For many, shipping items made from glass can be a daunting task, and for valid reasons. Glass is very fragile, and rough handling during transit could shatter a precious glass item into smithereens if proper packing precautions are not observed prior to shipping. To avoid such costly accidents, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a glass bowl to ensure that it arrives in the best condition.
Wrap the glass bowl tightly in a minimum of three layers of bubble wrap. Also, fill the inside of the bowl with bubble wrap or packing peanuts. Use plenty of tapes to secure the wrap in place.
Get a sturdy shipping box that is large enough to accommodate the glass bowl and allow for extra 2 inches of space on all sides, top and bottom for packing materials. Fill the bottom of the box with a couple of inches of packing peanuts and lay the wrapped glass bowl on top. Position item in the center of the box so it will receive the best equal amount of peanut cushioning.
Fill the remaining empty spaces on the sides with more packing peanuts, working your way to the top. Don’t scrimp on the peanuts and tightly pack them to avoid the item from moving or shifting. When the entire box is filled, close it, and shake a little to test for any movement. Add more packing material if you sensed any shifting from inside. Close the box and seal with packaging tape.
For optimum safety, double box the glass bowl using a larger shipping box. Use packing peanuts to fill bottom, sides, and top to keep the inner box away from the sides of the outer box and protect it from impact. Seal the outer box with packaging peanuts.
Address and label the package with “Fragile” and “Handle with Care” before taking it to your local post office or shipping company.