Shipping glass Items 

If you’re someone who has to ship out glass you may be worried that one wrong move, and everything will just go to pot. If you do worry about this, you’re not alone. Lots of people struggle with properly shipping items because of how much effort it takes to put it in there. If you’re someone who struggles with proper shipping for the glass items you have, or are looking to ship glass items, read on to find out the best way to ship glass items for your business. 

Preparing them 

All glassware needs to be wrapped in an individual manner. You should wrap this in, and then, three bubble wrap layers for the ultimate protection. If you have the budget, consider buying product inserts, which you can buy customized. You can put the individual glass products there, and this of course, is put in a cutout that houses it from any damage when being shipped. 

Corrugated is a much better sort of packaging insert, as it offers the right sort of cushioning. If you want to use this for items that are a bit larger, or even heavier, this works too. Foam tends to be the most shock absorbent of these, and they’re the best for shipping glass. However, they tend to be more expensive, and a bit less eco-friendly, so keep that in mind when choosing this. 

The Void Filling and Box 

Once you’ve wrapped or put it in the inserts, you  want to put this inside a box with at least a couple of inches of space between the sides of this, and this will also include the top parts of the box area too. You want to then add void filler, oftentimes either in the form of air pillows or packaging peanuts, to help with the friction and shock absorption. 

You want to have about two inches of the filler at the bottom, put the items on top, and then, fill the rest with the filler. You should try to use up to 15% more void filler, as this is something that will help to prevent box overfill, and also, this helps when the box is then shaken and hen the items don’t move. You then want to add the box flaps over the top of this, put some tape to seal this, and then, mark this as fragile. 

Even though they may not treat it with care, putting out the proper protection is vital. Remember as well, there are different types of corrugation too, so if you have a specific kind of corrugated box to use, then there you go. 

Multiple glass items 

If the glass is considered lightweight, then you can ship them together in the same box. You should make sure however, that if you’re going to ship these together, there is an even distribution, and make sure that the items are not super drastic in weight. Anything that’s much larger than 5 pounds should be put in their own boxes. Heavier items that are put there should also be wrapped in the same way, and then, you put it in a box, which is then within another box, and you can add more void filler to ship this. 

Finally, for the shipping aspect, you should try to make sure that the know that it’s fragile. It also is of note that despite mentioning this, nobody is perfect, and you should make sure that there is handling services or some valuable shipping insurance there. you should make sure that the packaging has the same symbols which are needed to show that it’s fragile.