There’s the old expression “good things come in small packages”. At Boston Pack and Ship, a small load packing and shipping specialist for the past two decades, “good things happen with small shipments. Particularly when it comes to building customized crates for awkward-sized items.
“Most manufacturers ship items in bulk, even if it’s 1,000-lb. item. Very rarely do you see a shipment of one or two pieces. So, when companies have one or two items of that size to be shipped, it requires a customized crate to be built. That’s our forte,” said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship.
Building the crate is sometimes only half the job. For larger, more awkward-sized items, an onsite trip is required to measure the piece to be shipped to give a more accurate estimate. In most cases, Boston Pack and Ship’s staff will pick up the item for shipping and bring it back to the warehouse to build the crate.
“We build all our customized crates on site here in our workshop. Many times, the Boston Pack and Ship pick-up crew are the ones building the crate. That can make a big difference because the person building the crate has a better idea of the fragility of the shipment,” adds Fell.
For more fragile items, Boston Pack and Ship employs foam-in-place technology or closed cell foam to keep the item from moving within the crate during shipping. These technologies essentially create a casing for the item being shipped, which can be used again and again should the item need to be re-shipped to multiple locations.
Boston Pack and Ship serves both commercial and residential customers. Products being shipped can range from medical equipment and computer servers to delicate artwork and grandfather clocks. Typically, these items are of high monetary and/or sentimental value with a timely arrival being every bit as important as a safe arrival. Case in point, Boston Pack and Ship built a custom crate for a local artist’s large iron sculpture of an eagle commemorating the crash of Flight 93 on Sept 11.
Boston Pack and Ship offers multiple U.S. shipping options including ground and air delivery to a terminal for pickup or inside delivery. International options include air or ocean with door-to-door or door-to-port delivery. Full declared value is available on both domestic and international shipments. Pick-up of items to be packed and shipped for delivery is made by appointment.
For more information on the breadth of Boston Pack and Ship’s services, you can visit the company Web site at www.bostonpackandship.com. For a free quote on an out-of-state or international move or shipment, please call (800) 400-7204.
Small load specialists
Formerly known as The Packaging Store and now repackaged as Boston Pack and Ship, these small load specialists have been a trusted strategic partner of many movers in eastern Massachusetts for more than two decades. Based in Braintree, Massachusetts, Boston Pack and Ship employs custom crates and packaging and foam-in-place solutions to pack and ship everything from artwork to heirlooms, computers to antiques to both out-of-state and international destinations. Known for its fast and efficient customer service, one call is usually all it takes to schedule a pickup for a door-to-door or door-to-port shipment. For more information, visit www.bostonpackandship.com or call (800) 400-7204 for a free quote.