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Shipping Gifts For the Holidays?

Get Them There In One Piece and On Time

The #1 Mission-Critical Transport Company Offers Holiday Packaging Tips

What is worse than receiving the perfect gift, broken after a mishap in shipping? Perhaps sending a holiday gift that doesn’t get to the final destination at all. But it is possible to ensure that long-distance holiday shipments are headache-free by following a few simple recommendations.

World Courier-Express specializes in shipping extremely urgent shipments and will do whatever it takes to get your Holiday packages delivered intact and on time. Our shipping experts are available 24/7 to answer questions about last-minute deadlines for shipping gifts domestically and internationally, proper packaging, labeling and customs requirements. You can depend on the World Courier-Express team to get your important shipments delivered in time for the holidays, even with the increased demands of the holiday season.

Some Shipping Do’s & Don’ts....


Double box your fragile shipments

When shipping fragile goods, the best way to ensure that they are not damaged in transit is to first box the goods, making sure to wrap them in bubble wrap and insulate with packing peanuts. Then, place that box in a slightly larger one and surround the smaller box with packing peanuts, giving the goods inside an extra two layers of cushioning.

Clearly label the interior as well as the exterior box
If one of the boxes is ripped or damaged, this extra step will ensure that your goods still get to their destination.
Clearly mark fragile items
You want to make it clear to anyone who may encounter your package that the goods inside are breakable.
Use a water-resistant box

It is winter after all, the time for snow, sleet, and rain, and nothing’s worse than a soggy gift. If you are unable to find a water resistant box, try to use a waterproof, plastic inner wrapping, like a large zip-lock bag or sealed trash bag.


Ship a partially full box

Boxes are often stacked on top of one another. If your packaged box is not filled to capacity with packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or newspapers, you run the risk of it getting crushed by a heavier box.
Loosely pack non-breakables with breakable items
While the glass part of your antique lantern may be packed properly, the loosely packed metal base could bounce      
around the box and crush the glass.
Ship perishable items without having them properly packaged
There are strict rules to be followed for shipping perishable items. If you are unsure, call World Courier –Express will assist you with packaging for your perishable items.
To be sure your package arrives on time, call World Courier-Express as soon as possible to make shipping arrangements. For more information, contact your local World Courier-Express account manager or customer service department anytime of the day or night.

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