If you need to ship antiques either domestically and/or internationally, look no further than Parcel Plus. Antiques can be fragile, large, heavy, and valuable—make sure you’re taking every precaution when packing them for safe transport. Luckily, Parcel Plus’s staff are expertly trained on packing and crating antiques for shipping.

Tips on How to Ship Antiques

Here are the best packing materials to use when shipping fragile items, how to pack them and ultimately, how to ship them. We’ve also provided some recommendations for shipping antiques.

  1. Labeling

    If you are shipping a valuable and/or priceless item, keep an inventory of all items and/or parts being shipped. You can also log any damage that may be present before shipping.  

  2. Take Photos

    Pictures help showcase the state of your valuables before shipment so you can accurately assess their condition once they arrive at their final destination.

  3. Raise Awareness about Fragile Materials

    Antiquities are naturally fragile, but there are differing levels of fragility. Alert those packing and handling your items of the value and fragility. Parcel Plus specializes in shipping antiques and can provide the safest and best option based on their extensive knowledge and familiarity with packing and shipping antiques.

  4. Package

    The best approach to safeguard your assets is by using professional packing services at Parcel Plus. The antique shipping experts will securely pack your fragile items so they’re safe for shipping. Using expert antique shippers like Parcel Plus means you’ll have peace of mind when shipping valuable items.

    Special care and attention should be used when deciding on a box size. For more comfort and protection, you'll need to choose a size that's somewhat larger than your current furnishings. It’s smart to double box to provide even more cushioning and protection for your antiques.

  5. Freight Shipping

    Consolidated freight is also known as “multi-stop truckloads.” This type of shipping requires that your items travel with other movers using the same vehicle. It is a good option to consider if you have only a few items to ship. As a bonus, the shipping cost is lower since you only pay for the storage space your antique takes up. Shipping via consolidated freight might take longer since it involves many deliveries and stops.

    Professional movers are another option you can utilize. Experts in packing and transporting antiques will manage your valuables and take excellent care of them. Keep in mind that pricing will vary depending on the shipping services you require, and the items you are shipping.

Parcel Plus Fragile Antique Shipping Services

Parcel Plus provides expert packing and shipping service, and will help you choose the best option for shipping fragile antiques.

If you need a reliable shipping expert, contact Parcel Plus today.