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I have had an order for a couple of framed prints. I have only ever sent mounted prints before, and used recorded delivery at the post office.
The frames are solid oak, glazed, and 20" by 16".
The buyer has agreed to pay full postage costs. Does anyone know the best way to send something rather heavy, large and fragile like this? I assume going into the local post office would prove rather expensive, but I've no idea what else to do.
Any ideas or recommendations would be very welcome. The buyer is waiting for me to send him a price including delivery.
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Googling now, thanks.
You might want to pack it in something like this.
Looks good. I never realised how delivery firms worked. It looks like I can book a pickup from home and send it for about £15. As long as I don't have to sit in from morning til evening waiting for the collection, that sounds fine.
I'll go for that unless anyone else has an alternative suggestion?
Is that £28 for two padded boxes! I think I'll improvise with a mountain of bubblewrap and some standard boxes.
Quote: I think I'll improvise with a mountain of bubblewrap and some standard boxes.
I've tried that but if they are glass frames it's blooming difficult to stop couriers or posties smashing the glass!
I can imagine. That's why I've never offered framed prints for sale on my website, but this guy rang and asked specially. Maybe something more sophisticated than just bubble wrap, but I couldn't pay that, I'm just too tight.
Get a big sheet of polystyrene from somewhere like Wicks and put that between the two frames then make a sandwich around the whole lot. ( It's used for insulation)
It's the corners that are vulnerable so make sure they're well padded.
Ah, that sounds more like it! Thanks Merl.
Quote: Any ideas or recommendations would be very welcome.
Deliver in person. Guaranteed to arrive in A1 condition and that personal touch could help secure more business.
Maybe an option, maybe not....?
Not an option, really!
Assuming you have taken care of the security from a packaging perspective Leigh, log on here and the rest is taken care of.
I can personally vouch that the service works.
Thanks for that, Mike. I'll have a close look. It looks like good value.
Did you choose dhl from there, or the cheapest interparcel courier, or doesn't it matter much?
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