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    How to send

    Hey,
    I'm having a bit of a problem here.
    I do engraving glass commissions, both glasses and pictures frames.
    Up until now I've had the advantage the people who bought from me, live near enough or have to be in the city I live in quite often.
    But as word gets out people from over 1 or 2 hours driving are messaging me.
    Does anyone have tips on how to mail glass artworks? (I live in Belgium by the way)

    Greetings and Gratitude
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    A big box packed with crumpled newspaper?
         
       
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    The problem is, the mail over here loves to throw stuff around, even none breakable packages sometimes end up completely wrecked so I'm afraid news paper won't cut it :s
    I've been contemplating polystyrene but I don't know how well that works :s
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    Bubble wrap and foam peanuts are probably the better option.
    Make sure to get a slightly bigger box, double wrap, and stuff the hell out of it.


    If you do use styrofoam/polystyrene, make sure it's fitted or molded for whatever your shipping.

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    My fiancé built a gaming computer and shipped it to Canada, putting all his faith in packing peanuts inside the casing and thick foam packed between the box and case to protect it from the carelessness of the postal service and customs. I'm guessing it worked out well, seeing as the guy who picked it up had no complaints, so that would be my suggestion. Best of luck!

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    Oh ok thanks! Might try those things then! I wasn't sure whether it would last but if a computer makes it so far, I guess some glasses or glass frames should make it a few kilometers. If not, I can always unleash my dog on the mailman to take revenge
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    The glass stuff you definitely want to double pack.

    Wrap the thing completely in bubblewrap that its nicely inside it and you have several cm of it going over all edges.
    Stick it in a box just big enough.
    This box you'll put in a bigger one, and you can use newspaper or something else around the small box to keep it in the middle of the big box.

    Then you can kick and drop the box and and the stuff in small one that's actually fragile will not get any direct blows and is very likely to survive the transit.

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    In most mail systems you can page extra for fragile shipping and coverage if it gets broken, I would recommend charging commissioners a shipping fee to include that, as well as some good packaging.

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    Ok, extra shipping costs, need to look into that thanks ^^
    And a box within a box, yeah guess that should work... Thanks for the tip.
    I think when I apply all of your tips, I'll have the most secure packet that's ever been sent XD
    And that's a good thing
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