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Shipping Art and Artwork-Advice from a Houston Shipping Co.

Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

 I asked a customer what she worried about when shipping artwork.

 Her answer was “Just about everything.”   This blog is for my customer. 

When you want to ship artwork, look for a company that specializes in shipping high value items.  If the company is experienced at  shipping delicate and valuable items for their customers, you can then ask about how they intend to ship your artwork. 

If it is a picture with glass, do they use tape to protect the glass? If it is a sculpture, can they build a crate in their warehouse that will specifically fit your sculpture? If it a valuable oil painting, can they build a custom crate for you to match the size of your painting?

We have a few basic questions to ask the company that you would like to use to ship your art work. 

My mother\'s close friend passed away a few years ago; she was an Ecuadorian, and my mother took a lot of the art from her apartment. This is a brightly-colored little plaque illustrating people in a village.

We make these suggestions because art work shipping requires special  knowledge about shipping, custom box making and custom crate making. 

Ask if the company ships for private collectors. Do they ship for art exhibitions and then offer to ship the artwork back to the private collector? 

Ask if the company that you are using ships for both auction houses, art galleries and art dealers.

Can the company offer freight, moving and common carrier shipping options. This is not a one size fits all shipping arrangement. Ask if the company can offer both international and domestic shipping. Ask if the company can offer both residential and commercial pick up and delivery of art.

For my customer, I hope that these suggestions helps you ease your mind the next time you would like to ship a piece of artwork. 

For any other customers who have questions about artwork packing and shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Artwork Shipping Houston, Crate Houston, Artwork Packing

Packing Houston- Reduced Cost # 1 Reason to Outsource

Posted on Wed, Jan 12, 2011

 wood packing

With the economy showing signs of improvement, now is the time to look at outsourcing. Pack n send offers professional packing services for artwork, and antiques.  We also provide packing and unpacking service for companies and individuals that are moving.

We have posted this information taken from mfrtech.com as a service to our customers.

By outsourcing, many businesses have been able to slash their business expenses, boost their bottom line and enhance shareholder value.

Still, not every company considers outsourcing as a viable alternative. During down times, some try to save money by completing all tasks in-house, even those outside their core function. In some cases, skilled workers are required to perform menial tasks or handle assignments beyond their knowledge or skill level.

But that is not an efficient way to operate. Every minute that skilled employees spend on such activities is wasted effort. Their employer is not capitalizing on their knowledge, experience or skill in order to add value to the organization. Employees could spend their time more wisely and efficiently by streamlining processes, improving product quality or developing creative solutions that enhance overall customer satisfaction.

For more information about outsourcing your custom packing Houstonand crating needs in Houston, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450. Remember, pack n send offers crating and packing in Houston, Texas.  Pack n send specializes in freight shipping.

Tags: Artwork Shipping Houston, Freight Houston, Packing Houston, Artwork Packing