It's often stressful to ship your high value items with many carriers, as one small mistake in transportation could mean the loss of a fortune. Whether you're shipping antiques, artwork, musical instruments, or your company's electronics, such as servers and network components, it's important to entrust a reputable company to transport your items. Ship Smart is a highly qualified shipping company specializing in transporting expensive items, making the process stress-free for our customers. Learn more about how we help your items reach their destination safely and on time.
The Problem With Standard Shipping
When you're shipping items worth thousands or more, you want to ensure that they're safely packed and insured. Many standard shipping companies are great for regular items, but they aren't the best choice for shipping high value items for various reasons. Most standard shipping companies do not offer packing or high value insurance options. Many moving companies do not specialize in wood crating and hire another company to perform this service. If damage occurs, you are in the middle of several companies pointing their fingers at one another.
When shipping expensive items with package couriers, such as USPS, you'll often find that there is a maximum declared value limit, meaning that anything above this limit isn't insured. While these limits are reasonably high, you often pay a fee for more expensive items. For example when we last checked, UPS charges a fee of around $1.15 for each $100 of declared value past the initial $100. This truly adds up when shipping a million dollar pieces.
At Ship Smart, we can insure for multimillion dollar shipments, ensuring that you won't have to worry about a maximum limit. Having shipped notoriously high value items, such as the Les Paul Estate's guitars, we have plenty of experience. We're also licensed, bonded, and insured so customers know they're leaving their items in good hands.
Lack of Professional Packing Services
At USPS, packing is done yourself if you want to ship it out. Even more, you'll often hear of people taking special precautions with their high-value goods by packing them in two boxes, or with special anti-theft markings. When shipping with these carriers, it's often necessary to overdo it with the packaging as you don't know how carefully packages are loaded onto trucks.
Ship Smart alleviates this problem with our professional packaging offers. Our white glove services are carried out by experienced packers that treat each item with proper care, making sure you're at ease when shipping expensive items.
Inconvenient and Time-Consuming
One of the common pitfalls of package delivery services are the difficult procedures you must go through to get your package on its way. Along with buying all the necessary packaging materials for your shipment, you must also drop it off yourself, only end up paying high postage fees. Additionally, customers with high value items are often required to pay extra fees for their delivery, making the process more expensive than it is worth.
At Ship Smart, we take care of all of these tasks so you don't have to. Not only do we package your items in safely and securely, we also pick up your items at your residence or business. We're also able to conveniently pack your items on-site so you can see our professional services in action.
Why You Can Trust Ship Smart
Ship Smart has specialized in secure moves for expensive items for nearly 20 years and has experience in packing and shipping artwork and sculptures, antiques, furniture, and many other items. Some of the shipments we're entrusted with include transporting the Les Paul Estates First Solid-State guitars to the Discovery Museum in Wisconsin, as well as a variety of antiques and artwork for Bohnams Auction House. In addition to these, and many other shipments, NASA has entrusted us to ship valuable parts for the superconductor at Stanford University.
We are ready to tackle any shipping project, big or small, making sure that your valuable items get to their destination safely and securely. You can trust us to handle your items with the utmost care, delivering professional and fast service for all our customers.
Our Solution For Shipping
Ship Smart's secret for high-quality packaging rests in our durable wood crates. Wooden crates are strong and secure, surrounding your items with a solid material that can withstand the stress of transportation. Wood crates are also safer for high value items, with anti-theft measures, such as metal banding and locks that make it difficult to tamper with the contents. Additionally, we ship items within our trusted network to ensure the best quality and safest transportation.
Use the same services Les Paul, NASA, and auction houses like Bonaham's have trusted. If you are ready for a safe and secure move, call our high value shipping professionals at (866) 333-8018.