Richard i liked what you said. and how-to!!
Kim, watch out for cats the sh*t in woods
on a rainy day!!
Peter, i think you did a great job outlining
the basics. But, maybe you need to stay
out of logistics for this one.
....Mike you sound like a manager, but(?)
Scrappy, I know a auctioneer who sells
on ebaY live - eBaY live was started when
Southenbys shut doors on eBaY. My auctioneer
sells very high-end furniture and collectibles - he
doesn`t pretend to be an expert at packing. He
has sought a third party - mailing service - to
complete the process. It says in his auction
that the buyer must call the independant
mailing service for details and costs.
However, you might not want to do this -
because its expensive and time consuming.
Now , i recognize that you don`t have much
experience in shipping based on your sad-tell-stories.
O.k. that`s fine. You only need to take one
item to local mail service and have them
ship to a relatives house because you need
and example of success. When the pack
arrrives - study the shipping methods that
the service provide you with. Take pictures
and bring the package back with you.
Unless you do a volume of mailing, you won`t
have the expierence necessary to know what
I was a commercial shipper of both large
machinery and small parcels...for a german
The shipping company should assume full
responsibilty to the problems. Keep sending
them out - with experience comes success!!
Break it down: do you have the materials, the
scale, the documents, the supplies, the skill
etc. etc. etc.
Always tell you customers that the carrier is at
You should be able to build a custom
container from discount suppliers.
Learning how to modify flaps and
box sizes isn`t easy, but it works
with basic modifications.
I`ve done all that before!!
Don`t forget the fragile and dont
stack on top stickers, too!!!
Make sure you put note on
shipping document that this
is high risk stuff!!
Insure the package and tell
the carrier that you would like
for them to research the cause
of damage. and you want to
know why they did wrong or
prove what you did wrong.
Dont deal with any shipping service
based on reasons other than
performance and costs.
I can tell you right here and now
that you know biz but your not
a good shipping expert.
sincerely. (a shipper)
by the way, if you are ever out my
way - I would like to meet with you.
your very nice!
I am no longer posting on this forum. A fellow citizen here suggested that I should Think before I add commitary to my postings. I thought he was wrong, but I am mistaked(not everyone digs Mr.Wicks) E