How To Effectively Package Glassware For Shipping

CA – February 17, 2016 – When it comes to fragility, there couldn’t be anything more fragile than glassware. While this may be common knowledge, most people still commit the mistake of not packing glassware properly. And it is because of this error that many antiques and collectible glassware are permanently damaged beyond repair. But if you are careful enough when packing, whether you are sending the glassware to a customer or as a gift, you are sure that they will arrive safe and in-tact.

Packaging glassware is similar to pottery and porcelain. When you ship these items, make sure to cover sensitive areas that are prone to breaking like handles and bases. Bubble wrap is an all-time favorite cushioning material and with good reason too. Bubble wrap can be so durable and effective that even strong impacts would not have an effect on the item protected. After you wrapped the sensitive area with bubble wrap, make sure to cover the entire item with bubble wrap as well. You can use tape to secure the bubble wrap.

After this, you would need to place the glassware inside a cardboard box or a corrugated box that fits the item being stored. Make sure that there is only little room left to spare. To prevent the item from moving around, you can fill the unoccupied spaces with fillers such as foam peanuts, bubble wrap or even crumple paper, provided that they are thick and durable enough to sustain impact. Once you are through, it is time to effectively seal the box shut using a packaging tape.

To ensure safety, you should place the box containing the glassware into larger Paper Mart boxes and once again fill the unoccupied spaces with fillers or foam.

This method is more popularly known as the ‘box-within-a-box’ method and is very effective with glassware.

Once everything is all set, never forget to label the box with the address. To avoid it from becoming illegible to read, you must tape over the label. If you won’t include a business card or an invoice on the box, don’t forget to write a ‘return-to’ address in the case that it doesn’t arrive successfully to its destination.