There are two types of electric shavers: foil and rotary. Foil shavers have a series of blades under a foil or screen. This screen has perforations or holes that allow the hair go fall through and the blades move back and forth, cutting any hair that pokes through.
Rotary shavers work by having round foils that are held in place by springs. These springs allow the foils to pivot to conform to the curves of the person’s face. Under these foils are wheels with blades on them. These wheels spin, cutting hair that pokes through the foil perforations. The pieces of cut hair fall into the hollow parts of the razor, and the skin is left free from direct blade-to-skin irritation.
Both foil and rotary shavers are either powered by batteries or can be plugged into an electric socket. They are light-weight and small enough to be operated using only one hand. The compact design makes it easy to pack and ship. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship an electric shaver.
An electric shaver is best shipped double boxed in its original packaging. If shipping without the original packaging, remove any disposable batteries or drain the charge if equipped with rechargeable batteries. Roll the electric cord, if any, into a coil and secure with twist ties.
Wrap the shaver generously in bubble wrap, making sure that all parts are well-cushioned and protected. Use tape to secure the wrap in place.
Get a sturdy cardboard shipping box that is at least two inches larger than the wrapped shaver on all sides. Fill the bottom with a layer of packing peanuts and place the electric shaver on top. fill the sides and top with more packing materials until the box is full to the brim and the item will not move around when the package is closed.
Close the box and seal all seams with packaging tape. If you packed with sufficient padding and fillers, you may not need to double box.
Address and label the package and take to your local post office or shipping company.