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Rules to Consider When Packing a Computer

Posted on Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Rules to Consider When Packing a Computer

man packing a computer with shipping tape

How many times have you received a computer from somewhere only to be disappointed when you realize it's been damaged?  When it comes to delicate electronics of any kind, it is critical that you take the time to properly protect it.  Some computers have even been packed and shipped in the same box as an LCD, monitor which sounds as scary as it is costly! With a little time and some common sense, you can rest assured and greatly increase the chances that your computer system will arrive in perfect working order.


Here are some rules to follow when you are packing a computer on your own for shipping.

Rule #1 - Avoid Clumping

Avoid clumping delicate items together in a single box.  Never put the computer chassis, printer, or anything heavy and a monitor in the same box.  One wrong bounce in transit can destroy the screen. If possible, place the monitor in its own double wall box.

Rule #2 - Individually Wrap

Always individually wrap items with bubble wrap that covers the entire item with at least one layer for peripherals like keyboards or mice and preferably two layers for monitors and PCs with delicate plastic parts.  Secure the bubble wrap with packaging tape to prevent it from coming loose in transit. The wrapping will help absorb impacts that could shatter screens or crack plastic parts, and in some cases prevent damage if something tries to puncture the shipping box in transit.

Rule#3 - Secure Items in Their Box

Bubble wrap alone isn't enough.  Now that you've painstakingly and lovingly wrapped the items in bubble wrap you need to immobilize them in the box so they don't bounce around. This is where the packaging peanuts come into play. The peanuts not only help limit bounce and shock damage, but they also can help limit crush damage if something falls on your box in transit. Push down on the top of the box to make sure that the box does not compress with outside pressure.

Rule #4 - Consider a Double Wall Box

If the system or item is very delicate, or you're very concerned about puncture damage, seriously consider a double wall box. Think of it as layers of an onion that protect more. 

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Put these rules to good use and you'll have fewer incidents - and remember, don't skimp on the packaging tape for the box itself! The best wrapping and internal packaging only work if your box stays closed during shipping.

Need more information?  Feel free to learn more about our electronics shipping, and if you have questions, contact us for speedy answers!


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Computer Shipping - Houston Company Answers Questions

Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2012

 Pack n send is addressing computer shipping separately from electronics shipping in this blog.  Customers call us with questions frequently about how to pack computers.

When looking for a company that can pack and  ship your computers ,make sure that they offer  shipping options.  They should be able to ship boxes, pallets, truckloads or containers of electronics.

Be sure to ask questions about packing. Does the company you choose have experience packing and shipping high value computers.

The computers should be packed as follows:

 Individual computers should be  prepared for shipping using antistatic plastic or bubble wrap. Once the computer is wrapped, it should put into a double wall box with a minimum of 3" of Styrofoam peanuts or solid Styrofoam pieces protecting the electronics equipment.

Large quantities of computers should be boxed and then placed on pallets framed with 1x4’s, Styrofoam and thick cardboard.  Protective wrap should  then put  around the entire pallet.  

Ask if the company you choose to use offers onsite packing, crating and shipping.

As an alternative, ask if the company has the capability to pick up your computers.

Does the company you choose offer full value coverage in case of loss or damage during the pick up, packing and shipping process?

There are other areas that need to be addressed when shipping high value computers.

For more information about shipping electronics, please fell free to contact pack n send at  713 266 1450.

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Shipping and Freight Delayed Somalia

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010

SOMALIA – In yet  another  pirate attack, the most southerly reported this year so far in the region, a UAE owned tanker was seized around 100 miles South of Dar es Salaam after unloading its cargo of bitumen at Mombasa in Kenya. The attack follows three previous attacks this week on freight vessels off the Tanzanian coastline.

The vessel was once again Panamanian flagged and was manned by an all Indian crew of 15 according to local reports. We have had no word so far from the vessels owners Bitumen Invest. The ship is the MT Asphalt Venture an asphalt carrier en route to Durban when radar observation showed her turn suddenly and set a course for Xaradheere, about 300 miles north of Mogadishu on the Somali coast.

We have no reports of any contact with the vessel at this time since she altered course early this afternoon. With the seasonal increase in pirate raids, vessel owners and operators are warned by the  authorities to be extra vigilant and take all possible precautions against attack.

Pack n send found this article in the Handy Shipping  Guide. Since we ship worldwide freight and cargo, we constantly monitor the shipping lines throughout the world.  With ships being detained on a regular basis, we look for lines that offer the best possible routes.

For more information on cargo and freight shipping from the United States, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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