all sides so it can absorb impacts from multiple angles. Finally, seal the box with packing tape wherever there is an open seam and along all sides.
The best way to figure out the proper postage for shipping your sign or other awkwardly shaped items is to take it to be weighed and measured at the post office. Once you’ve got all that sorted out, send your sign and wait for confirmation of delivery.
Ready to Ship Your Business Sign?
Once your sign is wrapped up and ready to go, you need to trust that it’s going to be handled with care and delivered accurately and promptly. At Power Link Expedite, we know that the items we deliver hold great importance and/or value, and we strive to reach our customers’ expectations. Whether you’re shipping within the Greater Toronto Area, or to elsewhere in Canada or the US, Power Link Expedite will get the job done through state-of-the-art technology, experienced drivers, and high quality customer service.