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How can you ship or courier glass clip frames to me and not have any break?

Simply put, we know how to pack them. We have shipped glass clip frames for a few years now and learned by experience. Also, we've learned that the the largest size we can safely ship is (A3 or 29.7 x 42 cm) after which we change to plastic glass. Essentially, we pack all glass frames with three layers of protective materials which reduces our to damages claim rate to about .01% In the quite rare occasions that the glass in the clip frames, photo frames, certificate frames or clip frames does break, we either replace the broken items or ship replacements with a next order. With that said, customers often ask us for advice on how to pack picture frames or photo frames for shipping. Here are some tips which we hope will be of help to you. Your picture frame will probably be glazed. If so, make an "X" with two masking or packing tape sections across the face of the glass. Should the ... glass break, the shards may hold together and not damage the photo or print. If you can, pack your photo frame or picture frame in a box bigger than the frame itself. Then wrap the frame well, as if you were gift-wrapping it several times. not just once. Bubble warp is excellent, but old newspaper are a cheaper alternative. With that done, get the shipping box and make a "bed" for the gift-warped frame with old newspapers to cushion any shocks, and put the gift-wrapped frame in it. Make sure the frame won't rattle, shake or feel loose inside the box. Do not simply interlock the box flaps together but securely tape the box three times cross-wise along all its joints, top and bottom with "FRAGILE" packing tape. Cling-warping the picture frame package with industrial, or even household cling wrap is also advisable. Cling-warp is soft and pliable and yet strong and tough. Also, it doesn't stain whatever it's wrapped, unlike packaging tape. For extra protection go to a storage place and ask for corner protectors or edge guards. These are often made of foam or sturdy cardboard and are placed at each corner of the shipping box. Mark or write down the box contents so that you'll remember what you packed in it. If the contents you've just packed are valuable, contact your insurance broker for an accidental damage or loss cover. When shipping, keep the box on its side, not flat, so that other boxes or stuff won't get stacked on top of the fragile picture frame.

Comments

Yes, very good shipping! I have an interior design store and sell a fair few glass clip frames in many standard sizes. I used to buy them for that -VERY BIG- national office supplies chain. But sometimes the glass on the clip frames arrived cracked an it was a lot of hassles of having them replaced. At other times the parcel didn't arrive or was smashed at the corners. I bought glass clip frames 5 times already online here and never had a problem. They pack them very well. I noticed that my previous supplier didn't pack as good and that's where the problem was. I can also say that here on this site store they sell more sizes than other supplier.
Manolo G. - 2 Jan 2014 08:17 pm
Yes, very good shipping! I have an interior design store and sell a fair few glass clip frames in many standard sizes. I used to buy them for that -VERY BIG- national office supplies chain. But sometimes the glass on the clip frames arrived cracked an it was a lot of hassles of having them replaced. At other times the parcel didn't arrive or was smashed at the corners. I bought glass clip frames 5 times already online here and never had a problem. They pack them very well. I noticed that my previous supplier didn't pack as good and that's where the problem was. I can also say that here on this site store they sell more sizes than other suplier.
Mimi D. - 27 Dec 2013 09:17 pm

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