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Medical Equipment Receiving and Shipping-Advice from Houston Co.

Posted on Mon, Nov 10, 2014

 

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With Houston being home to the Texas Medical Center, medical equipment is constantly being shipped into and out of the medical center.

When researching a company to ship and receive medical equipment as freight, we have the following suggestions:

 Choose a company that has been shipping and receiving medical equipment on a regular basis. Verify that the company is used to handling high value and delicate items.

 Check and see how long the current owners of the business have been handling freight shipping and receiving of medical equipment.

Look for a company that can un box, or un crate medical equipment.  They must be able to receive the freight and protect lenses, arms and feet of equipment that is being  loaded and delivered. Remember that each piece of medical equipment will need to be handled differently.

 Ask about valuation coverage for the items that the company will receive and then deliver the medical equipment.

Always be prepared to give the weight and dimensions of the equipment so that the proper number of personnel will be on hand to provide the unloading and delivery of the equipment.

As with any hospital environment, set up the delivery time ahead of time with the hospital administration.

For any questions about medical equipment shipping and receiving in the Houston area, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Tags: Medical Equipment Shipping, Shipping Houston

Trade Show Advice Around the World from Houston Freight Co.

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2013

We are offering a few observations and suggestions about trade shows in today’s economy.

 Exposure is everything. Without business contacts and new customers most businesses will stay stagnant or decline in size. The objective here is growing your business. Trade shows are an excellent way to show interested customers what services and goods you offer and to update current clients on new products that your company is offering for sale. Trade shows also give you the chance to see what other businesses in your selling arena are offering their customers.

 We recommend sending two teams to trade shows. One team is to sell at a trade show. The other team you take should scope out your competitors and see what they are doing to attract clients. In a multi day trade show, why not have some employees to out the first day and see if there are possible business contacts that your company would like to attract. On days two and three, high level executives can zero in on these contacts and meet with their trade show representatives.  

 In a sense, you also need to be careful when sending out your best employees to trade show.  This is a great mining way for companies to hire employees from competing companies.

 There are few rules to follow when shipping booths to trade show exhibits. First and foremost when preparing for an out of town trade show, make sure that your booth is shipped in a crate or container that can be reused for shipping after the trade show.  Look for a crate builder that specializes in commercial crating. The center where you have the trade show should be able to store this container for you during the trade show.

 The trade show should provide its own outline of requirements. However, here are a few suggestions to ensure a hitch-free exhibit:

 Contact your shipping company well in advance of the trade show.  Ask for accurate shipping times. This way, you will be able to receive the most cost effective quote.

If you are going to a trade show outside of the United States. There may be special requirement for any films or DVDs that you may want to have running at your trade show. Think modesty in dress, or alcohol and cigarettes. Review these guidelines before your make your video.  For example: Singapore has its own regulations and care should be taken when planning to attend a trade show in Singapore. We recommend that you do not carry your videos with you when you travel. It may delay your customs clearance.

 Be advised while promptness is a wonderful quality for any business…usually…, it’s best to not ship your exhibit too far in advance. If you do happen to ship your exhibit early you are responsible for any freight you have sent. The receiving venue should provide you with receiving dates for the trade show that you are attending.  They have these in place for a reason, since they probably have back to back trade shows scheduled. Although some hotels may accept your freight, if you ship it to the hotel that you are staying at, you are still responsible to transport your exhibit to the trade show.

Lots of exhibits rely on giveaways containing product branding.  Again; here you will need to check the countries local laws for compliance. Some goods may be subject to duties or taxes. Prohibited items may be confiscated and not returned to your company.

Ask for the layout of the venue at least one week in advance. This will help you know if you need extra lighting or extra extension cords for your visit.

 When it comes to packing make sure your equipment and displays are packed properly. You can either do it yourself or have a packing specialist do it for you.

 We have offered only a few suggestions but they should help you have trade show that will you to focus on developing new business   and assist getting your product and information out in the public.

 For more suggestions about setting up for trade shows and trade show shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston. We not only handle domestic trade show shipping, but also international freight shipping from Houston Texas.

Tags: Texas, Crating and Packing Houston, Shipping Houston

Wedding Bride & Groom Shipping- Houston Shipping Co. Gives Tips

Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013

 Weddings and wedding day gifts have changed substantially throughout the years. In past decades, china, glass ware, silverware, towels, cooking utensils and sheets were standard gifts.

Today’s guest registries include items such as:  stainless steel mixing bowls,  boxes for document storage, magazine filing boxes, letter trays, waste baskets, photo storage boxes hanging files for folders, luggage,  lanterns, tents, sleeping  bags, palm pumps for soap dispensing, toothbrush holders, ingredient canisters, laundry baskets, hampers, linen storage boxes, storage boxes for shoes, storage boxes for sweaters, shoe boxes, necklace stands, ring holders hangars,  and storage pockets for shoes.

We are addressing the new shipping challenges for couples receiving wedding gifts.  Many wedding showers are held either in the brides or grooms home town. This may not be where the couple is now living or where they will eventually establish their home.

This presents the logistics of shipping shower and wedding presents. We recommend finding a shipping company that is able to go to the shower location and pick up the presents that need to be shipped. Let them both pack and ship the gifts for you.

Now comes the more challenging part of wedding shipping.  Consider the grand parent who wants to ship that special piece of furniture to the new bride and groom.  Heirloom or antique pieces hold precious memories for families, so you want to choose a shipping company that ships furniture on a regular basis.

For domestic gifts, we recommend looking at a company that is able to either freight furniture or has the capability of shipping on a no minimum pound shipment blanket wrap truck.

For international shipping, search for a company that handles international shipping on a regular basis. There will be customs paperwork to fill in, as well custom pallets, custom crates or custom boxes to be built.  Make sure that the company can pick up as well as deliver the furniture that you are shipping.

When valuing the furniture we recommend having an appraisal completed before shipping. This way you have documentation as to the value of the shipment.  Be sure to take out valuation coverage when shipping both domestically and internationally.

We have composed a list below of the countries that our company ships to.  Whether you are shipping domestically or internationally we recommend shipping everything at one time. Professional packers should be able to save inches when packing boxes.  Oversize charges can add to the cost of shipping, so it is wise to turn the shipping over to a professional packing company.

 

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
ZimbabweMicronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
TurkeyTurks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Houston Mover, Shipping Houston, Crating Houston

Shipping Antiques? Shipping Company in Houston has Advice

Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

 

Antique shipping and moving is a very specialized service. When you want to move just a small amount of antique furniture, you can have it custom boxed or crated and then freighted.

Some pieces of antique furniture can go on a pallet, surrounding the furniture with protection and stretch wrap, and shipping the furniture via truck to its new city.

Some pieces will need to be custom crated. The crate will need to be built specifically to fit your antique.

The crating company should have years of experience both handling and valuing antiques. Remember: every crate will need to be built to specifically fit your individual item.

If you have many pieces of antique furniture you may use a special mover that specializes in moving antiques.

Make sure they know how to properly pack and prepare the furniture for your move. Some of it may be blanket wrapped, some of it may be wrapped in flexible cardboard and some may need to be crated for the move.

You will want to make sure that you have a current appraisal before valuing the antique for shipping.

If you are shipping antique sculptures or art work, look for a firm that specializes in packing and crating high value items from one city to another.

Finding a company that can offer varied services when shipping antiques will help save you money. You want to make sure that your antiques arrive in pristine condition.

If you are shipping an antique internationally, you need to look for a company that has experience. While various countries have specific requirements for antiques, any piece valued at greater than $2500 will need a Schedule B number.

We have listed below countries that we ship to in general. If you have any questions about shipping antiques, or worldwide shipping please feel free to contact us at 713 266 1450.

 

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe










Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

Antique desk on display at the old courthouse museum in Tombstone, Arizona.

Tags: Shipping Antiques, International Furniture Shipping, Shipping Company Houston, Packing Company Houston, Freight Company Houston, Shipping a small amount of furniture, Shipping Houston, Antique Shipping

Houston Shipping-Ship for Father’s Day

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012

 

It is now time to ship from Houston and all over the world for Father's Day.

While companies can ship small items via common carrier, why not surprise your dad with a gift delivered via LTL delivered right to his front curb.

A chandelier made from Antlers is a unique idea. What about a handmade table for your dad’s poker game?  For children wanting to surprise dad with a roomful of furniture, you can purchase the furniture in one and do a small move and have the furniture delivered where ever dad may now be living.

Socks are always nice, but we have compiled at list of common and not so common gifts for Fathers Day.

Back Pack

Bottle Opener

Tent

Picture Frames

Gardening tools

Custom m & m's

Cell Phone

Camera

Can Opener

Front Porch Swing

Appliances

Personalize Magazine cover prints

Digital Photo Frame

Engraved Photo Frame

Movies

Music

GPSSystem

iPod Touch

MP3 Player

Bathrobe

Personalized Cookie Jar

Chocolate

Personalized T Shirts

Magazine Subscription

Outdoor Furniture

Comforter

Monogrammed Towel

MonogrammedBathRobe

Wallet

Outdoor Grill

Home made cards

While pack n send may not have listed every Fathers Day gift that can be shipped, made or given, we have tried to help out the  "Gee I cannot think of a gift." customer.

If you need further ideas or need to ship something, build a crate in Houston, or need assistance with Houston crating, please give us a call. And Happy Fathers Day from pack n send. 713 266 1450

 

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Tags: Shipping Houston, Crate Houston, Houston Crating

World wide Cargo Outlook

Posted on Fri, Nov 11, 2011

Ocean carriers are predicting a slow year for imports.  With consumers holding on to their US dollars, imports in the United States  are still not where they were just a few years ago.

 Shipping companies are slowing the speed of their ships in order to reduce fuel prices.

European countries are working on bailing out both Greece and Italy.

 This comes at a bad time, since many shipping lines had increased the size of their ships. New orders for ships are delayed at this time.

 One concern at this time is that empty shipping vessels may have to remain in dock, taking up space while awaiting cargo. Some of the large ships are now sailing at below capacity.

 The bright side does appear in the  United States where US rail shipments are up over last year.

 Since shipping and imports are usually a leading edge  indicator of coming out of a recession.  While the US appears to be making progress, economies  around the world seem to have an effect on US worldwide shipping.

 The information listed above was taken Handy Shipping Guide wrote an article going into depth about the problems that carriers are encountering as well as predictions for the next year.

 Pack n send tries to keep our customers up to date on trends and economic predictions for the  shipping  and logistics industries.

 

Tags: Logistics Houston, Shipping Houston

Houston Shipper is Discussing Holiday Shipping

Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2011

Gifts on red carpetThe holidays are now getting quite close, and getting all those gifts to family world wide is becoming slightly more tedious. No one enjoys spending a fortune to get the gifts to their families, which is why the hunt for inexpensive shipping costs is beginning.

If you are one of the many wanting to find less expensive  shipping costs, you will be happy to know that it's actually possible and there are many ways you can minimize the amounts you spend this holiday season. 

One of the best ways you can greatly diminish the amount you spend for shipping is combining packages. If you have several family members in one local area that you're shipping gifts to ship them all to one location. By doing this you are reducing  the amount of packages being sent out, meaning less postal shipping costs. This is also a great way to ensure that your family is spending a little quality time together. 

Houston Company recommends that you should consider is shipping early.

By shipping early you won't have to pay the added costs for expedited shipping to ensure the packages get there in time. Most people are known to wait until the last minute, but the holidays is the worst time that you could do this. 

The holiday season is a time of year you want to enjoy as much as possible. The last thing you want to worry about is your family not receiving their gifts.

Look for a company that  dedicates themselves to cutting costs for you and also making sure that your family receives their gifts on time. It can be quite saddening to find out that they did not, so don't deal with this feeling this year. 

Make this a holiday season you enjoy to the fullest and have a reliable company  help you relieve all that gift shipping stress. Ask for a tracking number so that you can track your packages. While Christmas is a few months away, now is the time to get organized and select your shipping alternatives.

For more information about holiday shipping, holiday moving or freight shipping, please feel free to call pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

Gifts on red carpet

Tags: Freight Houston, Shipping Houston

Houston Freight Shipper Says Time to Shred

Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Once again, another tax deadline has passed. CPA’s are now out golfing and taking cruises as a way to relax. 

What does this mean to everyone else?  It is time to shred old tax work papers, receipts and documents. As in years past, pack n send is offering a tax time discount on our shredding services.

Pack n send offers a tax time discount on our shredding services. Between October 24 and October 31 we will reduce our shredding price to 65 cents per pound.

Bring in all your old tax records, and let us shred them onsite.  The papers will then be bleached.

If you need help unloading, please let us know, and we are happy to assist.

And if you need help shipping anything domestically or internationally, we can help you with these services also.

 We offer pick up service and can ship small amounts of furniture anywhere in the world for you, our customer.

For more information on our tax time price helper, please call pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

Tags: Houston Freight, Houston Mover, Shipping Houston

Houston Freight Company Offers Car Shipping Advice

Posted on Fri, Sep 30, 2011

When looking for someone to  ship your car,  make sure that they can ship for dealers, companies, and individuals.

Individuals taking vacations during summer may want to ship their vehicle to the destination as well as have it returned at the end of the stay.  This helps teenagers learning to drive continue to practice on the car that they will drive when going back to school in the fall.

If you are shipping overseas, make sure the auto shipper researches both containerized shipping as well as roll on roll off service.  Need the car shipped back to the states? Make sure your shipper has this capability as well.

Some other reasons for vehicle shipping may include:

  • Corporate relocation
  • Private or dealer auto sales
  • Death of a family member 
  • A cross-country or international move

No matter what the reason for your car shipping needs you need to locate someone with experience. If the price you are offered is too low, you may want to consider doing research on the company offering this low price.

Door to Door Vehicle Shipping

Convenience and customer satisfaction  should be the companies highest priorities.

Make sure to get an auto shipping quote before you ship your car.  If you request that the car be placed inside a container, make sure the company you are using has experience shipping cars.  The company you are contacting should always ask for make, model and year of the car.  They also need to let you know that the modifications to the vehicle must be taken off before loading.

No personal goods may be placed inside the car for shipping. 
The gas tank must contain less than 1/8 a tank of gas.

Pick up and delivery times should be scheduled by the shipping company.

  1. Make sure that when shipping domestically, you are offered both door to door and  terminal to terminal service.

For more information about auto shipping both within the United Statesand internationally, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

Tags: Houston Moving, Freight Houston, Shipping Houston

Tips for Freight and Furntiure Movving-Houston Co. Suggestions

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Moving furniture can be a true trial for some, especially if they do not have the strength or vehicle to do it. This can pose some complications and leave you unable to move your furniture on your own. 

There are options available that could help you with furniture shipping more easily, which is a much better and stress free option for you. 

furniture shippingShipping your Furniture Easily 

Furniture shipping has become a lot easier with the help of many shipping companies nationwide, but many of them require you to hit a certain freight load to ship. This isn't the case with Pack-n-Send. You can still utilize their shipping services with a less than load freight without being presented with an un-sightly fee. 

If you are worried that your furniture may get damaged consider having the items placed into crates or protected with various blanket protectors, styrofoam for smaller pieces and any other packaging protection that Pack-n-Send offers. 

Crating is a beneficial option for those delicate pieces such as glass items, antique items, stemware, paintings and any other damagable item. 

Options for Moving Furniture Long Distances

If you are planning a move consider having Pack-n-Send assist with the process. They offer many different moving options, whether it is a small move, long distance move or international. With an international move they could assist with international shipping to get your furniture at the new location easily. 

You won't have to deal with the worry that the items will not get there or will be damaged with the protection and security behind the crating, packing and shipping abilities that Pack-n-Send has been offering since 1981. 

Tags: Shipping Houston, Freight Forwarding Houston, Small Moves