Shipping fragile or breakable items may be tricky, but definitely not impossible. At Eurosender, we offer tips and advice from experts on the best way to transport delicate goods. Benefit from our experience in the field and read our tips on how to safely pack fragile items for shipping.
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The last thing your company needs is to have broken or damaged items delivered to your clients. Follow these steps to make sure your breakable and fragile items will be safely shipped.
Our logistics experts have put together recommendations that will help you properly pack fragile and breakable items. The following guidelines apply for shipping a vase, a plate, glasses, a painting or any other fragile item.
Make sure you have the right packaging materials when protecting delicate and fragile items for shipping. We recommend using the following:
When shipping delicate and breakable items on a pallet, it is of utmost importance to ensure they are correctly packed. For this, simply follow our previous instructions and make sure the items are compact and immovable. Additionally, we strongly advise securing the objects with a crate when shipping fragile items by freight, especially when transporting or moving larger fragile items. The crate can be built with plywood sheets or wooden boards.
When packing fragile items, you can use new or used cardboard boxes. However, always make sure that they are strong and undamaged (without dents or holes) before sending fragile items with courier services. Cardboard boxes can be found in stationary stores or supermarkets.
Any item that is delicate and/or breakable can be considered as fragile, for example, ceramics or glassware. Check our dedicated pages and read our guidelines or how to pack each of these fragile items.
Your main concern when shipping fragile items should be guaranteeing that it is safely protected so that the item can reach its destination still in one piece. Since glassware and other delicate items are great gift ideas, people often decide to ship fragile items overseas through the post and use soft items such as clothes for protection. However, we strongly advise using appropriate packaging materials when shipping fragile and breakable items as gifts since you are sending them at your own risk.
The cost of internationally shipping fragile or any type of items by courier is calculated based on the pick-up and delivery countries, the dimensions of the parcel and the service selected. For comparing the shipping rates of different logistics providers, simply use our booking tool above.
Yes, courier services are very frequently used for online sales. Many people decide to buy or sell fragile items abroad through the internet since it makes it much easier to access stores that are located in other cities or countries. However, when shipping fragile or breakable items internationally, whether you are sending them as a gift or purchase, make sure to make a safe and resistant packaging since these items are frequently considered as restricted or prohibited to ship by the courier companies.