When I was a freshman in college, freshly moved into the dorms and desperately homesick, my parents would send me care packages filled with my favorite snacks, movies and fall-scented candles. When my best friend in California got engaged, I shipped a hand painted canvas of her future last name to celebrate. And finally, when my sister and her family moved to Germany, I sent her two sons their favorite train play sets when they were not able to make the trip for Christmas.
Regardless to say, packages are more than just a transaction to get something from one place to another. A package is a way to show someone how much you love them. The feeling of receiving a thoughtful gift all securely wrapped up and addressed with hand lettering is something that connects us all and makes this world seem a little smaller. I get giddy thinking about the reaction of my friends and family when they open something I picked out specifically for them, shipped securely and promptly directly to their home. The FaceTime that comes immediately after it arrives along with the "Aw, you shouldn't have!" is one of the most joy-filling experiences in the world.
When sending a special something across the country, or even across the world, you want to make sure it is in the best care possible. The initial opening of a package is such a joyous moment and should never be ruined by cracked glass, bent books and damaged electronics. With Ship Smart, you can be sure that your items will make it into your loved ones hands safely and securely. The on-site packing services include standard pack protocol such as bubble-wrapping fragile items and even cardboard boxing, banding and securing larger items to shipping pallets. Detail-oriented care is poured into each package to guarantee an effortless delivery.
Even with every ounce of precaution and dutiful double-checking on shipping services, something can still go wrong. This is why it is important to insure your packages for the rare instance that something is lost or damaged in transit. Ship Smart offers many insurance options to choose from whether you are shipping your entire living room furniture or just a book that made you think of someone. Items of any value can always be fully insured so that you can ship confidently knowing that your items are in the best care.
Throughout 2020, our world has been flipped upside-down. Personally, I have felt more distant from my loved ones than ever. At times I have wondered when I would ever get to see my parents in Washington, best friend in California or sister in Germany again. Through letter writing, care packages and surprise gifts in the mail – I have been able to bring others joy through the simple act of a package on their front porch. Companies such as Ship Smart have made this connection possible by giving me the confidence that my long distant loved ones will experience a joyous opening.