Jennifer Boyer on sun 16 nov 97
I realized that the mug exchange will be initiating some of you into the
wonderful world of pack and ship. Here are some guidelines for shipping
Always double box. For the inner box use one that's about 3 inches bigger
than the pot on all sides. If shipping more than one pot make sure there is
2-3 inches between each pot. That means the pot in it's packing. You should
wrap the pots in packing of 4 to 6 layers of newspaper or bubble
wrap(great stuff). You shouldn't be able to feel the contures of the pot.
Then pack newspaper between the wrapped pots.You can put pieces of
cardboard between the pots too. Put the inner box in an outer box 3 inches
bigger on all sides. Wad newspaper and pack it around the inner box
TIGHTLY. FORGET tissue. It's useless for safe shipping.
You notice I didn't mention peanuts. They are dangerous. You have to know
how to use them. I don't use them in the inner box, only the outer one.
They must be TIGHTLY jammed in to allow them to lock into each other and
prevent movement. That means over-packing the box and closing the box with
lots of pressure. ALso I put in a piece of cardboard(as big as the box so
they can't escape) on top of the peanuts that are under the inner box. This
prevents the inner box from shifting down to the bottom of the outer box.
It also helps to wad some newspaper on each side of the inner box to hold
it in the middle before pouring in the peanuts. Sometimes I put in a layer
of egg cartons below the inner box instead of peanuts, but covered by a
layer of cardboard so the peanuts don't seep into the egg cartons in
transit and loosen the packing.
You have to imagine your box being tossed, bounced and jiggled in the
shippers truck. This is the ultra safe way to pack. I cheat all the time
and so does anyone who ships alot, but you have to establish safe shipping
practices and then learn how to push the limits.
AND ship UPS if possible. They are more reliable than USPS.
There's my hard won experience.......
And anyone who's near a canoe or kayak outlet: The boats are shipped in
this great heavy duty bubble wrap, You need to cut it in pieces, but it's
super sturdy and FREEEEE.
Thistle Hill Pottery
Montpelier, Vt. 05602
Ron or Sue Corl on mon 17 nov 97
All the technical info on the list is greatly appreciated but a lot of
it could be researched at the library. Stuff like this is invaluable
sharing. Who'd a thunk it?!!!
Big Baby Head Studio
> And anyone who's near a canoe or kayak outlet: The boats are shipped in
> this great heavy duty bubble wrap, You need to cut it in pieces, but it's
> super sturdy and FREEEEE.
> Take Care
> Jennifer Boyer
> Thistle Hill Pottery
> Montpelier, Vt. 05602