Cheapest options for shipping electronics products

Cheapest options for shipping your electronics Products| FlagShip Canada

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Ship Electronics, Safely and on a Budget

When shipping electronics it must be done with care. Not only are most electronics expensive in nature, but they also come with several accessories and small parts that are equally as fragile as the main components. Packing these items carefully and shipping them through a courier service will ensure everything arrives and works as they should.

Some examples of electronic items that can be shipped are listed here. If you don’t see the items you’re planning on shipping be sure to inquire ahead of time.

  • Projectors
  • Speakers
  • Cables
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Tablets
  • Cellular phones
  • Smartwatches
  • Audio equipment
  • Media recording devices
  • Video games
  • Consoles
  • Monitors
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • GPS
  • Car audio equipment
  • Electronic industrial equipment

 

What is the best way for shipping electronics safely?

Electronic devices are fragile, but you can ensure the safety of the items and their components by following these five easy packaging steps:

  1. Remove as many small parts, attachments, and accessories as possible from the main electronic equipment and place them separately in a small bag.
  2. Wrap the main electronic component with several layers of bubble wrap and use tape to secure it.
  3. Fill the shipping box with packing material and place the wrapped component in the centre of the box carefully. Make sure you leave about 2-3 inches of cushioning around the wrapped component. Then, fill up all the spaces with cushioning items to secure the item in place. Bubble wrap, paper or packing pellets are just some examples of cushioning items you can use.
  4. Carefully wrap all the smaller parts in bubble wrap and place them into the box making sure they are secure and cushioned and unable to slide around.
  5. Secure the shipping box with heavy-duty or packing tape. Be sure not to cover up any important information on the box. Adding a fragile sticker to the package (an additional handling charge may apply) will ensure the package is handled with care.

Your package is now ready to be shipped!

 

How to ship on a budget.

To keep shipping costs low follow these helpful tips:

  • Find the best rates and shipping options through the FlagShip online shipping system
  • Keep your package dimensions as small as possible
  • Select Ground Service with the courier you choose

The cost for shipping electronics varies based on weight, distance, and urgency of delivery. When determining costs, the following are considered:

  1. Courier service – there are several to choose from with their own rates
  2. Delivery speed – quicker options like next day cost more compared to five-day service
  3. Shipping distance – the further it needs to go, the more it will cost
  4. Weight of package – how heavy the package is impacts the price
  5. Package dimensions – bigger items will cost more to ship

 

Does delivery take longer when shipping electronics?

In general, shipping of electronics verses other items does not take longer. The delivery time of any item is determined by the how far it’s going and the kind of service you’ve requested from the courier. If budgets allow for same-day service, priority or expedited services, your item will be guaranteed to arrive by that time.  If it’s going across country or internationally, some same-day options may not be available due to the distance needing to be travelled.

 

Should I add extra insurance when shipping electronics?

Yes! Adding insurance when shipping valuable electronics is highly recommended. In case of damage, most courier services limit their liability and will only cover up to approximately $100 of the overall value. Unless you have a package/cargo policy, it’s always a good idea to insure your goods with FlagShip.

FlagShip in-house insurance is available through the online shipping system. If you need more information on courier insurance or tips, click here, feel free to contact our customer service team at 866-320-8383 or email support@flagshipcompany.com

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